Help Firedoglake Stay Active

By: Monday June 2, 2014 3:18 pm

Based on present conditions throughout the world, there will be more stories for us to tell, analyze and discuss. Our efforts led to excellent coverage of the Chelsea Manning trial, reporting on privacy, the latest in health care, how marijuana rapidly changed in its value and, judging by the efforts of our team, more to talk about.

Help fund our efforts to ensure the site can stay active.


FDL and the Book Salons Need Your Help

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 12:00 pm

I’ve been here at FDL for a long time, and I’ve had the honor to work with many outstanding, nationally-recognized journalists on the staff, and with the best members (you) that any site could want. Please help us continue the excellent reporting and analysis of important topics.

We need your help, financial assistance, to keep FDL open for your Voice and all Progressive Voices. Please give what you can.

FDL Under DDoS Attack: We Need Your Help

By: Saturday May 31, 2014 1:20 pm

Well, here’s the deal: For some time now Firedoglake has been under escalating DDoS attacks which knock us off line.

These attacks mean you can’t access our site to read our reports on whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning, Thomas Drake, Peter Van Buren and John Kiriakou. Or Kevin Gosztola’s Dissenter.  You can’t find important news and views on LGBT issues, civil liberties, domestic spying, marijuana and drug policy, Occupy, WikiLeaks, genetically modified foods, prison reform, elections–perspectives often ignored by mainstream media and other websites.

Please help us stay online by making a donation.

Always Helping, Always Fighting: Help Firedoglake Keep the Lights On!

By: Saturday May 31, 2014 9:15 am

The idea that a series of DDoS attacks and a handful of tech bills might be enough to stop what’s being built here makes me want to quasi-roll my eyes Dogen style.

No way.

This challenge is small peas compared to what this community is capable of achieving- and that’s just it, challenges can be overcome.

The world is changing and while we’re encouraged to change with it; to acquiesce certain rights and to accept certain inevitabilities, the fact remains that there’s always more fight left in all of us.

So with that I encourage you to donate, to be good to each other, to rock the shit out of every day you’re given and to never let the puppy get the upper-hand.

Late Night: Banana Republic

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 8:00 pm

The most delicious piece of schadenfreude of the whole episode was, and remains, that Snowden has handily discredited each and every “liberal hawk” that has, like a moth to a flame, leapt to smear him.

By protesting entirely too much, they have drawn long overdue attention to their own epic wrongness on everything that matters since Sept. 11, 2001.

Join me in chipping in to keep FDL running; it’s worth it.

Beat the Deadline: Why Help for FDL Matters

By: Friday July 2, 2010 3:30 pm

For me, what matters most is Firedoglake’s coverage of LGBT issues, and the effort the blog has undertaken to cover the Prop 8 referendum and the subsequent historic efforts to overturn that civil rights rollback in federal court.

Democrats in Self Immolation, So Give Your Dollars to Firedoglake

By: Friday July 2, 2010 1:45 pm

The folks at Firedoglake asked me to send out a huge collective hug and THANK YOU to all of you who have contributed to FDL’s fundraiser. They met their original goal of $50,000 by June 30, and extended the fundraiser a couple more days to allow FDL’s supporters to contribute through this weekend.

You can still contribute to FDL and help us get to $60,000 this weekend by contributing here.

Those extra dollars will help FDL continue operating for a while and postpone the need for another fundraiser too soon. Because you know from other member-supported organizations (e.g., like your PBS stations), that they have to continue the torture until morale improves.

Join Me in Bethesda Tomorrow Night for an FDL Fundraiser with Barry Eisler and His New Book, “Inside Out”

By: Thursday July 1, 2010 3:29 pm

Please join us tomorrow evening. It’s a great book, Barry is extraordinarily entertaining, and as a special bonus due to circumstances beyond my control, my dogs Katie and Lucy will be there too (don’t ask).

Barry Eisler will read from his new novel Inside Out at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Avenue in Bethesda, MD, at 7pm, Friday July 2. $5 from each book sold will go to support investigative journalism on

Keep On Pushing: Can We Hit $60,000 by Friday?

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 4:00 pm

Fundraising thermometerJust moments ago, we met our goal of raising $50,000 for Firedoglake with 30+ hours to spare. This is amazing. More than 1100 people contributed an average of $42 to support Firedoglake’s independent progressive movement.

It’s really incredible: $50,000, ahead of schedule. To everyone who contributed, and anyone who supported us but couldn’t give: thank you. We can’t do this without you.

In fact, your outpouring of support has been so amazing that we’re setting a new goal and extending our deadline. It’s ambitious, but can you help us raise $60,000 by the end of the day on Friday?

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