Back to the Old Days Again

By: Wednesday July 24, 2013 1:30 am

Ah, the legacy of the Zimmerman verdict in Florida — back to the way things had always been, except for the last couple generations.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Richard D. Wolff, Occupy The Economy: Challenging Capitalism

By: Sunday July 22, 2012 1:59 pm

One of the long standing taboos in the US is an open discussion of our capitalist economic system. Mainstream economists talk of business cycles, recessions, depressions, upturns, downturns, etc, in an effort to avoid discussing just how unstable capitalism is. In 2009 that changed. Professor Richard D Wolff, a PhD who taught economics at UMass for many years, published a book entitled Capitalism Hits The Fan, a compilation of articles and essays written between 2005 and 2008. Since that time he has been on a whirlwind of personal appearances and radio/TV talk shows discussing just how capitalism has worked, or not worked, for people over the last 50 years.

Radical Supremes Deny Justice to Man Falsely Convicted by DA Misconduct

By: Wednesday March 30, 2011 5:08 pm

The US Supreme Court just voted 5-4, with Justice Clarence Thomas writing the opinion joined by Roberts, Scalia, Alito and Kennedy, to overturn a jury award to a man who was wrongly convicted, nearly executed, and served 14 years on death row because a Louisiana District Attorney and his colleagues knowingly withheld evidence proving the man’s innocence.

FDL Movie Night: Beyond Belief

By: Monday March 14, 2011 5:00 pm

Beth Murphy’s warm and uplifting documentary Beyond Belief follows two women’s ability to transform the shattering events of 9/11 into a message of hope. Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, upper middle class, pregnant New England soccer moms lost their husbands in 9/11. Introduced by mutual friends, they formed a fast friendship and through their conversations [...]

Sarah Palin Refudiates Right, Self

By: Friday November 19, 2010 6:01 pm

Sarah Palin takes a swing at progressive patriotism and ends up hitting herself, the conservative movement, and objective reality.

Injustice Spreads Through Obama Administration

By: Friday April 16, 2010 3:28 pm

New rules being developed for the handling of detained suspected terrorists fit well with the overall Obama administration commitment to injustice.

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