Posts tagged “alternet”
July 5, 2013
This is an article by Subhankar Banerjee, the editor of Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, which brings together first-person narratives from more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human rights. The paperback edition is coming out next month. This article was printed on Climate Storytellers and on Alternet:
This week we learned what “extreme” in climate changed extreme weather means for human loss — so what are we doing about it?
“Within a few years we are going to have more people off the surface of this planet more often, and we’ll have to determine value in that new environment.” —Jill Tarter, chairwoman of the SETI Institute, CNN Money, June 27, 2013
Do we write words of mourning?
April 26, 2013
Seven Stories author Lee Stringer described a life of poverty in America in an article for Alternet’s Hard Times, USA series. The article, entitled “How Being Poor in America Shaped Every Part of My Life and Forced Me to Live on the Streets,” details his childhood, his parents struggles to make ends meet, and the circumstances that led Stringer to live on the streets of New York City for a dozen years.
Stringer tells of living in a rooming house with his mother and brother; of his mother having to rely on public assistance; and of how he, deemed economically and culturally disadvantaged by his school, was “summarily consigned to the slow classes and systematically steered towards developing [him]self into a capable factory worker.”
Through his experiences with poverty, Stringer notes a series of ironies–how pride, which he was taught in church was a sin, was actually a virtue for the poor; how charity, which he was taught was a virtue, was tinged with shame for the recipient; how when a poor person self-advocates, they are a beggar, but when they are advocated for, the person who does so is lauded for their humanity; and, ultimately, how only when he was no longer poor did people begin to care what he had to say about being poor.
September 28, 2012
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps by Greg Palast with a 50-page comic by Ted Rall and an intro by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is OUT NOW!
AlterNet recently ran a great excerpt.
Here’s a sample, below:
Stop me if you heard this one. See, these ten nuns walk into a polling station in Indiana and the guy in charge says, “Whoa, Sisters! What do think you’re doing?”
“Voting,” says Sister Mary.
“Well, not here, ladies; not without your ID!” He demanded their driver’s licenses, but the ten quite elderly Sisters of the Holy Cross, including a 98 year-old, had long ago given up cruising.
“Scram, Sis!” said the man, and kicked their habits right out of the polling station.
September 27, 2012
Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, now featured on AlterNet, is exposing the Republican dark-arts of winning elections. To hear author Greg Palast talk about his new book, on sale now, join us for his book tour, hitting Seattle Thursday, September 27.Greg Palast Book Tour Thursday, September 27 @ 7:30pm Seattle Town Hall 1119 8th avenue, Seattle WA
September 21, 2012
Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, the newest book by Greg Palast, ON SALE NOW, is featured on Alternet! Go to AlterNet to read about Karl Rove and the Republican “dark art” of election.
July 17, 2012
“While non-LGBT youth worry about grades, college, financial concerns and their dating lives, LGBT youth struggle with bullying, fear of being ‘out,’ and their families not accepting them for who they are.”
James Lecesne, founder of The Trevor Project, aims to create a more accepting energy regarding sexuality with his young adult novella, Trevor. Alternet acknowledges the potential impact of the novella in helping fight the stigma LGBT youth face in their teens. Click here to read the full article.
March 26, 2012Reading Eldridge’s words, it is hard not to become depressed, for despite 40-plus years of grassroots activism, there are still a huge number of frontline battles waiting to be fought. So let’s stew for a bit, and then turn our dejection into a fierce, well-thought-out struggle to win the world we want. For as the World Social Forums continue to remind us: Another world is possible.
September 8, 2011There has never been any reason to doubt what the FBI believed in mid-2002, but that leaves us far from the proof of guilt required in civilized societies -- and whatever the evidence might be, it does not warrant murdering a suspect who could, it seems, have been easily apprehended and brought to trial. Much the same is true of evidence provided since.
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August 11, 2011"If you're firmly in the nonviolence-is-the-answer camp, don't get scared off (yet), because there is a ton of crucial information in this book. And just because they mention violence doesn't mean it's the best policy. You may not want to sign up to lead their underground army, but you should hear them out. Because the planet is being destroyed." -- Tara Lohan at AlterNet
November 20, 2009From Beverly Gologorsky's interview with Andy Kroll of AlterNet, on the subject of Things We Do To Make It Home: Gologorsky: If you take a look at some of the characters in my book like [veterans] Frankie or Rod, they're not monsters. I like my characters; I like the men. I think they have tremendous potential that was totally messed up by the war. So I had to think this part through. How can some of these men, who've done some horrible things, come home and these women love them? I had to really think through what made these men so damaged. And that's when I came up with that understanding, that they had to kill without believing anymore that they were killing for any cause.