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How 'Death Anxiety' Is Sparking the Shift in Consciousness We Need to Deal With the Global Climate Threat

The following excerpt is from The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival, by Robert Jay Lifton (The New Press, 2017). Reprinted with permission.

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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro: What Republicans Get Wrong About the Social Safety Net

Copyright © 2017 by Rosa L. DeLauro. This excerpt originally appeared in The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable by Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro, published by The New Press. Reprinted here with permission.

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Michelle Alexander: What I Learned From Susan Burton, a Modern-Day Harriet Tubman

The following essay is an adapted excerpt from the foreword by Michelle Alexander, for the new book Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women by Susan Burton and Cari Lynn (The New Press, April 2017). This essay was previously published on The Nation and was published with the permission of The New Press. Copyright © 2017 Michelle Alexander:

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Former Harvard Education Dean: Why College-in-Prison Programs Work

The following is an excerpt from the new book Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann (The New Press, February 2017): 

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It's the 50th Anniversary of the Black Power Movement

The following is an excerpt from the new book Black Power 50 edited by Sylviane A. Diouf & Komozi Woodward (The New Press, 2016): 

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'Strangers in Their Own Land': Anger and Loss Among Tea Partiers and Trump Supporters

The following is an excerpt from the new book Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild (The New Press, 2016).

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Are We Witnessing the Death of Representative Democracy?

The following is an excerpt from the book Down for the Count by Andrew Gumbel (The New Press, 2016): 

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Many So-Called 'Natural' Disasters Are Actually Caused by Humans - And They're Only Getting Worse

The following is an excerpt from the new book How the World Breaks by Stan & Paul Cox (The New Press, 2016): 

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How Fracking for Natural Gas Became the Terrible New Norm

The following is an excerpt from the new book Frackopoly by Wenonah Hauter (The New Press, 2016): 

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The Ideal Old Folks' Home? For Many Elderly People, the Answer Is 'Home'

The following is an excerpt from the book The Age of Dignity by Ai-Jen Poo (The New Press, 2016): 

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'There Should Be a March on Washington for All of Us Over 60 Who Will Never Get a Job Again'

The following is an excerpt from the new book Only One Thing Can Save Us by Thomas Geoghegan (The New Press, 2016): 

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Careful About Revealing You're a Liberal? - Then You Probably Live in a Red State

The following is an excerpt from the new book Blue in a Red State: The Survival Guide to Life in the Real America by Justin Krebs (The New Press, 2016): 

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A $15 Minimum Wage Is What We Need - and Here's Why the Attacks on It Are Bogus

The following is an excerpt from the new book The Fight for Fifteen by David Rolf (The New Press, 2016): 

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AIDS Is Still a Huge Problem

The following is an excerpt from the new paperback edition of Hold Tight Gently by Martin Duberman (The New Press, 2014):

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Who Cares About White Swing Voters - This New Majority Could Decide the Election

The following is an excerpt from the new book Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority by Steve Phillips (The New Press, 2016): 

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Here's Aaron Swartz, 19, Describing How Noam Chomsky Blew His Mind

The following is an excerpt from the new book The Boy Who Could Change The World by Aaron Swartz (The New Press, 2016): 

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The Story of One Disadvantaged Teenager in Brooklyn and Her Fight to Get Into College

The following is an excerpt from the new book Hold Fast to Dreams by Beth Zasloff (The New Press, 2015): 

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22 Thinkers Working to Combat Our Increasingly Terrifying Surveillance State

The following is excerpted from the forward to the new book Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search For Solutions by Julia Horowitz and Jeramie Scott. Edited by Marc Rotenberg (The New Press, 2015). 

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Why Is It Still So Hard For Women To Prove Workplace Discrimination, Even When It's Painfully Obvious?

The following is an excerpt from  Under The Bus; How Working Women Are Being Run Over  by Caroline Fredrickson (The New Press, 2015):

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Expanding Social Security Is the Cheapest Way to Bring More Security to America's Retirees

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a new book, “Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All,” published by The New Press, 2015, all rights reserved. Order a copy here.) 

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How Congress Has Already Cut Your Social Security Benefits

(Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a new book, “Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All,” published by The New Press, 2015, all rights reserved. Order a copy here.) 

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America’s Retirement Security Crisis Is Huge and Quickly Approaching

(Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a new book, “Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All,” published by The New Press, 2015, all rights reserved. Order a copy here.) 

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5 Most Economically Vulnerable Groups of Aging Americans Who Need Social Security

(Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a new book, “Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All,” published by The New Press, 2015, all rights reserved. Order a copy here.) 

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Stop the False War of Words on Seniors Who Need Social Security

(Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a new book, “Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All,” published by The New Press, 2015, all rights reserved. Order a copy here.) 

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25 Things Everyone Needs to Know About the Lives of Black People in America

The following is an adapted excerpt from Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century. Copyright © 2014 by Monique W. Morris. Reprinted with permission of The New Press, New York, NY.
Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century is intended to serve as a resource for those looking to better understand contemporary issues in Black America. The texture of Black America's lived experiences is complex, and therefore reflects a story that cannot be told by quantitative data alone. However, the numbers help us to situate our discussions. They help us ground and focus our conversations such that we can generate informed responses to the conditions of Black America.
The statistics below represent a small snapshot of what is included in the book. While there are also stats in the book that demonstrate significant progress over the past few decades, the numbers below reflect that there is still unfinished business in our efforts to establish a foundation of dignity, liberty and justice for all.
EDUCATION

1) 42 percent of Black children are educated in all high-poverty schools (both elementary and secondary). By comparison: 38 percent of Latino children are educated in high-poverty schools, 31 percent of Native American children are educated in high-poverty schools, 15 percent of Pacific Islander and Asian children are educated in high-poverty schools, and 6 percent of White children are educated in high-poverty schools.

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How Mass Incarceration is a Plague Infecting Our Nation - Literally

Copyright © 2011 by Ernest Drucker. This excerpt appeared in A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America published by The New Press Reprinted here with permission. 

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What Does it Mean to be an Outsider in a Capitalist Society?

Copyright © 2013 by Alissa Quart. This excerpt originally appeared in Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers, and Rebels published by The New Press Reprinted here with permission.

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