Bowe Bergdahl Swapped for that Marine in Mexico (Satire)

By: Monday November 3, 2014 6:30 pm

Just ahead of the highly-contested midterm elections, Obama administration officials are denying rumors that they swapped Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier himself freed from Taliban captivity through a swap for five Guantanamo prisoners, for Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi.

Tahmooressi was released by coincidence just before the election after several months in a Mexican jail.

“It was a good ride,” said Bowe Bergdahl, “but like I told the Taliban guys on my last day with them, hey, nothing lasts forever.”

 

Georgia Republicans Have Citizen Arrested for Videotaping Them at Public Event

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 8:56 am

Nydia Tisdale is a citizen journalist in Georgia. She does not get paid for her work, but instead sees it as a civic duty to record politicians and the political process, and then upload those videos to YouTube. What she does is in large part what democracy is all about– involved, informed citizens exercising their rights under the First Amendment.

Not in Georgia.

What’s The Point: MSNBC Interrupts Former Congresswoman for Justin Bieber Breaking News

By: Friday January 24, 2014 7:05 pm

It’s not uncommon for guests on any news program to get bumped for “breaking news” but imagine hormer congresswoman Jane Harman’s surprise when she realized the news for which her NSA segment got bumped was the arrest and subsequent booking of Canadian Popstar Justin Bieber.

Hobet Mine Shutdown, a Photo Diary

By: Monday August 6, 2012 4:16 pm

I was invited to photograph the protest and shutdown of the Hobet Mine in Boone and Lincoln Counties in West Virginia last week. The organizers knew me from my participation in the Blair Mountain March last year. This is the biggest mountaintop removal mine in the US, I am told. I was not aware of the location selected until we got there.

Closing Your CitiBank Account Can Get You Arrested

By: Sunday October 16, 2011 8:40 am

Apparently the simple act of closing your account at a CitiBank can get you arrested. Watch as this nice woman in the business suit is manhandled and hauled away as she and some friends decided to close their CitiBank accounts at the same time.

In Which Bluewombat Gets Arrested on Purpose

By: Saturday October 8, 2011 10:00 am

Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace organized a march and rally at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles today. The event’s culmination was civil disobedience, in which 14 people would refuse to leave the street in front of the Federal Building after the rally and, in all probability, get arrested. I was one of the 14.

FDL Movie Night: God Went Surfing with the Devil

By: Monday May 30, 2011 5:00 pm

God will surf with the devil if the waves are good.

~ Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, who brought the 13 surfboards into Gaza in 2007 for Palestine surfers who were using wind surfing boards with the sails removed and battered surfboards to catch the waves off the coast. Inspired by their dedication, Doc and friends, including one of guests tonight, Matt Olsen, Doc founded Surfing 4 Peace and arranged for 23 more boards, plus clothes, surf wax and gear to be hand delivered to Gaza by American and Israeli surfers.

Lt. Dan Choi Arrested in Russia

By: Saturday May 28, 2011 10:00 am

While visiting FDL, you may have noticed the smiling face of a man in uniform, attached to these words:

“FDL is important because our words are not just meant to echo within ourselves, but to echo with future generations.”

The words and face belong to Lt. Dan Choi.

Lt. Choi is in Moscow this weekend, in solidarity with the formidable and brave activists of GayRussia — and has now been arrested for taking part in a Moscow Pride demonstration.

VIDEO: Dan Ellsberg Handcuffed at White House for Protesting Obama’s Torture of Bradley Manning

By: Monday March 21, 2011 9:30 am

VIDEO: Eighty year-old Daniel Ellsberg was arrested on Saturday in front of the White House when he refused to leave at the request of police. He was one of 113 people who were arrested, handcuffed and taken to the police station on March 19, 2011 for protesting President Obama’s continued torture of Bradley Manning.

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