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: Nov 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Pope Francis called on politicians to guarantee “dignified work, education and healthcare” to their citizens.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Marlene Tapia has filed a civil rights lawsuit over the alleged incident at a detention center.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The documents are allegedly stored in a heavily-encrypted data cloud Edward Snowden set up, intelligence officials claim.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Miami Gardens police are out of control.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The officer, Jackie Len Neal, has previously been accused of sexual assault.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The interim deal over the nuclear energy program marks a new era for U.S.-Iran relations.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The "advice" was published on the “McResource” website, meant to give tips to fast-food workers.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Oriana Farrell bolted from law enforcement officers in New Mexico twice--leading cops to shoot at her minivan before finally pulling her over and arresting her.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The retired general turned right-wing evangelical activist made the remarks at a Men's Prayer Breakfast.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Wal-Mart logic: instead of paying workers a living wage, we can encourage low-wage workers to donate to less well-off workers.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Video of the police shooting the dog went viral and sparked outrage in Commerce City, Colorado.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A map published by Stateline highlights the impact of $5 billion in food stamp cuts across the country.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

You will soon be able to eat gold in Los Angeles.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Government officials are having difficulty communicating with people in the city of Tacloban, and ports and roads are blocked

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What is wrong with law enforcement in the Southwest?

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The National Nurses United’s relief network has called for volunteers and donations in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Center for Constitutional Rights wants a New York court to vacate their decision removing a judge from a landmark stop and frisk case.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Clinton’s ties to the Wall Street wing of the Democratic Party could spell trouble for a presidential run.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Atheists have built large communal gatherings across the country--sort of like church.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2013, Source: Los Angeles Review of Books

A new book details the story of how the Central Intelligence Agency worked with New York police to invade the private lives of Muslims.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Fox News hosts are wondering why men have to pay the same as women for health care.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A lawsuit alleges that David Eckert was forced to go through invasive and repeated searches of his anus by police and doctors.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Federal officials are looking into whether Paul Ciancia, accused of killing a TSA agent last week, is a right-wing conspiracy theorist.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

An independent panel released a report concluding that health professionals participated in the torture of detainees.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Income inequality is worsening nationwide, and nowhere is this more clear than when looking at individual cities.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The letters from health insurance companies don’t mention the health care exchanges customers could look into to get cheaper plans.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Buying products like SodaStream machines helps fuel Israel's control over Palestinians.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The study used eye-tracking technology to demonstrate what men and women look at when seeing a woman.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The hearing convened by Rep. Alan Grayson marked the first time that drone strike victims told their stories to U.S. politicians in an official capacity.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler's comments to fellow Republicans sparked an uproar from his colleagues.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The warnings of social disorder and increased drug abuse have not panned out in California, 17 years after the legalization of medical marijuana.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

An 11-year-old was treated for minor injuries as a result of the bite by a police dog.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Nations around the world implement repressive anti-women policies.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Colbert Report's star hilariously mocked a Fox News psychiatrist.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The owners of the animal dispute the police's claims that they were threatened by the dog.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch released detailed reports on drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Richard Trumka's blunt remarks were made Monday to a conference for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The new pope continues to shake up the church.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There’s only one medical marijuana dispensary operating in New Jersey.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez wants access to California prisons to look into isolation units.

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