Let’s just be very clear right up front, Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco may have both collected their share of mainstream awards, like Pulitzers, American Book Awards, and the like, but with this book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, they remove any doubt about whether they are “celebrity couriers,” as they derisively term a lot of what is left of the mainstream, main street journalists out there today slapping whitewash on poverty and helping spin the machinery that manufactures rose-colored glasses. They have traveled through some of the hellholes on the dark side of the American economic reality and they are angry about the whole damn thing, fired up, fed up, and desperately looking hard for a fight. This book needs to be read, and it needs to sell very well because these guys are pretty much unemployable now. Trust me, I know this!
|By: Wade Rathke Saturday September 15, 2012 1:59 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday September 13, 2012 8:55 am|
A federal judge issued a ruling on September 12 that permanently enjoined a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was signed by President Barack Obama codifying indefinite military detention into United State law last year. She found that the writers, journalists and activists who were plaintiffs in the lawsuit had demonstrated actual and reasonably that their First Amendment-protected activities could subject them to indefinite military detention and ruled the public had a greater interest in preserving the First Amendment and due process rights than allowing law enforcement to have this tool.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday September 10, 2012 2:15 pm|
Well-known to anyone in the movement to end mountaintop removal—the destructive practice of blowing up mountains to get to coal, Keeper of the Mountains Larry Gibson had a heart attack and died yesterday at the age of sixty-five.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday August 2, 2012 2:57 pm|
Plaintiffs who won a preliminary injunction in May against a provision of the Homeland Battlefield Act or the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are pushing for a permanent injunction to this provision of the NDAA. Citing recent statements made by the United States government that it made in a filed brief to a federal court, plaintiffs now have a heightened fear that that the provision—specifically known as Section 1021, which Judge Katherine B. Forrest temporarily enjoined—could potentially be used against them for engaging in First Amendment activities.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday March 30, 2012 1:21 pm|
At the start of the first hearing on a lawsuit challenging the Homeland Battlefield Act, a federal judge appeared to be “extremely skeptical” that those pursuing the challenge had grounds to sue the US government. However, by the end of the hearing, the judge acknowledged plaintiffs had made some strong arguments on why there was reason to be concerned about the Act, which passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on New Year’s Eve last year.
|By: Jeff Kaye Tuesday July 19, 2011 5:20 pm|
According to the UK legal charity Reprieve, “the first large array of photographs depicting the devastating impact of US unmanned aircraft (‘drone’) attacks on innocent civilians in Pakistan” goes on display today at at Beaconsfield Art Gallery, 22 Newport Street, London. The show, which displays the work of Noor Behram, a 39 year old photographer from the North Waziristan Agency (NWA), runs until August 5. Reportedly, photos from 28 of 60 drone attack sites visited by Behram can be viewed at the London gallery.
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday March 19, 2011 7:35 am|
I’m on chauffeur duty again this weekend, driving Dan Ellsberg to the White House for a rally today at 12 noon. Tomorrow we’ll be at Quantico for the demonstration, and FDL will be live streaming the event.
I’ll be live tweeting the events. You can follow me here.
|By: Siun Sunday August 8, 2010 6:00 pm|
In Gaza and the West Bank, as in Afghanistan, the daily toll on children of American policies is devastating.
|By: masaccio Sunday March 14, 2010 10:30 am|
Who knew anyone remembered Albert Camus, let alone his book, The Rebel? How could it be relevant in the age of the internets?
|By: Laura Flanders Tuesday May 20, 2008 5:32 pm|
Tonight on GRITtv, we discuss the place of God in politics, and the placement of responsibility in Iraq.