The Progressive Magazine: September 2011
Volume 75, Number 9
In This Issue
Comment The Hazards of Muslim-Bashing
On the Line
Terry Tempest Williams | When he was taken away in handcuffs, so was any sense of justice in the United States of America.
Ruth Conniff slams the Right’s attack on special ed.
Rebecca Kemble | “Jim Crow, move over, the Wisconsin Republicans have taken your place,” says a Democratic state senator.
In the Shadow of San Diego Kari Lydersen
An immigrant neighborhood fights against environmental pollution.
Caution: Women at Work Susan Eisenberg
I stopped feeling safe on jobsites after a death threat for my activism.
1st Person Singular
Transgender at the Reunion Jacqueline White
Everyone looked at me as the presumed alumna of the women’s college, not my husband.
Poem Dennis Trudell
Ed Rampell | “There was undoubtedly a great deal of criminality at high levels in the financial sector,” says the Oscar-winning filmmaker.
Sculpting Strength Eleanor J. Bader
Artist Linda Stein wants to construct a new kind of female hero.
Kate Clinton wonders how men get away with playing victims.
Dave Zirin remembers John Mackey.
Elizabeth DiNovella reviews Bossypants, by Tina Fey, and Girls to the Front, by Sara Marcus.
Jim Hightower examines the sordid practices of Massey Energy.
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Rick Bass | Why I’m left with no choice but to put my body on the line.
When Government Was Neighborly
Wendell Berry | Saluting a New Deal program that helped Kentucky farmers.
The Bravest Woman I Know
Kathy Kelly | How an eighty-two-year-old librarian braved Baghdad.
How to Build a New World
Naomi Klein | Why I was wrong in The Shock Doctrine—and what we must do now.