Wed. 1/31: Howard Zinn on America’s Future

HOWARD ZINN talks about America’s current political and ethical crisis. His new book is A Power Governments Cannot Suppress.
Special event Thurs Feb. 1, 730pm: readings from
Voices of a People’s History of the US with co-author Anthony Arnove, Alfre Woodard, Rosie Perez, Elizabeth Pena, Mark Ruffalo, and members of Ozomatli:
All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid St., Pasadena.
It’s a fundraiser for Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace. info at or 626-683-9004

Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in Americaalso:
Black power in America:
in his new book Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, PENIEL JOSEPH “reveals a hidden world of black intellectual ferment and purposeful political organizing” — Raymond Arsenault in the Washington Post. Before Stokely Charmichael’s defiant cry on the Selma to Montgomery March in 1966, there was James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, and Amiri Baraka. Peniel E. Joseph is an assistant professor of Africana studies at SUNY–Stony Brook.

About AlicePlus: CALVIN TRILLIN of The New Yorker talks about his picks for the 2008 presidential race, and reads from his new book, About Alice. Trillin is also Deadline Poet for The Nation:
Calvin Trillin, “The Great Decider” (with apologies to The Platters)
Oh yes I’m the great decider (ooh ooh).
I’m resolute, and I am strong (ooh ooh).
I’ve said a prayer, so no need to care
If all my decisions are wrong.