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Inside you’ll find several exposes that demand follow-through.

1. In logging towns across California and the Northwest, hard times and a cynical Bush administration change in timber law have made torching a forest one of the easiest ways to find work. The U.S. Forest Service isn’t investigating vigorously because they’re too busy salvaging logs from the burned areas. Help us break this conspiracy of silence.

2. The UN didn’t merely blunder in Somalia. It deliberately turned its back when begged to intercede, then sabotaged its one competent envoy as he began stitching together a peace that might have kept Somalia from unraveling. Join our call for a congressional investigation into the failures of the UN before the United States finds itself drafted as the world’s constable.

3. Our pullout on Clinton’s big-money contributors shows who paid for his campaign–and what return they ex-pect on their investment. Take back our country by unmasking these wolves in Democratic clothing and demanding that “soft money” be shorn from electoral politics.

4. The new administration’s first defeat-the Zoe Baird nomination- revealed the most disturbing aspect yet of Clinton’s character. Baird clearly felt herself above the law, but less widely disclosed was her use of legal chicanery to suppress corporate whistle-blowers. She probably would have kept the corruption at DOJ under wraps. Clinton was seduced by her situational ethics–and his own. Help us force the President to confront problems that require more than political “handling.”

5. A decade ago, the Vatican began lobbying Muslim nations to remove birth control from the international agenda. Their common interest? Preventing women from shaping their own lives. Our cover package explores how to feminize the balance of power in the world. It also delves into unconscious realms where political compasses lose their correctness. We at Mother Jones had a variety of responses to the photo above. Is it funny? Disturbing? Tell us your perceptions.

We need your thoughts and your support. We don’t have the resources to pursue all our investigations, nor to solicit new readers in the volume we’d like. We hope you’ll lobby a colleague, relative, or neighbor who might be in a position to remedy some of the wrongs we’re exposing. And that either before or after you read this issue, you’ll turn back a page and fill out the card offering a free copy of this magazine to a friend or two whom you think would like to join us in our efforts to reclaim America.

SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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