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FBI Watched Live Streams During Height of Ferguson Protests & Reported ‘Crimes’ to Police

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The Saudi Cables: Revelations from Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, Sudan & Egypt

WikiLeaks announced it would publish half a million cables and other documents from Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry last week. It released nearly 70,000 files, which the organization’s publisher Julian Assange said would “lift the lid on an increasingly erratic and secretive dictatorship.” The files, in Arabic, have mostly received a minimal amount attention in the United...

The Roundup for June 23rd, 2015

Thank Kevin again for the above video! Charleston Shooting, Day 5 – The FBI said Dylann Roof should not be labeled a terrorist; Wh-what? – It’s thanks to two people, one of them a communist, that Dylann Roof’s website was found; Another reason why we need #FullCommunism – South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) also called...

Over Easy: The Cleveland Metro Parks

One of the parts of Cleveland I enjoy the most is the Cleveland Metropolitan Park System or Metro Parks AKA the Emerald Necklace. The oldest park district in Ohio, the Cleveland Metropolitan Park District was born in 1917, the initiative of a young, self-taught engineer who had conceived the idea of an outer chain of...

Late Night FDL: My Sweet Lord + Today Is A Killer

Nina Simone – My Sweet Lord + Today Is A Killer The Guardian had an interesting article today on Nina Simone… Nina Simone: ‘Are you ready to burn buildings?’ Nina Simone’s album Black Gold, recorded at New York’s Philharmonic Hall on 26 October 1969, concludes with a deeply moving performance of To Be Young, Gifted...

Boston Bombing News: A Death Verdict Based on Forged Evidence?!

By Woody Box Next Wednesday, Judge George O’Toole will most certainly affirm the jury’s verdict and speak out the death sentence against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It is remarkable that the verdict is in big part based on a single piece of crippled evidence: the notorious video with Dzhokhar leaving back his bag in front of the...

Ignorance and stupidity are killing America

I read a compelling article this morning in Psychology Today by David Niose, the legal director and former president of the American Humanist Association. The title is Anti-Intellectualism Is Killing America and I believe he is right. He says, America is killing itself through its embrace and exaltation of ignorance, and the evidence is all...

The Roundup for June 21-22nd, 2015

A brand new week folks! What are you looking forward to? Charleston Shooting, Day 3-4 – The site registered by Dylann Roof was discovered and it is very scary considering how racist he is – Community organizer Kevin Alexander Gray joins The Real News to explain why white supremacy is relevant in discussion in regards to Roof’s attack...

Over Easy: Monday Science

Greetings! Well, I hope everyone enjoyed their visit from Bill. I got a lot of water, but not much wind and it was pretty much done as an event about 3:00 Saturday afternoon. Well, the Asahi Shimbun has finally called BULL$#!+ on the JG. Sample quote: it has become abundantly clear that the situation is...

Late Night FDL: Had a Dad

Jane’s Addiction – Had a Dad Happy Fathers Day…! What’s on your mind tonite…?

MENA Mashup: The Saudi Cables

Wikileaks has released the first tranche of The Saudi Cables which contain “more than half a million cables and other documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry that contain secret communications from various Saudi Embassies around the...Show More Summary

‘Meet the Press’ Defends Focus on Gun Violence by Black Convicts, Not Racism, in Aftermath of Charleston Church Massacre

NBC’s “Meet the Press” aired a video on black convicts in Sing Sing Prison, who deeply regret committing gun violence. There was not necessarily anything wrong with the video itself, however, “Meet the Press” chose to connect it to the Charleston church massacre committed by a white supremacist named Dylann Roof. And then the program...

Camera Work: Edward Weston

Ruth Calvo’s blog Saturday Art featured Frida Kahlo, an artist from Mexico in the early 20th Century, wife of Diego Rivera, who befriended Edward Weston, influencing Weston’s work. I commented on the connection, and decided to make Weston the center piece for this Sunday’s Camera Work. Now, one would expect to find images representing the...

Podcast: The Dominican Republic’s Plans to Racially Cleanse the Country of Black Haitians

The Dominican Republic is set to purge its country of hundreds of thousands of black Haitian migrants or black Dominicans of Haitian descent. The government has stripped anyone born in Haiti after 1929 of their citizenship and rendered this entire population stateless. Numerous Haitians have fled or are hiding as they wait to see what...

Sunday Food: Clotted Cream

(Picture courtesy of enni at flickr.com.) Being in England means being close to, and able to get, clotted cream.   I wish you all to be able to have this delicacy. Clotted cream (sometimes called scalded, clouted, Devonshire or Cornish cream) is a thick cream made by indirectly heating full-cream cow’s milk using steam or a...

Late Night FDL: All Through The Night

Cyndi Lauper-All Through The Night Congrats to Cyndi, Van, and the other honorees… Cyndi Lauper, Van Morrison and Lady Gaga have all been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The stars received their honours at a three-hour ceremony in New York, and many expressed surprise in their acceptance speeches. “I still can’t believe I...

‘Austerity Kills': Tens of Thousands March in London Against Brutal Cuts

Nation-wide rally demands an ‘alternative to austerity and to policies that only benefit those at the top’ By Sarah Lazare From across the United Kingdom, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of London Saturday to demand an end to brutal—and deadly—austerity measures. The mass march, still ongoing at the time of publication,...

Ssixth greatest extinction event in the history of our planet is underway.

According to a new scientific research study published yesterday in the peer reviewed journal Science Advances, the sixth greatest extinction event in the history of our planet is underway. The study, which is titled, Accelerated modern...Show More Summary

Israeli Extremists Burn the Church Where Jesus Multiplied Loaves and Fishes

By Celine Hagbard Early Thursday morning, right-wing Israelis set on fire the Church of the Multiplication, where Christians believe that Jesus multiplied loaves and fishes, and wrote graffiti in Hebrew on the walls that read, “False idols will be smashed” and “Pagans”. The fire was set at about 3 am in the early hours of...

Saturday Art: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo-Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird  (Picture courtesy of Yuan Tian at flickr.com.) (Picture courtesy of Maria de Oro at flickr.com.) Born to a photographer who moved to Mexico and adopted it as his home, Kahlo gave her birthdate as that of the Revolution there, in 1910.   She has attained some of the resonance of...

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