Tag Archives: AlterNet

The Great Capitalist Heist: How Paris Hilton’s Dogs Ended Up Better Off Than You

Alternet Elites say that we need inequality to encourage the rich to invest and the creative to invent. That’s working out well — for 1% pooches. Editor’s Note: When harmful beliefs plague a population, you can bet that the 1% … Continue reading

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The Psychopaths Killed Another American

Russia Today The Psychopaths killed another American this month. Dave Johnson over at AlterNet is telling the story of Norman Rousseau and his wife – two people who did everything they were supposed to do. They were responsible homeowners who … Continue reading

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How Corporations Like Monsanto Have Hijacked Higher Education

Jill Richardson AlterNet When I approached professors to discuss research projects addressing organic agriculture in farmer’s markets, the first one told me that ‘no one cares about people selling food in parking lots on the other side of the train … Continue reading

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Crisis to Suicide: How Many Have to Die Before We Kill the False Religion of Austerity?

Lynn Parramore AlterNet The rate of people taking their own lives is soaring in Europe at such a clip that the trend has given birth to a new media term: “Suicide by economic crisis.” If suicide is a measure of … Continue reading

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Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators Pass a Bill Requiring GMO Food to Be Labeled

Will Allen  & Ronnie Cummins AlterNet What it really comes down to this: Elected officials are abandoning the public interest and public will in the face of corporate intimidation. Despite overwhelming public support and support from a clear majority of … Continue reading

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Madness: Even School Children Are Being Pepper-Sprayed and Shocked with Tasers

Source: Alternet There is something truly disturbing about a society that seeks to control the behavior of schoolchildren through fear and violence, a tactic that harkens back to an era of paddle-bruised behinds and ruler-slapped wrists. Yet, some American school … Continue reading

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Chinese Workers Demanding Better Wages, Conditions, Real Union Protections

Lijia Zhang AlterNet Two weeks ago, Foxconn Technology, an electronic giant, announced it would increase its workers’ salaries by as much as 25%. The move was probably the result of pressure from the increasingly rights-conscious workers and international concerns about … Continue reading

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What are Men For?

RT We’ve all seen the latest freak out coming from conservatives, which has driven us back in time, the debate over contraception, which ultimately leads to talk about sex, abortion, and thanks to Rush Limbaugh, sluts. AlterNet’s Lynn Parramore argues … Continue reading

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I Love Food, But Food Doesn’t Love Me — What’s Behind Food Intolerance?

Casey Lazonick AlterNet Over the last few decades the way we eat and prepare our food has changed drastically. The majority of the food we consume is either restaurant-made or store-bought, and we have become completely dependent on easily accessible … Continue reading

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Big Food Must Go: Why We Need to Radically Change the Way We Eat

Christopher D. Cook AlterNet It is no longer news that a few powerful corporations have literally occupied the vast majority of human sustenance. The situation is perilous: nearly all of human food production, seeds, food processing and sales, is run … Continue reading

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