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A Demand for Russian ‘Hacking’ Proof

More than 20 U.S. intelligence, military and diplomatic veterans are calling on President Obama to release the evidence backing up allegations that Russia aided the Trump campaign – or admit that the proof is lacking. MEMORANDUM FOR: President Barack Obama…Read more ?

Trevor Noah Destroys Donald Trump With Pitch Perfect John Lewis Analogy

Click here for reuse options! "Saying John Lewis isn’t a man of action is like me saying ‘Donald Trump is all tax returns, no tweets.’” "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah devoted his Martin Luther King Day segment to discussing both Steve Harvey and John Lewis' reactions to a Trump presidency.  "I actually feel bad for Steve Harvey," Noah began. Show More Summary

Voter Suppression Works Too Well

Click here for reuse options! The Republicans’ quest for a permanent political majority culminated in mammoth voter suppression in 2016. The 2018 midterm election promises both to embolden these efforts and energize resistance. Unnerved...Show More Summary

Obamacare Repeal Equals Death: GOP Zealots Seem Intent on Disaster

Click here for reuse options! Before Obamacare, 45,000 Americans died every year because of inadequate health insurance. We risk going back there. During the 2009 debate over the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American...Show More Summary

Tomgram: Michael Klare, Twenty-First-Century Armageddons

Within months of taking office, President Donald Trump is likely to face one or more major international crises, possibly entailing a risk of nuclear escalation...

Will the UCK terrorist be brought to trial [again]?

The former President of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, was arrested by the French Judicial police, at the airport of Bâle-Mulhouse and then released on a bond of judicial supervision. Serbia is asking for his extradition to put him on trial for the crimes he committed as part of the Army for the Liberation of Kosovo (UCK) during the nineties. Show More Summary

US Tankers lined up in Poland, by Manlio Dinucci

On 12 January, two days after his farewell address, President Obama signalled the way for the biggest lining up of land forces in Eastern Europe following the end of the Cold War: a long convoy of tanks and other US armoured vehicles, coming from Germany has entered Poland. Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America's Schools to Build "God's Kingdom"

It's Christmastime in Holland, Michigan, and the northerly winds from Lake Macatawa bring a merciless chill to the small city covered in deep snow. The sparkly lights on the trees in downtown luxury storefronts illuminate seasonal delicacies...Show More Summary

The confession of the criminal John Kerry, by Thierry Meyssan

The war against Syria is the first to have been waged, for more than six years, in the digital era. A wealth of documents which should have remained secret for many years have already been published. Although they have been releasedShow More Summary

Trump Serves Up the Latest Chapter of Racial Backlash

Click here for reuse options! The historical patterns of fighting for racial justice are clear. We need to be ready for another challenging period. In the fall of 1831, an astute man of mixed-race heritage named Beverly Snow arrived in the city of Washington to seek his fortune. Show More Summary

5 Reasons Billionaire GOP Donor and Public School Privatizer Betsy DeVos Should Not Be Secretary of Education

Click here for reuse options! Another Trump cabinet nominee dedicated to destroying the programs she'll oversee. Billionaire Betsy DeVos, a major GOP funder and party activist from Michigan, has been tapped by Donald Trump to become the Secretary of the U.S. Show More Summary

If Your Money Is in One of These Banks, You're Helping to Fund the Dakota Access Pipeline

Click here for reuse options! Standing Rock activists have a simple, yet powerful message: Withdraw your money from banks funding the pipeline. At a recent Standing Rock benefit in New York City for opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline,...Show More Summary

Kratom Krazed: One Florida Lawmaker's Lonely, Wacky Crusade to Ban the Herb

Click here for reuse options! She calls kratom a "scourge on society." Florida state Rep. Kristin Jacobs (D-Coconut Creek) is a woman on a mission, albeit a strange and misinformed mission. For the last three years, Jacobs has wagedShow More Summary

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Bernie Sanders' Economic Policies — So How'd We End up Here?

Click here for reuse options! Most Americans want single-payer health care, economic justice and action on climate change. That day will come. During a CNN town hall held by Sen. Bernie Sanders last Monday, the Vermont senator and progressive...Show More Summary

Grieving Is Over: Time to Fight Trump

Click here for reuse options! Progressives need to cherish who and what they are and what they stand for—and to move forward and fight for it. To many of us, myself included, the anguish of Nov. 8 has not subsided. We think of the election...Show More Summary

Bruce Springsteen Is a Class Act

Click here for reuse options! Springsteen's career and book are revelations of the written word. Words flowed like a storm surge, crashing into one another with no regret.” That’s Bruce Springsteen in his new memoir, writing about his first album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., but he might as well be writing about the memoir itself. Show More Summary

Neo-Nazi Media Outlet Collapses After Fellow Racists Discover the Founder's Wife Is Jewish

Click here for reuse options! Neo-Nazi icon Mike Enoch has resigned from his position at a hate website. Several members of the white nationalist movement are despondent after learning that one of their leaders is actually married to a Jewish woman. Show More Summary

What's Better for the Environment, Paper Bags or Reusable Plastic Bags?

Click here for reuse options! "Paper or plastic?" is a common question at the checkout line. What should you choose? It’s a basic question faced by millions of shoppers every day: paper or plastic? Making the best choice for the environment, however, is less simple. Show More Summary

AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow on Obama's Farewell Address

Click here for reuse options! Spoiler Alert: He's been an alien all along.   Click here for reuse options! Related Stories AlterNet Comics: Matt Bors on What Really Happened at Trump's First Intelligence Briefing AlterNet Comics: Jen Sorensen on the GOP's Repeal and Destroy Healthcare Non-Strategy AlterNet Comics: Brian McFadden on President Obama's Last Minute To-Do List

Indian 'Dirty' Coal Plant to Destroy UNESCO Heritage Forest in Bangladesh

Click here for reuse options! The forest is home to the fabled Royal Bengal Tiger At the edge of the great Sundarbans, in Bangladesh, sits the town of Rampal. The Sundarbans – a UNESCO World Heritage Site spanning southern Bangladesh and India – is a vast mangrove forest that is the home to the fabled Royal Bengal Tiger. Show More Summary

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