Stories by Alex Kane

Alex Kane is AlterNet's New York-based World editor, and an assistant editor for Mondoweiss. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane. subscribe to Alex Kane's feed

Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

What's already public is a clear and systematic abuse of power and human rights.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

France curbs after-work emails, while a Swedish city experiments with six-hour work days.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

U.S.-funded Kenyan forces are ramping up a campaign of extrajudicial executions.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Cuba is the latest country to be targeted by U.S.-funded groups trying to destabilize unfriendly governments.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Controversy and intrigue fuel a growing political storm in Turkey.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Representative Paul Ryan’s budget would repeal Obamacare, privatize Medicare and cut taxes on the wealthy.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hilcorp wants to drill for gas even if landowners don’t want to let them.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Affordable Care Act is off to a roaring start.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Instead of a cell phone, Bill Clinton is seeing using an iPad.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The right-wing is wrong: Americans are signing up for health insurance in droves.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The enormous amount of ocean debris has frustrated those searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Billionaire pro-Israel casino magnate Sheldon Adelson was the man Republicans tried to woo.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It can open the door to torture, imprisonment and drone assassination.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Michigan Court of Appeals will rule this week on whether a halt to gay marriage in the state will continue.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pastor Steven Anderson said that female congregants should not speak up while church is going on.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Americans in 14 states have spent $1 billion on voucher programs that fund anti-science education.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The spending has sparked a debate over the institution’s spending priorities.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The polling guru has created a stir with his prediction that the Democrats will lose the Senate in November 2014.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Authorities in Rockford, Illinois say that the church, which houses the homeless during the winter, is in violation of municipal codes.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

#McConnelling has taken a serious turn. Was the ad meant for a Super PAC?

Posted on: Mar 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is a challenge to laws that restrict how much one person can donate to a candidate.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A Facebook post from Love details where she thinks the airplane is.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The commercials by Americans For Prosperity backfire after being overwhelming panned for falsehoods.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Medicinal pot is legal in the state. So why are workers being canned for using marijuana?

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New Jersey is the latest state to ban the electric car company from selling directly to consumers, which threatens auto dealers' business model. Is New York next?

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The barring of openly gay and lesbian marchers in large St. Patrick's Day parades has become a major political issue.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Tar sands mining pollutants have been linked to cancer and birth defects.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Documents show the widespread use of stingray surveillance devices, which collect data about innocent people.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The comedian takes a look at the state of "potsylvania" and how Colorado is making money off ganja.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hawks in the Republican and Democratic parties are pining to escalate the Ukraine crisis.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The former Arkansas governor can't quit making headlines when talking about women.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said those who believe global warming isn't real —like many Republicans — don't have a "valid point of view."

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The man who exposed mass surveillance spoke via video in his first public live appearance since fleeing the U.S.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

31 laws were violated by police and officials in this small northern Florida city.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Watchdog group Media Matters has launched a website cataloguing conservative propaganda.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Minnesota state Representative Pat Garofalo placed himself in hot water on Sunday.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Two comedians began interviewing their former sexual partners, and the result is magic.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The joke at Liza Minelli's expense was blasted as offensive.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The famous peace activist was trying to join a delegation.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus, whose work has been widely disputed by his peers, says that's it's prudent for Michigan to retain its ban on gay marriage.

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