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  • ‘Religious liberty’ argument reignites interest in anti-gay propaganda

    Aug 19, 2015, 6:24 pm By Alvin McEwen
    An online booklet on anti-gay propaganda published in 2013 is enjoying a huge resurgence of readership because it exposes the homophobia behind some of the religious right leading voices who claim their positions are based on religion, not animus. And this is…
  • The Last Late Late Night FDL: When The Music’s Over

    Aug 1, 2015, 11:00 pm By Suzanne
    The Doors — When The Music’s Over, live in Copenhagen, 1968. What a long strange trip its been, eh? I’m so thankful to Jane for allowing me to host Late Night/Late Late Night lo these past many years. I’d also like to thank Tut for stepping up and…
  • Arizona Apache Mobilize Against Bill Which Hands Sacred Native American Land To Mining Company

    Aug 1, 2015, 6:06 pm By Derrick Broze
    Originally published at MintPress News.   OAK FLAT, Arizona –— The San Carlos Apache Tribe held a celebratory dinner on July 27 to welcome back members of the Apache Stronghold caravan after a two-week journey from the tribe’s reservation in Bylas,…
  • Media ……. my last entry at FDL

    Aug 1, 2015, 2:04 pm By cmaukonen
    From the very first the media – newspapers and such – has been first and foremost about selling stuff. And that means advertising. And the more people read these first newspapers and then magazines, the more advertising could be sold and the more could be…
  • An Appreciation of FDL Contributors

    Aug 1, 2015, 1:00 pm By Kevin Gosztola
    As Firedoglake goes offline this weekend, those of us who are launching Shadowproof would like to take the time to show appreciation for all the contributors, who helped make FDL special through the years. Keeping FDL online and filled with daily content…
  • Camera Work: Some FDL Final Thoughts

    Aug 1, 2015, 11:45 am By Lawrence Hudetz
    Since this will be my last post on FDL, and at the encouragement of folks on Ruth’s Saturday Art, I decided I would run it. The photo shown is a pivotal image, and has been my splash screen on my Desktop since 2008 or 09. It is there because the look evolved…
  • The Roundup for August 1st, 2015

    Aug 1, 2015, 10:00 am By Brandon Jordan
    Special Announcement This is my last Roundup for Firedoglake, something I did not expect to write a few months ago. Even the song for today is something I always knew would be good to place for the end, but never expected it so soon. I feel, perhaps as you,…
  • Saturday Art and Archaeology: Avebury stone circle

    Aug 1, 2015, 6:55 am By Ruth Calvo
    Avebury encircles the stone circle The opportunity to visit historic sites such as the neolithic stone constructions of Avebury, England’s, stone circle, the fascinating Stonehenge, and excavated barrows in the area, has been one I was very fortunate to have…
  • Late Night FDL: It’s All Going to Pot

    Jul 31, 2015, 11:00 pm By CTuttle
    Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard – It’s All Going to Pot Well, L/LN pups my long run at FDL has come to an end. Tonite is my very last LLN, however, tomorrow nite Suz will officially close down LLN. Currently, Ruth and I are exploring avenues to provide a sort…
  • During Baltimore Uprising, City Officials Criminalized Hashtags & Labeled Social Media Postings as…

    Jul 31, 2015, 6:00 pm By Kevin Gosztola
    In the early moments of the uprising in Baltimore after police killed Freddie Gray, Baltimore city officials monitored social media. The officials labeled activists and other users, who were posting about reported rioting, protest activity, and police action,…