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Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Location: Vintage House, 264 First St., E, Sonoma

Tickets: $20 -  Click Here   
Reception - Ticketed separately: $30 ($25 for Praxis Members) - Address given upon registration


The Deep State: Then and Now

David Talbot David Talbot is an extraordinary researcher, writer, and speaker who knows more about the hidden history of the U .S. than most historians. You do not want to miss this riveting presentation!

Talbot is the author of The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government; The Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years; and Season of the Witch (San Francisco Politics), and others. All of his books are expertly researched as well as being real page-turners.

David Talbot is a journalist, author, and media executive. He is the founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the early web magazine, Salon. Salon gained a large following and broke several national news stories after its founding in 1995. It was described by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Net's "few genuine must-reads." Since leaving Salon, Talbot has written about the Kennedy Assassination, the Dulles Brothers, and other areas that he calls our "hidden history." He has worked as a senior editor at Mother Jones Magazine and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Time Magazine, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and several other national publications.

For his presentation, Talbot will explore the hidden history of America that has been unfolding since the end of WWII to the present day. All of his books will be available for purchase, including his latest out this month -- Between Heaven and Hell -- a reveting account of his recovery from a stroke two years ago. David will sign books after the presentation and a reception with Talbot follows.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 12:00 Noon

Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma (Andrews Hall) Tickets online or at Readers' Books.
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The Climate Crisis in Focus: Finding Hope Through Democratic Action

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of nineteen books, including the three-million copy of Diet for a Small Planet. Her latest work is Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the American We Want, co-authored with Adam Eichen. It focuses on the roots of the U.S. democracy crisis and how Americans are creatively responding to the challenge.

As a recent New York Times interview with Lappé stated: "Frances Moore Lappé is one of the few people who can credibly be said to have changed the way we eat. Her best-selling book, Diet for a Small Planet (1971, and still in print) argued for the health and ecological benefits of a plant-based diet and surfaced the harmful links among meat production, increased societal consumption and environmental degradation -- all of which is now widely taken as common wisdom.

Frances is also the co-founder of Oakland-based Food First and the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. The recipient of nineteen honorary degrees, Frances has been a visiting scholar at MIT and UC Berkeley, and in 1987 received the Right Livelihood Award, often call the "Alternative Nobel prize." She has always been ahead of her time and is a wealth of knowledge and experience that is truly inspirational.

To read the recent interview in the NY Times magazine section, click on the link below or paste in if it doesn't work.


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Next Seminar & Tour at the Mondragón Cooperatives in SPAIN - MAY 17 - 23, 2020 -

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Praxis Peace Institute will host its 8th conference in 2020!

Economics, Justice, and the Climate Crisis           

November 29 - December 3, 2020 in Sonoma, CA

This event will take place after the 2020 general election and after the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

The emphasis will be on workshops, campaigns, and trainings that will be held in the afternoons of the conference. The purpose is to create and amplify campaigns that will incorporate a multi-pronged approach to climate solutions. Morning sessions will feature speakers and panels.

Conferece pages will be created in the next two months.


Praxis Member Groups:

Praxis Book Club - next meeting will be January 26 at 2:00 pm in Sonoma

Public Banking group - Next meeting TBA

The Transitioning Culture group will resume meetings in the fall. The topic for the next meeting:
                         Narcissism in America: Personal, Social, Political

To join any of these ongoing groups, call 707-939-2973 or e-mail: georgia@praxispeace.org



Praxis Book!

Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism

A Praxis Peace Institute book
Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism

  Taking on the tenets of libertarianism and ideas associated with libertarianism, the authors challenge the American myths that promote rugged individualism, the lone hero, endless economic growth, and American exceptionalism. They explore the role that ideologies play in helping us make sense of the world and revisit the experiment --- still unproved --- of American democracy.

  The six authors place the myths in historical and ideological contexts and explore the makings of civil society, social justice, and economic fairness. One author, who was a libertarian in his youth, deconstructs their philosophy using only their definitions and arguments in a brilliant deconstruction.

Citing successful alternatives to laissez-faire and corporate capitalism, the authors promote existing models that celebrate the dignity of humankind by promoting empathy, cooperation, and respect. This book not only deconstructs, it constructs a possible world using concrete examples that have a proven success rate and high levels of human happiness.
This book is a must-read for anyone invested in modern politics and the future of the United States.

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Sunday, November 10, 2019
GEORGE LAKOFF, Cognitive Scientist, author

June 16 - 22, 2019 - Mondragón, SPAIN
Mondragón Seminar & Tour

Saturday, April 13, 2019
PETER GABEL, author and founder of New College of CA

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
MICHAEL BRUNE, Executive Director of the Sierra Club

Sunday, January 27, 2019
GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN, Former Mayor of Richmond, CA and founder of the California Progressive Alliance

Sunday, December 2, 2018
H. BRUCE FRANKLIN, Cultural Historian and Author

Monday, October 22, 2018
GAR ALPEROVITZ, Historian and Political Economist

October 22, 2018
ELLEN BROWN, Attorney, Co-Founder of the Public Banking Institute, Author

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