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2013 0429cri  cat

Ronald Reagan Made the War on Drugs a Race to Incarcerate

By Sabrina Jones and Marc Mauer, The New Press | Book Excerpt

2013 0319g cat

Al Gore: My Vision of the Future

By Al Gore, Truthout | Book Excerpt

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Can a Paradise Be Built in Hell?

By Rebecca Solnit, Truthout | Book Excerpt