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Beyond Elections: Michael Goldstein reads from his book on the next American Revolution
Date Tuesday November 04
Time 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
Oakland Public Library, Montclair Branch, 1687 Mountain Blvd.
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorLeslie Keenan
Michael Goldstein reads from his recent book, Return of the Light: A Political Fable in Which the American People Retake Their Country.

Author and lecturer Michael Parenti hails the book as “clearly written, hopeful and useful for those interested in building a real democracy.” Don Hazen, Executive Editor of Alternet, notes that it “catalogues the failures of consumer capitalism and the future solutions, at the same time and place — a very encouraging read, in a time of little optimism.” Other endorsers: Michael Lerner, Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Wavy Gravy.

It is the night of the Winter Solstice in 2120. At one of thousands of community gatherings across the United States, a storyteller does the annual retelling of how, back in 2023, a decade-long movement culminated in the people taking over their own government, making it a means for mobilizing their collective power to promote peace, social justice, environmental responsibility, and a society hospitable to the needs of the human spirit.

Part vision of the road forward for today's concerned citizens, part organizing tool, Return of the Light is a wonderful source of hope and inspiration.

Goldstein blogs in the Huffington Post and at, focusing on the need to move beyond the teeter-totter of the two-party system and the means to do so. He works as a mediator and a lawyer doing death-penalty and other court-appointed appeals.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Oct 22nd, 2014 3:23 PM

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