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For Europe: Finlandization’s Revenge or a Eurasian Identity?

In 1989 my book Une autre Europe, un Autre Monde, was published in France by a small academic house, after being rejected by all the progressive publishers. It foresaw the reunification of Europe, the dissolution of the Soviet Union,...Show More Summary

Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Sinclair Lewis

Although it was published five years after his Nobel Prize, Lewis’s best known book may well be It Can’t Happen Here.

15,000 March Across Staten Island to Protest Eric Garner’s Murder by Police

The protest was billed as #WeWillNotGoBack. Apparently neither Mayor Bill de Blasio nor Public Advocate Letitia James were expected to attend today’s events. People gathered early, taking buses and ferries to Staten Island. The march began close to noon eastern at the site of Eric Garner’s murder by police. Show More Summary

Mother’s Misdemeanors Manufactured by ‘Merica’s Marijuana Madness

A frightening circumstance driven by the failure of timid and narcissistic former cannabis imbibing politicians to take action to set federal standards for the legal use of cannabis medicine has led to the indictment of a Minnesota parent who sought relief for her brain injured son using cannibidiol oils to relieve his chronic pain.

Iceland’s Bárðarbunga Volcano Eruption Begins

The National Icelandic Broadcasting Service, Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV), is reporting that a small eruption has begun in Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano. The Icelandic Meteorilogic Office (IMO) has raised the civil aviation alert color code from orange to red, and airspace over the volcano is now restricted. Show More Summary

A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World

Nebraska to rock: Willie Nelson and Neil Young will be performing at “Harvest the Hope Concert,” a benefit for Bold Nebraska and the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in their continued opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Date: September 27th, a tad over 27 years since Nelson and Young performed together at Farm Aid-3 in 1987.

‘We Finally Got One of Those Animals’: Community Organizer in Ferguson Recounts Arrest

Taurean Russell, a black community organizer who was been working to mobilize residents since Michael Brown was gunned down by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, was arrested earlier in the week. At a press event, he recounted his arrest. During the evening, Russell had been on multiple mainstream news programs. Show More Summary

Missourians Fight ALEC Over Big Agriculture’s “Right to Farm”

On Aug. 5, Missouri residents voted on the state’s Right-to-Farm, Amendment 1, a new addition to the state’s bill of rights. The results were extremely close: 498,751 voted in favor of the new amendment, while 496,223 opposed it. With a difference of less than half a percent, a recount is almost certain.

Come Saturday Morning: Oh, Neil…

When watching the cop-exacerbated and cop-created violence in Ferguson, Missouri this past week, my mind keeps flashing back to a very nonviolent, honest, and fundamentally decent cop I knew, Neil Haugerud.

Pull Up a Chair: Ice Ice Baby

Good morning everybody. No doubt you’ve seen the clips of various people taking the ice bucket challenge. My grandmother had ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was only in her 50s when she passed on, it robbed us of a grandmother. It’s a merciless death. So I’ve personally been appreciative of all [...]

Late Late Night FDL: Comedy Tonight

Monsters and Whatnots -- Comedy Tonight, from episode 103 of The Muppet Show.

Late Night: The Roundup

It’s Friday folks. The weekend is here and hopefully some tranquility. - Iran announced it will send aid to citizens in Gaza through Egypt - Terrible to hear how over 620,000 military families need to rely on food pantries for food security; Like the old saying goes, there have money for war, but none to feed the poor

In Aftermath of Killing of Mike Brown, Organizers Announce Set of Demands for Justice in Ferguson

Young black organizers, who have been working with members of the Ferguson community to formulate calls for action in response to the police shooting that killed Mike Brown, announced a set of demands they would like to see fulfilled in the aftermath. Show More Summary

See How Easy It Would Be for the Obama Administration to Reschedule Marijuana

Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule I drug, classifying it as a having no acceptable medical value, which creates a lot of legal issues for those needing medical marijuana. It was put in that schedule decades ago by Congress,...Show More Summary

Broad Popular Support for Demilitarizing the Police

The poll found 68 percent of Americans think local police forces shouldn't have military style weapons and vehicles and instead believe this equipment should be reserved only for the military or national guard. Only 26 percent of the public thinks local police should have this heavy hardware. Show More Summary

Team Obama’s Union Busting Alumni

Though President Barack Obama once promised to “put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line” when labor unions were under threat, his former campaign and government staffers are eagerly joining union busting groups for fun and profit.

‘Before I Die’ Project Goes Up to Help Ferguson Community Residents Heal

Boards with “Before I Die” at the top, which Ferguson community residents can write on, have appeared on an old boarded-up Ponderosa restaurant building on West Florissant Avenue, the same stretch of road where evening protests haveShow More Summary

Editor of The American Spectator Argues Against Marijuana Legalization With Failed Math

Bourbon can be a shocking 10 TIMES! more powerful than beer, but that doesn't mean people drinking whiskey are getting 10 times more drunk. People simply choose to drink a much smaller volume of bourbon as a result. The same way people choose to smoke a small amount of a marijuana if it has more THC.

Head of Ukraine’s Security Service Claims Russian Aid Convoy Is Invasion

A Russian aid convoy has now entered East Ukraine as part of a tenuous deal between Russia and the government in Kiev to provide humanitarian assistance to the war torn area. Part of the deal was that Red Cross aid workers would be part...Show More Summary

Chemical Weapons in the War on Protest

Tear gas is technically banned for use in warfare as a chemical weapon. But Ferguson police shoot it at protesters rather freely.

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