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David Barsamian, the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, http://www.alternativeradio.org/ will be the featured speaker at a benefit for KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM. http://www.koop.org/ Barsamian will be discussing his latest book, Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, based on interviews with economist Richard Wolff. http://www.alternativeradio.org/products/occupy-the-economy The book probes the root causes of the current economic crisis, its unjust social consequences and what can and should be done to turn things around.
Event was held at 5604 Manor on 6/16/12.
Video Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala.
Filmed by Jeff Zavala and Grace Alfar.
A ZGraphix Production.
Robert Jensen is a University of Texas journalism professor, widely-published author, Austin-based political activist, and leading radical thinker. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a professional journalist for a decade. At UT, Jensen teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. He is also a board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center. His most recent books are All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity and The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege. Jensen also writes for popular media, both alternative and mainstream. His opinion and analytic pieces on such subjects as foreign policy, politics, and race have appeared in papers around the country. We discuss his recent essay, “The Anguish in the American Dream” posted on The Rag Blog, as well as the current ecological crisis and the key role he believes it must play in our political thinking. Rag Radio is Cutting-edge alternative journalism, politics, and culture in the spirit of the Sixties underground press. Rag Radio is Broadcast Live from 2-3 PM CST Every Friday Afternoon on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin and Streamed to the World. http://koop.org
Economist James Galbraith will discuss the roots and consequences of the financial crash and the ongoing economic crisis. A professor in the University of Texas' LBJ School of Public Affairs, Galbraith is 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. In addition to his teaching and research, Galbraith has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He writes for numerous magazines including Mother Jones, The Texas Observer, The American Prospect, and The Nation. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact Robert Jensen at 471-1990 or email@example.com. Location: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Drive (exit off I-35, west on Wells Branch Parkway). Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix/Austin Indymedia Production. http://zgraphix.org http://austin.indymedia.org Audio by Allan Campbell - 91.7 FM KOOP Radio http://koop.org Photos by Vanissa W. Chan - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vanissa-W-Chan-Photographer-Illustrator/4...