ACORN Thanks Firedoglake and Its Other Allies (VIDEO)

By: Tuesday October 28, 2008 9:55 am

ACORN’s Chief Organizer Bertha Lewis thanks its allies and defenders, including Firedoglake. She also asks New York State residents to vote for Obama under the Working Families Party line, row E, to help support other community organizers.


The Democratic Party Goes All “Netroots”

By: Friday July 25, 2008 1:31 pm

The Democratic Party starts a “Roots Project”–and you can join in.

The Mighty Rahm is Scared Shitless?

By: Thursday August 30, 2007 8:59 am

He apparently says so himself at the end of this column:

A restoration of habeas corpus rights may have a better chance. Leahy said he will push the issue next month, and legislation co-sponsored by Conyers and Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is likely to move through their committees this fall.

Saturday Block Party

By: Saturday June 30, 2007 1:07 pm

Matt Stoller (via email) points to an interesting article by Danah Boyd on class and the use of MySpace and Facebook, which had this interesting observation:

A month ago, the military banned MySpace but not Facebook. This was a very interesting move because the division in the military reflects the division in high schools.

Won’t You Be My Friend?

By: Thursday June 28, 2007 3:03 pm

The Firepups have joined the social networking world with the launch of a Firedoglake group on Facebook – and many of us have jumped in, creating our own profiles and checking out all the bells and whistles. I thought it would be fun to chat about what we’ve found so far – and also let folks who are confused by this brave new world ask questions about how to join or

Saturday Block Party: Help, I’m Being Held Hostage At the Watergate

By: Saturday June 16, 2007 1:26 pm

It’s been a crazy week here at the Lake. I spent the past 24 hours traveling to and from Portland for the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies convention at the invitation of the fabulous Rox Populi, whose late lamented blog went dark not long ago due to her workplace demands. I was on a panel with [...]

Late Late Nite FDL: (Facebook) Home Decor

By: Saturday June 9, 2007 9:21 pm

So, I’m not quite settled into my new Facebook digs, but people around here say they’re all decorating their places: LoudounLib says June 9th, 2007 at 8:37 pm Pachacutec @ 32 Seems everyone’s quiet. Maybe this is too heavy. I’ll see if I can do something more fun and put it up. we’re all tweaking [...]

Saturday Block Party, Part II

By: Saturday June 9, 2007 6:18 pm

I forgot that Duncan used to put up a “blog whore” post every once in a while until he did it recently. It’s something I need to do more. If you’ve got a blog, give us your best link so we can all take a look. Meanwhile, if you haven’t joined the FDL Facebook group, [...]

Saturday Block Party

By: Saturday June 9, 2007 2:47 pm

I admit it, I don’t understand many of the online social networking tools that seem to be breeding like rabbits every day online, but I do understand that people are developing new ways to use them in order to network and organize people toward political action (such as Agape) much like what we’re trying to [...]

Roots Project Action: Fire Up the Engines!

By: Thursday April 26, 2007 7:12 am

Christy hosted a great chat the other day with Tom Matzzie of MoveOn, and in the post she featured these terrific ads by Americans United For Change.  As Christy pointed out, there are a series of them targeted at the following vulnerable, pro-occupation Bush sycophants in swing states and districts: House  – Rep. Mary Bono (CA)  [...]

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