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Billy Bragg Discusses "The Three Dimensions of Freedom" with Amy Goodman

Brooklyn, NY

September 25, 2019 | Wednesday | 7:30 pm

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Dweck Center

10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 ( see map )
Co-presented with Greenlight Books, Brooklyn Public Library Presents musician and activist Billy Bragg, in conversation with Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman.

Bragg diagnoses the crisis of accountability in Western democracies in this new series of political pamphlets from Faber, The Three Dimensions of Freedom. We live in a world where strongman politics are rising; neo-liberalism has hollowed out political parties; and corporations have undermined democracy.

Ordinary voters feel helpless to effect change, resulting in outbreaks of populist anger, and traditional platforms for debate are losing their viability as readers source information online. In this short and vital polemic, progressive thinker and activist Billy Bragg argues that accountability is the antidote to authoritarianism, and that without it, we can never truly be free.

He shows us that Freedom requires three dimensions to function: Liberty, Equality, and Accountability – and the result is a three dimensional space in which freedom can be exercised by all.

Free and open to the public, online pre-registration available for up to 3 people at a time, on the event website.

Amy Goodman

Amy goodman
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....