Posts tagged “Firedoglake”

  • Firedoglake Welcomes Sam Pizzigati, author of The Rich Don’t Always Win

    February 11, 2013

    Check out Sam Pizzigati’s interview yesterday on the Firedoglake Book Salon all about income inequality and how we can learn from the struggle that the poor and middle class went through in the first half of the 20th century to balance that inequality.

    Hosted by John Cavanagh, who says: “We desperately need a new movement mighty enough to beat back our staggering economic inequality.  With the assistance of books like Sam’s, that new movement can learn vital lessons from our not-so-distant past.”

    Says Sam Pizzigati: “A century ago, we had a United States where the nation’s wealth sat concentrated in the hands of a small and powerful few. We face that same situation today.

    To turn this situation around, I think we need both information and inspiration — the information that can help us identify what we could do to truly “share the wealth,” the inspiration that wealth, in a modern economy, really can be shared.”

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  • Subhankar Banerjee will be answering questions on Firedoglake Book Salon on Sunday, September 16th at 5pm EST

    September 12, 2012

    Join Subhankar Banerjee, world-renowned photographer, activist, and editor of Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point on Firedoglake’s Book Salon on Sunday, September 16th from 5:00p – 7:00p Eastern / 2:00p – 4:00p Pacific time.

    Now that Shell has begun exploratory drilling off the Alaskan coast, with the help of the Obama administration’s fast-tracked drilling permits, Subhankar is speaking out against Shell’s poor oil spill response plan and what can be done to insist that the local population, the wildlife population, and the land is taken care of.

    Check out a great article about Subhankar on

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  • Greg Palast and Ted Rall on Sunday’s Firedoglake Book Salon

    September 10, 2012

    Because Americans aren’t anxious enough forced to digest anemic monthly jobsnumbers, an economy teetering on the precipice, the steady stream of illegal home foreclosures, a Democratic President poised to shiv Social Security and Medicare, and the country’s insidious metamorphosis into a security state, they also have to worry about something so basic as the right to vote. That’s because über-bully Karl Rove, not content to have put the Dauphin of Dumbfuckistan in the White House, decided that controlling the Executive Branch wasn’t enough. Like his Machiavellian comrade and patron, Charles Koch, he “want[ed] his fair share–and that’s all of it.” Hey, if that means depriving American citizens of their civil rights, well, so be it. There are always going to be winners and losers, amirite? Whaddya gonna do about it?

    Enter Greg Palast. Let me rephrase: ENTER Greg Palast. Many of you may already be familiar with Palast’s investigative reports on everything from our decaying democracy to the looting of African economies that have appeared in The Guardian, the BBC, Rolling Stone, Harper’s and The Nation, among others.

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