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.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The church drops its defense posture, edits its guidelines to read that church leaders should report clerical sex abuse to civil authorities.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

AlterNet's Vision coverage offers creative, innovative ways of rethinking and tackling our society's most pressing problems. Here are 10 of our recent best stories.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The National Security Agency broke the law when it wiretapped Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation's phones, the U.S. District Court ruled Wednesday.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The minority rules in the California Legislature, and they're responsible for the state's budget logjam -- linguist George Lakoff has an elegant solution to fix it.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Social-networking sites have driven a seemingly insatiable need to share all sorts of information about ourselves in a very public way -- and law enforcement has caught on.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Birth control can be a pain, but in this day and age every woman should love her method. Here are 10 you ought to consider.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The media are trying to find political affiliations for the Pentagon shooter, but they're missing the big picture.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The author of a study claiming liberals and atheists are smarter than conservatives and believers is called 'great idiot of social science' by prominent evolutionary biologist.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

More and more of the nation's 78 million boomers are discovering they'd rather smoke marijuana than reach for a pharmaceutical.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Robert Greenwald launches growing campaign that calls historically revisionist series backed by a producer with ties to Roger Ailes, "right-wing character assassination."

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

While marijuana is more mainstream than ever, legalization still faces backlash from the powers that be.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Beck's Fox News show advertisers are dropping like flies. Will the ad exodus take him off-air, or will Fox continue to foot the bill for its propaganda goals?

Posted on: Feb 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The so-called Snowpocalypse has brought out the funny bone in the right-wing media, but their inability to correctly draw causal connections is very dangerous.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Facing three GOP opponents affiliated with the Tea Party movement in the primaries, Paul is concerned that building anti-Washington sentiment could take him out as well.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A new debate is raging over whether prolonged cell phone use poses serious health side effects.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The banking behemoths have used our dollars to destroy our economy. The Move Your Money campaign says we don't have to wait for financial reform to fight back.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Bringing formerly taboo issues to TV, the former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler's show has caught on. Conspiracy theorists probably aren't surprised.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

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Posted on: Jan 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Obama engages GOP House leaders in a lively Q&A on their turf -- and wins. If only U.S. politics were always this unscripted.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

It's up to progressives to take action around Bernanke, Haiti, anti-choice ads, and the corporate take-over of our democracy. Get involved now!