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  • ''Freedom From Other People's Definitions'': An Interview With Janet Mock

    By Maya Schenwar, Truthout | Interview

    2014.7.22.Mock.Main 1Janet Mock (Photo: Courtesy of Erika Turner)

    In this interview, author and activist Janet Mock discusses the complexities of disclosure as a trans person, the medical industry's pathologizing of trans people, the importance of "evolving beyond the framework of the body," the mythology of the gender binary - and her memoir, Redefining Realness.

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  • Thirsting for Democracy in Detroit: Activists Resist Water Service Shutoffs, Wall Street and Privatization

    Thirsting for Democracy in Detroit: Activists Resist Water Service Shutoffs, Wall Street and Privatization

    By James Anderson and Anna Durrett, Truthout | News Analysis

    After a week of direct actions protesting privatization and water service shutoffs, the people of Detroit reject a Wall Street-dictated world, decry commodification of the commons and push back against unaccountable officials, while working to restore democracy. 

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  • Israel's Grinding Ground War in Gaza

    Israel's Grinding Ground War in Gaza

    By Richard Silverstein, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Israel and the international community, for there to be a viable Palestine, must recognize Hamas as a valid political interlocutor, rather than purely a terrorist organization. The current charade sponsored by Israel and accepted by the West, sees Hamas as a band of bloodthirsty Jew-hating al-Qaeda-like zealots. If you wish to remain in a state of perpetual war with Palestine, then this rejectionist stance works well for you. If you really want peace, you need to try something different.

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