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Greg Palast

An Evening with Greg Palast

Why We Occupy: How Wall Street Picks the Bones of America

Monday, December 12, 7 pm

Main Street Landing Film House, 60 Lake St, Burlington, Vermont

Directions: http://bit.ly/uC4icM (Next to Skinny Pancake and Seventh Generation)

Free and open to the public

Warm up Act: Trailer screening of Sam Mayfield's forthcoming documentary: Gentle Uprising in Wisconsin. All are welcome. Donations appreciated. For more info. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Greg Palast is an investigative journalist on tour with his latest book: Vultures' Picnic: In pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High Finance Carnivores.

Greg Palast, the BBC investigative reporter who busted open the theft of the election in Florida, is back with a new book, Vultures' Picnic, an investigation of The One Percent. From his four-continent sleuthing, he exposes the high-finance carnivores and petroleum pigs, the movers and shakers who move and shake us.  Weird, eye-opening, funny, sick and insanely informative ... it's WHY we occupy.  Download the first chapter free ––and check out the uncover films that go with the book––at VulturesPicnic.org.

"The most important investigative reporter of our time" - Tribune Magazine

Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Winner of six Project Censored awards for reporting the news corporate media doesn't want you to hear.

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Youth

John Holt: Homeschooling Pioneer and Visionary Progressive

One of the homeschooling movement’s foremost pioneers, John Holt, was an egalitarian atheist who explicitly opposed patriarchy, corresponded with progressive thinkers and helped initiate the still emerging children’s rights movement.

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Activism

Anarchism's Mid-Century Turn

No matter how one feels about it, the current state of anarchism has represented something of a mystery:  What was once a mass movement based mainly in working class immigrant communities is now an archipelago of subcultural scenes inhabited largely by disaffected young people from the white middle class. Andrew Cornell's Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century supplies the first convincing account of that transition.

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Environment

Big Oil Uses Toxic Chemicals to Clean Up Spills. Will the Feds Finally Make Them Stop?

In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and setting off the worst oil spill in US history. The images are unforgettable: The Gulf of Mexico on fire. Pelicans emerging from the water entirely covered in thick, black oil. Planes flying overhead, spraying more than a million gallons of an oil-dispersing chemical called Corexit in an attempt to control the spill.

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