14 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: I’m No Angel

Gregg Allman – I’m No Angel Gregg released it ahead of his new album… With the Allman Brothers Band now retired for good, Gregg Allman is moving ahead with his solo career, and his next release will be the live CD/DVD package, Back To Macon, GA, due out August 7.

14 Jun 2015

The Sunday Times’ Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst — and Filled with Falsehoods

By Glenn Greenwald Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that it’s hideous, corrupt and often dangerous journalism to give anonymity to government officials to let them propagandize the public, then uncritically accept those anonymously

14 Jun 2015

Red Cross Holds a Press Conference In Haiti. It Doesn’t Go Well.

Haitian reporters demand answers from the Red Cross but don’t get many. By Justin Elliot Haitian journalists grilled an American Red Cross official Wednesday about the group’s Haiti program, but the official declined to provide any new details of how it spent nearly $500 million donated after the 2010 earthquake.

13 Jun 2015

Global Justice Now: TTIP chaos in Strasbourg

By Khinezar Tint On the evening of the 9th of June the EU Parliament decided to postpone a crucial plenary vote on the TTIP resolution a day before the vote was to occur. I was in Strasbourg representing Students Against TTIP in the Europe-wide campaign against the toxic trade deal

13 Jun 2015

Transparency Now! Says former lobbyist

All I know about lobbying I learned from the movie “The American President.” (During which I determined that Mrs. Spocko was more attractive than Annette Bening.) By Spocko The movie shows everything people think they know about lobbying: getting the vote count right, educating congress people, making deals, trade offs

12 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: Days Like This

Van Morrison – Days Like This Arise, Sir Van…! Singer-songwriter Van Morrison and US actor Kevin Spacey have been given knighthoods in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The Belfast-born star has been recognised for services to music, and tourism in Northern Ireland, the inspiration for many of his hits. Morrison

12 Jun 2015

House Democrats Defeat TPP For Now

As FDL Alum, David Dayen wrote at Salon… The Democrats’ TPP rebellion just drew blood: Everything you need to know about today’s shocking vote Today’s rebuke for the Obama Administration and his friends on the Republican side of the aisle on their trade agenda restores democratic accountability to the process

11 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: White Punks On Dope

The Tubes – White Punks On Dope The Tubes are still going strong… The Tubes have announced a 40th anniversary UK tour to take place in August. They’ll play nine dates with a set including their best-known tracks such as What Do You Want From Life?, Mondo Bondage, Amnesia, Sushi

11 Jun 2015

Could Anti-Climate Amendment Torpedo Fast Track?

Last-minute anti-climate effort led by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) slammed by green groups and some lawmakers By Sarah Lazare Environmental groups have long (warned) of the dangers Fast Track poses to the environment. Now they have solid proof. With the controversial House Fast Track vote expected to take place Friday,

10 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: ‘Revolution’

Fiach Moriarty -‘Revolution’ I love Fiach’s new album, The Revolution… Contrary to the sentiment of Gil Scott-Heron’s 1970 album, here Fiach Moriarty sings that “The revolution will be televised.” To be sure The Revolution will garner its share of radio airtime as Moriarty offers up here a set of catchy