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: Sep 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Observers of United Nations speeches yesterday witnessed interesting hints of a diplomatic thaw between President Obama and Hassan Rouhani.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Fred Maphis, a resident of Wisconsin, is facing misdemeanor charges of leaving a loaded firearm near a minor and obstructing an officer.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Here’s what we know already about the man behind the latest mass shooting.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The police brutality victim's attorney said a lawsuit would go after the police for the incident.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The police were trying to shoot a man who was trying to kill himself, but shot innocent witnesses instead.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

D.C. police say the shooter opened fire inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters

Posted on: Sep 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives on a review panel criticized books that don’t challenge Charles Darwin.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Fox News host Neil Cavuto had on author Joel Rosenberg to talk about the end-times and the violence in Syria.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The push towards U.S. military intervention in Syria has been halted for now.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

An off-the-cuff remark by Secretary of State John Kerry may have provided the best way out of U.S. military intervention in Syria.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The progressive Senator from Massachusetts denounced the courts at a labor convention over the weekend.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied that his regime used chemical weapons while the U.S. continued to make the case for military action.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What started out as a civil uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s regime has turned into a regional proxy war that is engulfing the Middle East.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Emily Yates, the veteran, was playing the banjo at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia before she was detained.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The nation's leading left-wing thinker had harsh words on the plans to bomb Syria.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The $1.3 billion sent to Egypt's armed forces every year functions as a major subsidy program to American military contractors.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Some students in the California school district say it's an invasion of privacy.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There’s no shortage of commentators itching for a U.S. attack on Syria.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

CIA documents show that the U.S. was complicit in chemical weapons attacks launched by the Iraqi military in the 1980s.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

America’s most famous whistleblower slammed the journalists attacking Greenwald and Edward Snowden.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A pressing environmental problem for the billion-plus people worldwide who rely the ocean for protein.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Any moves to bomb Syria risk further American involvement in a brutal civil war that has spiraled out of control.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Wesley Warren suffered from a condition known as scrotal lymphedema.

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.

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