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  • Double Punishment: After Prison, Moms Face Legal Battles to Reunite With Kids

    By Victoria Law, Truthout | Report

    Incarcerated parents -- usually mothers -- have to meet formidable benchmarks to avoid permanently losing custody.Incarcerated parents -- usually mothers -- have to meet formidable benchmarks to avoid permanently losing custody. (Image: Pixabay; Edited: JR / TO)

    Nearly 2.7 million children have a parent behind bars. Particularly when mothers are incarcerated, their children often become entangled in the foster care system. Mothers frequently face a full termination of their parental rights as they sit behind bars.

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  • Trump Can't Sell Fear Unless the Public Buys It

    Trump Can't Sell Fear Unless the Public Buys It

    By Ira Chernus, Truthout | News Analysis

    The process of creating fear and enemies is a two-way street. We are not mere puppets, with our leaders pulling our strings. We have the power to decide which advertising campaigns will succeed and which political products we will buy. We have the power to decide which presidential campaigns of fear will succeed and which will fail. That's one thing we cannot blame on Donald Trump.

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  • Throughout History, the Powerless Have Fought With Words for Liberation

    Throughout History, the Powerless Have Fought With Words for Liberation

    By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview

    It's important to remember that many voices and experiences have been erased from standard history narratives, says Audrea Lim, coeditor with Andrew Hsiao of The Verso Book of Dissent. The volume's mosaic of dissenting voices shows how the powerless have fought for liberation through three millennia of world history.

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