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Ralph Nader: How Plutocratic Forces Have Crippled Democracy, And Why It's Up to Us to Fight Back

The following is an excerpt from the new book Breaking Through Power by Ralph Nader (City Lights, 2016): 

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The New, Old Authoritarianism of Donald Trump

The following is an excerpt from the new book America at War with Itself by Henry A. Giroux (City Lights, 2016): 

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Millions of White Americans Are Dealing With Economic Pain They Haven't Seen for Decades

The following is an excerpt from the book Under the Affluence by Tim Wise (City Lights Books, 2015): 

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We Have Become Spectators of Instead of Witnesses to the Violence of Our Times

The following is an excerpt from the new book  Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle by Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux (City Lights Books, 2015): 

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Poor, Black Students Struggling For Decent Education Are Evidence the Civil Rights Movement Never Ended

The following is an excerpt from  In Search of the Movement by Benjamin Hedin (City Lights, 2015): 

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A Power Governments Cannot Suppress

Fifty years after the executions of Italian immigrants Sacco and Vanzetti, Governor Dukakis of Massachusetts set up a panel to judge the fairness of the trial, and the conclusion was that the two men had not received a fair trial. This aroused a minor storm in Boston.

One letter, signed John M. Cabot, U.S. Ambassador Retired, declared his "great indignation" and pointed out that Governor Fuller's affirmation of the death sentence was made after a special review by "three of Massachusetts' most distinguished and respected citizens -- President Lowell of Harvard, President Stratton of MIT and retired Judge Grant."

Those three "distinguished and respected citizens" were viewed differently by Heywood Broun, who wrote in his column for the New York World immediately after the Governor's panel made its report. He wrote:

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