FEBRUARY 2011 READING SCHEDULE
DIGGING DEEPER meets every Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, WA. ...
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February 7, 2011: DIGGING DEEPER CXLIX: WTC 7
David Ray Griffin, The Mysterious Collapse of the World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report about 9/11 Is Unscientific and False (Olive Branch Press, 2010). — "During my 33 years as a research physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory, it was my great joy to be able to contribute to the advancement of science without the slightest interference by NRL officials. So I was sickened to read in David Ray Griffin's assiduously researched book of unequivocal evidence for massive scientific fraud committed by a politicized NIST. I implore President Obama to end the subversion of science at NIST and open a new, unfettered, investigation of the 9/11 attacks." —David L. Griscom, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society.
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February 14, 2011: DIGGING DEEPER CL: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New Press, January 2010). — "Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama's political success and Oprah Winfrey's financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that [w]e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control." —Publishers Weekly.
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February 21 & 28, 2011: DIGGING DEEPER CLI: Finance and the dark side of globalization
John Perkins, Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded—And What We Need to Do to Remake Them (Crown Buisness, 2009). — "Perkins's message isn’t going to be popular. We’re a country invested in a system in which five percent of the world’s population consumes 25 percent of the world’s resources. It's a system we’re trying to sell to the world, only we don’t mention that we’ll need five planets to sustain it. Perkins isn’t the pessimist I am. He says we can save the world if we green it—and, of course, start telling the truth to each other." —Robert Baer.
James S. Henry, The Blood Bankers: Tales from the Global Underground Economy (Crown Buisness, 2009). — "A financial detective of sorts, investigative journalist Jim Henry analyzes a range of scandals, including the looting of the Philippines by the Marcos family and the financial collapse of nations throughout the developing world. . . . Here is an inside look at globalization’s dark side—the new high growth global markets for influence-peddling, capital flight, money laundering, weapons, drugs, tax evasion, child labor, illegal immigration, and other forms of transnational crime." —Book description.