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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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The United States "Liberated" Puerto Rico Only to Brutally Colonize It

By Nelson A. Denis, Nation Books | Book Excerpt

2015 0513pp cat

How US Working Women Are Being Run Over

By Caroline Fredrickson, The New Press | Book Excerpt

2015 0504pp cat

"Disposable Futures": Critique of Violence

By Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux, City Lights Books | Book Excerpt

2015 0428jm cat

The Collateral Damage of Mass Incarceration

By Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau | Book Excerpt

2015 0426ba cat

Now Is the Time for the Progressive Movement to Win

By Leslie Thatcher, Truthout | Interview

2015 0408pp cat

New Perspectives on Why Cuba Matters

By Tom Hayden, Seven Stories Press | Book Excerpt

2015 0405cons cat

How "Hate" Lets Us Off the Hook

By Maya Schenwar, Truthout | Interview

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Imagining Social Justice as a Communal Process

By Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski, Beacon Press | Book Excerpt

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The Fight Against High-Stakes Testing: A Civil Rights Movement

By Laura Flanders, Truthout | Video Interview

2015 0311pp cat

The National Security Elites Are Co-Opting Democracy

By Scott Horton, Nation Books | Book Excerpt
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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.

2015 0520pp cat

The United States "Liberated" Puerto Rico Only to Brutally Colonize It

By Nelson A. Denis, Nation Books | Book Excerpt

2015 0513pp cat

How US Working Women Are Being Run Over

By Caroline Fredrickson, The New Press | Book Excerpt

2015 0504pp cat

"Disposable Futures": Critique of Violence

By Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux, City Lights Books | Book Excerpt

2015 0428jm cat

The Collateral Damage of Mass Incarceration

By Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau | Book Excerpt

2015 0426ba cat

Now Is the Time for the Progressive Movement to Win

By Leslie Thatcher, Truthout | Interview

2015 0408pp cat

New Perspectives on Why Cuba Matters

By Tom Hayden, Seven Stories Press | Book Excerpt

2015 0405cons cat

How "Hate" Lets Us Off the Hook

By Maya Schenwar, Truthout | Interview

2015 0403sj cat

Imagining Social Justice as a Communal Process

By Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski, Beacon Press | Book Excerpt

2015 0331fyjfyf cat

 

The Fight Against High-Stakes Testing: A Civil Rights Movement

By Laura Flanders, Truthout | Video Interview

2015 0311pp cat

The National Security Elites Are Co-Opting Democracy

By Scott Horton, Nation Books | Book Excerpt