FDL Needs Your Help to Fight Back
The Firedoglake archive has over 10,000 posts and more than 4.6 million comments — but without your help, it might disappear from the Internet.
Intense attacks and hacking incidents over the past few months have crippled our website. Some parts have been offline for weeks and the tech bills are starting to crush us.
Over the past 10 years, Firedoglake has played a major role in the progressive movement.
We fought hard for a public option in the Affordable Care Act and exposed the backroom corporate deal-making and deception at its foundation. We exposed the mistreatment and abuse of imprisoned whistleblowers Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou. On multiple occasions, our community rallied substantial support for civil disobedience movements like Occupy and the Tar Sands tree-sitters.
And we’re not finished. I started FDL as a place for no-nonsense reporting and activism you can’t find elsewhere, and there’s so much more work to do. But the attacks on our site have made it increasingly difficult to continue our work.
We’ve implemented some changes to the site, but we need to do more. Extended periods of downtime and broken sections of the website have frustrated all of us — our readers, our writers and all of our staff. We need your help to fight back.
I can’t thank you enough for your help during this difficult and frustrating time. Thanks so much for your support now and over all these years.