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The 5 Most Outrageous Examples of Hidden Charges Companies Pass Off on Consumers — And How to Fight Back

Americans pay hundreds of dollars each year in hidden fees. Here are the most egregious examples that every consumer should be aware of, plus ideas for fighting back.READ MORE

Lauren Kelley / AlterNet

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$422,320 for a College Degree? With Tuition Skyrocketing, It is Time to Rethink Higher Education

Unless we act now, the current $1 trillion student debt bubble is going to look small in 18 years—and the only ones able to go to college will be the children of the 1%. READ MORE

Sarah Jaffe / AlterNet

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Suicide Threats and Strike Attempts at Apple Manufacturer: China’s Workers Fighting for Rights at Work

Foxconn, a factory that makes iPhones and Xboxes among other gadgets, is seeing strikes by workers over low wages, long hours, and terrible conditions. READ MORE

Lijia Zhang / Comment Is Free

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Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri: Rapper, Jokester, Community Organizer?

The Queens native seeks to serve the borough’s working-class immigrant community. READ MORE

By Channing Kennedy / ColorLines

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MLK, Modern Visionary: An Illustrated Guide Why Dr. King is Still Relevant Today

This holiday weekend we’ll see a lot of media coverage of Martin Luther King, Jr, but we will hear very little about why he is as relevant today as ever. READ MORE

By RJ Eskow / Campaign for America’s Future

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As Occupy Wall Street Has Changed Protest Dynamics, Vibrant Groups Like United Students Against Sweatshops Are Back in the Forefront

USAS has been fighting steadily for workers’ rights even when the issue wasn’t front-page news–and they’re helping spearhead a new movement for economic justice. READ MORE

By Sarah Jaffe / AlterNet

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Bill Moyers: Why I am Returning to the Air

I’m coming back because in tumultuous times like these I relish the company of people who try to make sense of the tumult. READ MORE

By Bill Moyers / AlterNet

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The Essentials for the Necessary Transition to a Renewable Energy Economy

Unless we want to be indentured to an energy-military-financial complex, we need to build a new infrastructure for renewable energy. READ MORE

By Jon Rynn / AlterNet

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Rahm Ramps up the Repression in Chicago: New Protest Rules Ahead of the G-8/NATO Meetings

How Mayor Rahm Emanuel and elites intend to defend the city against free speech. READ MORE

By Matt Reichel / AlterNet

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“It’s Viral!”: Watch the Hilarious YouTube Campaign to End Corporate Personhood
By Kristen Gwynne | AlterNet

 

Irony Alert: On Day of SOPA Protests, Guy Who Authored the Bill Broke Piracy Laws on His Own Website
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet

 

Why California’s Prisoners Are Starving Themselves
By Sadhbh Walshe | Comment is Free

 

Hollywood Pro Speaks Out: “Why I Can’t Support the Stop Online Piracy Act”
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet

 

Colbert Passes His Super PAC on to Stewart, Reveals Ridiculousness of Campaign Finance Laws
By Kristen Gwynne | AlterNet

 

The History of Gay Rights, in Seven Minutes
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet

 

Girl Scouts Creates Inclusive Gender Policy, and a Right-Wing Boycott Fails — They Sell More Cookies!
By Avital Norman Nathman | RH Reality Check

 

How Occupy Wall Street “Occupied the Dream” on MLK Day
By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet

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