Thursday, December 15, 2011

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If You Are Not Outraged, You Are Not Paying Attention: 5 Major Ways Corporate Elites Are Degrading America

While it can be disheartening to see the smallness of those in power, don't let it get you down, for they want us to become so disheartened that we give up. READ MORE

Jim Hightower / Hightower Lowdown

Woman Jailed, Ostracized After Resorting to Self-Administered Abortion: What Is This, Puritan America?

When we deprive women of access to abortion, shun them, and even throw them in jail, we as a society become weaker. READ MORE

Amanda Marcotte / AlterNet

We Were Here

The 13 Best Political Films of 2011

Looking back at the movies that moved us most. READ MORE

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / AlterNet


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"We Want Your Retina?" My 37 Hours in Police Custody for Protesting Were an Eye Opener

Why it's important for occupiers to see the inside of the prison-industrial complex. READ MORE

By John Knefel / Salon

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Obama Reverses Himself: Administration Won't Veto 'Global Battlefield' Indefinite Detentions Measure

President Obama is expected to sign a defense policy bill allowing the military to arrest and indefinitely hold terrorism suspects -- even Americans arrested on U.S. soil. READ MORE

By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet

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Newt Gingrich: Be Careful What You Wish For

Gingrich has a talent for self-detonating. But his advantages could make him a formidable opponent to Obama. READ MORE

By Bo Cutter / AlterNet

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Embrace Your Self-Destructive Impulses? How People Can Connect with Dark Parts of Their Psyche for Personal Change

As people relate to their disturbing inner experiences, they can become more accepting of the aspects of themselves with which they've been struggling. READ MORE

By Richard Schwartz / Psychotherapy Networker

Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms clash with riot police in Cairo. Police and protesters clashed in the capital and other parts of Egypt on Wednesday in a second day of rallies to demand the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, in the biggest protests of the president's 30-year rule. -

Startling New Evidence Shows US Troops Helped Despotic Regimes Battle the Arab Spring Uprisings

During 2011, U.S. troops regularly partnered with and trained the security forces of numerous regimes that were actively beating back democratic protests. READ MORE

By Nick Turse / TomDispatch.com

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Explosive New Report: CEO Pay Skyrocketed 27% Last Year, Top 10 Earners Pocket More Than $770 Million Between Then

Bosses won in every area, with dramatic increases in pensions, payoffs and perks – as well as salary. READ MORE

By Dominic Rushe / The Guardian

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Is Cheating the Rational Reaction to Monogamy?

A new book offers a provocative exploration of sex and love, critiquing monogamy as a failed social institution that works to limit our sexual pleasure. READ MORE

By Mark McCormack / The Good Men Project



Not a Good Look: Hardcore Drug Warrior Endorses Obama's Attack on Medical Pot
By Scott Morgan | Stop the Drug War Speakeasy Blog

 

GOP Hissy-Fit Obstructionism Stalls Senate Vote on "Poison-Pilled" Payroll Tax Cut Extension
By Joan McCarter | Daily Kos

 

Cops Use Predator Drone to Monitor, Arrest Cow-Stealing "Sovereign Citizens"
By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet

 

Russia's Putin Faces Unprecedented Challenge as Tens of Thousands Protest Electoral Fraud
By Amy Goodman | Democracy Now!

 

REPORT: 3.3 Million Will Lose Unemployment Insurance Under House GOP's Payroll Tax Bill
By Travis Waldron | Think Progress

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