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Democracy lives in a struggle, not a place. The Hard Times Review is committed to Amy Goodman’s principle of “going where the silence is.” Our news articles, commentary, book reviews, oral histories and interviews, reading lists, and more at HTR primarily focus on poverty, American prison, homelessness, police brutality, rebellion, work, and other related subjects.

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Travis Wilmot is a writer, contributing editor, and co-founder of Hard Times Review. His work has appeared in The Brattleboro Reformer and elsewhere.

Matthew Vernon Whalan is a writer and contributing editor for Hard Times Review. His work has appeared in The Alabama Political Reporter, New York Journal of Books, The Brattleboro Reformer, Scheer Post, The Manchester Journal, The Commons, The Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Multiculturalbridge.org, Red Crow News, and other newspapers and literary journals. He is the author of Doing Time: American Mass Imprisonment Pandemic (2021) and Memories, Dreams, and Reflections of THE American Buddhist as Shouted to Matthew Vernon Whalan (2021), with Hard Times Review Press. His oral history on American Homelessness, Homeless Anything Helps, will be published in August of 2021.