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Study: Why Teen Pot Smoking Could be a Good Thing (And What We Can Learn From Teens Who Choose Weed Over Beer)
Posted on: Dec 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Teens are smoking more weed, while cutting down on alcohol and cigarettes, because they do not perceive marijuana to be as harmful as did generations past.
Politics Before Science: the House Votes to Step Up Prohibition, Criminalizing Dozens of New Chemicals
Posted on: Dec 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Anecdotal evidence beat out science in debate over the bill, which will ban 40 relatively unknown chemicals found in bath salts and fake pot, and make researching them difficult.
When the Cop Is the Criminal: Preying on Drug Addicts
Posted on: Dec 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Patrick J. Sullivan's experience as a cop is making him an exception when it should make him an example. The former "Sheriff of the Year" has a very shady past.
OWS Fight Is Far from Over: Explosive Actions on 2-Month Anniversary of Movement
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The 99 percent showed up around the city to stand in solidarity with the evicted occupiers and express their support for a growing movement.
My Night Trying to Save Liberty Plaza: Firsthand Account of NYPD's Eviction of OWS
Posted on: Nov 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet
When your supporters are facing an unknown fate in the park that has become the base for a global movement, separation is tough.
Former Detective: NYPD Planted Drugs on People to Meet Drug Arrest Quotas
Posted on: Oct 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet
According to a former officer who testified at trial yesterday, New York City police regularly planted drugs on innocent people to meet quotas.
Immortal Technique on Occupy Wall Street: "Some of You Billionaires Are Going to Have to Go Bankrupt"
Posted on: Oct 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Speaking with the rapper in downtown New York about the growing movement.
Inside Occupy Wall Street: Journalist-Participant Describes What Life Is Really Like (Complicated and Inspiring) at Zuccotti Park
Posted on: Oct 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet
AlterNet reporter Gwynne experiences the life, culture, politics and challenges at Occupy Wall Street in NYC and finds an exciting, inspiring model for inclusion and change.
Working-Class Troubadour: Speaking with Folksinger Bill Morrissey's Mother About His Life and Legacy
Posted on: Sep 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Marion Morrissey sheds light on her son's development into a legendary political songwriter.
Why Do Some Progressives Support Ron Paul, Even Though He Is Anti-Woman, Anti-Civil Rights, and Anti-Equality?
Posted on: Aug 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet
AlterNet readers had a lot to say about Adele Stan's recent article explaining why progressives should think twice about supporting Ron Paul.
Are We Killing Drug Addicts Like Amy Winehouse?
Posted on: Aug 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Statements by Winehouse's parents and a new study on addiction reveal how common misconceptions about addicts' ability to get clean can be deadly.
How the Organ Transplant System Is Stacked Against the Most Needy, and Why You Should Be a Donor
Posted on: Aug 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Racial bias is built into the organ transplant process, leaving poor minorities to suffer life-threatening disadvantages. But there's something you can do to help.
In Death, Amy Winehouse Becomes Most Recent Member of 27 Club
Posted on: Jul 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet
When Winehouse died this Saturday at age 27, she joined the ranks of Joplin, Hendrix and Cobain in the mysterious "Twenty-Seven club."
'Bath Salts' Are the Latest U.S. Media Hysteria Drug
Posted on: Jul 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet
A new drug sold legally in head shops as "bath salts" is getting a lot of media attention that may be doing more harm than good.
Activists Arrive at Rupert Murdoch's NYC Apartment To Demand Accountability for Hacking, Racism
Posted on: Jul 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Activists' demands include firing Fox News panelist Eric Boiling and a congressional investigation into Murdoch.
The Dark Shadow of Sexual Abuse: Did Casey Anthony Get Away With Murder?
Posted on: Jul 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The case against Anthony seemed solid until the defense painted her as a victim.
Drug Company Profiteering, Pill Mills and Thousands of Addicts: How Oxycontin Has Spread Through America
Posted on: Jun 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Corruption down the line, from Big Pharma to doctors and the war on drugs, builds a growing epidemic and an addiction-fueled empire.
The Living Dead: Why Thousands of Russian Addicts Are Rotting to Death
Posted on: Jun 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet
There is a new drug in Russia, and addicts are using it until their skin falls off.
Thousands of Visionary Nurses Confront Wall Street and Advocate for their Patients in Rollicking Wall Street Rally
Posted on: Jun 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet
National Nurses United has a message for Wall Street: bankers need to pay up for the ailments they've caused.
Inside the Surprising World of an Urban Underground Collective of Artists, Punks and Non-Conformists
Posted on: Jun 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet
An intimate portrait of 13 Thames, a collective house in Bushwick, Brooklyn, that provides refuges for homeless street punks and idealists of all sorts.
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