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Stories by Alexander Zaitchik
Alexander Zaitchik is a journalist living in New Orleans.
U.S. Laws Criminalizing Sleeping in Public Have Grown as Much as 60 Percent in Just a Few Years
Posted on: Jan 2, 2016, Source: Van Winkle's
The problem is, the growing number of homeless in this country — more than 600,000 on any given night — often have nowhere else to go.
Meet Los Colchoneros, Havana’s Friendly Neighborhood Bed Repairmen
Posted on: Dec 10, 2015, Source: Van Winkle's
Chevrolets aren’t the only things from the 1950s Cubans are still using.
Guatemala's Maya Put Their Lives on the Line to Protect an Irreplaceable Rainforest
Posted on: Dec 1, 2015, Source: TakePart
20 years after the government turned over a vast forest to indigenous people, illegal logging and poverty are plummeting.
The People Who Rebuilt New Orleans Are Still Waiting to Get Paid
Posted on: Aug 31, 2015, Source: TakePart
Estimates of the wages pilfered from construction workers after Hurricane Katrina run to the tens of millions of dollars.
The Truth About the Lockerbie Bombing—And the Censored Film That Dared to Reveal It
Posted on: Dec 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet
A documentary that never aired in the U.S. theorizes that the Pan Am 103 bombing was an Iranian revenge hit.
The Crazy Things Gun Nuts Say Behind Closed Doors
Posted on: Oct 7, 2014, Source: Media Matters for America
A day spent at the Gun Rights Policy Conference exposed a fundamentalist mindset.
Climate Deniers Take Their Act to Vegas
Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: Media Matters for America
The Heartland Institute brings some much-needed comedic relief to the hot desert strip.
Stephen Colbert Won’t Save Us, “Game of Thrones” Is Not That Good: This “Golden Age” of TV Is a Big Sham
Posted on: May 5, 2014, Source: Salon
Stop calling this TV's golden age. It's still the Idiot Box, even if you like "Girls," Jon Stewart and "The Wire."
Inside the Western Conservative Conference: Activists Sold on Guns, Gold and the Threat of China
Posted on: Feb 28, 2014, Source: Media Matters
Gathering at Barry Goldwater's hometown epitomized conservative failure to accept the cultural and racial complexion of the country.
Burning Man for Gun Nuts -- Inside the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot
Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: Media Matters
The rumble from the range is audible even at the far end of the event's 900-table vendors hall.
The Secret Fears of the Gun Lobby and What They're Planning Next
Posted on: Oct 9, 2013, Source: Media Matters
An inside look at an influential meeting of leading pro-gun minds.
Glenn Beck Unveils His Next Nutty Idea to His Followers at His Summer Gathering: I'm the Man in the Moon
Posted on: Jul 11, 2013, Source: Media Matters
The right-wing showman launches American Dream Labs with a lunar spectacle in Salt Lake, says he wants to be the next Walt Disney.
UN Passes Historic Arms Trade Treaty to U.S. Media Silence
Posted on: Apr 3, 2013, Source: Media Matters
No major broadcast network has made even passing mention of a treaty that curtails trafficking to war-torn nations.
Revealed: Right-Wing Groups Spent Over $1 Million Bankrolling Fox News Host's Propaganda in Schools
Posted on: Feb 25, 2013, Source: Media Matters for America
Meet the dark money groups distributing John Stossel materials to American students.
"To Get the Gold, They Will Have to Kill Every One of Us First” Tribal Leaders Fight Gold-Hungry Investors
Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: Salon
Ecuadorian officials want to sell gold-laden land to China, but not without a fight from the legendary Shuar tribe.
Before the World Forgets Antarctica's First Great Author: The Fascinating Life and Death of Nick Johnson
Posted on: Feb 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The author of "Big Dead Place" cut his own life short, but left behind a gripping personal story.
New Outrageous Lie from NRA: Gun Silencers Protect Kids' Hearing
Posted on: Dec 30, 2012, Source: Salon
Silencers could give the next Adam Lanza even more time to kill -- but to the NRA, it's got to be protected.
Future Fox News Superstar Greg Gutfeld Is Ignorant, and Proud of It
Posted on: Dec 6, 2012, Source: Media Matters
A review of the self-described jerk and wannabe funnyman's new book, "The Joy Of Hate."
Amazing Investigation: How a Real Life James Bond Got Whacked by a Bag Lady Assassin
Posted on: Dec 2, 2012, Source: Salon
New clues and a powerful Wall St. skeptic challenge the official story of a CIA financier's brutal murder.
Welcome to Ted Nugent's Gun Country! Discovery Channel and TV's Descent Into Total Idiocy
Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: Media Matters
Discovery is chasing the lowest common ratings denominator by pandering to survivalist gun nuts.
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