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What Is Sex For?


In his new book, “The End of Patriarchy,” Robert Jensen says that sex plays a variety of roles, but in a just society, people should not be bought and sold for sexual services.

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Why Big Organizing Works


What we learned from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and many other movements is that far more people are willing to step up if you ask them to do something big to win something big.

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Kurt Vonnegut’s Call to Save the Planet Is Just as Timely Now as It Was Four Decades Ago


“We must love one another and care for one another as best we can, and we must organize.”

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Chris Hedges Unmasks American Empire in ‘Unspeakable’


In this new book, the award-winning Truthdig columnist discusses taboo topics in America—including his experience as a radical war correspondent at The New York Times—with fellow journalist David Talbot.

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‘Trump Unveiled’ Reveals the Big Con of Donald Trump’s Presidential Run


With his casino background, the Republican nominee is an expert at attracting gamblers—people who are willing to throw the dice with the illogical hope it will make their lives better.

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‘Black Ops Advertising’ Dissects the Rise of Media Manipulation for Corporate Profit


The currency of maximum importance in our digital world is personal data, personal relationships and our very identities.

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In Some Cases of Elder Abuse, Banks Facilitated Financial Exploitation


Legal guardians appointed for the elderly don’t always have their wards’ interests in mind and are able to steal thousands with the support of judicial and economic systems. 

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Understanding Trauma Is an Important Part of Every Sexual Violence Story


To have a better conversation about the problem, within college football and beyond, we need to examine how trauma affects the brain. The Jameis Winston case works well for this.

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What Was Saudi Arabia’s Involvement in 9/11?


The Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were a direct outgrowth of the fundamentalist Wahhabist ideology that defines the oil-rich kingdom. For this reason alone, the Saudi regime should be held accountable.

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A Progressive Political Revolution of Historic Importance


By rejecting the “race to the bottom” right-wing philosophy that catapulted conservative politics in recent years, California has become a laboratory of innovation. Award-winning journalist Narda Zacchino examines this transformation in her new book.

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