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Posted on: Apr 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Americans shamefully imagine that spending a life sentence in solitary confinement could only happen in faraway countries. But two men in Louisiana's Angola prison know otherwise.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2003, Source: The Nation

Beacons of hope do exist in big-media dominated commercial radio. Dozens of independent and small-network stations are regularly whipping Clear Channel rivals in their markets.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The campaign of escalating violence waged by the Israeli army against international peace activists in Palestine has not altered their determination.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Today John Trudell acts in movies and makes albums -- but the FBI once considered the American Indian activist one of the most dangerous social agitators in America.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Hate those new plastic wine corks? So do many environmentalists, who say that eco-friendly cork farming is under attack from the plastic industry, supermarket chains and the likes of Bill Gates.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

With Valentine's Day coming up, the chocolate industry has agreed to fight child slavery on African cocoa farms. Does it mean business, or is Big Chocolate just sweetening its image?

Posted on: May 21, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Congressional Democrats just keep rolling over for the extremist GOP agenda.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2001, Source: Girlfriends

Indigo Girl Amy Ray talks about her new solo album, Stag: a tangle of genres that includes folk, rockabilly, punk and riot grrl righteousness.