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Glenn Greenwald on the Shocking New Charges Against Bradley Manning -- Could Get Death Penalty
Posted on: Mar 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The Salon blogger describes on Democracy Now why the new charges against Bradley Manning are so nefarious.
7 Bad Ass Comedians -- Including Dave Chappelle, Richard Pryor, George Carlin -- Who Refused to Sell Out
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.
"Crazy Chicks Are Hot?" 8 Messed-Up Portrayals of Women Going Insane in Film
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.
The FBI Has Been Violating Your Liberties in Ways That May Shock You
Posted on: Feb 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet
As Congress seeks to renew the Patriot Act, new information exposes egregious FBI violations.
Vision: Women's Media Center and Feminist Teens Raise Gender Disparity Awareness at Sundance
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.
Conservatives Freak Out Over MTV’s "Skins" -- Teenagers Have Sex. Get Over It.
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.
Is MIA the Julian Assange of Pop Music?
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.
Has Sarah Palin Finally Gone Too Far?
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.
Brave Woman Who Grabbed Clip from Shooter Blames Right-Wing Media and Rhetoric ... In Fox News Interview
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.
Phil Ochs, a Musical American Hero
Posted on: Jan 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet
An interview with Kenneth Bowser, director of the new documentary, 'Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune.'
6 Artists Who Were Banned, Censored or Arrested by Conservatives
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.
8 Smears and Misconceptions About WikiLeaks Spread By the Media
Posted on: Dec 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Shredding the corporate media's malicious attacks on WikiLeaks.
The Smithsonian's Latest Censorship Scandal Is a Decades-Old Stunt from the Right-Wing Playbook
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?
The Growing Impact of Big-Name Music Monopolies
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?
The 9 Weirdest Things About the WikiLeaks Story
Posted on: Dec 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Here are the 9 craziest facets of the international uproar surrounding WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
Here Come Homeland Security Internet Police, and They're Already Shutting Down Web Sites They Don't Like
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.
7 Shocking WikiLeaks Revelations
Posted on: Nov 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Round 1 of Cablegate, Julian Assange's big reveal.
7 Rock Songs Exploited for Commerce and Conservatism
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.
How the Nanny State Won't Stop Caffeine and Alchohol Mixes
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.
The 10 Best Political Cult Horror Films Ever
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.
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