Greg Palast in Boston: Steal the Vote '08
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A Benefit for The Alliance for Democracy and Election Defense Alliance

Thursday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.
First Parish Church, 3 Church Street, Harvard Square
Church St. and Mass. Ave. - use the main entrance on Mass. Ave.
The church is handicapped accessible.


Purchase advance tickets here.

Is the fix in for '08? And what can we do about it? Find out when Greg Palast, "America's best investigative journalist" and author of Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy speaks Thursday, September 28, 7:30 p.m., at the First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge.

His talk is a fundraiser for Election Defense Alliance (a project of the International Humanities Center) and the Alliance for Democracy. Event co-sponsors include Boston Mobilization, Massachusetts Global Action and Velvet Revolution.

Greg was a speaker at the Alliance's 2002 National Convention in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where he described the partisan disenfranchisement of thousands of mostly black, overwhelmingly Democrat voters on the orders of  Florida's Republican secretary of state Katherine Harris (who was also Bush's Florida campaign co-chair).

Greg broke that story in the UK media (the US media were strangely disinterested!). He's written for the Guardian/Observer and Harper's, and appeared on the BBC, Democracy Now, and Air America. You can read excerpts from Armed Madhouse.

We're very honored to be hosting Greg in the Boston area, and hope you'll be there to be amused, outraged and inspired by his talk. For an update on Greg check out his blog.

Here is a recent article:

Some years from now, in an economic refugee relocation “Enterprise Zone,” your kids will ask you, “What did you do in the Class War, Daddy?”

The trick of class war is not to let the victims know they’re under attack. That’s how, little by little, the owners of the planet take away what little we have.

This week, Dupont, the chemical giant, slashed employee pension benefits by two-thirds. [More...]
 
The suggested donation is a sliding scale from $10 to $20 in advance, $20 at the door. Order tickets here, or by phone at 781-894-1179, M-F, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., or by mail to the Alliance for Democracy, PO Box 540115, Waltham, MA 02454.

Election Defense Alliance is a new group established as a national coordinating body for the 150+ grassroots groups working at the local and state level throughout the nation to restore integrity and public control of the voting process in the United States and to ensure that our elections are honest, secure, transparent, and worthy of the public trust. AfD’s Boston/Cambridge chapter has voted to work closely with them during the upcoming election season.

Purchase advance tickets here.
 
For more information, contact the AfD office at 781-894-1179 or at afd@thealliancefordemocracy.org
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