Stories by Kelly Hearn

Kelly Hearn is a correspondent to National Geographic News and The Christian Science Monitor. His work has been funded by The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and The North American Congress on Latin America. A former UPI reporter, he has published in The Nation, Grist, High Country News, The Washington Times and World Politics Watch. He is a frequent contributor to Alternet. subscribe to Kelly Hearn's feed

Posted on: Aug 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Did Tre Arrow take environmental activism too far, or is the FBI desperate to make arrests in its domestic 'war on terror?'

Posted on: Jul 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Last week, Wal-Mart opened an "eco-store" replete with wind turbines and bio-fuel recycling. It also applied for a banking license in Utah. Will the superstore never stop?

Posted on: Jul 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Is the fluoride controversy -- once a litmus test for crackpot-dom -- finally getting a little respect?

Posted on: Jul 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

An FEC commissioner's comments flame through the blogosphere, mobilizing bloggers and questioning the role of 'citizen journalists.'

Posted on: Jul 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Could the popular search engine's quest for news quality leave alternative sources in the dust?

Posted on: Jul 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Paul House was convicted of a murder in 1984 on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to death. New DNA evidence suggests he's innocent; but with his health deteriorating, it may be too late.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Activists across Latin America are taking a stand against devastating mining plans. If CAFTA passes, they won't stand a chance.

Posted on: May 24, 2005, Source: AlterNet

If Congress ratifies Bush's controversial CAFTA bill, pharmaceutical companies will be in for a windfall -- and the casualties will be poor AIDS patients.

Posted on: May 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

To balance the anti-Chavez local press and pro-American CNN, Venezuela is launching a South American Al Jazeera. With journalistic heavyweights and a non-corporate vibe, the channel arrives on the scene as a number of Latin American nations are leaning politically left.

Posted on: May 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Brazil has become the first country to reject AIDS funding from the U.S., citing its unwillingness to play by Washington's ideological rules.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Home to 65 percent of the world's Catholics, Latin America is increasingly at odds with church doctrine -- especially over abortion. The appointment of ultraconservative Joseph Ratzinger as pope offers little to close the rift.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A softer, gentler megacolossal? Wal-Mart would like you to think so.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A new book explains how the medical industry, pharmaceutical companies, the media and politicians all prey on the public's fears to sell them new drugs and the latest technology.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Determined to get affordable drugs for its citizens living with HIV/AIDS, the Brazilian government threatens to break some of Big Pharma's patents.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Toxic cosmetics ingredients were recently banned in the European Union. Here in the U.S., the $35 billion cosmetics industry is fighting a similar ban tooth and nail.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The confrontational founder of Women on Waves is determined to bring safe abortion services to women living in anti-choice countries – any way she can.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A new report saying Latinos bear the brunt of environmental health threats in the U.S. prompts soul-searching among green groups and adds new fuel to the Latino environmental justice movement.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

An herbal drink that busts flab, sharpens immune systems and heightens energy without any jittery side effects? Right.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

How drug companies are pushing ADHD drugs for children by funding researchers and advocacy groups – and ignoring the studies which question their claims.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The porn industry resists efforts to mandate condom use in its films, saying it 'destroys the fantasy.' But getting HIV is no one's fantasy.