2008 Election: What’s Really at Stake? A Panel Discussion Sept. 13

The Indypendent Jul 23, 2008


Walk-up ticket sales begin at 6:15pm at The Cooper Union lobby. We anticipate the event will sell out, so we recommend getting there early. There are still tickets available for the special advance reception from 6:30-7:30pm. Doors open for the main event at 7:30pm. CASH/CHECK ONLY. Thank you!

We hope you can join us for this special evening….
“The 2008 Election: What’s Really At Stake?”
featuring Naomi Klein, Jeremy Scahill, Roberto Lovato, Laura Flanders and Malia Lazu.

Saturday, September 13 – 8pm
The Great Hall at The Cooper Union. 7 East 7th Street (at Third Avenue), Manhattan.
Tickets: Sliding Scale $6 to $15

Special Advance Reception — A cozy reception and chance to meet the panelists and Indypendent contributors, hors d’oeuvres and open bar — tickets start at $35.

Reserve your ticket today!
Click here to reserve tickets or call 1-800-838-3006.

This presidential election comes at a critical time for the United States and the world. We are facing grave problems, including multiple wars abroad, an economy in decline, the rise of a high-tech police state, the looming threat of climate change, an anti-immigrant backlash, a dire energy crisis, and a political system thoroughly corrupted by money. Can either Barack Obama or John McCain offer workable solutions? What is the role of third parties who continue to face hurdles in the presidential electoral process?

To analyze the significance and consequences of the upcoming election, The Indypendent newspaper is hosting a dynamic public discussion, “The 2008 Election: What’s Really at Stake?”

Featuring some of today’s leading journalists, including Naomi Klein, Jeremy Scahill, Laura Flanders, Roberto Lovato and Malia Lazu, this crucial event will examine the political and economic impact of a McCain or Obama presidency, the role of media in the election and how concerned citizens should relate to the electoral process.

Naomi Klein is author of the international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo.Jeremy Scahill is the author of the New York Times bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.Roberto Lovato is a New York-based writer with New American Media, a frequent contributor to The Nation magazine and he blogs at

Laura Flanders is host of the daily news/discussion program GRITtv, host of the nationally syndicated weekly radio program RadioNation, and author of numerous books, most recently Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians.

Malia Lazu is one of the brightest young minds in progressive politics today and is dedicated to broadening the U.S. electorate. Malia is currently the executive director of Harry Belafonte’s The Gathering, an intergenerational intercultural organization working to reintroduce nonviolence to our communities to stop child incarceration.

For more information or questions, call 212-221-0521 or email

Event co-sponsored By: Bluestockings Bookstore & Cafe, The Brecht Forum, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Free Speech TV, Grassroots Media Coalition, GRITtv, Haymarket Books, Left Turn Magazine, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, The Nation and North American Congress on Latin America.

Don’t wait until Sept. 13 to buy a ticket! To reserve tickets, please order online at Brown Paper Tickets or call the ticket hotline 1-800-838-3006.

Mark your calendars now!

Check out what Naomi Klein and Jeremy Scahill had to say about The Indypendent earlier this year in the short film below.

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