The Politics of Dignity: What’s at Stake

By: Saturday December 28, 2013 6:40 pm

The perpetrators and targets of rankism–the somebodies and the nobodies, respectively–do not fall neatly into distinct groups. As we’ve seen, most of us have played both roles, depending on time and place.


TGIF: A Strong Week for Firedoglake Activism

By: Friday June 15, 2012 4:32 pm

When you’re this deep in the trenches, everything seems like an uphill battle. Rarely, it seems, do we see justice truly served or fairness truly honored.

But (!) this past week was different. FDL activists saw some inspiring progress on a variety of campaigns, and since it’s Friday and we could all probably use a little pick-me-up, I thought I’d share our week with you.

Well, we’ve come some way

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 1:30 am

While it is easy to dispair of progress, progress does happen and an incident at the Stonewall Inn this weekend proves it.

$547 Million Can’t Paper Over Failure of Afghanistan War

By: Friday September 3, 2010 3:20 pm

The Pentagon’s public relations machine is working overtime these days trying to sell a theme of “progress” in Afghanistan to push back against calls to end the war. The message machine behind this push is gargantuan, costing $547 million and employing more than 27,000 people. But, as our latest Rethink Afghanistan video shows, all that wasted P.R. money can’t paper over the fact that the Afghanistan War isn’t making us safer, and it’s not worth the cost.

Sunday Late Night: Stretch Talks Progress with TMCP

By: Sunday August 15, 2010 8:01 pm

At the very end, TMCP identifies for a coy Stretch Gregory a General whose statement he’ll emulate with regard to running for, or even becoming, President. And it’s not U S Grant!

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