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View other events for the week of 5/23/2006
The Big Buy
Date Tuesday May 23
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Fellowship Hall
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorPeninsula Peace and Justice Center
The Big Buy: How Tom DeLay Stole Congress

In a stunning 1994 interview, Tom DeLay sat down and laid out his vision for America: to destroy the Department of Education, HUD, OSHA, the NEH, the NEA, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. His self-stated goal was to "completely redesign government." The Big Buy is the story of one of the most blatant power grabs in American history, and a warning about how easy it is for American democracy to be hijacked by a combination of relentless ambition and corporate millions.

But DeLay has made mistakes. Texas grand juries have brought 41 indictments against eight corporations, DeLay's political action committee, a business lobby ally, three underlings, and Tom DeLay himself. But while DeLay has given up his leadership post, his Texas takeover is still impacting all Americans daily.

From now until the November elections, The Big Buy is destined to serve as a rallying cry for those who want to change "the house that Tom built" back into "the people's house."


$7 to $15 suggested donation. Sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center ~
http://www.peaceandjustice.org
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Apr 25th, 2006 5:23 PM
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