Podcast: After Chemical Spill, Mother in West Virginia Describes Life in ‘Human Sacrifice Zone’

By: Sunday January 19, 2014 8:35 am

Residents in the city of Charleston in West Virginia have been told at least twice by officials that it was now safe to drink water that had been polluted by Freedom Industries by a chemical known as 4-methylcyclohexane methanol. The chemical, used to clean and process coal, spilled out into the Elk River on January 9.

However, few residents believe officials when they say it is safe to drink the water again.

 

VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Addresses the New America Foundation

By: Thursday December 5, 2013 6:09 pm

On Tuesday, author, journalist and videographer Max Blumenthal addressed the New America Foundation, to a packed house, in the ballroom of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The foundation, which had been subjected to enormous pressure from Zionist organizations to cancel the event, is still being attacked for having gone through with their commitment to present the young author, as he described the background and content of his recent book, Goliath: Life sand Loathing in Greater Israel.

Attacks on Max Blumenthal’s “Goliath” Escalate, Veer Into Wingnut Land – Updated

By: Monday November 11, 2013 7:15 pm

What may have turned out to be the most disturbing element introduced by Eric Alterman, was his bringing Max Blumenthal’s father, Sidney Blumenthal, into the argument. What seemed to some as an innocuous comment in Alterman’s first article, has turned into a sordid campaign by even more sordid people, to attack both the elder Blumenthal, and Hillary and Bill Clinton, and their foundation. The hits have devolved from Buzzfeed.com to Breitbart.com to white supremacist Robert Stacy McCain’s blog, as the threats have escalated.

Book Salon Preview: Goliath, Life & Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal – Part Two: The Book’s Reception – Updated

By: Thursday October 31, 2013 2:00 pm

The push-back against Max Blumenthal for Goliath is reminiscent to the reception of The Israel Lobby. One might say, though, that the militant Zionist hits against the new book are informed somewhat by what Zionist commentators have learned from Walt and Mearsheimer’s book.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Eric Alterman, Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama

By: Sunday February 20, 2011 1:59 pm

It’s the debate you’ve been hearing almost since that day 25 months ago when President Barack Obama first took the oath of office and became the 44th president. It rages in political clubs and in taprooms and coffee houses and most frequently in cyberspace – anywhere in America that liberal voices like to gather.

The Wall

By: Sunday July 11, 2010 9:30 am

This week, George Lakoff published a piece called “Disaster Messaging” and Eric Alterman penned an essay called “Kabuki Democracy: Why a Progressive Presidency is Impossible, for Now.” Lakoff and Alterman know what is standing in the way of progressive achievement in America. Let’s call it The Wall. Lakoff speaks of the conservatives’ message advantages. Democrats [...]

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