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Unifying Around Universal Healthcare

By Rosemarie Day | Ninety-two percent of working-age adults believe that affordable healthcare should be a right in this country. Regardless of party affiliation, the vast majority of Americans suppor

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American Society Politics and Current Events Science and Medicine Marching Toward Coverage Rosemarie Day

Coronavirus Pandemic Could Trigger Happy Ending for Tigers

By J. A. Mills | What happened after the book ended? Did China finally bend to international will and stop farming tigers, rhinos, and bears like cows and pigs? Readers still write to ask me five year

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Politics and Current Events Science and Medicine Environment and Conservation Blood of the Tiger J. A. Mills

She Will Not Be Silenced: A Reading List to Celebrate Women’s History Month

She led a sit-in to ensure protections for people with disabilities and laid the groundwork for the Americans with Disabilities Act. She’s calling on all of us to act radically to build a different ki

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History activism Biography and Memoir Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Shout Sister Shout Odetta The Trials of Nina McCall Women Warriors The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls A Black Women’s History of the United States Unashamed The Wrong Kind of Women Being Heumann Marching Toward Coverage The Princess and the Prophet

A Note to Our Community

The coronavirus is an unprecedented crisis that is impacting our lives in significant ways. In our ongoing efforts to promote public safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, Beacon Press staff started wor

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The Indigenous Roots of Modern Feminism

By Dina Gilio-Whitaker | Long before there was ever a concept called “feminism” in the US settler State, there was the knowledge of women’s power in Indigenous communities. The imposition of foreign c

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History activism American Society Race and Ethnicity in America Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Environment and Conservation Dina Gilio-Whitaker As Long As Grass Grows