Jun 8, 2012

America's #Zombie Obsession | Christian Group Pushes Agenda in Public Schools | Traffic Cameras Conspiracy




 

 

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What Does Our Obsession With Zombie Stories Tell Us About Our Politics?

Between widespread feelings of political disenfranchisement and growing economic inequality, it's easy to feel as if we're facing a zombie apocalypse.READ MORE

Kristin Rawls / AlterNet

Child Evangelism Fellowship: The Christian Group Recruiting Kids in Public Schools

A fundamentalist Christian organization views children as a market for religious recruiting. READ MORE

Valerie Tarico / AlterNet

Better Than Sugar? The Truth About 6 Alternative Natural Sweeteners

The global market for non-sugar sweeteners is expected to reach nearly $10 billion by 2016. But what's in this stuff, and is it worth the switch? READ MORE

Anneli Rufus / AlterNet


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7 Government Surveillance Programs Designed to Watch What You Do Online

If you are a user of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Craigslist or another popular site, the U.S. security state is watching you. READ MORE

By David Rosen / AlterNet

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How Police and Traffic Light Companies Are Conspiring to Give You More Tickets

A self-interested partnership has formed to lobby against accountability methods for these cameras: police unions and for-profit red-light camera companies. READ MORE

By Lee Fang / Republic Report

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Florida's Tea Party Government Picks Voter Purge Fight With Justice Department

Like 2000, Florida is poised to use bad data to purge legal voters. READ MORE

By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet

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How to End the Nightmare of Jobless America

Researchers look at some of America's "dead zones" and discuss how to move stalled economies. READ MORE

By Louis Ferleger , Jacob M. Magid / AlterNet

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"Prometheus": Ridley Scott's Dazzling, Sci-fi Spectacle

"Prometheus," the long-awaited "Alien" prequel, is an enthralling popcorn spectacle. READ MORE

By Andrew O'Hehir / Salon

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Eurozone Crisis: How Greece's Actions Will Impact Europe for Years

Although Greece represents only 2% of the European Union's GDP, the impact of those choices will be wide. READ MORE

By Costas Lapavitsas / Le Monde diplomatique

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"I Had Two Career Options: Revolutionary or Comedian" Nato Green On Bringing the Class War to Stand-Up

Nato Green, a union organizer-turned-comedian, talks to AlterNet about bringing race, class and gender analyses to comedy and his work with Laughter Against the Machine. READ MORE

By Michelle Chen / AlterNet

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Maria Gunnoe Testifies Before Congress: Mountaintop Removal Is Killing People

"Why is it acceptable to depopulate our communities and culture, poison our water and air and leave us to die in a post mining waste land for temporary jobs and energy?" READ MORE

By Jeff Biggers / AlterNet



Self-Policing the Neighborhood: Another African-American Boy Shot by White Man
By Alyssa Figueroa | AlterNet

 

Revealed: Emails Between Maryland Governor and Big Ag Show Questionable Relationship
By Wenonah Hauter | Food and Water Watch

 

Mitt Romney Patrols the Beach Near His House for Pot Smokers
By BooMan | Booman Tribune

 

Maddow on Why Citizens United Must Go: "If You Are Outspent 8-to-1, Then You Are Going to Lose"
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet

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