Blog Profile / Firedoglake


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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
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Posts / Week:54.5
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

PropOrNot Not Only Smears Journalists, But Adds Fuel To Next Cold War

Anyone with a cursory knowledge of American history knows the US intelligence services are not above targeting their own citizens for disinformation campaigns. In perhaps the most famous case, the CIA employed a cadre of journalistsShow More Summary

Rebels Collapse; Kerry and Lavrov Wrangle; Congress Approves MANPADS; Long Battle for Mosul

Next Cold War Roundup 12/8/16 West Aleppo celebrated as the Syrian forces took Old Aleppo, the rebel stronghold in the East Aleppo pocket and the battle for Aleppo is almost over.  Kerry and Lavrov wrangle over ceasefire and evacuation...Show More Summary

An American In Syria: The Anti-Fascist Struggle For Communal Society In The Ruins

The young United States florist now working in Raqqa, Syria, as a volunteer with the People’s Defense Units, or YPG, is known to most on Twitter as PissPigGranddad. He’s a part of ‘weird Twitter’—what’s been described as a sort of Dadaist...Show More Summary

US Sidelined on Syria Solution; EU Offers Cash for Concessions; Rebels Refuse to Surrender

Next Cold War Roundup 12/4/16 US, Britain and France try to force ceasefire in East Aleppo, 60% of which has been recaptured. Russia refuses until rebels and jihadis leave. US is being sidelined as Turkey holds talks with rebels andShow More Summary

Interview: Devyn Springer, Queer Black Muslim, On Art And Mental Illness

For part three of Roqayah Chamseddine’s interview with Devyn Springer, a queer black Muslim, he highlights his work as an artist. The post Interview: Devyn Springer, Queer Black Muslim, On Art And Mental Illness appeared first on Shadowproof.

Wall Street Doesn’t Believe Donald Trump Will Push His Platform

Wall Street doesn't believe Trump is going to actually deliver on his promises, that the platform was bullshit, and that no bank breakup is coming The post Wall Street Doesn’t Believe Donald Trump Will Push His Platform appeared first on Shadowproof.

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 30 – Syria, #NoDAPL

Rania Khalek is still in Lebanon to produce journalism on Syria, and for this week’s show, she provides an update on Syrian government forces, which bombed, pushed out rebel forces, and retook half of Aleppo’s “rebel district.” Later...Show More Summary

Deconstructing Flaws In Important New Report On Solitary Confinement

A new report on solitary confinement provides access to important data on the number of people in some form of solitary confinement in the United States. However, because the United States prison system is not one body but a collection of...Show More Summary

Report Offers Rare Data On Solitary Confinement In United States

A new report provides a rare view of “current comprehensive data on the use of restricted housing,” which is more commonly known as solitary confinement. Released by the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) and Yale...Show More Summary

Rebels Collapse in East Aleppo & Civilians Flee; Turkey’s Position Weakens; Diplomatic Emergency

Next Cold War Roundup 11/29/16: Syrian coalition forces broke through to East Aleppo and recaptured territory, working with Kurdish YPG forces. Al Qaeda-led rebel forces are collapsing. Thousands of civilians fled to government-held West Aleppo and to a Kurdish district. Show More Summary

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Honey Trap’ And ‘Eyeball Constructors’

It has been awhile since a submission from an independent artist was featured so this week’s selection comes from a punk rock band from New York and Connecticut called Poor Lily. The band recently released a “punk rock opera” inspired...Show More Summary

The Case to Impeach Chris Christie

Governor Christie took an oath to serve the people of New Jersey. That he broke it is his disgrace. But, if we allow him to get away with breaking it, the disgrace will also be ours. The post The Case to Impeach Chris Christie appeared first on Shadowproof.

Water Protector Hit In Eye By Tear Gas Grenade And Others Injured Sue Police

Virginia Dundon is one of eight injured water protectors suing law enforcement. She was hit by a tear gas grenade and may never see out of her right eye again. The post Water Protector Hit In Eye By Tear Gas Grenade And Others Injured Sue Police appeared first on Shadowproof.

‘United Against The Black Snake’: Water Protectors Respond To Army Corps’ Eviction Notice

A coalition of grassroots groups at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock indicated it would reject an Army Corps of Engineers eviction notice, “stand united in defiance of the black snake,” and continue to protect water in their ongoing struggle against the Dakota Access pipeline. Show More Summary

Disentangling The Many Media Failures Of 2016

In the wake of the 2016 election, Shadowproof believes it is worthwhile to assess the state of journalism and the need for contrition, especially from those with the most influence and power in the press who failed citizens so miserably. Show More Summary

Coming Out Of Election Haze: How Do Women On Left Overcome Elite Feminism?

Now that the election haze is dissipating, there are multiple theories flying about as to why Hillary Clinton lost the election to Donald Trump—some blame the Electoral College, some say that she ran a stupefyingly arrogant campaign,...Show More Summary

Video Shows White Helmets Staging Fake Rescue In Syria

Video of the controversial aid group Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the "White Helmets," has leaked showing the staging of a fake rescue. The post Video Shows White Helmets Staging Fake Rescue In Syria appeared first on Shadowproof.

Green Berets Casualties in Jordan Story Disputed; Mosul Siege Completed; Another Zumwalt Breakdown

Next Cold War Roundup 11/23/16: The official story of how the 3 US Green Berets were killed in Jordan has been disputed. Iraqi militias completed the encirclement of Mosul. The USS Zumwalt broke down again in the Panama Canal. And more...Show More Summary

Police Launch Hours-Long Attack On Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance, Injure Over Hundred

Police in North Dakota surrounded hundreds of water protectors fighting Dakota Access pipeline and assaulted them with water cannon and other munitions. The post Police Launch Hours-Long Attack On Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance, Injure Over Hundred appeared first on Shadowproof.

Interview: Devyn Springer, Queer Black Muslim, On Homophobia In Islamic Spaces

In the first part of a three-part video from Roqayah Chamseddine's "Islam In America" project, Devyn Springer talks about homophobia in Islamic spaces. The post Interview: Devyn Springer, Queer Black Muslim, On Homophobia In Islamic Spaces appeared first on Shadowproof.

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