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Unlike Walter Scott's Horrific Killing, Deaths By Police Are Rarely Recorded -- They're Not Even Counted by the Government
Posted on: Apr 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Through his crowdsourced site, FatalEncounters, D. Brian Burghart hopes to count and ultimately reduce deaths caused by police.
Fear Is the Biggest Threat to Our Democracy
Posted on: Mar 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Join us in our fight against the pernicious culture of fear and creeping authoritarianism.
Danny Schechter, the News Dissector, Dies in NYC at 72
Posted on: Mar 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Schechter was a renaissance progressive with a long list of achievements and creative endeavors.
Fear Dominates Politics, Media and Human Existence in America—And It’s Getting Worse
Posted on: Mar 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Today, AlterNet launches a series of articles and investigations on fear, and how to combat it.
Happy New Year! Thanks For Your Support!
Posted on: Jan 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Did you notice that the look of the site has changed?
The Rubber Hits the Road: We Need Your Help
Posted on: Dec 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Can you support AlterNet at the end of the year?
Is There Any Hope for America to Transcend the Disastrous Thinking of the National Security State?
Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Tom Engelhardt discusses his new book and the national security state.
Apocalypse Election: Fear and Paranoia Won on Tuesday, Though Ebola and ISIL Were Not on the Ballot
Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The only antidote to fear is the courage to confront it and fight for the values we hold dear.
Apocalypse Now: Seriously, It's Time for a Major Rethink About Liberal and Progressive Politics
Posted on: Oct 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet
We are losing badly to the corporate state. Here's what we need to do.
Naomi Klein on the Great Clash Between Capitalism and the Climate
Posted on: Sep 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Klein discusses her new book, "This Changes Everything."
Recognize These Faces?
Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Keep the great journalism going with your financial support.
Why It's Delusional to Think a Campaign for a Constitutional Amendment Can End Citizens United
Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Citizens United has delivered our democracy to billionaires. But there's a danger in pushing reform that won't work.
Op-Ed: Shameless Fund-Raising: We Need Your Support!
Posted on: Sep 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet
You can depend on AlterNet to be tough, inspiring, creative, honest, relevant and fair.
An Illuminating Sat. Night with Key Witness to Ferguson Shooting (Autopsy Update)
Posted on: Aug 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Coroner concludes Brown was shot 6 times by cop, twice in the head.
Liberation as Impulse Control: Sigmund Freud, Radical Anti-Capitalist?
Posted on: Aug 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Despite its general rejection, psychoanalysis can be a process that can liberate patients from the compulsive need for gratification.
Progressive Progress in New York City? One Expert Gives His Grade
Posted on: Jul 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet
City Limits editor Jarrett Murphy reflects on Bill de Blasio's first controversy-plagued months in office.
Color of Change Goes After Black Congress Members For Attacking Net Neutrality and Supporting Telecoms
Posted on: Jul 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Ten members of Congressional Black Caucus are targeted for favoring telecoms at the expense of the black community.
'Progressive' Headlines That Serve as Propaganda for the Wacko Right
Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Putting absurd, mendacious rightwing quotes in headlines just helps conservatives control the debate.
Are You Kidding? New York Passes Limited Medical Pot Law, But Nanny Cuomo Says You Can't Smoke It
Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet
It's 2014, but Cuomo is still living in the Dark Ages.
To Curb Big Money's Political Corruption, Larry Lessig Makes Promising Start With a Million For People’s Super PAC
Posted on: May 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Is Lessig headed in the right direction?
James Polshek Believes Architecture Has an Obligation to Nurture--the Antithesis of Ayn Rand's Howard Roark
Posted on: May 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet
An interview with the celebrated American architect.
Why Such Hysterical Reactions By Andrew Sullivan and the Pundit Class to Mozilla CEO Stepping Down Because of His Anti-Gay Position?
Posted on: Apr 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Are they overreacting?
The Most Elitist, Disgusting Supreme Court Has Rigged the Whole System in Favor of the Rich
Posted on: Apr 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The Supreme Court has crushed the last aspect of campaign finance reform. That's why we need your support.
Editorial: The Retirement Crisis Is Upon Us
Posted on: Jan 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Two-thirds of working Americans will not be able to maintain their standard of living when they retire. Many will go into poverty.
10 Disruptors: People Who Really Shook Up the System in 2013
Posted on: Dec 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet
In a bleak year filled with bad news, people from Edward Snowden to Elizabeth Warren were brave enough to shake up the establishment.
Editorial: Will You Help Fix the Retirement Crisis? It Will Affect All of You, Eventually
Posted on: Dec 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Covering the retirement crisis is our top priority in 2014.
Editorial: How Bad is the Corporate and Conservative Media?
Posted on: Dec 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet
How you can help one of most powerful antidotes to corporate media failure.
The Promise and Perils of Bill de Blasio If Elected Mayor of NYC: 9 Power Centers to Keep Your Eye On
Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Success won’t be easy, but if de Blasio plays it smart, he could keep fooling people all the way to a more humane inclusive NYC.
Chairman Ted: Enough Excess Attention on the Texas Buffoon
Posted on: Oct 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet
When the Dems, won the big standoff, why did everyone have a photo of Ted Cruz?
Thanks -- Fundraising Campaign Goal Is Reached
Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet
An appreciation to readers who helped AlterNet meet its fall fundraising goal.
State Department Is Keeping Pakistani Drone Victim's Lawyer Out of the Country So Survivors Won't Testify in Front of Members Of Congress (with Video and Petition)
Posted on: Sep 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The State Dept. prevented the lawyer challenging U.S.-led drone attacks from appearing before Congress.
Sign Up for the Writers You Love to Read
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Get alerts about the latest by Noam Chomsky, Thom Hartmann, Lynn Parramore and others. And make a contribution to AlterNet's Fall campaign, if you can.
How Bill de Blasio is Making History in the New York Mayoral Race
Posted on: Sep 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet
NYC Democratic Primary voters appear to be taking the steps to make de Blasio the first Democratic mayor in New York in 20 years.
Can We Count on You to Help AlterNet Operate at Full Strength?
Posted on: Sep 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet
No muss, no fuss. We need to raise $40k in the next two weeks to meet our 2013 budget so that we can operate at full strength.
The Potential Miracle Element in Cannabis That Changed Sanjay Gupta's Mind About the Power of Pot
Posted on: Sep 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Martin Lee, author of "Smoke Signals," discusses the healing powers of the cannabis plant.
Media Mash: Are Prius Drivers More Obnoxious? New Study Suggests It Just Might Be So
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The New York Times and I agree: The rich do drive differently than you and I.
Editorial: Fighting the 4 Plagues -- We Have To Do Things Differently
Posted on: Jun 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Clearly things must change and we're leading the fight, but we need your help to hone the right strategy.
AlterNet Editorial: Wow! 4 Million
Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet
It comes down to strong content and good friends who share our articles with their friends on social media.
The 4 Plagues: Getting a Handle on the Coming Apocalypse
Posted on: Jun 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet
In an environment of confusion and despair, it helps to understand the forces at play, how they operate, and why they feel so overwhelming.
Chris Christie & Wisconsin's Scott Walker Are Right-Wing Soul Brothers: What It Means for Unions and Progressives
Posted on: Apr 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet
By Christie's deeds and his words, he is clearly committed to the death of the labor movement and every other sort of social progress.
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