At 8pm eastern tonight, I will be joining Michael Whitney (formerly of FDL, now of Change.org) to give a training on online activism for the Occupy movement. Michael has led many successful battles on issues from the environment to civil liberties to drug reform to health care and beyond. Together, we would like to share our knowledge of online activism and organizing for the benefit of the Occupy movement. You can sign up now for tonight’s webinar.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:58 pm|
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:30 am|
Thanks to the support and generosity of everyone who signs up to be a Founding Member of the Firedoglake Membership Program, we can continue to provide an independent space for the people who make FDL what it is on a daily basis — our community. From all of the staff here at FDL, we thank you sincerely for your generosity, and look forward to working with you in shaping our path toward the future.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Friday January 14, 2011 12:35 pm|
Check out this list of the top 10 MyFDL diaries from 2010 (based on pageviews). Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our fantastic community of writers. We look forward to reading your work in 2011.
What were your favorite myFDL diaries from last year? Share your picks in the comments!
|By: Brian Sonenstein Thursday January 13, 2011 11:55 am|
2010 gave us a lot to write about here at Firedoglake. From passing student loan reform, to covering the BP oil disaster, to elevating the national conversation around marijuana policy, FDL bloggers and diarists came through with amazing reporting and analysis on the wide variety of issues facing the country.
Here’s a round-up of the top 10 blog posts at Firedoglake in 2010 (based on pageviews) — feel free to share your favorite FDL posts from last year in the comments!
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday September 9, 2010 10:10 am|
At the national conference of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) here at the Governor Hotel, in Portland Oregon, our own Michael Whitney is on a panel this morning to talk about the marijuana legalization campaign.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday August 17, 2010 9:30 am|
RT has been doing a great job of covering the brewing international crisis in Latin America caused by antiquated US drug policy, something that our media has virtually ignored. Last night Alyona Minkovski had FDL’s Michael Whitney on to discuss the Just Say Now campaign, following up a recent appearance by SSDP’s Executive Director Aaron Houston.
|By: Gregg Levine Saturday July 24, 2010 1:30 pm|
The last afternoon of panels is stacked, and three of our best have been scheduled at the same time, so FDL will attempt the unprecedented, unscripted and extremely dangerous triple liveblog!
Over on Emptywheel, Rayne will be covering Marcy as she takes on one of Obama’s signature broken promises: the failure to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. On our Elections page, Michael Whitney will liveblog a panel on marijuana policy and politics featuring Jon Walker. And at the FDL News Desk, my fingers will do their level best to keep up with David Dayen as he tackles the foreclosure crisis.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday June 28, 2010 2:15 pm|
Michael talks about Chuck Schumer, Robert Menendez and the “anonymous senior administration official” who trashed labor after they opposed the anti-labor Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas. As Michael notes, labor has given $15.8 million to DSCC candidates since 2006, and DSCC chief Menendez says he nonetheless expects that financial support to continue.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Friday May 21, 2010 12:15 pm|
Ustream is now hosting the video, and we’ve got it embedded on our BP Oil Disaster resource page.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday November 18, 2009 11:50 am|
This is the first day of Firedoglake’s new blog about work, jobs, unions, and the politics involved. In the midst of a floundering economy, it’s the issues that face people who work for a living that deserve the most attention. We’ll look at the goings-on of unions, labor legislation, and organizing drives, and discuss their impact on working people.