Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sy Hersh's Syria Blockbuster | Homeopathy Getting Blacklisted? | How to Avoid Despairing Over Trump

AlterNet Newsletter

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - December 22, 2015

Sy Hersh Blockbuster: Top U.S. General Ignored Obama, Led Secret Plot to Protect Assad and Bring Russia Into Syrian War

Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Did ex-Joint Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey outfox the president? READ MORE»


Guess What You Might Die From (Hint - It Probably Won't Be Terrorism)

Larry Schwartz, AlterNet

While the GOP is whipping the public into a frenzied fear of ISIS, scientists are making strides in combatting five of our most feared diseases. READ MORE»


5 Ways to Prevent Yourself from Despair Over Donald Trump's Rise

Zahra Noorbakhsh, Bitch Magazine

Here are five tips to maintain sanity in the face of Trump-induced despair. Even more importantly, these tips aim to resist creeping fatalism and fight growing apathy. READ MORE»


Homeopathy Backlash Continues — On the Verge of Blacklisting in the U.K.

By Reynard Loki, AlterNet

British MPs say homeopathic remedies are a waste of taxpayer money. READ MORE»


Bernie Sanders: How the Political & Media Elite are Trying to Set Him Up to Fail

By Daniel Denvir, Salon

After Saturday night's debate, it's more evident than ever that the senator from Vermont isn't getting a fair shake. READ MORE»


The 25 Most Charitable States in America

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Wallethub did the math to figure out which states gave the most. READ MORE»


How CEO Cecile Richards Kicked the Butt of Right Wingers Out to Destroy Planned Parenthood

By Rachel M. Cohen, The American Prospect

Richards faces down attacks that may yet backfire on the right. READ MORE»


The Terrible Things That Happen When Santa Claus Visits CEOS

By Sarah Anderson, Scott Klinger, AlterNet

A 20-year-old rule intended to control CEO pay has bloated executive paychecks while draining tax revenue and widening inequality. READ MORE»


Why Most Legal Pot Businesses Still Don't Have a Bank Account

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Blocked from access to the financial sectors by federal laws, most pot businesses don't even have a bank account. READ MORE»


Oppression, Privilege and the Politics of Food: Why I Decided to Go Locavore

By Holly Black, Going Local Going Green

My experiment is about the wider context of where our food comes from and our access to it. READ MORE»


Twitter's Racist Goon Squad Loses its Collective Mind When Black Actress is Cast as Harry Potter's Hermione

By Sarah Burris, Raw Story

The new cast for the stage production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," has been chosen and there's one casting choice that is freaking people out. READ MORE»


LAPD Officers Shoot and Kill Unarmed Mentally Ill Man in His Hospital Room

By Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project

This shooting comes just one day after a video was released showing two LAPD officers murder a man in cold blood. READ MORE»


How Anti-Muslim Sentiment Plays Out in Classrooms Across the US

By Ghazala Irshad, The Guardian

Words are the most common weapon of bullies, but in the past month harassment in schools is increasingly manifesting in physical attacks and incidents are taking a psychological toll on some students. READ MORE»


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