The Dissenter Marks One Year of Writing at FDL

By: Sunday July 15, 2012 7:44 pm

I took over the responsibility of following civil liberties, digital freedom and, to some extent, national security stories here at Firedoglake exactly one year ago when I began to publish posts to The Dissenter. And seeing how it is an  anniversary, it is worth celebrating some of the successes so far that FDL members and readers helped [...]

In the Middle of Negotiating New Agreement, City Raids Occupy Buffalo

By: Thursday February 2, 2012 8:59 am

“Now there’s pollution where there once was something beautiful.” – @BootsofSolidarity, Buffalo occupier The city had police move on Occupy Buffalo early in the morning after it decided not to renew the occupation’s permit for Niagara Square. At least ten were arrested and tents and personal property were bulldozed. Occupiers had been offered an agreement [...]

A Night Spent at Occupy Buffalo

By: Monday January 23, 2012 1:09 pm

Ever since Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I have been on another tour of Occupy protest sites in the country.  Right now I am at Occupy Buffalo. I spent the night here last night and for the first time I actually occupied and slept in a tent. The experience gave me the opportunity to really understand [...]

The Bold & Self-Sufficient Occupiers of Flint, Michigan

By: Thursday January 19, 2012 5:28 pm

There are about forty to fifty Occupy encampments left in the United States. But, as I found out during a demonstration against Governor Rick Snyder’s emergency manager law on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there are probably a number of encampments that are flying under the radar. At the entrance to the gated community where [...]

Occupy Madison: The Way That We Live Here Is the Solution

By: Friday November 18, 2011 6:00 am

Help Kevin Gosztola purchase & distribute supplies from the Occupy Supply fund. The Occupy movement has been sparking conversation among US citizens for two months now. In the past weeks, I have been traveling from occupation to occupation bringing Firedoglake’s Occupy Supply fund to encampments that need help so they can survive the winter. I [...]

Occupy Des Moines: An Increasingly Important Occupation as Iowa Caucuses Near

By: Wednesday November 9, 2011 3:44 pm

Help Kevin Gosztola purchase & distribute supplies from the Occupy Supply fund. On a beautiful sunny day, I arrive at Occupy Des Moines in Iowa [@OccupyDSM on Twitter]. The encampment is in Stewart Square, a few blocks away from the state capitol. Tents are setup in the middle of the park. There are signs alongside [...]

Occupy St. Louis: A Show of Righteous Indignation in the Heartland

By: Monday November 7, 2011 9:53 am

Help Kevin Gosztola purchase & distribute supplies from the Occupy Supply fund. One week ago, I helped bring the Firedoglake #OccupySupply Fund to Occupy St. Louis. I was met by a few FDL members (including popyeye99, who wrote this fine diary on my visit). We talked with a representative of the Machinists, who had come [...]

Occupy Memphis: Creating the Society We Want to Have

By: Saturday November 5, 2011 9:31 am

Help Kevin Gosztola purchase & distribute supplies from the Occupy Supply fund. About one week ago, I visited Occupy Memphis. It was the fifth stop on Firedoglake’s #OccupySupply tour. Here is my report on the visit [and much thanks to FDL member Gordon Ginsberg and his wife for hosting me while I was in Memphis]: [...]

State of the Occupation: Aftermath of #OccupyOakland City Shutdown (Wednesday Roundup)

By: Thursday November 3, 2011 9:23 am

Help Kevin Gosztola purchase & distribute supplies from the Occupy Supply fund.   I am in Madison, Wisconsin, wrapping up my tour from occupation to occupation in primarily the Midwest. I traveled to 8 occupations and through FDL’s #OccupySupply fund delivered supplies to each occupation I visited. As I prepare to return to my home [...]

Occupy Bloomington: A Spontaneous Community for Seeking Out Solutions

By: Monday October 31, 2011 9:08 am

Help Kevin Gosztola purchase & distribute supplies from the Occupy Supply fund. The third stop on my tour of occupations was Occupy Bloomington in Indiana. The occupation is located right by the campus of Indiana University on Kirkwood Avenue. It is in People’s Park, an appropriate space to reclaim for the people. The encampment has [...]

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