We are working with the Tarsands Blockade on an appropriate response to the outrageous behavior of TransCanada. In the mean time, if you’d like to donate to the supply fund, we will be working with the group to send them supplies as they need them.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday September 26, 2012 1:23 pm|
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday February 9, 2012 9:39 am|
If you or anyone you know have been affected by foreclosure fraud, we want you to share your thoughts on the settlement with us. Unlike some who laid ground cover for this carnage by hailing Schneiderman a hero but remain silent today, we will not allow this deal — and what it means to the victims of foreclosure fraud — to be buried under a mountain of pro-settlement propaganda.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 27, 2012 9:45 am|
President Obama came into office promising a new age of cooperation and an end to partisan division. That promise has been an absolute and complete failure. According to Gallup Obama has been a historically polarizing figure in his three years in office, with a massive gap between his support from Republican and Democrats. By a [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday October 13, 2011 11:52 am|
If there is one good thing to come out of the passage of these bills, which are estimated to cost over 200,000 American jobs and increase the trade deficit by billions of dollars, I hope is is the message that it sends to those participating in #OWS protests across the country.
This is what happens to the things you believe in at the hands of Barack Obama, the Democratic party…and those like Ezra Klein who carry their water.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday October 10, 2011 8:55 am|
Tonight FDL will be hosting a webinar on the NAFTA-style trade deals for Panama, Columbia and Korea that congress will vote on this week.
Click here to sign up and join us for this important event. The presentation will be limited to 100 participants, but we will be putting a video of the event online for everyone to see shortly after it concludes.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 6, 2011 1:34 pm|
I spent my morning at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC for the beginning of the October 2011 rally. While the event was heavily focused on ending the highly unpopular and expensive wars, it is also about economic justice and stopping the corporate control of government that is destroying the country for the other 99 percent. This was a protest not just against the Republican policies that started under George W Bush, but also the policies that Barack Obama chooses to continue and expand on a daily basis.
|By: Jon Walker Friday September 9, 2011 7:45 am|
I don’t want to be entirely cynical about President Obama’s jobs speech yesterday. Some of the ideas in his proposal, like the money to fix up old schools, are great. He is finally putting his rhetorical focus on the issue the American people actually wanted him to be talking all along. If the package Obama [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday August 21, 2011 1:32 pm|
John Chandley, Dan Choi and Bill McKibben are spending tonight in jail again so that the government can send a message to you on behalf of the oil companies. They don’t want you to come to Washington for the next two weeks and overburden the DC jail system by throwing your body upon the gears, to quote Mario Savio. They hope you will look at what is happening to John and Dan and Bill and be intimidated and discouraged.
There were 45 more people today who refused to be discouraged. They watched what happened to Dan and John and Bill and were willing to get arrested anyway, in the hope of “lighting a fire” under the world.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 15, 2011 7:38 am|
I know a lot of people have already discussed this New York Times article but this one passage truly scared me. From the NYT: The issue is being framed by the 2012 election. Administration officials, frustrated by the intransigence of House Republicans, have increasingly concluded that the best thing Mr. Obama can do for the [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday August 4, 2011 10:05 am|
Quinnipiac released their Florida poll numbers on the President and the debt ceiling bill, and it does not bode well for his 2012 chances in the swing state. His approval among Independents went from 42% last Wednesday through Sunday to 33% from Monday through Tuesday, while disapproval shot up 52% to 61%. When asked to describe how they feel about the deal, more Independents said they were “angry” (23%) than either Republicans or Democrats.
In order to contextualize the bind that this puts Obama in, it’s worth recounting what I’ve been told about how the deal went down.