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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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I Am Undocumented and I Am Unafraid

By Gustavo Madrigal-Piña, Seven Stories Press | Book Excerpt

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Our Daily Poison: How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain

By Marie-Monique Robin, The New Press | Book Excerpt

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If Journalists Ever Stop Uncovering Abuses of Power, We Will Lose Our Democracy

By James Risen, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing | Book Excerpt

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Maya Schenwar | Prison Destroys Families and Communities at Society's Expense

By Maya Schenwar, Berrett-Koehler Publishers | Book Excerpt

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Why We Need to Talk About Black Prophetic Fire

By Cornel West, Beacon Press | Book Excerpt

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In Which the Authors Interview Ralph Nader in the Bathtub

By Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein, Simon & Schuster | Book Excerpt

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Afghanistan Survival Skills

By Rory Fanning, Truthout | Book Review

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The US Government Never Understood Afghanistan and Still Doesn't

By Anand Gopal, Metropolitan 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.

2014 1204undocumented cat

I Am Undocumented and I Am Unafraid

By Gustavo Madrigal-Piña, Seven Stories Press | Book Excerpt

2014.11.25.TPP.thumb

Our Daily Poison: How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain

By Marie-Monique Robin, The New Press | Book Excerpt

2014.11.11.Risen.thumb

If Journalists Ever Stop Uncovering Abuses of Power, We Will Lose Our Democracy

By James Risen, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing | Book Excerpt

2014.11.6.Schenwar.thumb

Maya Schenwar | Prison Destroys Families and Communities at Society's Expense

By Maya Schenwar, Berrett-Koehler Publishers | Book Excerpt

2014 1022 west t

Why We Need to Talk About Black Prophetic Fire

By Cornel West, Beacon Press | Book Excerpt

2014 1012news cat

In Which the Authors Interview Ralph Nader in the Bathtub

By Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein, Simon & Schuster | Book Excerpt

2014 0921nogo cat

Afghanistan Survival Skills

By Rory Fanning, Truthout | Book Review

2014.9.16.TPPCover.thumb

The US Government Never Understood Afghanistan and Still Doesn't

By Anand Gopal, Metropolitan Books | Book Excerpt