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Alternet Headlines for 5 May 2013

I Thought Solitary Confinement in Iran Was Bad -- Then I Went Inside America's Prisons
Shane Bauer, Mother Jones

We throw thousands of men in the hole for the books they read, the company they keep, the beliefs they hold. Here's why. READ MORE»

Campus Rape Horror Stories Persist: How Can We Change the Status Quo?
Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet

Schools keep messing up how they handle rape cases. What gives, and what can we change? READ MORE»

We've Got to Find a Way to Stop the Imperial Presidency Before It Permanently Destroys Our Great Country
Ralph Nader, AlterNet

Killing innocent men, women and children abroad creates blowback that lasts for generations. READ MORE»

My Job at the Abortion Hotline
By Kerry Sheridan, Salon.com

I never met the women I counseled, but they taught me what it means to be pregnant, desperate and afraid. READ MORE»

Famous Harvard Professor Gay-Bashes John Maynard Keynes, Suggests People Without Children Do Not Care About Future Generations
By Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet

Niall Ferguson may have just committed academic suicide in an act of breathtaking bigotry. READ MORE»

In America, Criminal Justice System Needs Redemption More Than the Prisoners
By Anna Simonton, AlterNet

The new documentary, "Redemption and the Prosecutor," is a first step toward making mass incarceration an organizing focus in churches across the country. READ MORE»

Why the Person Building Your Next House Might Just Be a Woman
By Brigid O'Farrell, AlterNet

Despite harassment and bias, women are fighting for jobs in skilled trade. READ MORE»

Why Good Parents Should Support Drug Legalization
By Tony O'Neill, The Fix

As an ex-junkie, I know how harmful addiction is. READ MORE»

As News Increasingly Moves Online, Who Will Pay For Journalism?
By Rory O'Connor, AlterNet

A review of Dan Kennedy's new book, The Wired City. READ MORE»

The Big Questions for the New Generations of Vietnamese Americans
By Andrew Lam, New America Media

The new generations born abroad are not bound by the idea that Vietnam is their destiny. Rather, it’s one of their many destinations. READ MORE»

Pentagon Uses the Upcoming "Man of Steel" Superman Movie to Promote New F-35 Fighter Jet
By Sean McElwee, AlterNet

The Hollywood-industrial complex strikes again. READ MORE»

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