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James K. Galbraith on "Inequality and Instability"

On February 7, 2013 James K. Galbraith spoke on the link between the growing inequality and economic instability at 5604 Manor. He focused on his new book, "Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just before the Great Crisis." Galbraith is a professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He is also the author of "The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too" and "Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay."

Glenn Frankel on "A Hard Look at Myths and Realities behind the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"

On August 16, 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Frankel spoke on "Facts on the Ground: A Hard Look at Myths and Realities behind the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," a candid discussion of the forces at work on both sides that sustain the conflict.

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Juan González on "The News Media, Democracy, and Race"

On April 1, 2012 Democracy Now! co-host Juan González spoke at 5604 Manor. González, who is also a columnist for The New York Daily News, spoke about his most recent book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media" and on "The News Media, Democracy, and Race." His investigative reports on the labor movement, the environment, race relations, and urban policy have garnered numerous accolades, including two George Polk Awards for commentary and a 2004 Leadership Award from the National Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

Filmed by Jeff Zavala & Grace Alfar. Produced by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix Production. http://zgraphix.org

Aviva Chomsky on Immigration Myths - Last Sunday Special Event at 5604 Manor

Aviva Chomsky is a history professor and coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts. Her 2007 book “They Take Our Jobs!” And Twenty Other Myths about Immigration provides a careful analysis of the overheated rhetoric around immigration policy in the United States, debunking the 21 biggest myths and stereotypes in today’s debate. [video link to talk she gave in Austin below]

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