Stories by Lauren Kelley

Lauren Kelley is the activism and gender editor at AlterNet and a freelance journalist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Salon, Time Out New York, the L Magazine, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter. subscribe to Lauren Kelley's feed

Posted on: Jul 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Now that the scandal has made its way across the pond, American activists are urging Congress to investigate News Corp., the U.S.-based media empire that operates Fox News.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

After halting foreclosures for a time last fall, the banks have continued to submit mortgage papers "of questionable validity."

Posted on: Jul 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Activists who organized anti-war protests at the 2008 RNC have been targeted with raids, subpoenas and government spies.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Activists continue to be arrested, assaulted and otherwise harassed by the nation's police and government agencies for participating in nonviolent protests and other actions.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act has garnered strong support among the city's labor and religious communities, but has run up against big-moneyed, powerful interests.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As the majority leader attempts to discount Democratic votes, activists keep pushing for a recall.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

"The last thing he needs is a limelight that exacerbates his sick state."

Posted on: Feb 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The backlash against the Kochs' influence in Wisconsin is gaining steam, with labor supporters starting to boycott Koch Industries' many products (listed here).

Posted on: Feb 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Americans for Prosperity is taking an active role in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's campaign to destroy state workers' collective bargaining rights.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Shaming women is more important to Republicans than tackling the economic crisis or any of the myriad problems facing Americans. The consequences for women's health are dire.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The growing accessibility of recording devices is prompting officials to dig up dusty old eavesdropping laws that are being used to intimidate the nation's citizens.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Now is the time to brush up on the facts about health-care reform so we can keep the latest crop of Republican lies from taking hold.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The mountain of damning information acquired by WikiLeaks just keeps growing -- as do attacks on Assange.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

There is no law barring pregnant women from entering bars, and yet a woman in Illinois was thrown out of one last week.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The GOP's blame-the-victim rhetoric and profits-before-people attitude toward Medicaid fit neatly into the party's decades-long anti-poor agenda.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Conditions at sweatshops overseas have not improved as much as they should have over the past several decades. Not by a long shot.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Some of the more surprising, and unknown, facts about the death penalty that shed light on the country's shifting attitudes toward capital punishment.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The '90s culture wars are back, with Republicans once again quibbling over a few million dollars in federal grants for public radio.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Some of the most egregious examples of taser abuse by police around the country, illustrating why the willy-nilly increase of taser use is terrible for citizens.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives exploited the TSA backlash to promote right-wing ideas. While it's important to highlight their role in the debate, we must keep fighting intrusive security measures.