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Don Hazen is the executive editor of AlterNet.
Scapegoating Craigslist Is Not Going to Solve the Problem of Underage Prostitution
Posted on: Jun 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet
For years, politicians have gone after Craigslist for ads promoting sex trafficking and prostitution. At best their efforts are misguided, and may even exacerbate the problem.
It's Conference Time in Progressive America -- Will You Be Attending?
Posted on: May 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Summer is the season when American progressives gather to assess the political moment and mobilize their troops for the ongoing battle.
Tales of Sex and Insight: How a Smart Girl From the 'Burbs Ended Up in a Harem in Faraway, Wealthy Brunei
Posted on: May 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet
AlterNet interviews Jillian Lauren about her coming-of-age memoir, 'Some Girls: My Life in a Harem,' a story of adventure, abuse, riches, and ultimately, healing.
How to Fight Hate When It Shows Up in Your Community
Posted on: Apr 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Political and social dynamics have created a volatile environment for dangerous expressions of hate across America. Here's how to fight back.
How Afraid Are You?
Posted on: Mar 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Threats of violence are stinking up the air in America -- and they need to be taken seriously. We need your help.
Have You Heard the One About the Optimist and the Pessimist?
Posted on: Mar 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet
How can we be creative, bold and determined if we are not optimistic? That is our challenge.
A Few Reasons Why Dave Eggers Is a Great American
Posted on: Mar 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Dave Eggers -- author, editor, publisher and teacher -- is a creative force who refuses to be discouraged by our terrible times.
Looking for Inspiration? Try This
Posted on: Feb 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet
People are feeling in the dumps these days, and for very good reasons. But there's hope in working together.
Stuck in Time: The Ancient English Band The WHO Is Playing at Half Time at the Super Bowl
Posted on: Feb 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Could CBS have picked a more dated (and less diverse) musical act?
Welcome to the New AlterNet
Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet
The new AlterNet gives readers more opportunities to express their opinions and more avenues to 'Take Action' for change.
Adios, Air America
Posted on: Jan 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Air America has just announced that they're declaring bankruptcy and will cease operations.
The Disaster of the Century: How to Help Haiti
Posted on: Jan 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet
A guide to the best ways your aid can immediately help save lives, protect the survivors and rebuild Haiti.
Are Progressives Depressed or Too Privileged to Produce Social Change? Or Are We Just Failing to Organize Effectively?
Posted on: Jan 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Real change seems almost impossible. What are we doing wrong?
Is Bono the Most Popular Man in the World?
Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet
What should we make of Bono, who uses his immense platform to highlight social justice issues? Is he a hero or a hypocrite?
Moyers, Moore and Maddow are the Most Influential Progressives
Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Recently we asked our readers to rank the most influential progressives. Here are the results.
Texas Populist Jim Hightower Makes Progressive 'Hall of Fame,' as Nation Magazine Gathering Grapples with Conflicted Feelings about President Obama
Posted on: Dec 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet
A year after the President's inauguration, much of the giddiness surrounding Obama has dissipated.
Pick the Most Influential Progressives. Fill Out Our Survey. Maybe Win a Prize!
Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet
We're eager to hear what you love, and what you might want to change about AlterNet.
The New York Times Embraces 'Douche' as the Television Dirty Word of the Moment
Posted on: Nov 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The NY Times has just discovered that "douche" is used as an insult in mainstream media. Why do they seem to see the spread of a term derogatory to women as progress?
The Relentless War on Drug Users Is Escalating Violence in the US: It's Time for Harm Reduction
Posted on: Nov 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Hundreds gather in Albuquerque to celebrate a new dawn of wider acceptance of drug reform, while still feeling a little nervous about the path ahead.
AlterNet Audience Breaks Funding Records, Again: Continues to Buck the Trend
Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet
We broke all of our fundraising records. Thank you for showing us you care about strong, independent journalism.
It's All About the People: Meet the AlterNet People
Posted on: Oct 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The progressive super stars and the key players who bring you the stories you want.
