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How School Administrators Tried to Bully My Daughter into Taking a Meaningless Test
Posted on: Mar 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet
What really happens when a student decides to opt-out of statewide exams? One parent-teacher's perspective on the backlash her daughter experienced when she said no to the test.
Anonymous Cop Explains Why Police Aren't More Critical of Drug War: "We Are Trained From Day One to Detach Ourselves, to Simply Enforce the Law"
Posted on: Jan 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet
An anonymous police officer writes how things like ego, economic concerns, and denial prevent cops from speaking out against the drug war.
The Strange Things Men Pay Prostitutes To Do
Posted on: Jul 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet
When I worked as a street prostitute, men paid me to do things you'd never imagine -- like pretend to be their girlfriend and take me on all-expense paid trips.
Trading Sex for Survival: What It's Like to be a Street Prostitute
Posted on: Jul 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet
What happens when men want to pay you money to cuddle, and the thought of it makes you sick?
Trading Sex for Money, Drugs, Survival: What It's Like to Be a Street Prostitute
Posted on: Jun 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet
The lives of street prostitutes who have sex for money to survive are very different than our idealized images of 'high-class' call girls.
My Life as an Insurgent, And Why I Quit
Posted on: Apr 23, 2010, Source: Institute for War and Peace Reporting
A former Iraqi member of al-Qaeda in Anbar province discusses why he chose to fight the U.S. occupation and why he eventually left.
War Vet: I Served 40 Months in Iraq, After Which I Didn't Want to Go Back Home
Posted on: Dec 23, 2009, Source: New America Media
Veteran with PTSD: "I don't feel comfortable at home anymore. My threat tolerance and response to perceived threats is so finely tuned that I felt safer in Iraq. "
A Day in the Life of an Abortion Clinic Escort
Posted on: Sep 27, 2009, Source: RH Reality Check
Every day that our doors are open to women seeking abortions, the sidewalk in front of our clinic is occupied by stalkers, harassers, and creeps.
The Day I Died
Posted on: Sep 23, 2002, Source: Shout Out
An anonymous author gives a biligual account of his near-death experience with alcohol. Don't let the Spanish throw you. This story serves as a warning in any language.
Ten Reasons Why Many Gulf War Veterans Oppose Re-Invading Iraq
Posted on: Sep 8, 2002, Source: AlterNet
The opinions of combat vets should be heard before troops deploy for battle -- not after they have returned wounded, ill or in body bags.
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