12 May 2015

Late Night FDL: Save Me Now

Billy Idol – Save Me Now Vevo released Billy’s Western-Themed ‘Save Me Now’ Video today… Billy Idol’s redemption anthem “Save Me Now” gets a fitting tribute with a new video from frequent Muse collaborator Thomas Kirk, featuring a priest, a cop, and (of course) Idol himself… The California desert is

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12 May 2015

FBI Spied ‘Beyond Its Authority’ on Keystone XL Opponents

New investigation reveals agency’s actions amounted to ‘substantial non-compliance’ with its own rules By Nadia Prupis The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) broke its own internal rules when it spied on Keystone XL opponents in Texas, violating guidelines designed to prevent the agency from becoming overly involved in complex political

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12 May 2015

Victory for Grassroots as Fast Track Goes Down in Crucial Senate Vote

‘We know the forces pushing the job-killing TPP won’t stop here, and they should know, neither will we,’ says Democracy for America By Deirdre Fulton Update (3 pm EDT): In what was immediately heralded as a victory for the grassroots, Senate Democrats on Tuesday stymied President Barack Obama’s corporate-driven trade

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12 May 2015

In First Interview, CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Says Congressional Staffer Urged Him to Flee

In his first interview since he was charged with leaking details of a botched CIA operation to New York Times reporter James Risen, CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling says that he had a meeting with a staffer for Congressman William Lacy Clay and was urged to flee the United States. Sterling,

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11 May 2015

Late Night FDL: Face on the Bridge

Asia – Face on the Bridge Asia is releasing their last live concert… Asia have confirmed the launch of a live set recorded in the US in 2012, before Steve Howe bowed out of the band. And they’ve released a clip in which they perform their track Face On The

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11 May 2015

‘Climate Denial, Plain and Simple’: Feds Approve Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan

“Not only does it put the Arctic’s pristine landscapes at a huge risk for oil spills and industrial development but it’s utterly incompatible with President Obama’s rhetoric to address the climate crisis.” By Nadia Prupis The Obama administration has given conditional approval to Shell to start drilling for oil and

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11 May 2015

CIA Investigation Minimizes Use of Drugs on Rendition & Black Site Detainees

The CIA has released documents regarding a 2008 Inspector General (IG) investigation into the use of “mind-altering” drugs to enhance or facilitate interrogations undertaken as part of their rendition, “black site” detention, and interrogation-torture (RDI) program. Not surprisingly, a brief investigation found, according to a January 29, 2009 newly declassified

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11 May 2015

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

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10 May 2015

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

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10 May 2015

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

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