Newsletter: Alternet

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Noam Chomsky on America's Declining Empire, Occupy and the Arab Spring

Terça, 24/04/2012 - 07:00
According to Chomsky, America's declining power is self-inflicted.

The Fetish of National Security: How America's Worst Crimes Are Perpetrated and Excused

Terça, 24/04/2012 - 07:00
The creed of national security lets governments justify all sorts of crimes against humanity.

What Law Enforcement Missed: New Book Explains Why We Need to Revisit the Oklahoma City Bombing

Terça, 24/04/2012 - 07:00
The investigation failed to discover the truth because of sloppiness, self-serving intra-office politics, idiotic and obstructive turf wars among law enforcement agencies.

Occupy AIDS: ACT UP Celebrates 25 Years by Marching On Wall Street

Terça, 24/04/2012 - 07:00
ACT UP developed a model of direct action that is in many ways a template for Occupy--so it's not surprising that they're joining OWS for a march on Wall Street.

Apocalypse Soon: Why Are Christians So Obsessed With the End Times?

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 23:00
How can Americans make major life decisions on the basis of faith that the world will end in the very near future?

Porn Lit: Why the S&M "50 Shades of Gray" Is Freaking Everyone Out

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 23:00
The erotic lit-sensation is nothing new, but a collection of classic archetypes about gender and sex.

Why Is Autism So Drastically on the Rise? An Environmental Horror Story

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 19:00
An investigation into the relationship between environmental poisons and human health is riveting -- and terrifying.

10 of Thomas Friedman's Dumbest "Big Ideas"

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 19:00
You know the world is flat -- and hot and crowded -- but that's just the tip of Friedman's iceberg of hackery.

Was Jesus Gay? Probably

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 19:00
I preached on Good Friday that Jesus's intimacy with John suggested he was gay as I felt deeply it had to be addressed

The Soul of the Christian South: Fundamentalist and Progressive Churches Square Off in Gay Marriage Debate

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 17:00
N.C. is the only state left in the Southeast without a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. What voters decide on May 8 will send a strong signal throughout the nation.

Help for a Plastic Planet: New Report Focuses on Solutions to Global Plastic Pollution

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 17:00
The report offers real solutions, in addition to an excellent scientific accounting of the threats posed by plastic pollution to the environment, wildlife, humans and economies.

Progress or Promises? Free Trade and Labor Rights in Colombia

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 17:00
A free trade agreement with Colombia is moving forward, sparking accusations that the US is rewarding the country for 'promises, not actions.'

Public Displays of Connection: How Social Media Can Help Repair the News' Trust Problem

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 15:00
In his new book "Friends, Followers and the Future," Rory O'Connor explains how social media helps us form broader connections and stay aware of opposing views.

Armchair Warriors: Why Are Conservatives the Biggest Warmongers?

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 15:00
Conservatives in government have fetishized violence. Why?

Made In Our America: Letter to Trayvon Martin

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 07:00
Reflections on a boy lost too young, and a culture that allowed it to happen.

Right-Wing Campaign to Privatize Public Ed Takes Hold in Pennsylvania

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 07:00
In Pennsylvania, voucher proponents have spent more than $1 million on election season so far. Will the state set a national precedent in privatizing public schools?

After a Generation of Extremism, Phyllis Schlafly Still a Leading General in the War on Women

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 06:00
At 87, Schlafly is still on the warpath, gracing any podium that will have her with a font of barbed quips, bad facts and bitter resentment.

Labor Unions' Fight for the 99% Goes Way Beyond Raising Campaign Dollars

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 06:00
Labor is an integral part of the progressive coalition, one of the only forces capable of acting as a counterweight to the organized money that's taken over our politics.

Are Data-Mining and Advertising Stripping Language of its Meaning?

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 06:00
I can understand why words construed as product placement serve the interest of the corporation or the state, but they don’t “enhance†or “empower†people.

How Psychiatric Drugs Made America Mad

Segunda, 23/04/2012 - 06:00
Many casually prescribed drugs are fully capable of disabling – often permanently – bodies, brains and spirits.