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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

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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 5, 2022
A Practical Radical Politics We need to be practical when it comes to politics, to work for policies that we can enact today, inadequate though they may be to answer calls for social justice and ecological sustainability. We also need to maintain a relentlessly radical analysis, to highlight the failures of systems and structures of power, aware that policies we might enact today won't resolve existing crises or stave off collapse.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 29, 2012
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?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 25, 2012
"There are Marxists in India?" Economist Prabhat Patnaik on the global crisis Indian economist looks at the big picture.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 1, 2011
Occupy Congress: Norman Solomon sees a role for progressive legislators Longtime progressive activist Norman Solomon makes a big for Congress.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 23, 2010
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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 26, 2010
Why am I here? Our struggle for meaning, in the world and church Progressive religion and coping with collapse
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 8, 2010
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.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The anguish of the age: Emotional reactions to collapse Coping with collapse
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 15, 2010
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.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 25, 2010
The Collapse of Journalism/The Journalism of Collapse: New Storytelling and a New Story A new journalism needed for a society in collapse.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 28, 2010
"Getting rid of hope and faith": Abe Osheroff on the struggle for a better world Facing difficult truths honestly.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 25, 2010
Great television/bad journalism: Media failures in Haiti coverage U.S. mainstream media fail to tell the real story of Haiti.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 25, 2009
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.]
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 14, 2009
Can journalism schools be relevant in a world on the brink? A call for Journalism for Justice/Storytelling for Sustainability
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 9, 2009
An inspirational political life captured on film A review of Abe Osheroff: One Foot in the Grave, the Other Still Dancing
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 6, 2009
The false gods of state and corporation: Becky Garrison interviews Robert Jensen Religion and politics in All My Bones Shake.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 27, 2009
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.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Conflicting visions of romantic love a review of A Vindication of Love Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century by Cristina Nehring
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 20, 2009
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

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