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Ralph Nader Talks Breaking Through Power and more on Democracy Now!

Ralph Nader appeared on Demorcacy Now! on Monday, September 19th with Amy Goodman. In the interview, Nader talks about the exclusion of third-party candidates from the upcoming first presidential debate, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and his new book, Breaking Through … Continue reading

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Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir Protest Monsanto’s Roundup with Demonstration & Song

Reverend Billy and His Stop Shopping Choir have been raising awareness of the use of Roundup in public parks in major American cities all year long. Roundup, a weedkiller manufactured by multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto, contains a … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z : Destiny Muhammad Reads “H Is for Hazel Scott”

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with another episode of Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z’! This week, we welcomed Oakland-based jazz harpist Destiny Muhammad to our offices to read about Hazel Scott, an icon of jazz that also … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z : Ingrid Rojas Contreras Reads “D Is for Dolores Huerta”

This week on “Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z,” we welcomed writer Ingrid Rojas Contreras to our offices to read about Dolores Huerta. She spoke about her admiration of Dolores’ ability to help other female immigrants express themselves and deconstruct their own experiences. … Continue reading

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City Lights Visits Leonard Pitt at His Cottage in Berkeley

City Lights is pleased to welcome performer, teacher, and author Leonard Pitt to our bookstore on March 15, 2016. He’ll be reading from his new memoir My Brain on Fire: Paris and Other Obsessions published by Soft Skull Press. Pitt … Continue reading

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Book Trailer for The Earth Wants YOU, Forthcoming from City Lights Publishers

City Lights Publishers is pleased to announce the publication of The Earth Wants YOU by Reverend Billy Talen. The Earth Wants YOU is a motivational handbook, meant to inspire its readers to challenge the consumerism, racism and militarism that are … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Jessica Tully Reads “S Is for Sonia Sotomayor”

Activist and artist Jessica Tully came to City Lights this week to read about Sonia Sotomayor, one of her personal heroes. Jessica talks about being raised by feminist law professors and lawyers, throwing a party to celebrate when Sonia was … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Achy Obejas reads “I Is for Isadora Duncan”

This week in our rad women reading Rad American Women A-Z series, writer and translator Achy Obejas reads “I is for Isadora Duncan.” Achy explains how the experimental dancer has haunted her since she was a child and why she considers … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Shanthi Sekaran Reads “B Is for Billie Jean King”

Author Shanthi Sekharan came to the publishing offices to read about Billie Jean King, one of the best tennis players of all time with 39 Grand Slam titles. In this reading, however, Shanthi emphasizes that Billie Jean King was so … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Jennifer Maerz Reads “C Is for Carol Burnett”

As 7×7 reported last year: we want to be friends with Jennifer Maerz. The former editor-in-chief of The Bold Italic and freelance writer came to our offices to read about Carol Burnett, who helped pave the way for all the … Continue reading

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