AlterNet's Most Widely Read Stories of 2011
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It was an eventful year, from the Arab Spring to the growth of the Occupy Movement. Regimes fell, Osama Bin Laden was killed and the fabric of the European Union appeared to fray.
Throughout it all, AlterNet brought its readers the progressive news and analysis they've come to expect.
Here are your favorite stories from 2011, as measured by the number of readers who clicked on them.
10.Ten Historical 'Facts' Only a Right-Winger Could Believe
By Roy Edroso
Facts, including historical ones, are 'biased' against the right's worldview.
He's anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-black, anti-senior-citizen, anti-equality and anti-education, and that's just the start.
Weiner's junk isn't the only perverse image rocketing around the Internet -- here are 10 other shocking pics.
7. 10 Myths Many Religious People Hold About Atheists, Debunked
By Amanda Marcotte
Atheists are moral, loving and multicultural, and you might even find them in foxholes.
The creeping criminalization of pregnant women is a new front in the culture wars over abortion.
The corporate media may obsess about what Occupy Wall Street is all about, but these images should make it clear.
4. Five Facts You Should Know About the Wealthiest One Percent of Americans
By Zaid Jilani
It may shock you to learn exactly how wealthy this top 1 percent of Americans is.
3. Vision: Across the Country, People Are Rising Up to Fight for Change
By Rose Aguilar
Howard Zinn: "Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power than can transform the world."
Is 2011 capable of exceeding 2010's revelations? And what discoveries in 2011 has WikiLeaks unearthed thus far?
1. Eight Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance
By Bruce E. Levine
The ruling elite has created social institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance.