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.


How the Occupy Movement Began: The Full Account

By Nathan Schneider, University of California Press | Book Excerpt


Monsanto, Rural Debt and the Suicide Epidemic in India

By Belén Fernandez, Seven Stories Press | Book Excerpt

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Shake a Stick in Post-Financial Collapse America, and One Hits Poverty

By Sasha Abramsky , Nation Books | Book Excerpt

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Fighting Back Against Predatory Lenders Is a Struggle for Justice

By Laura Gottesdiener, Zuccotti Park Press | Book Excerpt

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Money and the Corporate Media Are Gagging Democracy

By Robert McChesney and John Nichols, Nation Books | Book Excerpt


Myths About Illicit Drugs Perpetuate Destructive Policy

By Dr. Carl Hart, Harper Collins | Book Excerpt

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There Is No Good Drug War

By Maya Schenwar, Truthout | Interview
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