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Posted on: Mar 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Salon blogger describes on Democracy Now why the new charges against Bradley Manning are so nefarious.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Seven funny folks have changed their lives for progressivism -- some on purpose, some not so much -- and made us laugh in the process.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

On the cusp of Black Swan's sure wins, we look at the misogyny that drives the meme of the insane beauty.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As Congress seeks to renew the Patriot Act, new information exposes egregious FBI violations.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Though the statistics for women in film are grim, a group of young women offer hope for the future.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

How MTV’s remake of a terrific British show, and the subsequent Parents TV Council outrage, does a disservice to actual American teens.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

With her new Vicki Leakx mixtape, Maya Arulpragrasm reiterates her case as America’s most important, politically savvy young popstar.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Palin has gotten so embarrassing that even folks on her side of the spectrum are vocally calling for her to just stand down and be quiet.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In an interview on Fox, the brave woman who helped stop Loughner calls out right-wing media for creating an environment that encourages violent impulses.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

An interview with Kenneth Bowser, director of the new documentary, 'Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune.'

Posted on: Jan 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

With a brief reprieve after the ‘90s culture wars, it looks as though the tide is shifting back in the direction of visual art censorship.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Shredding the corporate media's malicious attacks on WikiLeaks.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Artist David Wojnarowicz warred with conservatives 20 years ago before his death from AIDS. Is this seriously happening again?

Posted on: Dec 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

As big music companies sink deeper into oblivion, will more and more resort to non-competitive behavior to save themselves?

Posted on: Dec 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Here are the 9 craziest facets of the international uproar surrounding WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Murky new Internet regulation laws could stomp out freedom of speech...and the Department of Homeland Security has already begun.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Round 1 of Cablegate, Julian Assange's big reveal.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

When political songs are used to hawk goods and right-wing agendas, the song can get ruined by association.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Last week the FDA moved to ban caffeinated alcohol drinks after state politicians stopped Four Loko sales. But nanny state measures won't stop overconsumption.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Social commentary shows up in the unlikeliest places. Here, our list for the most awesome films that double as political allegory.