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Robert Jensen is a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center. His latest book, All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, was published in 2009 by Soft Skull Press. He also is the author of Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End Press, 2007); The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (City Lights, 2005); Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights, 2004); and Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (Peter Lang, 2002). Jensen's articles can be found online at http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/index.html.

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Saturday, September 29, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
From Start to Finish: Why We Won and How We Are Losing We label as "crazy" those members of the human species whose behavior we find hard to understand, but the cascading crises in contemporary political, economic, and cultural life make a bigger question increasingly hard to ignore: Is the species itself crazy?

Monday, June 25, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"There are Marxists in India?" Economist Prabhat Patnaik on the global crisis Indian economist looks at the big picture.

Thursday, December 1, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Occupy Congress: Norman Solomon sees a role for progressive legislators Longtime progressive activist Norman Solomon makes a big for Congress.

Monday, August 23, 2010 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
There Are No Heroes in Illegal and Immoral Wars The Afghan & Iraq invasions were illegal under Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution which required United Nations Security Council clearance of the invasions as a response to imminent attack. The Bush/Cheney administration lied its way around this legal barrier.

Monday, July 26, 2010 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why am I here? Our struggle for meaning, in the world and church Progressive religion and coping with collapse

Thursday, July 8, 2010 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Struggling to be "fully alive': Reports on coping with anguish for a world in collapse People report on their emotional reactions to a world in collapse.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The anguish of the age: Emotional reactions to collapse Coping with collapse

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
No Nukes/No Empire: The Abolition of Nuclear Weapons Requires the End of the U.S. Empire Getting serious about the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Thursday, March 25, 2010 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Collapse of Journalism/The Journalism of Collapse: New Storytelling and a New Story A new journalism needed for a society in collapse.

Sunday, February 28, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Getting rid of hope and faith": Abe Osheroff on the struggle for a better world Facing difficult truths honestly.

Monday, January 25, 2010 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Great television/bad journalism: Media failures in Haiti coverage U.S. mainstream media fail to tell the real story of Haiti.

Friday, September 25, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Obama a socialist? Reflection on the degradation of politics and the ecosystem [This is an expanded version of a talk given to the University Democrats student group at the University of Texas at Austin, September 23, 2009.]

Monday, September 14, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Can journalism schools be relevant in a world on the brink? A call for Journalism for Justice/Storytelling for Sustainability

Wednesday, September 9, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An inspirational political life captured on film A review of Abe Osheroff: One Foot in the Grave, the Other Still Dancing

Thursday, August 6, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The false gods of state and corporation: Becky Garrison interviews Robert Jensen Religion and politics in All My Bones Shake.

Monday, July 27, 2009 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Teachable moments require willing learners In this allegedly "post-racial" era, these teachable moments are an important reminder that white supremacy is woven deeply into the fabric of this country.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Conflicting visions of romantic love a review of A Vindication of Love Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century by Cristina Nehring

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Color of the Race Problem Is White "The Color of the Race Problem Is White," a lecture by Professor Robert Jensen, University of Texas at Austin

Saturday, June 20, 2009 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What does it mean to be a human being? Balancing theological and political insights Which practices, systems, and fundamental conceptions of what it means to be human, are consistent with a sustainable human presence on the earth, respectful of other life, in societies that provide the necessary resources for all people to live a decent life, within a culture that fosters individual flourishing alongside a meaningful sense of collective identity, helping us to take seriously ou

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Finding a stubborn hope to live in a dead culture Rather than saving the dominant culture, our task is not only to let it pass from the scene but to hasten that transition.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Feminism's challenge: Articulating alternatives to unsustainable hierarchies "What is the most important challenge facing women in the 21st century, and why?"

Thursday, January 29, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Future farming: The call for a 50-year perspective on agriculture Wes Jackson of The Land Institute discusses how to approach the problem of agriculture through a 50-year farm bill.

Monday, January 19, 2009 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A "Citizens' Oath of Office" for Inauguration Day 2009 "I do solemnly pledge that I will faithfully execute the office of citizen of the United States, ...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Real hope: Facing difficult truths about an uncertain future Now is the time to articulate an authentic sense of hope, one that is realistic.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
audio: Taking politics seriously Vision, analysis, and strategy for a left/progressive movement.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Taking politics seriously: Looking beyond the election and beyond elections We shouldn't make the mistake of thinking that the most important political moment in our lives comes in the voting booth.

Saturday, October 18, 2008 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The cruel boredom of pornography The dirty secret of the porn industry is that, with a finite number of ways that human bodies can fit together, their product is repetitive and dull by definition. So they must resort to sexualizing degradation itself.

Monday, September 22, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Free speech not safe from attack by Canadian media corporation A Canadian media corporation uses trademark law to punish activists.

Monday, September 15, 2008 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Still riding the Second Wave: Reflections on feminist struggles Robert Jensen, interviewing Ruth Anne Koenick about feminism and men's violence against women.

