Nov. 17 ~ bestselling author Greg Palast: @ LGBT Center 3909 Centre St, SD 92103
Palast SPEAKS @ LGBT Center 3909 Centre St, SD 92103 offers a globetrotting, Sam Spade-style investigation that blows the lid off the oil industry, the banking industry, and the governmental agencies that aren't regulating either.
This is the story of the corporate vultures that feed on the weak and ruin our planet in the process - a story that spans the globe and decades. Palast has built a team that reads like a casting call for a Hollywood thriller - a Swiss multilingual investigator, a punk journalist, and a gonzo cameraman - to reveal how environmental disasters like the Gulf oil spill, the Exxon Valdez, and lesser-known tragedies such as Tatitlek and Torrey Canyon are caused by corporate corruption, failed legislation, and, most interestingly, veiled connections between the financial industry and energy titans. Palast shows how the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization, and Central Banks act as puppets for Big Oil.
With Palast at the center of an investigation that takes us from the Arctic to Africa to the Amazon, "Vultures' Picnic" shows how the big powers in the money and oil game slip the bonds of regulation over and over again, and simply destroy the rules that they themselves can't write - and take advantage of nations and everyday people in the process.
About the Author: Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers "Armed Madhouse" and "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy." Born in Los Angeles, he is a reporter for BBC Television's premier current affairs program, Newsnight. Palast lives in New York City.
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