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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Uprising Book Tour Hits the Pacific Northwest

If you're in Oregon or Washington, please join nationally syndicated weekly columnist, New York Times bestselling author, frequent progressive radio and cable television show guest, and fellow blogger David Sirota, who is in town for events, tomorrow and Friday, to promote his new book The Uprising.
The Uprising is a new book by New York Times bestseller David Sirota about the re-emergence of populist politics on both the Right and Left in America.


The Uprising is all new, firsthand investigative reporting from across the country, showing how populism has become a dominant political force in both national and local politics. Sirota, a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, takes us far from the media spotlight into the trenches where real change is happening - from the headquarters of the most powerful third party in America to the bowels of the U.S. Senate; from the auditorium of an ExxonMobil shareholder meeting to the quasi-military staging area of a vigilante force on the Mexican border.
Here's the schedule of public events:
Seattle, WA - Thursday, June 12th, 7:30pm: Elliott Bay Book Company
Reading, Q&A and book signing co-sponsored by the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, SEIU 775 and Fuse Washington. Location: Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 South Main Street, Seattle, WA. Contact: 206-624-6600. Facebook event RSVP (optional).

Portland, OR - Friday, June 13th, 7:30pm: Powell's Bookstore
Reading, Q&A and book signing co-sponsored by the Oregon Bus Project, with after-party at bar. Location: Powell's Bookstore, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland, OR. Contact: Alex Tischenko ( at 503-233-3018. Facebook event RSVP (optional).

I highly recommend you attend one of these events if you're able to. David is a bright, articulate speaker and if you're wondering what you as an average citizen can do to take back your government then The Uprising is for you.

Of particular interest to those of us in Washington is a chapter on anti-worker policies at Microsoft and how Marcus Courtney and WashTech have worked to organize workers in the high-tech sector.

Watch for my review of The Uprising to be posted in the next couple of days.

Update: You can see video of David's recent appearance on The Colbert Report here.


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