CodePink Founder Jodie Evans Challenges Obama Up Close and Personal on His Afghanistan Policy
Posted on: Oct 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Armed with the signatures of thousands of Afghan women asking him not to send more troops, Evans told Obama that women must have a seat at the negotiating table.
Is Lou Dobbs, CNN's Resident Bigot, on His Way Out?
Posted on: Sep 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Protest campaigns urging CNN to dump Dobbs are gathering momentum. Will 'the most trusted name in news' do the right thing?
The Buzz on the Van Jones Resignation at Momentum
Posted on: Sep 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Jones' successor at Green for All, took the issue head on yesterday at the Tides Foundation Momentum Conference.
Action Editorial: Why the Secret Service and FBI Must Investigate Threats Against Obama and Beef Up Security to Protect Him
Posted on: Sep 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet
With Obama the target of hate speech and over 30 death threats a day, the FBI needs to hear that it can't let budget shortfalls get in the way of the president's life.
5 Reasons Why Van Jones and Progressives are Better Off With Jones Out of the White House
Posted on: Sep 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The truth is, progressives need Van Jones working on the outside providing vision and leadership, not on the inside with his mouth buttoned.
Progressives to Gather at Tides Momentum Conference with Frustration with Obama on Their Minds
Posted on: Sep 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet
We are in a political crisis moment. The Tides Foundation is bringing together the country's most significant progressives to address our complex political realities.
Legal Pot in California in 2010? "Oaksterdam" Provides the Model
Posted on: Jun 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Pot entrepreneur Richard Lee envisions a professional marijuana industry much like the one that exists in Amsterdam.
AlterNet Takes on Shock Jock Michael Savage and Gets Threatened With a Lawsuit
Posted on: Jun 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet
When we helped publicize the link between bilious talk show host Michael Savage and Rockstar energy drink, we got a letter from their lawyers.
Markos 'Kos' Moulitsas on Obama, Twittering, Fighting the Blue Dogs, and the Major Changes Coming
Posted on: May 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The founder of the popular Daily Kos site discusses the growing power of the online netroots, and their upending of political gatekeepers.
AlterNet Announces the Winners of the 6-Word 'Why I Love AlterNet' Challenge
Posted on: May 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet
More than 1,000 people entered AlterNet's "6 Word Challenge" -- it was a tough choice, but we've picked out the best.
Give Us 6 Words, and We Just Might Give You 100 Bucks
Posted on: Apr 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Sometimes more is less. Like in our new 6-word competition where you can help keep AlterNet kicking and made a cool hundred for yourself.
The AlterNet Megaphone: How to Support AlterNet Without Spending a Penny
Posted on: Apr 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Use your Facebook account to share AlterNet with your friends and family.
The Voters' Uprising: President Obama What Are You Thinking?
Posted on: Mar 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Just about everything is riding on how we navigate this unprecedented moment in history; Obama needs to show he's on the right side.
We Have a Golden Opportunity to End the War on Drugs: Can You Help?
Posted on: Mar 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet
We can't end the despicable "war on drugs" without an effective media that can mobilize our citizenry and spread the word.
Bad News Bears; Obama: Prisoners Have No Rights
Posted on: Feb 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Obama's latest disturbing move makes him seem more like a bullshit artist than the moral voice we heard when he was a candidate.
Obama on the Precipice: The Ten Worst Things He Could Do When He Takes Over
Posted on: Jan 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet
What will Obama do, and how could he screw it up, given the fact that pretty much everything is riding on him getting things right the first time?
AlterNet Readers Say Phooey to Financial Meltdown; Break All Giving Records in Supporting Progressive, Independent Media
Posted on: Jan 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet
You helped out in a big way, and now we can go back to bringing you kick-ass coverage on this amazing moment in history.
Want to Save Some Lives? Here is a Simple Formula for Identifying Strokes
Posted on: Dec 21, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Not knowing its signs can be fatal.
Hey Barack, Don't Forget: "You Gotta Dance With Them What Brung Ya"
Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Blacks, Latinos, single women, young voters, union members and gay people elected Obama. How will he represent them in his staff and his policies?
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