Watch the talk by JIM HIGHTOWER, "Against the Grain: How Indy Media & Activists Can Challenge Corporate Control," at Ithaca in September 2015, here.
Watch the video of the seventh annual Izzy Award ceremony with speeches by winners DAVID SIROTA and NAOMI KLEIN here.
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