FDL Book Salon Welcomes Chris Hedges, Days of Destruction Days of Revolt

By: Saturday September 15, 2012 1:59 pm

Let’s just be very clear right up front, Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco may have both collected their share of mainstream awards, like Pulitzers, American Book Awards, and the like, but with this book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, they remove any doubt about whether they are “celebrity couriers,” as they derisively term a lot of what is left of the mainstream, main street journalists out there today slapping whitewash on poverty and helping spin the machinery that manufactures rose-colored glasses. They have traveled through some of the hellholes on the dark side of the American economic reality and they are angry about the whole damn thing, fired up, fed up, and desperately looking hard for a fight. This book needs to be read, and it needs to sell very well because these guys are pretty much unemployable now. Trust me, I know this!


FDL Movie Night Welcomes John Holowach: High: The True Tale of American Marijuana

By: Monday April 6, 2009 5:00 pm

Last month, Attorney General Eric Holder said the federal government would stop raiding marijuana distributors in states where it is legal. But last week Holder said he was exploring ways to lower the minimum amount required of pot for the federal prosecution of possession cases.

These are two central issues explored in High: The True Tale of American Marijuana, tonight’s documentary which show the ridiculously high cost in prosecution and imprisonment, and in the cost to patients to rely on medical marijuana to ease their pain.

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