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Late Night FDL: Dead Inside

Muse - Dead Inside Ahead of Muse's June release of Drones...

Ongoing Protests In Baltimore Joined In Solidarity in Chicago, Oakland, Elsewhere

Oakland protesters took to the streets last night in solidarity with #Baltimore. While the recent protests in Baltimore began soon after the death of Freddie Gray on April 19, the mainstream media has only recently arrived on the streets. Similar to their coverage of Ferguson and other protests in the wake of recent police slayings [...]

Chicago Police Swarm DePaul Law School During Event on Acquitted Chicago Officer Who Killed Rekia Boyd

CPD worried about a legal teach-in for Rekia Boyd. #RekiaTeach — Manpreet Kaur (@mteji09) April 30, 2015 Dozens of Chicago police swarmed an evening event at DePaul Law University on the case of Chicago officer Dante Servin, who killed Rekia Boyd and was recently acquitted during a trial this month. Attendees were outraged by [...]

Opposition Amassing to ‘Outdated and Unsound’ Trade Policies

‘Fast Track is an abrogation of not only Congress’ constitutional authority, but of its responsibility to the American people,’ reads letter signed by over 2,000 global groups By Diedre Fulton With dissent fermenting on both sides of the political aisle, more than 2,000 civil society groups are urging Congress to reject Fast Track trade authority, [...]

Who Asked for Leniency for Petraeus for Leaking Classified Material? It’s Classified

Sluts all. After selling America a bill of goods that he claimed won Iraq War 2.0 (i.e., “The Surge,” yeah, how’d that work out Dave?), General Dave went on to head the CIA, where he strongly supported long prison terms for whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou, claiming in the latter case that secrecy [...]

Former Christie Official and Ally Set To Plead Guilty For Role In Bridgegate

I've obtained this previously unreleased photo of David Wildstein with Chris and Mary Pat Christie, December 2011: — Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) April 29, 2015 The first shoe is set to drop in the Bridgegate saga as former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official David Wildstein will reportedly plead guilty in court today for [...]

Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running For President In Democratic Primary

Independent US Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders has formally announced that he isrunning for president in the Democratic Party primary. The issues Sanders plans to run on should surprise no one – fixing an economic and political system rigged for and by plutocrats. Those are issues Senator Sanders has spent his entire career trying to ameliorate. [...]

The Roundup

Things seem gloomy for us so enjoy the song today! Baltimore Coverage, Day 2 - Across the U.S., folks are showing solidarity with those protesting in Baltimore - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY): Lack of the family structure caused the problems in Baltimore - Martin O’Malley, former governor of Maryland and hoping to run for president, is someone who advocated broken windows [...]

Over Easy: Around the World

A continuing emphasis on the role of mankind in creating climate change has been undeterred by criticism of the Vatican for insistence on the factual and provable nature of our contamination.

Late Night FDL: Crystal Chandeliers

Daniel O'Donnell & Charley Pride Duet - Crystal Chandeliers At 77 yrs young, Charley is still touring...

Freddie Gray Was The Last Straw: Baltimore’s History Of Police Brutality

The case of Freddie Gray, a black American, who died after a brutal arrest, has brought renewed attention to the Baltimore Police Department, but this incident is just one of many in the department’s corrupt history. The mainstream media is consumed by Baltimore’s reaction to the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died [...]

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s teachers and friends testify that he was a shy and caring person

Many comments by reporters tweeting from the courtroom were rather cynical and dismissive of their testimony, but I believe the testimony credibly establishes that he was a good person before his brother took advantage of his willingness to be of service to people who mattered to him. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Law Aimed at Silencing Prisoners Like Mumia Abu-Jamal Declared Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that a Pennsylvania law passed to silence prisoners, like Mumia Abu-Jamal, who speak about mass incarceration and other criminal justice issues from jail violates freedom of speech and due process rights guaranteed under the United States Constitution. A permanent injunction against the law was issued and the attorney general is [...]

Clinton Foundation Took Money From Firms Lobbying Hillary Clinton State Department, Paying Bill Clinton

Clinton Foundation failed to disclose 1,100 foreign donations — Bloomberg Business (@business) April 29, 2015 Last Sunday the acting CEO of the Clinton Foundation, Maura Pally, posted...Show More Summary

Obama Laments Poverty In Baltimore While Pushing TPP

In a surreal moment at Tuesday’s joint-press conference, President Barack Obama addressed the unrest in Baltimore by lamenting the effects of poverty in America’s inner cities which was then immediately followed by Japanese Prime Minister...Show More Summary

The Roundup

Keep that funky groove going, Baltimore. Rebellion in Baltimore - The folks in Baltimore are saying enough of the violence and demand change to a failed system. The riot in the city is just fury citizens there have - Here are five things to keep in mind when listening and reading about what’s happening in Baltimore - Max Blumenthal: “You Will [...]

Over Easy: Texas A&M Galveston Professor Fails Entire Class, Quits Course

Texas A&M Galveston Professor Irwin Horwitz, fed up with the attitude and behavior of students in his Strategic Management class, notified them in an email that he would be flunking all of them. According to the Houston Chronicle, after...Show More Summary

Late Night FDL: Louie Louie

Louie Louie - The Kingsmen R.I.P. Jack Ely...

Boston Bombing News: Penalty Phase (Day One)

Editor’s Note: The following is an account of the proceedings on Monday, April 27, in the case of the US v. Tsarnaev. The defense began to present its case to avert the death penalty. As is becoming quite usual, the first hour of proceedings today were taken up by yet another “closed door” meeting in [...]

It’s On: Bernie Sanders to Announce Bid for Presidency on Thursday

Sanders, the longest-serving Independent member of Congress, will reportedly run as a Democrat By Common Dreams Sources reported Tuesday afternoon that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), will officially launch a bid for the White House—as a Democrat—on Thursday. Sanders will release a short statement on that day and then hold a major campaign kickoff in [...]

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