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  • Dig in: This Must Be the Winter of Our Discontent

    By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Activists stage an anti-Trump protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court January 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. The group, Refuse Fascism, called for a 'must stop business as usual this week' to 'stop the Trump/Pence regime.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Activists stage an anti-Trump protest in front of the US Supreme Court January 23, 2017, in Washington, DC. The group, Refuse Fascism, called for a "must stop business as usual this week" to "stop the Trump/Pence regime." (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images)

    I am afraid of spiders, sharks, cancer and clowns, but nothing terrifies me more than the sneaking suspicion I have that this administration and its poisonous politics are becoming normalized. This must be the winter of our discontent. So much good work is being done to resist, but it will all come to nothing if any of this mayhem is allowed to become routine.

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  • World Demographics Are Changing Profoundly: What Does It Mean for the 21st Century?

    World Demographics Are Changing Profoundly: What Does It Mean for the 21st Century?

    By Joseph Chamie, Truthout | News Analysis

    Among the many demographic changes currently underway in the world, the increased presence and flow of migrants will undoubtedly have significant consequences throughout this century. Refusing to deal with the issue will only result in imprudent policies, wasted resources, inadequate programs and declines in the overall wellbeing of the world's population.

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  • Dispelling the Myths Behind "Bathroom Bills" and Other Forms of Transphobia

    Dispelling the Myths Behind "Bathroom Bills" and Other Forms of Transphobia

    By Joe Macaré, Truthout | Interview

    Common and harmful misconceptions about trans and gender-nonconforming people are dismantled in the book "You're in the Wrong Bathroom!" The authors tell Truthout why they wanted to write a book that could enable allies to educate themselves, why no community is a monolith, and why they believe that understanding the origins of myths is "the first step toward dispelling them."

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