FDL’s Kevin Gosztola Reporting from Ferguson

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 10:44 am

Kevin Gosztola is reporting from Ferguson, Missouri today. You can follow him on Twitter @KGosztola

Police in Ferguson Ordered Man to ‘Freeze’ Then Shot Him at ‘Point Blank Range’ with Rubber Bullet

By: Monday August 18, 2014 9:49 pm

#Ferguson report of shots field on Canfield police tac team responding pic.twitter.com/2YpHOpgOov — David Carson (@PDPJ) August 19, 2014 Police forces in Ferguson, Missouri, arrested at least twenty-two people last night and also fired tear gas indiscriminately into a crowd of demonstrators, which included families with their children. The people marching were continuing protests against [...]

Why Not Arrest Ferguson Police Officer Who Killed Michael Brown to Help Bring Peace to the Community?

By: Monday August 18, 2014 5:05 pm

In response to a community angered by a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, authorities in the St. Louis suburb have brought out dogs. Authorities have deployed military-grade equipment, including armored vehicles. Authorities have fired tear gas, smoke bombs and rubber bullets at demonstrators. Authorities have mobilized the [...]

Podcast: As US Airstrikes in Iraq Continue, There Doesn’t Appear to Be Any Endgame

By: Sunday August 17, 2014 1:47 pm

At the moment, Kurdish forces and US air strikes have been launched in Iraq to take control of the Mosul dam from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). President Barack Obama previously announced that air strikes by US military forces would continue, even though the crisis with Yazidi refugees on Mt. Sinjar had [...]

Man Describes How Police in Ferguson Arrested Him for Smoking Cigarette in His Parked Car After Curfew

By: Sunday August 17, 2014 11:33 am

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, arrested seven people last night as they were enforcing a midnight curfew imposed on residents. However, none of the seven arrested were engaged in any violent activity. They were minding their own business inside their own vehicles when police approached and pulled them out of their cars. The area, where police [...]

Monsters at the End of a War

By: Sunday August 17, 2014 7:21 am

August 15 was the end of World War II in Asia, 69 years ago, following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I could not find a single reference to the bombings, or to the end of the war itself, anywhere in the American media. Even the Yazidis in Iraq, a big story a week [...]

Satire: U.S. Plan in Place to Defeat ISIS

By: Saturday August 16, 2014 7:42 am

Special Forces Sergeant Bill “Buck” Turgidson took a knee behind a sand berm, at an undisclosed location in the scrappy northern Iraqi desert. “Old Mr. ISIS is a clever fighter,” said the hardened veteran, “but even though Uncle Sam has been fighting him for the last 11 years continuously, long past my failed first and [...]

DoJ Memo Justifies Killing Anwar al-Awlaki by Citing US Law Enforcement’s Right to Use Deadly Force

By: Friday August 15, 2014 8:33 pm

As a result of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times, President Barack Obama’s administration has released the first memo authored by federal appeals court judge and former Office of Legal Counsel lawyer David Barron to justify the killing of US citizen and terrorism suspect [...]

Satire: Israel Destroys Lincoln Tunnel, Shells New Jersey in “Self Defense”

By: Friday August 15, 2014 7:02 pm

Citing its inherent right to self-defense, an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson today announced his country had destroyed the Lincoln Tunnel, one of the main arteries connecting New Jersey with the island of Manhattan. Israeli forces also shelled New Jersey, causing additional hundreds of casualties. “With a ceasefire in place in Gaza while we reloaded [...]

Ferguson Police Manipulate Press So Robbery Becomes Focus Instead of Fact Officer Killed Michael Brown

By: Friday August 15, 2014 6:21 pm

Media mostly had no idea that Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer, had allegedly been involved in a robbery of a liquor store. Rumors had circulated but no organizations had been actively seeking information on any robbery. They were not certain the robbery had anything [...]

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