Missouri cops in camouflage are tear-gassing, beating up and arresting protesters and journalists, threatening more if they don’t quiet down over the murder of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown But until the officer who killed Brown is brought to justice, the unrest is unlikely to subside. FDL reporter Kevin Gosztola is en-route to Ferguson right now [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday June 13, 2014 7:40 am|
Molly Crabapple has an excellent article in Vanity Fair on how journalists love to love dissidents in other countries (Pussy Riot) but ignore those in their own country (Barrett Brown, Cecily McMillan, Bradley Manning) who make them uncomfortable. In other words, all the people we cover here at FDL. So I was really happy to see her call out Kevin Gosztola for his work on the Manning trial.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday November 23, 2012 10:52 am|
It has been extraordinarily expensive to fly Kevin out and pay his expenses to attend each and every pre-trial hearing (one wonders why there were 15,000 journalists at the Democratic National Convention yet none of them can find their way to Fort Meade). But thanks to your generosity and support, Kevin has been a constant presence in the courtroom from the start, reminding the judge, the prosecutors and everyone involved that their actions are being watched and recorded for all the world to see.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday September 28, 2012 10:21 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday January 23, 2012 11:27 am|
Kevin Gosztola continues his tour of the north east occupations. Mark Haller sent this photo today of Kevin’s arrival at the Perry Park gazebo where Occupy Erie continues their occupation despite 8 police raids.
Kevin spent last night in a sleeping bag at Occupy Buffalo, where the temperature dropped to 15 degrees. Maybe that explains the Lawrence of Arabia vibe.
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday November 19, 2011 10:39 am|
We really want to support UPS and unionized workers, but cold weather is setting in we need to get supplies out there as quickly as possible. This has now set us back a day, because we have to spend the day getting the boxes out through another shipper.
We just don’t have the staff to do this on a regular basis. So sadly we’re having to say goodbye to UPS, and hello to FedEx.
Support the OccupySupply Program. 100% of all funds received go to purchasing & distributing supplies to occupations around the country.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday October 19, 2011 10:08 am|
Music, livestreams and interviews of #OccupyWallStreet events around the world.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday October 6, 2011 4:07 pm|
Kevin Gosztola and Jon Walker from #OccupyDC
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 29, 2011 9:29 am|
The media cheered the astro-turf Tea Party protests as genuine populist expressions of justifiable outrage, whereas Kevin Gosztola has been almost alone in giving fair coverage to the Wall Street protesters.
If you value the work he has been doing, please consider donating to help us not only continue to pay his salary, but to bring him to Washington DC to join the Occupy Wall Street and October2011.org protesters in Freedom Plaza on October 6.