Empowering Future Physicians Conference

Western Europe and Canada can learn a great deal from the examples of Cuba and Venezuela, where health care is a human and constitutional right and the well being of the people is central to the national mission.

Film: Not Just A Game; Power Politics and American Sports

Film: Not Just A Game; Power Politics and American Sports

Not Just A Game, the powerful new documentary based on Zirin’s bestselling book The People’s History of Sports, argues that far from providing merely escapist entertainment, American sports have long need at the center of some of major political debates and struggles of our time. The result is as deeply moving as it is exhilarating: nothing less than an alternative history of political struggle in the United States as seen through the games its people have played.

Author Event: Paul Loeb’s ‘Soul of a Citizen’

Author Event: Paul Loeb’s ‘Soul of a Citizen’

With over 100,000 copies in print, Paul Loeb’s Soul of a Citizen has become a classic handbook for budding activists, veteran organizers, and anyone who wants to make their voices heard and actions count. It’s inspired thousands of citizens as an antidote to powerlessness and despair.

Author Event: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better

Author Event: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better

Where in the developed world do people live the longest? Where do people born at the bottom of the economic ladder have the best shot at climbing up? In which nations do children do best in school? Which countries send the most people to prison; have the teenage pregnancies and suffer the most homicides? The answers matter and are indicative of a society’s overall health and the quality of life for its citizens.  That is the contention of eminent British epidemiologists Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, authors of The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger.

Hemispheric Hypocrisy

As Latin America’s leftward political shift grows deeper roots, U.S. influence over the region is declining.