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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Never. Give. Up.

Never. Give. Up. Today we celebrate the Reverend Martin Luther King’s birthday. He never gave up, no matter the odds, the threats, the assaults, the murders. Although his voice was silenced by a coward’s bullet, his spirit lives on and in the end, We Shall Overcome. No matter what it takes. No matter how long [...]

Black Lives Matter: A Movement Keeping the Dream Articulated by Martin Luther King Jr. Alive

A new grassroots movement against institutional racism sparked by events in Ferguson, Missouri, has rekindled discussion about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Co-founders of Black Lives Matter describe the effort to “Reclaim MLK.” Individuals around the world over the last few days have been “engaging in radical acts of civil disobedience, by [...]

Obama Set To Propose Taxes On Capital Gains, Inheritance, And Wall Street

It only took 5 years, but President Obama is finally set to offer some concrete proposals to deal with wealth inequality in America. Unfortunately, the proposals come as the Republicans have taken control of both chambers of Congress and Obama enters the twilight of his presidency. President Obama is reported to be planning to announce [...]

I Wonder What Dr. King Would Say

There will be many, many articles today speculating what Dr. Martin Luther King would say about this event or that. There is much to talk about — the police killings of young black men, crippling economic inequality (today the 85 richest people on the planet have the same wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion combined), [...]

Israel Targeting International Criminal Court Funding Over Inquiry Into Israeli War Crimes

Israel is lobbying members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to cut funding to the organization in response to the ICC opening an investigation into Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories related to Operation Protective Edge which took the lives of over 2,000 Palestinians most of which were civilians. Part of the operation involved [...]

The Roundup

Good day folks! International Politics Middle East - On Saturday, at least 18 people were killed in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of bombings. - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not go to the rally in Paris last week to show solidarity. There’s an election coming up and the rally was valuable political points for him. - Part seven [...]

Over Easy

Greetings! Well, they say death comes in threes so hopefully I’m done for awhile. My aunt died Saturday. This was long expected and in many ways merciful. Because of this, things will be a bit short today and I’ll be absent in the mid morning to deal with the funeral home. Space X rocket goes [...]

Late Night FDL: (There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me

Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me Congrats to Ronnie Milsap...

Sentencing of Utah Tar Sands Opponents – And a Message

After nearly 6 months of difficult negotiations between defense attorneys for 25 tar sands protesters and the Uintah County prosecutor’s office, Judge Edwin Peterson handed down sentences to the 25 land defenders on the morning of Thursday, January 8th.

St. Louis Activists Ask Court to Remove Prosecutor for ‘Bad Faith’ in Darren Wilson Grand Jury

Activists in St. Louis have requested that a circuit court investigate and remove St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch for conducting the grand jury into Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's killing of Michael Brown in an "arbitrary manner and in bad faith."

Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Roots of the Global Economy by NancyWH

Money, and capitalism, are in and of themselves soulless, neither good nor evil. Like all tools, they come alive in the hands of their master. The ways by which you may get money almost without exception lead downward. To have done anything by which you earned money merely is to have been truly idle or worse.

Podcast: Journalist Dan Cohen on What He Saw as Gaza Endured Deadly Winter Storm

A deadly winter storm recently hit the Middle East and impacted tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza, who are still homeless as a result of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” which destroyed thousands of homes. Al-Arabiya News reported that snowstorm “Huda” had Palestinians scurrying for heaters as well as bread, water and diapers. Power [...]

MS Lawmakers Propose Making the Bible the Official State Book

The Mississippi legislature has introduced two bills, SB 2179 and HB 386, to make the Holy Bible the state book. The specific version of the Bible is not mentioned, nor is the rationale for the proposal. The bills are nearly identical and they read as follows: SENATE BILL NO. 2179 AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT [...]

Camera Work: The Suspension of Belief

We want to believe the photograph. In photojournalism, it is vital that you can believe it's reality, so much so that there is a whole protocol involving the digital manipulation of the image. Where journalistic truth is not the goal, digital manipulation is now a big part of the craft. But wait! It is a photo, no? If so, then what's to disbelieve?

Food Sunday: Ham Bone, Beans and Greens Soup

I first came across the recipe for this yummy soup a couple of summers ago when a neighbor gifted me with a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) basket on a weekend when she was out of town. It was overflowing with a dozen different vegetables in generous amounts, and I wanted to use them up before [...]

Late Night FDL: Beryl

Mark Knopfler - Beryl Mark Knopfler has a new album coming out entitled Tracker...

Verifiable proof that the Kiev and US spokespersons lied about Ukrainian bus attack that killed 12

New dashcam footage from a vehicle in line behind the bus has emerged proving the Ukrainian military version of the attack is not truthful and that they intentionally lied when they blamed the Donetsk rebels for the attack. A person was filmed running towards the roadside mines which are shown on You Tube videos below and at the links below. Show More Summary

Nuclear Madness and Resistance

The Jeffrey Sterling trial is a bit disheartening for anyone who'd rather humanity paid a bit of attention to avoiding nuclear apocalypse, even though Sterling exposed the CIA's crime to Congress, and Sterling or someone else (at least...Show More Summary

Planetary Boundaries, Nutrient Pollution and Human Civilization

An international team of researchers published a report in Science on Thursday, finding that humanity has exceeded four out of nine planetary boundaries that constitute a safe operating space for humans. Steve Carpenter, director ofShow More Summary

South Dakota District Court Takes 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to School over Marriage Equality

It's not often that a federal district court takes on an appellate court of a different circuit, but that's exactly what happened earlier this week in South Dakota over state bans on marriage equality. Judge Karen E. Schreier of the South Dakota District Court ruled in Rosenbrahn v. Show More Summary

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