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AlterNet Newsletter - August 13

AlterNet Newsletter


AUGUST 13TH, 2011
Pornography and Terrorism: The Greatest Stupid Thing You'll Read All Day
By Joshua Holland | AlterNet
Mainstream Economist: Marx Was Right. Capitalism May Be Destroying Itself
By goinsouth | DailyKos
Appalling: BART Shuts Down Cell Service to Squash Protest
By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | AlterNet
New York Times: Republicans Have No Idea What They're Doing
By Steve Benen | Washington Monthly
Fifty Years After the Berlin Wall, Are We Using the Same Tactics We Once Despised?
By Kristen Gwynne | AlterNet
Stephen Colbert vs. the "Midwestern Media Elite"
By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | AlterNet
What’s the Best Strategy for Dealing with Climate Deniers?
By David Roberts | ThinkProgress
No Girls Allowed, Goddamit: Capitol Police Sexually Harrass and Intimidate Female Employees
By Kristen Gwynne | Alternet
Arizona Border Fence Causes Flood and Self-Destructs—as Predicted
By Bryan Gerhart | Colorlines
How Rick Perry is Offending the Iowa Straw Poll
By Steve M. | No More Mister Nice Blog
Scary: UK Enlists Rigid Giuliani "Super Cop" to Assist on Protests
By AFP
Obama "Hope" Artist Shepard Fairey Beaten in Copenhagen for Designing State-Funded "Propaganda"
By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | AlterNet
Bully Bachmann Staffers Shove CNN Reporter—to Avoid Answering Questions?
By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | AlterNet
Why is Microsoft More Creditworthy Than U.S. Government?: How Corporate Tax Avoidance is Killing our Economy
By David Morris | Defending the Public Good

_PROGRESSIVE WIRE
Business Booms in the Executive Protection Industry
By Truthdig
Republicans directly to blame for S&P credit downgrade
By rss@dailykos.com (Hunter) | Daily Kos
Romney's Fortune More Than $190 Million
By Benjy Sarlin | TPMDC
Against Drink Judging
By Matthew Yglesias | ThinkProgress
Teen confronts Pawlenty on marriage equality, says discrimination against gays ‘hurts’
By Andy Birkey | Washington Independent
Afghanistan War: Eight Kidnapped Security Troops Found Dead
By The Huffington Post News Editors | Huffington Post
_BEST OF THE WEEK
1. The Biggest Religious Movement You Never Heard of: Nine Things You Need to Know About Rick Perry's Prayer Event
By Paul Rosenberg | AlterNet
2. Michele Bachmann Was Inspired By My Dad and His Christian Reconstructionist Friends -- Here's Why That's Terrifying
By Frank Schaeffer | AlterNet
3. Do We Need a Militant Movement to Save the Planet (and Ourselves)?
By Tara Lohan | AlterNet
4. British Riots: Elites "Shocked" The Poor Are Rising Up Against Brutal Austerity Measures
By Laurie Penny | AlterNet
5. Meet the Global Financial Elites Controlling $46 Trillion In Wealth
By David DeGraw | Amped Status
6. Barbara Ehrenreich: America's Tragic Decline -- Resistance Bursts Out All Over the World, While We Do Nothing to Fight Corporate Takeover
By Amy Goodman, Barbara Ehrenreich | Democracy Now!
7. Goodbye Religion? How Godlessness Is Increasing With Each New Generation
By Adam Lee | AlterNet

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