Monday, August 25, 2008 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Technological fundamentalism in media and culture [originally published in Media Development, No. 3, 2008.]

Thursday, August 14, 2008 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The old future's gone: Progressive strategy amid cascading crises A version of this essay was delivered to the Interfaith Summer Institute for Justice, Peace, and Social Movements at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, August 11, 2008.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The prophetic challenge: "Few are guilty, but all are responsible" A version of this essay was delivered as a sermon to the Henry David Thoreau Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Bend County, Texas, August 3, 2008.

Thursday, June 19, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fear and hope on the runaway train: A review of Eliza Gilkyson's "Beautiful World" Eliza Gilkyson's new CD, "Beautiful World," offers challenge and comfort.

Monday, May 5, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The selling and shaping of our souls an edited version of a sermon delivered May 4, 2008, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX.

Monday, April 21, 2008 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The sorrows of race and gender in the 2008 presidential election This is an expanded version of a talk given to the University Democrats at the University of Texas at Austin, April 16, 2008.

Saturday, April 12, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The end of Osheroff's dance: Lessons from a life of resistance and love A great radical activist dies at 92, leaving lessons for us all.

Monday, March 31, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Podur on Sustainability An edited transcript of the keynote speech Justin Podur gave at the "Spirituality and Activism Conference," St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX, March 29, 2008.

Monday, March 17, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Beyond peace Now it's time for those of us in the peace-and-justice movement in the First World, especially in the United States, to take the next step: We must recognize that there can be no justice over the long term without sustainability, and creating a sustainable world will require not only radical change in systems and structures of power but also a radical change in the way we in affluent societies live.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The anti-feminist politics behind the pornography that "empowers" women The politics of male supremacy on display at the pornography industry's convention in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
It didn't start with Iraq: A review of the film WAR MADE EASY A review of the new film featuring Norman Solomon, "War Made Easy."

Monday, August 6, 2007 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We are all prophets now: Responsibilities and risks in the prophetic voice Sermon delivered August 5, 2007, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, http://www.staopen.com/

Friday, July 13, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lessons from the Lal Masjid tragedy What the news accounts of the confrontation at the Red Mosque missed.

Thursday, June 21, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Last Last Sunday? Austin organizing project contemplating its future

Thursday, May 31, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Weinberg's claim of moral high ground rings hollow in face of bigoted remark Learning from claims of anti-Semitism and expressions of anti-Palestinian bigotry.

Friday, May 25, 2007 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Finkelstein tenure case exposes the commonplace cowardice of the "responsible" The controversy over Norman Finkelstein's tenure case at DePaul puts on public display the clash of conflicting definitions of the responsibility of academics.

Monday, April 30, 2007 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Last Sunday: Anti-capitalism in five minutes or less [Remarks to the final "Last Sunday" community gathering in Austin, TX, April 29, 2007. For a PDF of all five of the talks in this series, write to rjensen@uts.cc.utexas.edu.]

Sunday, February 18, 2007 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Last Sunday: Liberal icons and bipartisan empire-builiding Remarks to the fourth "Last Sunday" community gathering in Austin, TX, February 18, 2007.

Monday, January 29, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Last Sunday: What to do with/about white folks? Remarks to the third "Last Sunday" community gathering in Austin, TX, January 28, 2007.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Media reform should include critique of sexual-exploitation media Facing the pornography industry forces us to acknowledge the deep misogyny and white supremacy that still exists in the culture, even with the gains of the feminist and civil-rights movements. Both women and men might understandably be afraid of confronting what pornography tells us about the cruelty of our culture, our own sexual socialization, and the difficult struggles we face to create a world free of sexual violence.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The problem with solutions Remarks to the second "Last Sunday" community gathering in Austin, TX, December 29, 2006.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Saying goodbye to my "Fargo" accent

Monday, November 27, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Last Sunday: Digging in and digging deep Remarks to the first in a series of "Last Sunday" community gatherings in Austin, TX, November 26, 2006.

Saturday, November 18, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pornographic query: Is a DP inherently sexist?

Thursday, November 9, 2006 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The 2006 elections and the coming train wreck: Does it matter if we slow down the train?

Monday, October 16, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
University response to racist "ghetto fabulous" party is less than fabulous

Monday, September 25, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Propriety and paranoia in the empire Reaction to FOX appearance reveals pathology in U.S. politics

Thursday, September 14, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
5 years later, it's clear the anti-war movement was right

Friday, September 8, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Parallel Purges: Academic Freedom in Iran and America Liberal professors under attack, in Iran and the United States.

Monday, August 14, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Getting cognitive: The limits of George Lakoff's politics A review of Whose Freedom? The Battle over America's Most Important Idea by George Lakoff (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006).

Monday, July 17, 2006 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Florida's fear of history: New law undermines critical thinking

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