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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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  • US Provides Israel the Weapons Used on Gaza

    US Provides Israel the Weapons Used on Gaza

    By Ken Klippenstein and Paul Gottinger, Truthout | News Analysis

    While the Obama administration talks about supporting a ceasefire, the United States exports to Israel a substantial amount of the same types of weapons Israel is using to kill Gazans, a new analysis of US Census Bureau export data reveals. Official US military aid to Israel stands at about $3 billion per year due to a 10-year, $30 billion military aid package originally signed by former President George W. Bush and upheld under President Obama.

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