Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Reacts to How Loretto Handled a Prison Guard’s Suicide

By: Monday February 2, 2015 1:06 pm

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, who has been serving a prison sentence at the federal correctional institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, has written a letter reporting that a correctional officer committed suicide in January. How the prison officials handled the death stood in stark contrast to the treatment prisoners experience when an inmate dies or an inmate [...]


Ferguson in NY as Cop Acquitted after Killing Unarmed Man

By: Thursday December 4, 2014 9:00 am

A grand jury will bring no charges against a white New York City cop who strangled an unarmed African-American man to death. Watch him die in the video. Daniel Pantaelo, the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold on Staten Island on July 17, will not face charges for the killing, a grand [...]

FDL Movie Night: Homegoings

By: Monday February 10, 2014 4:59 pm

Homegoings, the beautiful documentary directed by tonight’s guest Christine Turner, honors the living and the dead through the eyes of Isaiah Owens, a funeral director serving the African-American community in Harlem. Born to sharecroppers in South Carolina, Isaiah was called to undertaking, he staged his first funeral –for a matchstick– when he was 5 years old; and he buried his family’s animals, including the mule. At 17, the day that Robert Kennedy’s body was taken to DC for burial, Isaiah was on the bus headed to New York to pursue his dream of becoming an undertaker.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Larry Getlen, Conversations with Carlin: An In-Depth Discussion with George Carlin about Life, Sex, Death, Drugs, Comedy, Words, and so much more

By: Saturday January 25, 2014 1:59 pm

Author Larry Getlen gives a comprehensive account of a great man and his unique set of values. Conversations with Carlin feels intimate, but is broad in scope and even dense in certain areas. However, Carlin’s relaxed tone and verbal dexterity make reading it seem as if you are having some immortal yet casual exchange with the man himself.

Late Night: Sex Kills!

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 8:00 pm

I wonder if they die with a smile on their little marsupial faces?

CCR Condemns Ninth Shameful and Tragic Death at Guantánamo

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 6:30 am

Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released the following statement in response to the news that a ninth man has died in detention at Guantánamo.

In Memoriam, Ray Bradbury

By: Wednesday June 6, 2012 2:45 pm

I don’t remember my reactions to the stories themselves so much as what came after — a lifelong love of both Bradbury’s work and science fiction in general. I read everything by him I could find, from his horror and sf through to his more conventional works about life in Ireland. As a boy, I loved his paeans to boyhood and the joy of fresh new sneakers in Dandelion Wine. I read The Martian Chronicles over and over, breaking the spines of multiple copies.

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