Stories by Daniela Perdomo

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Posted on: Jul 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

With only a few months to go until the election, the campaign to legalize marijuana in California has only $50,000 in cash on hand. The question now is: How can it win?

Posted on: Jul 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

New documentary 'Countdown to Zero' explores just how much danger we are in.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Stone's new film traces the rise of Chávez, Lula, Evo, and others who see participatory democracy and cooperation between Latin American countries as the future.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Fox host Stossel disguises his hate speech behind his polished TV persona and libertarian pose, offering his audience a path to hatred without joining Glenn Beck's circus.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Prescription drugs taken as directed kill 100,000 Americans a year. That's one person every five minutes. How did we get here?

Posted on: Jun 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Antismoking legislation stands to throw a wrench in tobacco companies' deceptive marketing practices. But the industry is attempting to deceive smokers in new ways.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Scandal explodes over doctor's 'clitoroplasty.'

Posted on: Jun 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Two big corporations poured tens of millions into the airwaves for their rip-off schemes, but get no support from CA voters.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Earth reached its human capacity in the 1980s. Our planet is in crisis, and Bill Ryerson is using media to change behaviors that contribute to global overpopulation.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

31-year military veteran Sestak: 'I learned that militaries may make you safe, but they don't make you strong.'

Posted on: May 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

How the owner of the exploded oil rig has made $270 million off the disaster, and nine other shocking, depressing facts about the oil spill.

Posted on: May 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Sodas have fueled our obesity epidemic. An elegant solution -- soda taxes -- would cut our addiction, but the sugary drink industry is gearing up to make sure that can't happen.

Posted on: May 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

VoteVets is making waves educating the public about a very different kind of soldier.

Posted on: May 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

At best 20% of the oil spill may be recoverable. Though we don't yet know the full extent of the disaster, one thing is for sure: regulatory failures paved the way.

Posted on: May 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

As the oil spill grows, Palin extols off-shore drilling. Is she a performance artist, a shrewd businesswoman or just incredibly dense and lucky? Likely all of the above.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

In addition to a law that requires women view ultrasounds before their abortions, Oklahoma now shields doctors who hide information about birth defects from malpractice suits.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Crowds in San Francisco chant, 'Hey, big banks, where's our dough? Working families have a right to know!'

Posted on: Apr 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

With a $6,000 price tag, TED caters to an exclusive group of tastemakers and moguls ... is it enough that anyone can watch videos from the conference for free?

Posted on: Apr 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A federal judge ruled that National Prayer Day's 'sole purpose is to encourage citizens to engage in prayer, an inherently religious exercise.'

Posted on: Apr 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Net neutrality ensures a fair Internet. The telecom industry has the money and power to make sure that doesn't happen -- but the people (and the FCC) can fight back.