Dec 10, 2011



AlterNet Newsletter


Women, Sex and Death -- From Vampires to Psychoanalysis

Three films explore dark passions, along with remembrances of death, violence, and dangerous female sexuality.READ MORE

Lynn Parramore / AlterNet

How Goldman Sachs and Other Companies Exploit Port Truck Drivers -- Occupy Protesters Plan to Shut Down West Coast Ports in Protest

Companies are profiting off the backs of port truck drivers, a class of exploited workers who are a crucial lynchpin in our economy. READ MORE

Tara Lohan / AlterNet

Eliot Spitzer: How to Turn the President's Nice Words into Action

How will the president turn his newfound devotion to progressive era principles into actions? And what will OWS do next? READ MORE

Eliot Spitzer / Slate

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Rich People DON'T Create Jobs: 6 Myths That Have to Be Killed for Our Economy to Live

These zombie talking points aren't just wrong; they're dangerous. If we're ever going to revive the economy, we've got to tackle them head on. READ MORE

By Kevin Drum / Mother Jones


The Rise of the New Confederacy: How America-Hating Right-Wingers Took Over the GOP

The rhetoric of Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and Rick Perry about the "real America" is not imagined: They and those who oppose them live in different Americas. READ MORE

By Theo Anderson / In These Times


Bugs and Krill, the Other White Meats: Time to Start Eating at the Bottom of the Food Chain

It's a massive paradigm shift: Raised on steak, we're now facing a dung-beetle future. READ MORE

By Anneli Rufus / AlterNet


What Does Scaling Back Government Really Mean for You and Me?

We need to look hard at the long-term data and effects of these so-called tax saving measures on the quality of life throughout this country. READ MORE

By Doug Kreeger / AlterNet


Coming Out Muppet: The Amazing, Gay Subtext of the New Muppets Movie

How double-consciousness comes to life in the beloved kid's movie. READ MORE

By Nicholas Powers / AlterNet


The Incoherent Imperialist: Deconstructing Tom Friedman's Work

A new book debunks Friedman's hawkish, neo-liberal views, accusing him of overt racism, factual errors and skewed judgments. READ MORE

By Sandra Siagian / Inter Press Service

Bailout Total: $29.616 Trillion Dollars
By Barry Ritholtz | Te Big Picture


Fighting for Personal Freedom, NORML Teams Up with an LGBT Group
By Tony Papa | AlterNet


GOPers Scramble to Change Alabama's Immigration Law After White People Are Inconvenienced
By Joshua Holland | AlterNet


Occupy New Orleans Protesters Disrupt Foreclosure Auctions
By Zaid Jilani | Think Progress


Helen Thomas Was Crucified for Saying of Israelis What Newt Says About the Palestinians
By Joshua Holland | AlterNet

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