Stories by Don Hazen

Don Hazen is the executive editor of AlterNet. subscribe to Don Hazen's feed

Posted on: Oct 30, 2002, Source: AlterNet

War, peace, elections and Paul Wellstone's death make this a hyper-political moment.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2002, Source: AlterNet

There are many reasons for hating electoral politics. But if one wants change, then compromise and doing battle are part of the deal.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The tens of thousands of people who showed up at Saturday's demonstration in San Francisco left no doubt about it: there IS a peace movement.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The death of the Minnesota senator, the conscience of the Senate, will have a major impact on American politics.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2002, Source: AlterNet

An analysis of a wide range of polls by concludes that the American public is at best "lukewarm" towards any upcoming war on Iraq.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

How did we arrive at this potentially apocalyptic moment in history? It took a unique confluence of events, topped by a whole new way of thinking in America by those in power.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

"I thought it was time to draw a line in the sand and say we welcome all eligible Californians to the polls." -- Rob McKay, sponsor of Prop. 52, Election Day Voter Registration.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2002, Source: AlterNet

What were you afraid of on Sept. 11, 2001? What frightens you today, one year later? Chances are, the two answers are quite different.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A landmark new anthology explores the confluence of Zen and psychedelics but leaves one question unanswered: what do we tell the kids?

Posted on: Sep 2, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Huge numbers of Americans are being screwed by deregulation, corporate corruption, political bribery and skyrocketing health care costs. The time is ripe to organize for change.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A new report shows that the top execs of companies under investigation earned 70 percent more than the average CEOs who didn’t cook the books.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Springsteen’s new album gets a hero’s welcome, while Earle’s latest is met with calls for a boycott. But we need both artists to help sort out the country’s post-9/11 trauma.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet

In the latest crushing blow dealt by the feds, a medical marijuana user in California faces a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence for a pot conviction.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Viewers who tune into Donahue’s new talk show will send a message to TV execs that there is a huge audience for unconventional television programming with a decidedly progressive edge.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Beneath the boiling, police-infested surface of New York City this Fourth of July week were healthy anti-establishment rumblings.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Despite a media black-out -- and themes that repudiate the myth of Bush's invincibility -- books by Michael Moore and Mark Crispin Miller are selling at a brisk pace.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Two thinkers make a compelling case for diversity and creativity as the engines that drive economic growth.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Is Ralph Nader drawing attention to another hoax perpetrated on the American public?

Posted on: May 2, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bill Maher, host of TV's Politically Incorrect, is possibly the most visible critic of the drug war in the states. Last week, he spoke out at the NORML convention about what really needs to happen to end the war on drugs.

Posted on: May 1, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold's "Blue Vinyl," is a humorous but sobering tale of how polyvinyl chloride, or vinyl, takes lives and hurts the environment.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet

With 75,000 marchers in D.C., up to 50,000 in San Francisco and thousands more across the country, this weekend's anti-war rallies surprised organizers and authorities alike.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The NORML campaign featuring NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg has generated lots of publicity, but it may have undermined NORML's objective: to take the heat off city pot smokers.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Though their messages are important and hard-hitting, Noam Chomsky and his soulmates at FAIR may be falling behind the times in their unwillingness or inability to change.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Who are you, what do you care about, who do you admire? A report to the AlterNet Community about your demographics and opinions reveals a new kind of reader -- the "AlterNet news activist."

Posted on: Dec 16, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Paranoia has gripped America since 9/11, hijacking social progress and undermining freedoms.'s executive editor charts a sensible way to move beyond the fear and build a strong and secure nation.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2001, Source: AlterNet

As founder of the National Toxics Campaign, a green business leader and eventually a progressive candidate for Congress, John O'Connor led a notable life of hard-fought battles.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2001, Source: AlterNet

A rabidly pro-war cadre of journalists and pundits have become cheerleaders for an aggressive and expansive war, urging Bush to escalate the battle beyond Afghanistan and to use more force.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Half a dozen big name groups are attacking the "shameful [corporate] profiteering and opportunism" that has followed Sept. 11, and have launched a campaign to fight it.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2001, Source: AlterNet

In the wake of Sept. 11, our paralyzed citizenry has allowed social setbacks and corporate greed to flourish under a smoke screen of patriotism. But now is the time, as Bill Moyers explains in a stirring address excerpted here, to resist those who would exploit our national tragedy.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2001, Source: AlterNet

From killing civilians to creating future "blowback," our bombing campaign against Afghanistan increasingly looks like a bad idea. Here's why.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Stranded overseas, an American writer surveys the European reaction to the terrorist attacks and hopes one outcome of the tragedy will be greater attention by Americans to world affairs.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The next big globalization protests will be held in D.C. this September. While a subtext of violence permeates the planning efforts, activists expect a massive mobilization.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2001, Source: AlterNet

A coordinated team of corporate front groups and companies with ties to the Bush administration are trying to cripple the Rainforest Action Network.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2001, Source: AlterNet

If Bush has a way with words, it's for twit-like wit and malapropian fluency. But according to media critic Mark Crispin Miller his seeming dyslexia represents much, more more. Also, an <a href="/story.html?StoryID=10988">excerpt</a> from Miller's new book.

Posted on: May 28, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Who are the the 13 scariest white guys in America, and what havoc are they wreaking on our country?

Posted on: May 28, 2001, Source: AlterNet

We live in a media-driven, commercial culture.

Posted on: May 27, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The emerging picture of the corporatization of the drug war may require the passion, smarts and commitment of a new anti-war movement.

Posted on: May 14, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Believe it or not, Bush's drug czar nominee is more extremist than Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2001, Source: AlterNet

In a transaction that leaves its editorial and management team intact, The Village Voice was purchased from owner Leonard Stern by a group of investors led by a New York-based money management firm. The price for the Voice, and Stern's chain of six other weekly papers, including the LA Weekly, was said to be in the range of $150-160 million.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The WTO confrontation in Seattle was by any measure a huge media event worldwide, focusing attention on human rights, environmental destruction and child labor as major byproducts of unfettered world trade. But Seattle was also a watershed for the non-corporate independent media. Comprehensive, powerful and immediate coverage of the dizzying array of activities and clashes on the Seattle streets showcased, really for the first time, the independent media's capacity to provide multifaceted, in-depth coverage of a world-shaping news event.