When She Was 16, A Monster Got Her Pregnant… 77 Years Later, She Met The Baby She Gave Up
In 1928, Minka Disbrow was set upon by a man she didn’t know and was viciously assaulted and raped. She was, at the time, a 16 year old girl, but…
Shakespeare and the second person singular
I wrote a column for the Freethinker a couple of days ago about Shakespeare and undermotivated evil, via Hamlet and then Iago, with an observation on…
Bubble Finance And A Tale Of Two Spheres
Submitted by Doug Noland's Credit Bubble Bulletin , In a tiny subsection of the analytical world, analysis is becoming more pointed and poignant. I…
Death of Aluta: Student unionism in doldrums
Even before this time, the NANS leadership had identified with various anti-student, pro-establishment policies including acceptance of the hostel…
This Coal Mine Valued At $630 Million In 2011 Just Sold For One Dollar
The following photos are from Australia's Isaac Plains coking-coal mine.   Why is Isaac Plains…
Head Of Collapsed Mt.Gox Exchange Arrested With Half A Billion In Bitcoin Still Unaccounted
Back in its 2013 heyday, when bitcoin soared from below $100 to over $1000 in the span of a few months (in no small part thanks to the collapse of…
An Appreciation of FDL Contributors
As Firedoglake goes offline this weekend, those of us who are launching Shadowproof would like to take the time to show appreciation for all the…
SEB urges public not to destroy streetlights
MIRI: Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) has urged road users not to vandalise streetlights saying that the irresponsible act is costing the company.…
Breathtaking photos show how people around the world experienced last night’s ‘Blue Moon’
On July 31st a rare phenomenon could be seen all around the world—a Blue Moon. A Blue Moon, while not exactly blue in color, is the term for the…
Camera Work: Some FDL Final Thoughts
Since this will be my last post on FDL, and at the encouragement of folks on Ruth’s Saturday Art, I decided I would run it. The photo shown is a…
Japanese Police Arrest Mount Gox CEO Mark Karpeles
McGruber writes with the news as carried (paywalled) by the Wall Street Journal that Mark Karpeles, who headed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has been…
Finally, an Understanding of Immorality-induced Natural Disasters
We hear from the Christian right all the time that every natural disaster is punishment from God for this or that immoral act. John McTernan, a…