Monday, 20 October 2014 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • The Evaporation of Democracy

    In our globalized world, new forms of colonization are emerging, and popular control over decisions that affect people's freedom and well-being is becoming increasingly weaker.

  • Paying the Price of Tar Sands Expansion

    Despite all the reasons to keep tar sands in the ground, the refining equipment tax credit has helped put tar sands development in the US on the rise, accelerating climate change at the expense of US taxpayers.

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Legacy of Lost Hegemony

By Harriet Fraad, Truthout | Book Review

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Profiteers Are Lining Up To Make Money Off Global Warming

By McKenzie Funk, The Penguin Press | Book Excerpt

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William Ayers: Teach Freedom!

By William Ayers, HarperCollins | Book Excerpt

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The Historical Jesus Was Crucified for Being a Revolutionary

By Reza Aslan, Random House | Book Excerpt

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"Twelve Years a Slave": Kidnapped Into the Horror of Slavery

By Solmon Northup, Penguin Books | Book Excerpt

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A Daughter Is Born in the Swat Valley of Pakistan and Set Free by Knowledge

By Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown and Company | Book Excerpt

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Noam Chomsky | Media Control and Indoctrination in the United States

By Noam Chomsky, Zuccotti Park Press | Book Excerpt

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Betraying Our Soldiers Wounded in Wars of Empire and Profit

By Ann Jones, Truthout | Haymarket Books/ Book Excerpt
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2014 0312-5 thumb

Legacy of Lost Hegemony

By Harriet Fraad, Truthout | Book Review

2014.3.4.BookCover.thumb

Profiteers Are Lining Up To Make Money Off Global Warming

By McKenzie Funk, The Penguin Press | Book Excerpt

2014 0220-1 thumb

William Ayers: Teach Freedom!

By William Ayers, HarperCollins | Book Excerpt

2014 0207-2 thumb

The Historical Jesus Was Crucified for Being a Revolutionary

By Reza Aslan, Random House | Book Excerpt

2013 1205-3 thumb

"Twelve Years a Slave": Kidnapped Into the Horror of Slavery

By Solmon Northup, Penguin Books | Book Excerpt

2013.12.3.PP.thumb

A Daughter Is Born in the Swat Valley of Pakistan and Set Free by Knowledge

By Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown and Company | Book Excerpt

2013 1104cho cat

Noam Chomsky | Media Control and Indoctrination in the United States

By Noam Chomsky, Zuccotti Park Press | Book Excerpt

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Betraying Our Soldiers Wounded in Wars of Empire and Profit

By Ann Jones, Truthout | Haymarket Books/ Book Excerpt