30 Apr 2012

The Three Amigos: Scott Walker, Chris Christie and John Doe

Image courtesy of Politiscoop So, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is coming to Wisconsin on Tuesday to stump for his old pal, Scott Walker. An occurrence like this is pure blogger fodder.  One could point out how both Christie and Walker are experts at driving jobs out of their respective

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30 Apr 2012

NC man revels on video as he shoots neighbor’s anti-Amendment One sign

Yep, some of these pro-Amendment One people are clearly sociopaths. Thanks to Joe My God’s supporters, this fool’s YouTube was downloaded and mirrored before the violent @sshat took it down. Joe Jervis: How is NOM going to spin THIS? I have spoken to the Kannapolis, North Carolina police department and

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30 Apr 2012

Late Night FDL: Cardinal’s Pulitzer, Emmy Winners Optimistic About Journalism’s Future

That really shouldn’t have to be a headline, right, but how many of these do I complain about to you guys, panels of journalists talking about how journalism’s glory days have passed by and kids today don’t read and everybody’s just interested in Kardashians now and everything sucks?

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30 Apr 2012

Occupy May Day Is Tomorrow

[Editor’s Note: Be Here or Be Square. Check out FDL’s May Day 2012 coverage page. Brian Sonenstein has more on May Day 2012 at Firedoglake.]

May Day, a holiday created in part to commemorate the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, Illinois, has become a global celebration in almost every country except, ironically, the United States.

That Ends Tomorrow.

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30 Apr 2012

It’s All Fun and Games Until Jesus Loses an Eye

Hey kids! Remember this? “Americans United has protested a Virginia county official’s announcement that citizens who are offended by Christian invocations at board of supervisors meetings can ‘leave the room.’”

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30 Apr 2012

Don’t Forget NOLA!

This is sad, beyond sad. In the link is a blog post which describes a recent article by Dahr Jamail, internationally reknowned Al Jazeera reporter who is often profiled on Antiwar Dot Com and elsewhere. The topic is the death of fisheries in NOLA/Gulf. Blog author Stuart Smith, an attorney

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30 Apr 2012

Watercooler: May Day Eve

Happy May Day Eve, y’all. How inspiring to see people all over the United States embracing the historical meaning of May Day again (along with the ongoing resurgence in celebration of its even older meanings). For many years, we’d lost our history, a history the US had a major part

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30 Apr 2012

FDL Movie Night: How to Start a Revolution

Noble Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp is a kindly, orchid-growing octogenarian who literally wrote the book on non-violent overthrow of dictatorships. Jailed for nine months in 1953 for protesting the Korean War draft, Sharp went on to write The Politics of Nonviolent Action and twelve other books, including the seminal From Dictatorship to Democracy, a 93-page document that lays out 198 steps to toppling dictators. Available for free download in 40 languages, From Dictatorship to Democracy was written in 1993 to aid the Burmese freedom movement.

How to Start a Revolution delves into Sharp’s influence, from Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Burma, Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan through Egypt and Syria.

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30 Apr 2012

Labor Not Loyalty on May 1st

Two key steps have helped to ruin May Day in the United States.  First, Labor Day was created at a completely different time of year — labor day without the struggle, labor day without the history, labor day without the labor movement.  Second, Loyalty Day was created on May 1st.

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