Yakking in Geneva…
…New York, not Switzerland. Not at all a disappointment, since Geneva, Switzerland, is one of the dullest major places I’ve ever been, and Geneva, New York, features the excellent Jodi Dean, who invited Liza Featherstone and me to speak at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Jodi’s announcement:
Liza Featherstone and Doug Henwood on March 26 at 7:00 in Albright Auditorium, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Liza Featherstone, “Occupy Schools: Education for the 99%”
A contributing writer for The Nation, Liza Featherstone is the author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart (Basic Books, 2004). Selling Women Short received an Outstanding Book award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights at Simmons College. Featherstone has continued to write about Wal-Mart’s employment practices, as well as other problems with its business model. Featherstone is the co-author of Students Against Sweatshops (Verso, 2002), which was named one of the best books of that year by the Madison Capital-Times. In addition to writing for the Nation, Featherstone has written for Slate, Salon, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, Babble, Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, The American Prospect, CNN.com, n+1 and many other publications. She is a frequent media guest, appearing on outlets as varied as CNBC, Fox News, the BBC, Al Jazeera English, and “Democracy Now.”
Doug Henwood, “Reflections on the Current Disorder”
Doug Henwood is the editor and publisher of Left Business Observer. The newsletter reports on the world’s financial markets and central banks, in addition to covering income distribution, poverty, energy, and politics. Henwood is a contributing editor of The Nation and hosts a weekly radio program on KFPA (Berkeley). His book, Wall Street, was published by Verso in June 1997. It is available for free download here. His book, After the New Economy, was published by The New Press in 2003.