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Jim Hightower: Thieves in High Places
Date Saturday September 13
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Spangenberg Theater 780 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto (Wheelchair accessible)
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorPaul George or Julia Bernd
National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of If the Gods had Meant Us to Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates, Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought to Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just plain folks. He has been called “the populist voice of our times.” In his new book, Thieves in High Places: They’ve Stolen Our Country and It’s Time to Take It Back, Hightower takes on the Bushites, the Wobblycrats, the corporate Kleptocrats, and Bush’s plan for empire. Hightower exposes invasions of privacy, the military budget (and where the money is going), sprawl, deregulation, and how Wal-Mart has reshaped the American business landscape, and shows us how a small yet powerful elite in our country have taken control of the small farmers, main street businesses, consumers, the working class, and the poor. Admission to the lecture is $10-$25 sliding scale; proceeds benefit Peninsula Peace and Justice Center. There will be a buffet lunch reception at 12 noon (tickets $75, limited seating; includes a copy of the book and admission to the lecture). From 12:30 to 1:30 pm, there will be a “Take Back Our Country” fair and rally in the courtyard of the auditorium.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2004 10:26 AM

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