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Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?
Posted on: Jul 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Scientists growing meat in petri dishes say it's safer, healthier, more humane and less polluting. But can we get past the 'yuck' factor?
Posted on: Apr 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet
A small but growing movement believes that asexuality is an orientation as valid as straight or gay.
In Praise of Darkness
Posted on: Mar 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet
On the eve of Daylight Saving Time, we wonder: When did everybody get so scared of the dark?
Planet Earth, Year 2050
Posted on: Jan 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet
An important report on the world's ecosystems says there is time to avert the worst consequences of global warming, if we start now.
The Greening of Goldman Sachs
Posted on: Jan 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet
One of the world's leading investment banks concedes there are real financial costs to ignoring the environment -- and they don't intend to get stuck paying them.
Following The Path of Service -- to Nature
Posted on: Dec 4, 2005, Source: Common Ground
Michael Green used his studies in Buddhism to launch an organization that's taking on toxics one by one -- and making major strides.
Preserving Kosovo's Separate Peace
Posted on: Oct 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Six years ago, NATO halted a bloody campaign of ethnic cleansing in which 10,000 Albanians died at the hands of Serb paramilitaries. Is the polarized region ready for independence?
A World Without Bosses?
Posted on: Jul 1, 2005, Source: Common Ground
A handful of Northern California collectives take cues from an innovative Basque cooperative in Northern Spain. But can they really make a difference?
The Great Live 8 Debate
Posted on: Jun 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet
The Live 8 concerts are part of a larger effort that will do some good for Africa, despite critics who have slammed Bob Geldof for staging another ego-serving aidfest.
Posted on: May 20, 2005, Source: Dragonfly Media
Aqeela Sherrills has spent much of his adult life fostering peace between rival gangs. Now the activist wants to launch a movement of the heart.
Waging War on War
Posted on: May 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet
A fledgling organization tries to ignite a movement in favor of peace -- taking its cues from an unlikely source.
Les Fleurs du Mall
Posted on: Dec 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet
The pagans had Yule, the Romans had the Saturnalia, we have Christmas. And with it, extended mall hours and an excuse to go nuts.
The Godmother of Green Health Care
Posted on: Dec 2, 2004, Source: Common Ground
A lifelong activist, Commonweal's Charlotte Brody is making the world a safer place for mothers and babies (and also men, frogs and coral).
The New Southern Democrats
Posted on: Nov 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet
Fed up with the neoliberal policies advocated by Washington and the IMF, Latin America is turning to the left. The question now is, can it last?
AIDS Prevention Is Harder Than ABC
Posted on: Jul 27, 2004, Source: TomPaine.com
While the Bush administration's approach to fighting AIDS might sound good, it means nothing to women in poor countries who haven't got the bargaining power to make it work.
Posted on: Apr 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet
Another military sex scandal erupts with reports of rape among the ranks. The response from the military seems to be the same: Act fast, do nothing.
The Vision Men
Posted on: Feb 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet
A new book by William Hartung offers a portrait of an entrenched cadre with an agenda of lasting American global dominance through overwhelming military might.
Who Wants to Marry a Marriage Initiative?
Posted on: Jan 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet
Bush's 'healthy marriages' initiative shores up the president's conservative credentials after a year in which Texas and Massachusetts courts handed down rulings in favor of gay rights.
Rally Recipe Wins No Prizes
Posted on: Oct 26, 2003, Source: AlterNet
With its totally unfocused message and the fact that organizers missed a golden opportunity by not holding it three weeks earlier, was Saturday's anti-war rally in Washington, DC really a success?
The Billion-Dollar Breakup
Posted on: Aug 7, 2003, Source: TomPaine.com
Why a Pentagon plan to boost aid to Afghanistan is a good-bye gift.
Posted on: Jul 30, 2003, Source: AlterNet
The U.S. may currently dominate the globe, yet rooting for the underdog -- even when he's a horse -- is the American way.
A Safe Haven Turns Hostile
Posted on: Mar 26, 2003, Source: AlterNet
For perhaps the first time in America's history, we are witnessing the spectacle of people – most of them Muslims who fear being detained or deported – migrating from the United States in search of safety.
Will Middle America Board the Peace Train?
Posted on: Mar 23, 2003, Source: AlterNet
When men and women in uniform speak out against the war, C-SPAN listens -- and so might mainstream America.
Signs of Peace in DC
Posted on: Jan 19, 2003, Source: AlterNet
Even sub-freezing temperatures couldn't keep determined antiwar marchers off the streets of the nation's capitol this weekend.
Posted on: Dec 25, 2002, Source: Monterey County Weekly
US Army policy conflicts with gay-friendly culture at military's elite Defense Language Institute.
Posted on: Dec 2, 2002, Source: Monterey County Weekly
How the Coast Guard and INS are being massively pumped up to fit into the Department of Homeland Security.
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