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  • Greg Grandin: How the Iraq War Began in Panama

    22 December 2014, 8:00 pm by: Tom Engelhardt

    So many years and wars later, it’s easy to forget what a total television hit the first Gulf War of 1991 was.  Just in case you no longer remember -- and why should you? -- that was the war that was to bury America’s defeat in Vietnam forever and signal…
  • NYC asks federal court to approve mass arrests of protesters

    22 December 2014, 6:00 pm by: Masoninblue

    With our nation in crisis regarding the epidemic of police killings of innocent unarmed citizens, most of whom are young black males, including Michael Brown, John Crawford, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner, to mention a few, the NYPD police union president Patrick…
  • Before ‘Enhanced Interrogations,’ CIA Torture Architect Received Special Invite to FBI Academy…

    22 December 2014, 4:00 pm by: Jeff Kaye

    The narrative is in place. James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen made millions of dollars having convinced the CIA to construct a torture program via reverse-engineering brutal methods of interrogation used in their previous employment in a military…
  • Some Perspective as Officials Exploit Execution of NYPD Officers to Discredit Movement for Police…

    22 December 2014, 2:00 pm by: Kevin Gosztola

    Two New York police officers were killed by a mentally ill African-American man on December 20. The man, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, posted a message on Instagram suggesting he had chosen the officers as targets as a kind of revenge for police, who had killed Michael…
  • Help Firedoglake Buy the Kiriakou Kids a Treehouse for Christmas

    22 December 2014, 1:00 pm by: Brian Sonenstein

    Imprisoned whistleblower John Kiriakou won't be home for Christmas this year, but we can still do something special for his children.…
  • The Roundup

    22 December 2014, 10:00 am by: BrandonJ

    Hey there folks! How are you doing today? International Politics - A favorite term for imperialists is “human rights” because who wants to oppose human rights? No one and that is what makes their campaign so outrageous. - President Barack Obama: Russian…
  • Over Easy: Fukushima Update

    22 December 2014, 7:59 am by: BoxTurtle

    Greetings! Rather warm for the time of the season here, I’ll take it. I can live without a white Xmas. And I can live without a white new year, too. They’re preparing public opinion for a massive dump of hot water into the Pacific. I (and others) have been…
  • Yeah, that seems about right…

    22 December 2014, 4:30 am by: Attaturk

    Is this the proportional response? Hustler boss Larry Flynt announced that he’s producing a parody version of ‘The Interview’ as a response to the film being pulled from theaters amid threats by hackers linked to North Korea.   So many levels of…
  • Late Night FDL: The Season’s Upon Us

    21 December 2014, 11:00 pm by: Suzanne

    Dropkick Murphys -- The Season's Upon Us.
  • WikiLeaks Releases CIA Manual Advising Undercover Agents on Travel & Avoiding ‘Secondary…

    21 December 2014, 7:00 pm by: Kevin Gosztola

    The CIA is an integral part of the United States’ global security state, which collectively has contributed to the proliferation in airport security screening measures since the September 11th attacks. Yet, this may not exactly serve the agents who have to…

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