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"West Memphis Three" Set Free After 18 Years in Prison


AlterNet Newsletter

AUGUST 20TH, 2011


Sarah Palin's Husband Admits on Video That His Wife Quit Being Governor So She Could Make More Money
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet
Fox Viewers Overwhelmingly Think We Should Prepare for Alien Invasion Before Fighting Climate Change
By Alex Seitz-Wald | ThinkProgress
Verizon Strike: As Delays Mount, It's Time for the Company to Bargain With Workers in Good Faith (Update: Strike May End Soon)
By Laura Clawson | Daily Kos
"West Memphis Three" Set Free After 18 Years in Prison -- Still, "This Was Not Justice"
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet
How Washington Could Create Jobs Right Now
By Michael Winship | AlterNet
Woman Loses Kids After Getting Busted for 1/3 Ounce of Pot
By Joshua Holland | AlterNet
Top 10 Great Works of Nuclear Cinema
By Scott Thill | AlterNet
Paul Ryan's Office Calls Cops On Jobless Protesters
By Arthur Delaney | Huffington Post
Victory! NJ Gov. Signs Bill So Survivors Won't Be Charged for Their Rape Kits
By Alex DiBranco | Change.org
The Media Just Doesn't Get Today's Religious Right
By Frederick Clarkson | AlterNet

_PROGRESSIVE WIRE
US says hikers 'imprisoned too long' in Iran
By Agence France Presse
The saga of Stephen Colbert, ‘Parry’ and Iowa’s WOI
By Lynda Waddington | Washington Independent
Bank of America to Rick Perry: "We will help you out!"
By Josh Harkinson | Mother Jones Online
Glenn Greenwald on the Growing Surveillance State
By Truthdig
Bank of America Death Watch – Mass Layoffs Imminent
By David Dayen | Firedoglake
_BEST OF THE WEEK
1. Americans Don't Realize Just How Badly We're Getting Screwed by the Top 0.1 Percent Hoarding the Country's Wealth
By David DeGraw | Amped Status
2. Why Is Sean Hannity So Mad You're Having Sex? 5 Ways Conservatives Attack Sexual Freedom
By Amanda Marcotte | AlterNet
3. Are Michele Bachmann's Views About 'Christian Submission' Even More Extreme Than She's Letting On?
By Frank Schaeffer | AlterNet
4. Meet the Christian Dominionist 'Prayer Warriors' Who Have Chosen Rick Perry as Their Vehicle to Power
By Rachel Tabachnick | AlterNet
5. The 'Unfashionable' Matt Damon, Mensch of the Year
By Don Hazen | AlterNet
6. The 5 Funniest Things Molly Ivins Said About Rick Perry
By Asawin Suebsaeng | Mother Jones Online
7. 21 Reasons Rick Perry's Texas Is a Complete Disaster
By Joshua Holland | AlterNet


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