#WithSyria: Banksy Launches New Campaign for 3rd Anniversary of Syrian Civil War

By: Saturday March 15, 2014 4:00 pm

March 15th marks the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian Civil War and street artist Banksy is adamant that the day not come and go quietly.

Banksy orchestrated the #withsyria campaign in solidarity with the Syrian civilians whose lives have been uprooted by the conflict and in memory of the over 100,000 men, women and children who have died over the last three years.

Don’t Shoot The Messenger: Russell Brand Shouts Out Occupy, Predicts Revolution in Epic BBC Interview

By: Friday October 25, 2013 2:00 pm

In an epic 10 minute interview on BBC’s Newsnight – Russell Brand calmly and meticulously addresses everything from income inequality to corruption to corporate interests to revolution while explaining how his opinions render it impossible for him to cast a ballot in good conscious.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Nicco Mele, The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath

By: Sunday May 26, 2013 1:59 pm

Nicco Mele is a man who knows the internet. The webmaster for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign in 2004 and the founder of a leading internet strategy firm, his discussion moves between the effect of Twitter on news reporting, Hollywood’s relationship with Netflix and Al Qaeda’s use of YouTube. These are only three of the many examples which make this book so interesting. The big ideas are sustained by engaging anecdotes.

The theme of Mele’s book is the effect of “radical connectivity”, which he describes as “our breathtaking ability to send vast amounts of data instantly, constantly and globally”, thus transforming politics, business and culture.

Occupy LA: International Day of Action Livestream

By: Saturday October 15, 2011 11:56 am

Occupy Los Angeles takes to the street beginning with a rally and march through the financial district before returning to the Occupy camp at City Hall This is part of a global protest and paradigm shift as people everywhere proactively move for financial reform, government accountability, liberty equality and fraternity.

Going Global, Dirty Tricks at Labor Dept.

By: Thursday December 13, 2007 10:30 am

It’s been a busier week than usual for us in the labor movement, making it impossible to spotlight any one event. So here are highlights.

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