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- All British operations in Afghanistan ended with the last base under UK control handed to Afghan authorities. - With more fighting in Benghazi, Libya, the death toll rose to 130 people. This figure is based on the fighting that started...Show More Summary
Oh, this should get new voters out in droves. Jeb Bush's son said it's "more than likely" his dad will run for president in 2016 in an interview that aired Sunday.
What's on my mind tonite is asking y'all to help me keep this great community going strong for another year. Can you spare a five or a ten...? Any little bit is greatly appreciated...!
Here's what Gary Brecher has to say about the "home-grown jihadis" who want to go to the Middle East, and who go berzerk when they can't, as happened in Canada recently: Just let 'em go. Here's why.
Dr. Gisella Perl was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 from Hungary. She lost most of her extended family, including her husband and their only son. After the war she came to New York City, becoming a U. S. citizen in 1951. Working as a gynecologist at Mt. Sinai hospital she was known for her work in infertility and vaginal infections.
Ken Hughes has been at this a long time. He started working as a researcher for the Miller Center at the University of Virginia in 1996 and is rightly considered one of the nation’s experts on the Nixon Tapes (and the Johnson tapes). His book, I think his first, is a fascinating look into the Nixon character and a scandal that dwarfs the Watergate break-in.
Organizations claiming to be progressive are not interested in economic issues. They do not seem to notice that the rich support all efforts to trample on them and their issues, and are not capable of rallying people to resist. Please make a ten or twenty dollar contribution to support Firedoglake, thank you.
At New York City’s Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera staged the opening performance of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” It is based on the story of Palestinian militants who hijacked a ship and demanded the release of 50 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails in 1985. Show More Summary
“The break-in at Watergate and the cover-up that followed brought about the resignation of Richard Nixon, creating a political shockwave that reverberates to this day. But as Ken Hughes reveals in his powerful new book, in all the thousands...Show More Summary
I'd very much like to see the Book Salon stick around, wouldn't you? If you agree, might I suggest making a smallish donation - say, $50, though I'm sure more would be welcomed - at the links below? Please donate today and keep the FDL Book Salon open for discussion.
Using money to influence—ie. purchase—elections began when Thug gave Ugg a big, sharp rock in return for his vote for cave leader. It’s an ugly scene – and it has never stopped. But with the advent of formalized democracy, purchasing a vote has gone through a psychological shift. Show More Summary
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) obtained a copy of guidelines for Amtrak customer service employees in Texas. The organization received it as a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which it filed because individuals...Show More Summary
The Chicago Sun Times used to be owned in part by Bruce Rauner. Apparently, it still is, as it certainly seems to act that way.
Muppet Labs -- Ghost Hunt. It is not just Muppet Labs that are looking for ghosts. We all are. The ghost of our democracy. The ghost of our Constitution and its protections. The ghost of an independent press. The ghosts of elected officials enacting the will of the people. Show More Summary
- Marcy Wheeler: "America’s great terrorist mystery: When our allies and enemies engage in the same 'evil'" - It seems ISIL militants are using chemical weapons in their fight against the Kurds - Demonstrators in Hong Kong will poll folks to see whether they should stay or move out and accept the government's plan for talks
Though Silicon Valley and the tech industry is generally known as being more liberal than other economic sectors it is worth noting that it too has its share of plutocrat reactionaries. Though venture capitalist Tom Perkins became the...Show More Summary
Ebola does not spread easily in a country with a functioning sanitation systems. Unfortunately, the nature of the disease makes people caring for the infected uniquely at risk, but everyone else has basically nothing to fear.
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When Ferguson, Missouri, was experiencing a crackdown by militarized police forces in August after a white police officer killed Mike Brown, Amnesty International made the unprecedented decision to deploy human rights observers to a city inside the United States. Show More Summary