Book Launch: How Trump Stole 2020: Greg Palast in conversation with Noam Chomsky, moderated by Amy Goodman
Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
7pm EST (4pm PST)
$20 ticket includes a copy of How Trump Stole 2020 (English or/o en español*)
*Comment which language you would like your copy in. Comenta en qué idioma te gustaría tu copia.
Join us on Tuesday, July 14, at 7pm EST, for a conversation on voter suppression with Greg Palast (How Trump Stole 2020), Noam Chomsky (Requiem for the American Dream), and Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!).
The right to vote is not guaranteed. Between closing poll sites, purging voter rolls, and manipulating voting machines, the U.S. government has gone to great lengths to keep you from voting. Greg Palast's newest book, How Trump Stole 2020, exposes the depth of this scheme, and the ways in which our elected officials have focused their efforts specifically on disenfranchising voters of color, primarily Black and Indigenous voters in red or purple states.
Vote theft was once considered to be a marginal issue that no one wanted to talk about, but as the stakes have risen and the facts have become known it is now recognized as one of the central issues deciding our presidential elections. The scope is staggering. In the Georgia 2018 midterm election alone—the testing ground—Republican voting officials quietly removed half a million voters from the voter rolls. How Trump Stole 2020 is the story of the racially poisonous schemes to steal the 2020 election, the political operatives behind the trickery—and the hard right billionaires funding it all, written by the investigative reporter who has been covering this story from the outset.
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Your ticket comes with a copy of the book How Trump Stole 2020 (English or/o en español). If you would like to order ADDITIONAL copies of the book, please click here. And if you would like to order Noam Chomsky's latest book, Requiem for an American Dream, click here; for Amy Goodman's latest book, The Silenced Majority, click here.
Cómo Trump se Robó 2020 (Reservar)
El robo de votos es el asunto clave para la elección del 2020 y Palast es el experto que puede explicar el porqué.
Vote theft is the key issue to the 2020 Election and Palast is the expert to explain why.
¿Trump ya se habrá robado el 2020? El robo de votos se consideraba un asunto marginal del cual nadie quería hablar, pero los índices han subido y los hechos han salido a la luz--en gran parte gracias al autor--y ahora se reconoce como uno de los temas decisivos de nuestras elecciones presidenciales. El alcance es abrumador. En la elección de la mitad del mandato del 2018 en Georgia--el campo de pruebas--los funcionarios Republicanos calladamente eliminaron a medio millón de votantes registrados del padrón electoral--incluyendo a Christine Jordan, la prima de 92 años de Martin Luther King. Cómo Trump se robó el 2020 cuenta la historia de los planes racista para robarse la elección del 2020, los operativos políticos detrás del engaño--y los billonarios de ultraderecha que lo financian todo, escrito por el periodista investigativo que cubrió esta historia desde el principio.
Has Trump already stolen the 2020 election? Vote theft was once considered to be a marginal issue that no one wanted to talk about, but as the stakes have risen and the facts have become known--in large part thanks to this author--it is now recognized as one of the central issues deciding our presidential elections. The scope is staggering. In the Georgia 2018 midterm election alone--the testing ground--Republican voting officials quietly removed half a million voters from the voter rolls--including Martin Luther King's ninety-two-year-old cousin Christine Jordan. How Trump Stole 2020 is the story of the racially poisonous schemes to steal the 2020 election, the political operatives behind the trickery---and the hard right billionaires funding it all, written by the investigative reporter who has been covering this story from the outset.
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS:
Born in Los Angeles in 1952, Greg Palast is an investigative reporter and the author of How Trump Stole 2020, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits (NYT Bestseller), and worked as a government consultant and an investigator for labor unions before turning to journalism full time. A self described “reporting investigator” as opposed to an investigative journalist, he became a writer in order to alert a wider public to abuses he saw committed by governments, corporations, politicians, and lobbyists. For years Palast wrote a column for the Guardian called “Inside Corporate America,” and his articles have appeared in magazines and journals including the Nation, Harper’s, and In These Times. Palast’s 2002 bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, which covered in detail the fiasco of President Bush’s victory in Florida in 2000.
Born in Philadelphia in 1928, Noam Chomsky is known throughout the world for his political writings, activism, and for for his groundbreaking work in linguistics. A professor at MIT from 1955 until 2017, Chomsky gained recognition in academic circles for his theory of transformational grammar, which drew attention to the syntactic universality of all human languages. But it is as a critic of unending war, corporate control, and neoliberalism that Chomsky has become one of the country’s most well known public intellectuals. Since the1969 publication of American Power and the New Mandarins, Chomsky's tireless scholarship and an unflagging sense of moral responsibility, has led him to become one of the most influential writers in the world. Chomsky is the author of Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (with Edward S. Herman), Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order, and over one hundred other books.
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,300 public television and radio stations worldwide. In addition to numerous awards from institutions such as the Paley Center for Media, Associated Press, National Council of Teachers of English, and so many others, Goodman has co-authored six New York Times bestselling books. Her latest, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America, looks back over the past two decades of Democracy Now! and the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world.