Stories by Alex Kane

Alex Kane is former World editor at AlterNet. His work has appeared in Mondoweiss, Salon, VICE, the Los Angeles Review of Books and more. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane. subscribe to Alex Kane's feed

Posted on: Aug 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why does the U.S. fund Egypt's army as it commits human rights violations?

Posted on: Aug 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Guardian newspaper's editor says that the British government has tried to intimidate the media outlet into halting their reporting on the National Security Agency.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Zurich, Switzerland is building wooden sheds with alarms so that men and women can exchange sex for money more safely.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Your head may be spinning if you're trying to understand recent events in Egypt. So here's an explainer on new developments and U.S. policy.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A direct approach to the problem of surveillance cameras: smashing them.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A massive industry profits off the government-induced fear of terrorism.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

From a CIA agent to a Cuban terrorist, the U.S. shelters people who are accused of heinous crimes.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A review of scientific studies has found that religious people tend to be less intelligent than non-believers.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Foreign Policy magazine has obtained documents confirming that the Central Intelligence Agency snooped on famed activist and linguist Noam Chomsky.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Worshippers from a Catholic church in California have taken to congregating outside a tree because there is liquid coming from it.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Award-winning photographer Shawn Nee was detained by Los Angeles police after he photographed officers intervening in a domestic dispute.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the New York Police Department systematically stopped innocent people and that their stop and frisk policy violated the Constitution.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced policy changes aimed at curbing the use of mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenders.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The head of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation took to the Los Angeles Times to say that what you've been told about the hunger strike is all wrong.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

From having your phone and internet data collected to the militarization of the police, the war on terror is having a major affect on American lives.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Monsignor Arthur Coyle pled not guilty over the weekend on charges of paying for sexual conduct.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Activists battle the military over its refusal to release the names of trainees at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The military intelligence analyst was found not guilty on the most serious charge of "aiding the enemy," but was found guilty of violating the Espionage Act.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new study shows that doubling the salaries and benefits of every single McDonald’s employee would result in only a 68 cent increase in the price of Big Macs.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

20 teachers, administrators and staff are using an Arkansas law to arm themselves while working at Clarksville High School.

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