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Sister Helen Prejean spoke today for Jahar Tsarnaev

The defense and prosecution rested today and it looks like the jury is going to have to decide what sentence to impose without hearing directly from the defendant, Jahar Tsarnaev. Instead, they heard from him indirectly through the testimony of Sister Helen Prejean who met with him in March at the request of the defense...

Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling Sentenced to Jail for Leaking to Journalist

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for leaking information to a journalist. It was the longest sentence issued by a federal court during President Barack Obama’s administration. During a trial in January, the government convinced a jury, with largely circumstantial evidence, that Sterling leaked information about...

Hersh Tells CNN’s Chris Cuomo ‘Not Out on Limb’ with bin Laden Story

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh appeared on CNN’s “New Day” this morning and host Chris Cuomo had Hersh defend his major story in the London Review of Books on lies President Barack Obama’s administration reportedly told about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Hersh told Cuomo he was not “out on a limb” with this one....

DNI Clapper’s Lawyer Claiming Clapper Lied To Congress Because He ‘Forgot’ About NSA Program

From the Department of you can’t be serious. The top lawyer for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is making a novel argument as to why Clapper did not technically commit perjury despite saying something he knew to be untrue while testifying under oath before Congress – Clapper somehow “forgot” about a massive and highly...

The Weekend Roundup for May 9-10th, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day!/Feliz Dia de Madre! International Politics Overall – The U.S., in spite of a Conservative victory in Britain, is a little hesitant to join with British Prime Minister David Cameron over the latter’s refusal to deal with foreign policy – The rebels in Yemen agreed to a five-day ceasefire with the Saudi-led coalition,...

Over Easy: Monday Science

Greetings! This is my first experience with the new FDL, so bear with me. I’ve been offline since Thursday night (real life intruded), so this is something of a surprise to me. Fuku radiation is about 30x what was expected on the US West Coast, but it still isn’t much. You could swim there, but...

Late Night FDL: Never Gave Nobody Trouble

Leonard Cohen – Never Gave Nobody Trouble Leonard Cohen has a new live album due out soon… Leonard Cohen is to release a live album recorded during his Old Ideas world tour later this month, it’s been confirmed. Can’t Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour will launch on May 15 via Sony Music Entertainment....

US Establishment Press Dismiss, Shrug Off Seymour Hersh’s Story on Killing of bin Laden

Most distressing about investigative journalist Seymour Hersh’s story on the lies President Barack Obama’s administration reportedly told about the killing of Osama bin Laden is the general reaction of the United States establishment press. Hersh is an award-winning journalist best known for exposing the My Lai massacre in the Vietnam War. It earned him a...

Mothers March for Their Children Who Were Killed by Police

Storify by Kevin Gosztola Sun, May 10 2015 20:44:55 Edit Mothers March for Their Children Who Were Killed by Police For Mother’s Day, moms in the United States mark the day by remembering their children, who were killed by police, and call attention to police violence. #MillionMomsMarch In Chicago, Panzy Edwards, who's 15-year-old son was...

Echoes of the Original Mother’s Day Proclamation at Home and Abroad

By Frida Berrigan “From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says ‘Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.’” Julia Ward Howe wrote these words 145 years ago, just after the end of the U.S. Civil War. Her proclamation calling for mothers of...

Camera Work: Change

With the launch of FDL’s new look, (I almost titled this “Out to Launch”), my peculiar mix of computer problems seemingly related but not, yet needing solutions, the new comments section, I have so many different themes on which to write, but none seem to say “pick me” so I settled on change. Along with...

Podcast: Omar Khadr’s Newfound Freedom Amidst ‘Sea of Demonization’ in Canada

Omar Khadr, who was once one of the youngest prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail in Canada on Thursday. He said of his newfound freedom that what he was experiencing was “much better” than he had thought it would be. On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode, Janice Williamson, editor of the book, Omar...

The Media Misses the Point on ‘Proxy War’

Yemen is a Saudi war of aggression, while Syria and Libya are the result of a dangerous Gulf-led strategy of backing groups of sectarian fighters By Gareth Porter The term “proxy war” has experienced a new popularity in stories on the Middle East. Various news sources began using the term to describe the conflict in...

Update on Gyrocopter-Flying Doug Hughes

By Virginia Choi Doug Hughes, the campaign finance reformer who made headlines in April when he brilliantly landed a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn in order to draw attention to big money in politics, kindly sent us a photo of him with stamped money. He told us over the phone: “My stunt was only...

Late Night FDL: Soul Sacrifice

Santana — Soul Sacrifice at Woodstock, 1969. What’s on your mind? Cmauk and I will be co-hosting tonight in Tut’s absence.

Lieutenant Brian Rice may have been unfit for duty when he arrested Freddie Gray unlawfully

The Guardian, a UK newspaper, has uncovered troubling information about Lieutenant Brian Rice of the Baltimore Police Department. Rice is charged with involuntary manslaughter and second degree assault in the death of Freddie Gray. Rice was the highest ranking officer involved in the pursuit and arrest. Even though Gray had not committed a crime, he...

The Roundup for May 8th, 2015

Folks, bare with us in terms of these changes. I’m sure it’s new and, in some cases, still tedious at times. However, if we are to make changes going forward, then this International Politics Overall – Inspectors of chemical weapons said they found traces of sarin gas at a site of the Syrian government –...

Art Saturday: Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin

A staunch member and supporter of the French Academy,  Chardin has been called master of still life. Upon presentation of The Ray in 1728, he was admitted to the Acadèmie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. …Chardin’s work had little in common with the Rococo painting that dominated French art in the 18th century. At...

Late Night FDL: Believe

Mumford and Sons – Believe Mumford and Sons performed on Letterman’s show recently… Mumford & Sons returned to the stage at the historic Ed Sullivan Theater Tuesday night for a rousing nine-song set, which had David Letterman’s studio audience on their feet the entire time. “Thank you so much for being here,” frontman Marcus Mumford...

Federal Appeals Court Reverses Nun & Army Veterans’ Sabotage Act Convictions

A federal appeals court has reversed convictions in the case of an 85-year-old nun and two Army veterans, who broke into a United States government facility holding weapons-grade uranium, and called for nuclear weapons to be transformed into “real life-giving alternatives to build true peace.” The activists’ sentences were vacated, and the appeals court ordered...

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