acTVism Munich: Whistleblowers, Activism and the Alternative Media

By: Sunday April 19, 2015 3:00 pm

Recently, an informational event was hosted by Actvism Munich at the Muffatwerk in Munich, in which the significance and role of whistleblowers, the alternative media, activism and a host of other related issues were discussed. The guests included Annie Machon, Noam Chomsky, Paul Jay and Zain Raza. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4:


Book Salon Preview: Goliath, Life & Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal – Part Three: The Complete Real News Interviews

By: Saturday November 2, 2013 9:15 am

This past week, Max Blumenthal, author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, sat for five interview with The Real News‘ Paul Jay. I posted part one here in mid-week. All five segments have now been posted at The Real News. Saturday afternoon, firedoglake will host Blumenthal on the Saturday portion of the weekly Book Salon. As part of the preliminaries for this important salon, here are all five segments, posted together for your convenience.

No Plan B?

By: Thursday September 13, 2012 6:45 am

Bob Woodward’s releasing a new book, so we are now seeing articles based on it. A few days back, The Washington Post published the ”Inside story of Obama’s struggle to keep Congress from controlling outcome of debt ceiling crisis.” This account is a pretty downbeat one of how our political leaders and President Obama handled the debt ceiling crisis of the summer of 2011. I want to comment on what for me was the most salient point: that during the crisis, the President had no “Plan B” to get around the debt ceiling beyond negotiating a deal with Congress.

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