09 May 2015

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.

09 May 2015

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

09 May 2015

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

08 May 2015

Late Night FDL: Believe

http://youtu.be/NsIefW_a6xI 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

08 May 2015

US Government’s Legal Theory for Dragnet Surveillance Programs Invalidated by Federal Appeals Court Decision

When a federal appeals court ruled that the United States government’s telephone metadata program was illegal, it did not only call attention to how Congress had not authorized the massive surveillance program exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. It also acknowledged that the legal theory the government relied upon to

07 May 2015

Because, More War: Senators Introduce Legislation to Directly Provide Weapons to Kurds

Because America does not have enough war in the Middle East at present, and because more American arms introduced into any situation always make things better, Senator Joni Ernst introduced on Wednesday legislation to provide arms directly to the Kurds in Iraq, ostensibly so they could fight Islamic State (IS).

07 May 2015

New Evidence of APA Aid in Writing Defense Department’s Interrogation Guidance for Psychologists

A new report by what New York Times reporter James Risen called “a group of dissident health professionals and human rights activists” has provided the best proof yet of collaboration and links between the CIA, Department of Defense, and the American Psychological Association (APA) regarding the government’s interrogation program. Not

Anti-TPP protest at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by susanmelkisethian on Flickr.
07 May 2015

Bernie Sanders Hits Obama For Promoting TPP At Nike Headquarters

Bernie Sanders took President Obama to task for shilling for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the headquarters of Nike, Inc, demanding he cancel his trip.

07 May 2015

NSA Phone Data Collection Program Revealed By Edward Snowden Ruled Illegal

Second Circuit says #DOJ's expansive definition of the word "relevant" is "unprecedented and unwarranted." #NSA pic.twitter.com/MkjN29NQwL — Brad Heath (@bradheath) May 7, 2015 The Second District US Court of Appeals has ruled that the NSA’s bulk collection phone records program “exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized.” The appellate court decision