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.

Kevin Gosztola Discusses Start of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s Court Martial on DemocracyNow!

By: Monday June 3, 2013 9:25 am

Here’s a clip of Amy Goodman talking with Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola this morning from .Fort Meade as Day 1 of Bradley Manning’s court martial begins.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes James C. Goodale, Fighting For The Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles

By: Sunday May 19, 2013 1:59 pm

In his book, Fighting for the Press: The Pentagon Papers & Other Battles, Goodale presents a first-hand account of what happened as lawyers sought to defend the newspaper from the government. He describes how Max Frankel, foreign reporter for the Times, informed him he had “documents related to the Vietnam War.” He did not, at first, see them but was confronted with the issue of whether it was legal for the press to publish classified information.

LIVESTREAM: “To Private Manning, Thank You” with Kevin Gosztola, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Alexa O’Brien and Others

By: Friday April 5, 2013 4:55 pm

A live panel discussion on whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning featuring Firedoglake investigative reporter Kevin Gosztola, Icelandic MP and Wikileaks activist Birgitta Jónsdóttir, independent journalist Alexa O’Brien and FAIR Activism Director and Media Analyst Peter Hart. Sam Seder will be the moderator.

UPDATED: Rand Paul Filibuster For Human Rights Broke 12 Hours

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 9:05 am

It was a simple question. Can the President kill noncombatant American citizens on American soil without due process? No answer was given so Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky decided to filibuster. The filibuster would last over 12 hours as Senators from both sides of the aisle would join in.

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