Stories by Kristina Rizga

Kristina Rizga edits WireTap—AlterNet’s youth-oriented section. You can write to her at K.Rizga@alternet.org. subscribe to Kristina Rizga's feed

Posted on: Apr 6, 2009, Source: WireTap

Why it's time to nationalize the banks, and enforce tough financial regulations to stop the massive theft from the public purse.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2008, Source: WireTap

On Super Tuesday, over 2 million 18- to 29-year-olds participated in the Democratic elections compared to roughly 900,000 in the Republican contests.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2008, Source: WireTap

The youth vote will no longer be dismissed and ignored - and that's a historic victory for all youth organizers.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Kristina Rizga: Here's a closer look at some key provisions of the bill, sponsored by Sen. Ted Kennedy and Rep. George Miller (D-CA).

Posted on: Jul 27, 2006, Source: WireTap

We thank hundreds of readers who took the time to share their appreciation and suggestions for our new website.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2006, Source: WireTap

<b>Interview</b>: Author Jeff Chang talks about hip-hop and politics, lessons learned in youth organizing and why so many still fail to notice how politically engaged today’s youth are.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet

For something more inspiring in today's dark political realities, try Music for America.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Momentum is building across the country to fire President Bush for his failures to respond to Katrina.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

This story is more inspiring than any Hollywood film I've ever seen.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2006, Source: WireTap

Six months after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, some resident-writers look back on the good, the bad and everything in between.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

How Janet Jackson's nipple changed the history of radio.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Today is the National Day of Action to stop a bill in congress that will cut $12.7 billion from student loan programs.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

... is the name of new budget cuts that will pay for Hurricane Katrina at the expense of the elderly and the poor.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's not every day that you see a Saudi foreign minister going against the Bush administration's assessment of Iraq.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

On the rainiest day of them all, we don't have any rainy day funds. How on earth will more tax cuts for the wealthy solve this?

Posted on: Sep 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

There were 800,000 more Americans without health insurance last year than there were in 2003.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

... help defeat a bill that will be the largest cut to student aid in history.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Among the displaced Katrina survivors, there are now thousands of homeless children who need your help.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

You can now build your own TV on the computer.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Some of the world's best musicians are planning a massive anti-war concert in D.C. on Sept. 24.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

...and we are not taking it anymore,” says <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/theblog/archive/cindy-sheehan/camp-casey-day-6_5524.html">Cindy Sheehan</a> today on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com">Huffington Post</a>.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

… is killing people for no reason," says Iraq vet Terry Rodgers. And unlike Cindy Sheehan, he doesn't want to talk to President Bush ever again.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Hundreds of groups are mobilizing to shut down abusive Clear Channel radio stations.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Nine out of 10 American teens use the internet, but they still prefer face-to-face communication.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The current model of progressive activism on college campuses is a huge number of small organizations focusing on their own issues. How can they unite to affect bigger national agendas?

Posted on: Jul 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Average college debt has increased more than 50 percent since the early '90s and looks like this trend is here to stay.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Wal-Mart ads increasingly sound like Soviet propaganda, right before the empire's fall.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Are you tired of reading endless post-election stories about a seemingly invincible, 30-year-old campaign by conservatives to take over this country? If you are, I've got good news for you.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Denying college financial aid to low income students -- who made mistakes and are already struggling -- does nothing to keep them away from drugs and prisons.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The world's leading peace advocate, the Dalai Lama, turned 70 on the 6th of July. Author and activist Isabel Losada asked the Tibetan leader what people can do to make the world a better place.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

As Boomers are aging, Practivists – a new generation of pragmatic, visionary and entrepreneurial activists – are forging a new progressive movement for change.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The modern world is “pulsing with sex.” But Christians see a different reality. “Like, The Matrix,” a young Christian adds.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What happens when you mix profit-driven media with celebrity culture on teen TV? MTV’s <i>I Want A Famous Face Show</i> and it’s not pretty.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

They are young, smart and ardently right. Welcome to the College Republican National Convention.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Two years of investigations into the actions of the United States and its allies is no simple task.

Posted on: May 25, 2005, Source: WireTap

As with most progressive movements, the average age of media activists is over 40. Younger activists are trying hard to change that.