FDL Movie Night: Silenced

By: Monday December 1, 2014 5:00 pm

During President Barack Obama’s presidency, a record number of government employees have been prosecuted for leaking or blowing the whistle. Several of them have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act, a World War I-era law that was intended to be used against spies and not for punishing people who disclose information without authorization. Simultaneously, the amount of information being kept secret by the government has increased exponentially while the United States expands the reach of its global security state.

Silenced immerses viewers in this world.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny, #Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will

By: Saturday October 18, 2014 1:59 pm

Both Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny are trailblazers when it comes to independent media. Week-to-week, with their “Citizen Radio” show, they combine sharp wit with thought-provoking commentary. The book is an opportunity to introduce the show to people who may have never heard of them or haven’t listened to them yet.

#Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will – Book Salon Preview

By: Saturday October 18, 2014 11:00 am

“#Newsfail is not your grandmother’s comedic-memoir-slash-political-manifesto. From page one (in a preface titled, “In Which the Authors Interview Ralph Nader in the Bathtub”), comedian Jamie Kilstein and journalist Allison Kilkenny pledge to give you the news like you’ve never gotten it before.”

Tweets From the Ferguson Frontline

By: Monday October 13, 2014 6:26 pm

Kevin Gosztola tweets from Ferguson, Missouri.

FDL’s Kevin Gosztola is on his way to Ferguson

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 1:11 pm

With most outlets focusing on the dramatic clashes between protesters and police, Kevin will be telling stories that show how Brown’s murder and the militaristic response are emblematic of the daily injustices black people are made to suffer in Ferguson and elsewhere in America.

Donate $10 or more to fund Kevin Gosztola’s reporting from Ferguson, MO.

‘Breaking The Set’ Segment on Leaked Guidebook for Placing Individuals on Terrorism Watchlists

By: Friday July 25, 2014 7:45 am

I appeared on RT’s “Breaking the Set,” which is hosted by Abby Martin. Center for Constitutional Rights fellow Susan Hu and I appeared as part of a panel to discuss the released guidebook. We covered a lot of ground in the twelve minutes we had to discuss the watchlisting criteria.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Clark Stoeckley, The United States vs Pvt. Chelsea Manning: A Graphic Account From Inside The Courtroom

By: Sunday June 15, 2014 1:59 pm

Each day of Chelsea Manning’s trial, I would pull my rental car into the lot where media waited to be escorted into Fort Meade by the military. Just about every day Clark Stoeckley would be there with his WikiLeaks Truck daring the military to tell him he could not drive his truck on base. His truck would then sit parked by the media center all day as he drew his sketches—sometimes from the media center, sometimes from inside the courtroom.

Stoeckley’s book, The US vs. Private Chelsea Manning is the first book that gives the world an accessible account of what unfolded at Manning’s court martial.

Vanity Fair Applauds Kevin Gosztola’s Coverage of the Manning Trial

By: Friday June 13, 2014 8:02 am

Molly Crabapple has an excellent article in Vanity Fair on how journalists love to love dissidents in other countries (Pussy Riot) but ignore those in their own country (Barrett Brown, Cecily McMillan, Bradley Manning) who make them uncomfortable. In other words, all the people we cover here at FDL. So I was really happy to see her call out Kevin Gosztola for his work on the Manning trial.

Memo to Potential Whistleblowers: If You See Something, Say Something

By: Saturday June 7, 2014 11:59 am

Blowing the whistle on wrongdoing creates a moral frequency that vast numbers of people are eager to hear. We don’t want our lives, communities, country and world continually damaged by the deadening silences of fear and conformity.

I’ve met many whistleblowers over the years, and they’ve been extraordinarily ordinary. None were applying for halos or sainthood. All experienced anguish before deciding that continuous inaction had a price that was too high. All suffered negative consequences as well as relief after they spoke up and took action. All made the world better with their courage.

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