Late, Late Night FDL: Detroit Made

By: Monday August 18, 2014 10:00 pm

Bob Seger – Detroit Made (Here’s the studio track)

Bob Seger is set to release his ‘swan song’ album: Ride Out…

 

Late Night: Voices of Rage and Ruin

By: Monday August 18, 2014 8:00 pm

History has proven that over and over again. Oppression crushes the human spirit and makes resistance seem impossible. People live in fear and see no way out of the darkness. But there are times when people are heroic, when they overcome their pain and fear and show us all what moral courage is. We’re seeing it now. The light of moral courage is shining like a beacon in Ferguson, Missouri.

Holes in the Earth

By: Monday August 18, 2014 7:15 pm

“Mining companies losing billions of dollars from conflicts with local communities”, according to researchers from the University of Queensland, the Harvard Kennedy School and Clark University. Not wanting to pass up an opportunity to hammer home that theme, here’s a bit of a round-up of just such recent activities, beginning with Bristol Bay.

Gaza Update: Delays, Deceit, and Death

By: Monday August 18, 2014 6:30 pm

The Ceasefire was in fact extended for another 24 hrs.

FDL Movie Night: FRED

By: Monday August 18, 2014 4:59 pm

FRED gives an inside look at a grassroots political campaign, one that upset the prevailing powers that be, while providing an engaging portrait of a man who by embracing and loving himself has has found away to integrate his political skills with his true self. It’s a sweet smart documentary that reveals so much about our country, the progress we’ve made, and the progress we’re still working on.

Eduardo Galeano: A Lost and Found History of Lives and Dreams (Some Broken)

By: Monday August 18, 2014 3:55 pm

Who isn’t a fan of something — or someone? So consider this my fan’s note. To my mind, Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano is among the greats of our time. His writing has “it” — that indefinable quality you can’t describe but know as soon as you read it. He’s created a style that combines the best of journalism, history, and fiction and a form for his books that, as far as I know, has no name but involves short bursts of almost lyrical reportage, often about events long past.

As it turns out, he also carries “it” with him. I was his English-language book editor years ago and can testify to that, even though on meeting him you might not initially think so. He has nothing of the showboat about him. In person, he’s almost self-effacing and yet somehow he brings out in others the urge to tell stories as they’ve never told them before.

Why Not Arrest Ferguson Police Officer Who Killed Michael Brown to Help Restore Peace to the Community?

By: Monday August 18, 2014 2:35 pm

One thing authorities in Ferguson have not done to try and calm the anger is arrest Officer Darren Wilson for allegedly shooting and killing Michael Brown.

President Obama Speaks on Ferguson and Iraq

By: Monday August 18, 2014 1:27 pm

Holder will travel to Ferguson on Wednesday.

Minimum Wage Increase Will Be on the Ballot in Nebraska

By: Monday August 18, 2014 1:17 pm

While efforts to increase the minimum wage at the federal level have are basically dead for the moment, some real progress is being made at the state and local level. Not only have state legislatures and city councils moved forward with new laws this year but activist campaigns have managed to put the issue on the ballot this November in a handful of red states.

Governor Chris Christie’s Office Bills Taxpayers $6.5 Million For Bridgegate Legal Fees

By: Monday August 18, 2014 12:12 pm

It was apparently not enough for Governor Chris Christie’s staff to shut lanes down on the George Washington Bridge violating state and federal law, now the taxpayers of New Jersey are having to pay massive legal bills as Christie and company try to prevent details from the lane closures coming out.

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