As part of its commitment to providing independent information and resources to its readers, Truthout chooses a "Progressive Pick" every week: an independent book or DVD that we find thought-provoking and insightful. Each week, we provide articles, excerpts and interviews about the Progressive Pick, and also offer you a chance to receive the book or DVD with a donation to Truthout. Related articles are archived below; click here to view the full catalog of available Progressive Picks.

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We Are Being Nuked With False Information on Atomic Energy

By Gar Smith, Chelsea Green Publishing | Book Excerpt

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Howard Zinn Never Stopped Demanding the Impossible

By Anthony Arnove, Haymarket Books | Book Excerpt

Building Community: Neighborhoods and Nonprofits With a Mission

By Gar Alperovitz, Democracy Collaborative Press | Serialized Book

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How Big Companies Use Plain English to Rob You Blind

By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview

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Pilfering Your Paycheck

By David Cay Johnston, Portfolio/Penguin | Book Excerpt

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Gar Alperovitz: "The Pluralist Commonwealth"

By Gar Alperovitz, Truthout | Book Excerpt

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Ted Rall's Tales From the Crypt of Democracy: Election Thieves

By Ted Rall, Seven Stories Press | Comic Book

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Democracy: Is a Continent Too Big?

By Gar Alperovitz, Truthout | Book Excerpt

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Cartoon Killers for Romney

By Greg Palast, Seven Stories Press | Book Excerpt

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Paul Ryan and the GOP's New "Dog Whistle Politics"

By Joan Walsh, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | Book Excerpt

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Mike Lofgren: A Devil's Dictionary

By Mike Lofgren, Viking Press | Book Excerpt