Stories by Tamara Straus

Tamara Straus has served as senior editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review and a news features editor at the San Francisco Chronicle. subscribe to Tamara Straus's feed

Posted on: Sep 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The pharmaceutical industry has compromised the Western medical establishment and hooked America on drugs. One psychiatrist is fighting back.

Posted on: May 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The pharmaceutical industry has compromised the Western medical establishment and hooked America on drugs. One psychiatrist is fighting back.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Emily's List has some advice for Democrats looking for future electoral successes: embrace the fact that family is at the center of women's values.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Moore's funny, angry new documentary, "Bowling for Columbine," was one of many indie hits at Colorado's Telluride Film Festival.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A new documentary film, "Justice and the Generals," looks at the future of international human rights law through the prism of El Salvador's bloody civil war.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A new film hitting theaters all over the country is earning raves from critics because it does the impossible: turns the stale subject of "free trade" into a riveting narrative.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2002, Source: AlterNet

In a new PBS special, Bill Moyers exposes what may be the acme of global corporate malfeasance -- a law that penalizes governments for trying to protect their citizens.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Is online dating a bleak reflection of an overworked, commodity-oriented society, or a love panacea that will forever change human relationships?

Posted on: Jan 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Unexploded cluster bombs, like ones being dropped on Afghanistan today, have killed 12,000 civilians in Laos since the end of the U.S.'s "secret" war there 30 years ago.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2001, Source: AlterNet

By clamping down on information like never before, the Bush administration has sold America the Terror War. Will critical journalism from the Internet and abroad break the deal?

Posted on: Nov 28, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The end of the Cold War was supposed to mark the end of the arms race. Instead, weapons of mass destruction are proliferating -- and after 9-11 this reality is getting harder to ignore.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2001, Source: AlterNet

If this week's WTO meeting in Qatar fails, it won't be because of street protests or media scrutiny, but because international trade has been transformed in the the post-9/11 age.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Spending an afternoon with Tahmeena Faryal, a member of the Afghan feminist group RAWA, makes it clear that women should participate in the emerging government there.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Al-Jazeera, the 24-hour Arab news network that came to prominence when American media aired its videotapes of Osama bin Laden, has been called highly objective and extremely biased. Which is it? AlterNet spoke to veteran Middle East journalist Lamis Andoni to find out.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2001, Source: AlterNet

This fall, two important media ownership rules will be reconsidered by the FCC, and given the commission's Republican majority, both will likely be thrown out.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The looming refugee crisis in Afghanistan, where millions are on the brink of starvation, begs the question: will the U.S. provide real aid this time, or just lip service?

Posted on: Sep 24, 2001, Source: AlterNet

A visionary solution to global warming has been proposed by the founder of Working Assets -- a plan to make the sky public U.S. property and charge those who pollute it. (Also, an <a href="/story.html?StoryID=11467">excerpt</A> from Peter Barnes' book, "Who Owns the Sky?")

Posted on: Aug 27, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Telemarketers in India with perfect West Virginian accents. American cyber-boys paving the high-tech road in Africa. A new PBS series, "PlanetWork," explores the changing nature of employment.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Despite the dot-com bust, VolunteerMatch -- the Webby-winning site that helps people volunteer -- is enjoying wild success. What does it mean for corporate and community life in the tech age?

Posted on: Aug 13, 2001, Source: AlterNet

An irony of the 2001 summer is that our CEO-style President is enjoying a 31-day, European-sized vacation, while most Americans eke out a mere nine or 10 days off.