FDL Book Salon Welcomes Peter Van Buren, Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99Percent (novel)

By: Saturday May 24, 2014 1:59 pm

Anyone who has not endured the story told in Ghosts of Tom Joad is privileged, overwhelmingly. But they likely live with the fear that at any moment they could be in Earl’s shoes.


Journalists Kevin Gosztola and Jason Leopold to File Freedom of Information Act Requests for CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou

By: Friday May 2, 2014 9:25 am

Obtaining this information is more of an art form than a bureaucratic process. It’s tricky, costly and time-consuming, which is why we need your help if we hope to learn more about Kiriakou’s case. Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola is teaming up with independent reporter Jason Leopold — who has done groundbreaking work on the torture of Abu Zubaydah — to file a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to uncover the truth about John’s prosecution.

Can you please donate $10 or more to our John Kiriakou Campaign Fund to help us pay these FOIA filing fees and sustain our reporting on John’s case?

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Luke Harding, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man

By: Saturday March 22, 2014 1:59 pm

Edward Snowden has rekindled public interest in the conduct of US intelligence agencies leading media organizations to believe it worthwhile to at minimum pay lip service to critical questions, which should be asked. The country now also has a small movement of people calling for a new modern-day Church Committee to investigate the actions of US intelligence agencies and this movement is likely to grow.

VIDEO: Another American Targeted for Assassination by Drone (With Kevin Gosztola)

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 7:09 pm

Today on the Resistance Report, an interview with Kevin Gosztola of Firedoglake.com.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Nathan Schneider, Thank You, Anarchy: Notes From the Occupy Apocalypse

By: Sunday December 15, 2013 1:59 pm

Nathan Schneider, author of Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse, is a reporter who began covering Occupy Wall Street in New York City in the summer of 2011 when a small group was conceptualizing ideas for the action that would take place on September 17, 2011. He spent a considerable amount of time in Zuccotti Park, which occupiers renamed Liberty Square, even sleeping there. He witnessed police intimidation and harassment. He saw hundreds get arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. He periodically assisted occupiers when they needed help with little things, like holding a sign for a moment or even drafting communiques to go up on the Occupy Wall Street website.

Brief Thoughts on the Experience of Covering Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 3:52 pm

What an incredible life experience it has been covering Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court martial.

While one could say I was only doing my job as a journalist and it is no big deal that I just spent the last year and a half regularly traveling to Fort Meade in Maryland to cover proceedings, it is also true that I could have covered this court martial regularly from Chicago, where I am based. I did not have to commit to spending an entire summer living in Washington, DC, so I could cover the trial.

Video: Kevin Gosztola on the Left Forum Panel

By: Monday June 10, 2013 7:15 pm

Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola appeared on the Left Forum panel discussion concerning the National Security State. In this clip, Kevin talks about the historical importance of the Bradley Manning trial he is covering, the military’s attempts to muzzle the press in the case, and takes contention with the Army’s claim that Manning acted as an ‘agent’ of wikileaks. The panel was titled “A National Security State In and Out: History Will Not Be Kind” and was chaired by Debra Sweet.

Video: Kevin Gosztola Media Appearances, Week #1 of the Bradley Manning Trial

By: Saturday June 8, 2013 12:45 pm

In addition to his daily reporting on the trial, Kevin also made time to talk with various media outlets.

Meet Firedoglake’s New Bradley Manning Coverage Assistant

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 10:22 am

We’re less than a week into Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court martial and the corporate media reporting on the case is already rife with misinformation and distortions, and the interest these outlets do have is rapidly waning.

But with Kevin spending long days in court at Ft. Meade, he needs help on the outside to efficiently and accurately get his reporting out. That’s why we recently hired FDL community member and Manning supporter Jeff Creamer to serve as our reporting assistant and archivist for the duration of the court martial.

Please consider donating $10+ to fund our coverage assistant Jeff Creamer and help us make our independent reporting the most trusted source for Bradley Manning coverage.

Bradley Manning’s Trial: Day 1 (Live Updates)

By: Monday June 3, 2013 4:57 pm

The trial for Pfc Bradley Manning has finally begun. Court was called to order right before 10 am. The judge handled procedural matters and then went into a reading through of the rules and regulations for press and public access to the trial.

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