Aug 09 2010

Update w/POLL: Support Progressive Author and Historian- Paul Street!

(4 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)


Well, my first diary here, so please humor me, I will make errors!  This is a brief request to support a writer and historian who may be close to our own hearts in terms of real Progressive and Liberal politics. Some say he might be the next Howard Zinn.

The title of the book we’d be supporting is The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama and the Real World of Power.

Paul has written many articles his most recent dealing with Wikileaks and whistle blowers: Revealing Moments: Obama, WikiLeaks, the “Good War” Myth, and Silly Liberal Faith in the Emperor  

Take a look at his website where you can view his articles and audio/video:

Paul Street.org  

From his Bio:


Paul Street

Paul Street is an independent radical-democratic policy researcher, journalist, historian, and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois.  He is the author of four books to date: Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004); Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in the Post-Civil Rights Era(New York: Routledge, 2005); Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: a Living Black Chicago History (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007); and (most recently) Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics.

Street’s essays, articles, reviews, and commentaries have appeared in numerous outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, Capital City Times, In These Times, Chicago History, Journal of American Ethnic History, Social History, Review of Educational, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, Dissent, Black Agenda Report, Dissident Voice, Black Commentator, Monthly Review, History News Network, Tom’sDispatch, AlterNet., and (above all) ZNet and Z Magazine. From the base of ZNet, Z Magazine, and Black Agenda Report, his essays are picked up and reproduced (often in numerous languages) across the planet/World Wide Web in venues too numerous to track and mention.

Pauls’s articles etc., on Z Space:

Paul on Z-space

Schedule of what cities Paul will be in on Facebook:

Kick ass book tour  

Follow on Twitter:

Paul on Twitter  

and of course on my blog:

Valadon’s Posterous

We usually help candidates, this time let’s help a great guy who helps to write history! TY!

Kickstart contribution site:


Book Tour Event: Busboys and Poets

Location: Busboys and Poets

Start: 06:30 PM Duration: 1:30

Repeats: once

PAUL STREET TALK AND BOOK SIGNING “The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama and the Real World of Power” Monday, August 16th 6:30 to 8 PM Busboys and Poets 5th and K 1025 5th St. NW, WDC 20001 In the Cullen Room

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Address: 1025 5th street NW DC 20001 United States



Also look for events in NYC, NJ and MA as Paul extends his tour!

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