Stories by Rania Khalek

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Posted on: Jan 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

With millions in federal grants, local officials are preparing to crack down on dissent.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Virtual charter schools are educating kids on computer screens, instead of in classrooms.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act has had a chilling effect on activists scared to participate in what should be constitutionally protected activity.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Over 4,000 citizens were detained or deported in 2010 alone.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

An alarming series of incidents offers some insight into how casual police have become about deploying "less lethal" weapons.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Not all news stories are treated equally.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Lawmakers are looking to vote as soon as Thursday on the final National Defense Authorization, which has outraged civil liberties advocates.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Among other things, Newt worries that the country will become both atheistic and Muslim.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Police and Border Patrol officers around the country are being punished for criticizing the devastating war on drugs and supporting drug decriminalization.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

From the battlefield of Afghanistan to your local Occupation, the government has invested big bucks in weapons that don't cause permanent damage.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The private prison system has rebounded, growing dramatically, and making big bucks with huge help from the Feds, as large numbers of immigrants are incarcerated.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

By arming local police departments with military grade equipment, domestic policing has come to resemble a combat operation with citizens as the enemy.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It is impossible to separate homelessness from Occupy Wall Street's struggle for economic justice.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As the GOP's A-list sat down for an evening of dinner and a screening of "Atlas Shrugged," protesters gathered outside the convention center for a counter-event.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Occupy protests bear a striking resemblance to one another in spirit, courage and resolve.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Allowing corporations to arbitrarily bankrupt law-abiding people or organizations with whom they disagree, poses a significant threat to free speech.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As the number of OWS arrests nears 1,000, instances of police brutality continue to pile up. Now all of America is seeing the result of police militarization.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

There's a vast difference in quality among public school districts in the US--and parents who try to enroll their kids in better schools may face severe punishment.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As protests spring up in cities across the country, authorities are thinking up creative ways to contain this peaceful uprising.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Protesters began their occupation of Freedom Plaza on October 6 -- and they plan on staying as long as it takes.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A movement called October 2011 plans to tackle injustice in the epicenter of political corruption: Washington, DC.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. military may be a decade or so away from deploying an army of pilotless drones capable of collaborating and killing without any human guidance.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Washington, DC's Busboys & Poets hosted a gathering September 21 to dedicate its Howard Zinn Room, keep vigil for Troy Davis, and plan for the future.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Professional sports team owners are among the wealthiest people in the world--and some of the most influential right-wing ideologues in the country.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Do you have what it takes to be a Blackwater operative? Thanks to a new Blackwater videogame, the latest addition to Xbox virtual warfare collection, you can soon find out.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Lending policies pushed by the World Bank and IMF transformed a self-sufficient, food-producing Africa into a continent vulnerable to food emergencies and famine.