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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

12/1 & 12/2: Greg Palast Appearances in NM--Note Revised Venue!

GREG PALAST TO SPEAK IN NEW MEXICO DECEMBER 1 & 2 ON TOUR FOR NEW BOOK RELEASED TODAY: VULTURES’ PICNIC: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores

Greg Palast has a history with New Mexico going back to his investigative work on PNM for the State Attorney General in the mid-1980s and, later, with reporting on voter suppression tactics used here as well as in Florida, Ohio and elsewhere.

With his investigative reporting on astonishing greed, fraud and crimes committed by financiers, energy companies and government officials, Palast’s work gives deep background to the outrage felt by the general public ("the 99%") in this time of OWS actions.

This book is different from his earlier work in the way Palast’s own life (and personal flaws) become part of the story, heightening the Sam Spade/gonzo journalism style of the stories.

Vultures’ Picnic is also being released as an e-book and in a video-enhanced version that includes footage from the BBC investigations in far-flung locales such as Central Asia, the Gulf Coast, and South America.

New Mexico appearances are as follows:

December 1—Keynote speaker, KUNM’s 3rd Annual Social Justice Fair, UNM Continuing Ed Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd., Albuquerque. Doors open 6 PM; program starts at 7 PM. KUNM members get 2 free tickets, non-member admission is $5 per person. Books may be purchased at Bookworks' table for signing by Greg Palast before and after the program.

December 2—Author’s talk & book signing at Garcia St. Books, 324 Garcia St., Santa Fe, 5-6 PM.

For more information, visit www.vulturespicnic.org.

November 15, 2011 at 07:07 PM in Books, Events | Permalink