Tears of Gaza

By: Saturday August 9, 2014 4:00 pm

An extraordinary, internationally acclaimed documentary about impact of the 2008 Gaza bombings on civilians and children, by filmmaker Vibeke Løkkeberg.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Rivera Sun, The Dandelion Insurrection: Love and Revolution (novel)

By: Saturday August 9, 2014 1:59 pm

Be kind. Be connected. Be unafraid.

With these three simple tenets, Rivera Sun envisions a peaceful, nonviolent revolution springing from a near future United States just a little bit more repressive than the one we live in today.

The seeds of The Dandelion Insurrection are all around us in our world today.

Missile Defense – Alive and Well, and Eyeing Ohio

By: Saturday August 9, 2014 12:48 pm

Here are two questions you will not often hear from your average American: How large a threat is Iran’s fictional ICBM arsenal, and what is the Pentagon doing to protect us from this imaginary threat? I am pleased to report our government is working on the answers. They are, in order, “worryingly grave” and “send more money and we’ll get back to you.”

Back in Iraq, Jack

By: Saturday August 9, 2014 11:35 am

President Obama may want us to sympathize with patriotic torturers, he may turn on whistleblowers like a flesh-eating zombie, he may have lost all ability to think an authentic thought, but I will say this for him: He knows how to mark the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin fraud like a champion.

The Dandelion Insurrection – love and revolution (novel) – Book Salon Preview, Kit O’Connell Hosts

By: Saturday August 9, 2014 11:00 am

“In a time that looms around the corner of today, under a gathering storm of tyranny, Zadie Byrd Gray whirls into the life of small town reporter Charlie Rider and asks him to become the voice of the Dandelion Insurrection. With the rallying cry of life, liberty, and love, Zadie and Charlie fly across America leaving a wake of revolution in their path. “

DOJ and Treasury Schooled by College Athletes

By: Saturday August 9, 2014 9:00 am

First it was former Northwestern University quarterback Kain Coulter and his football teammates taking a chunk out of the NCAA, and yesterday it was former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon and 19 other former college players. They did what few thought possible in going after a Too Big to Challenge institution, and won.

You know, the president is a sports-loving guy. Imagine what would happen if he called the attention of the DOJ and Treasury to these college athletes: “This is how you go after Too Big To Challenge institutions.” . . .

Come Saturday Morning: The GOP’s War on the Waitstaff Redux – Extra Special Rick Berman Edition

By: Saturday August 9, 2014 6:59 am

Ho-hum. Another big story broken by Bluestem that gets hijacked by certain local media lackeys without credit. We’ve seen this movie before.

This instance involves a new wrinkle in the Republican Party of Minnesota’s continuing War on the Waitstaff: namely, the River Oasis Café in Stillwater and its adding a “minimum wage fee” in protest of Governor Dayton’s successful push for raising the state minimum wage.

Pull Up a Chair: Coulrophobia

By: Saturday August 9, 2014 4:00 am

Are you creeped out by clowns? There’s a word for that, Coulrophobia: “Extreme or irrational fear of clowns.”

Here’s how it happened to Jordan Gaines…

Late Night: The Roundup

By: Friday August 8, 2014 8:00 pm

- The Institute for Economics and Peace released their Global Peace Index for 2014 where contemporary times are the “most peaceful century in human history.” In addition, Iceland was found to be the mots peaceful country.

- Where is John Kerry now? He is in South Asia to calm tensions over disputed territories in the South China Sea

- On The Real News, journalist Greg Palast further elaborates on the lawsuit by Argentina against the U.S.; Furthermore, The U.S. is not interested at all in the case

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