FDL Commenter Barbara Grothus, 12 Others Arrested at Anti-Police Brutality Sit-in at Albuquerque Mayor’s Office

By: Tuesday June 3, 2014 5:12 pm

FDL commenter Barbara Grothus and 12 others were arrested at an anti-police brutality sit-in at Albuquerque mayor’s office.


I’m Mad As Hell…

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 6:26 pm

You have read over the past several days that an unknown person or group has decided to try to silence the independent advocacy journalism espoused and practiced here at Firedoglake by launching DDoS attacks that bring the site down. You’ve read posts by several FDL’ers that describe all of the ways FDL is meaningful to its readers. You’ve read Jane and Elliott and Dakine and Kit and probably others I’ve neglected to mention on the subject of why FDL deserves your support. I’m going to take another approach. This makes me mad as hell, and I don’t want us to take it any more! These anonymous cowards cannot be allowed to prevail. It is just that simple.

Late Late Night FDL: The Last Laugh

By: Friday May 30, 2014 10:00 pm

Statler and WaldorfThe Last Laugh. Every episode of The Muppet Show ended with Statler and Waldorf giving us one last laugh. Don’t let the forkers who are DDoS‘ing FDL have the last laugh.

Join me in chipping in to keep FDL going and prevent those DDoS forkers from the last laugh.

Defend Firedoglake

By: Friday May 30, 2014 11:50 am

To paraphrase Leonard Cohen: Like a bird on a wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir, we have tried in our way to be free.

Firedoglake never pulls a punch or restrains its views to suit others, there is no shading or spin, you get a full dose of what the people here believe – sometimes right, sometimes wrong, but always unapologetically independent and free. That freedom is now under attack as the site has been under a constant DDOS assault from people who want to silence our voices.

Please consider donating money to allow the site to continue to operate freely.

Principle Over Party, Help FDL Keep Going

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 7:50 am

FDL has only been able to do what it does because of the generous support of its community and right now FDL needs your help. Almost constant Denial of Service attack over recent weeks have produced significant tech bills. If you value the unique role FDL has played please consider helping out.

Please consider donating $10 to Firedoglake today to help us keep the lights on.

Top 10 Firedoglake Posts of 2013

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 12:53 pm

According to our unique pageview statistics,* this year’s most popular posts were about whistleblowing, civil liberties and marijuana prohibition, and I was delighted to see a very strong interest in posts about important individuals like Aaron Swartz, John Kiriakou and Edward Snowden as well. From Jon Walker’s premier coverage of the rapidly-changing trends in marijuana legalization to Kevin Gosztola’s dissections of government propaganda and the war on whistleblowers, this list is also a testament to the popularity of our writers’ impeccable reporting and analysis around many of this years’ major news stories.

Check out the top 10 most-read posts at Firedoglake below, let us know your favorites and tell us which topics you’d like to see make next year’s list.

Welcome to the New Coffeehouse. Excuse the Dust.

By: Monday August 29, 2011 9:45 am

Good day, friends. It’s taken quite a bit of effort to move all of the archives, er, furniture here to the new Blend Coffeehouse, but we’re open for business. Our reporting and commentary is here as it always has been for you all to debate and discuss, and you’ll occasionally encounter personal essays by the PHB team of baristas bringing you fresh Blend each day. There has always been a mix of the personal and political, and that will remain part of the banter here in the coffeehouse.

Welcome to FDL’s The Dissenter

By: Friday July 15, 2011 10:03 am

It is with great excitement that I welcome you to The Dissenter, a Firedoglake blog that will cover civil liberties and digital freedom issues. It will feature regular coverage of the torture scandal that continues to wear on and the ongoing US government war on WikiLeaks, along with coverage of the Orwellian expansion of the surveillance state, Internet privacy rights, the mass incarceration of people of color in this country and the current and historic repression of dissent.

Notes from FDL’s First Membership Webinar On Bradley Manning

By: Tuesday May 3, 2011 4:50 pm

FDL’s first “webinar” took place on Monday, April 26, at 8-9 pm EDT.

Marcy Wheeler moderated a panel that included Army Ret. Col Ann Wright and David House, friend of Bradley Manning.

Pull Up A Chair

By: Saturday September 11, 2010 5:00 am

Welcome to the Grand Deck Porch overlooking the Christy Hardin Smith Memorial Cove here at the Lake. Pull up a chair and settle in for some imaginative fun. May I offer you a brisk cup of Wicked Wolf Coffee? Perhaps a nice English Breakfast Tea? Of course there is Coke or Pepsi for the cola-holics (I myself am in recovery).

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