Defend John Kiriakou: Tell Bureau of Prisons Director to End Illegal Retaliation Against Torture Whistleblower

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 11:18 am

CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou resumed speaking with the press and writing his ‘Letters from Loretto’ after the Bureau of Prisons reneged on their deal to give him 9 months in a halfway house. Unfortunately, prison officials have chosen to respond with brute force: conducting surprise searches of his cell, attempting to remove his writing desk and threatening him with ‘diesel therapy.’

Join us in demanding Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels end the illegal retaliation and threats against John Kiriakou.


How to Use Social Media as a Weapon Against Organizations

By: Tuesday February 7, 2012 5:27 pm

There will be a billion pixels spilt on these stories that you can read elsewhere by scholars, experts and journalists. What I’m most interested in is what works/worked for the media activists out there.

Livestream: #Surround the White House

By: Sunday November 6, 2011 11:45 am

I’m at Layfayette Park in Washington, where we’ll be livestreaming #Surround the White House.

You Can’t Judge a Revolution by Its Cover

By: Monday October 3, 2011 7:15 pm

What the rest of the country has been seeing in 2 dimensions on television or reading about from an extremely snarky print media can’t possibly transmit the level of intelligence, energy, commitment and humanity being produced by this assembly. This is an amazingly diverse crowd, I had a long talk with an economist from Bakersfield California, a blogger from Philadelphia, a teacher from Albany, as well as a collection of old school radicals who’ve been waiting almost 40 years for something like this to reappear.

Late Night FDL: OpBART-5, the Evolving Aerobic Version

By: Tuesday September 13, 2011 8:00 pm

I came to San Francisco for OpBART-5 which, given the detention of journalists and students on Thursday, could have gone one of two ways: Very Badly or Okay. It was the latter, except for San Francisco Police Department Officer A. Mora striking a journalist’s camera. Twice. But San Fransisco State University student Eri Verducoza, who [...]

Sunday Late Night: Don’t Let FDL Get Left Behind

By: Sunday August 28, 2011 8:01 pm

We’ll never have the resources of an MSNBC — we don’t have an attached global armaments dealer. We’ll never even have the resources of a Huffington Post — we don’t have the luxury of a cushy divorce settlement driving us into the arms of a soft and lazy internet provider.

But we have one luxury no one else has: we have the most committed membership and the most responsive organization. So get on board. Don’t let Firedoglake get left behind. More important, don’t get left behind yourself.

Become a member of Firedoglake now.

Tar Sands Activists: Are You Discouraged Yet?

By: Sunday August 21, 2011 1:34 pm

John Chandley, Dan Choi and Bill McKibben are spending tonight in jail again so that the government can send a message to you on behalf of the oil companies. They don’t want you to come to Washington for the next two weeks and overburden the DC jail system by throwing your body upon the gears, to quote Mario Savio. They hope you will look at what is happening to John and Dan and Bill and be intimidated and discouraged.

There were 45 more people today who refused to be discouraged. They watched what happened to Dan and John and Bill and were willing to get arrested anyway, in the hope of “lighting a fire” under the world.

Are you discouraged?

How to Stand with the Flaming Firebaggers Against the Tar Sands Pipeline

By: Sunday August 21, 2011 9:00 am

Sign up to join Tar Sands Action – and Jane and Scarecrow – stand against the Keystone XL Pipeline and for the planet.

A Letter from Einstein

By: Sunday August 15, 2010 7:00 pm

Excerpts from a letter Albert Einstein sent my grandfather re: nuclear disarmament, and the connection to citizen action today.

Nobel Decibels

By: Sunday October 11, 2009 9:30 am

American journalists who questioned President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize have lost their already tenuous tether to reality. They need to quit sucking the helium of right-wing nuts and come back to down to the streets of the real with us.

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