Dancing with Dynamite in Latin America: Toward Freedom Editor West Coast Book Tour

Toward Freedom editor Ben Dangl will be on a west coast book tour in March with his new book, Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America.

“Ben Dangl breaks the sound barrier, exploding many myths about Latin America that are all-too-often amplified by the corporate media in the United States.  Read this much-needed book.”—Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

In the past decade, grassroots social movements played major roles in electing left-leaning governments throughout Latin America, but subsequent relations between the streets and the states remain uneasy. In Dancing with Dynamite, award-winning journalist Benjamin Dangl explores the complex ways these movements have worked with, against, and independently of national governments. From dynamite-wielding miners in Bolivia to the struggles of landless farmers in Brazil and Paraguay, Dangl discusses the dance between movements and states in seven different Latin American countries. Using original research, lively prose, and extensive interviews with workers, farmers, and politicians, he suggests how Latin American social movement strategies could be applied internationally to build a better world now.

For more information see http://www.dancingwithdynamite.com/

West Coast Tour

March 4, 12 noon
, CA
The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas

University of CA Davis
1277 Social Sciences and Humanities
Davis, CA, 95616
(530) 752-3046

March 4, 7:30 pm
, CA
The Avid Reader Bookstore

617 Second St, Davis, CA 95616
(530) 758-4040

March 7, 7 pm
, CA
Sacramento Action for Latin America
Southside Park CoHousing Common Room
434 T Street (5th and T Street)

March 8, 7 pm
, CA
Berkeley City College

2050 Center Street, Basement Auditorium
Berkeley, CA 94704

March 9, 12 Noon
, CA
Chabot College

Hayward, CA 94545

March 9, 7pm
San Francisco
, CA
Mission Cultural Center

2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

March 11, 7pm
San Francisco
, CA
Modern Times Bookstore

888 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110