Monthly Archives: April 2006

Is Chavecito channeling El Predicto too?

Sure sounds like it… This century will see the end of the US empire, said Hugo Chavez on Saturday during a rally in Havana, where he highlighted the progress of Latin American integration efforts. Addressing thousands of youth present at … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Chavecito goes native

As in, Native (North) American. Here he is receiving a prayer staff and eagle feather from a Penobscot chief, James Sappier, in recognition of Citgo’s compassionate 40% discount on oil for poorer communities:(Photo credit: Gregory Wilpert, Venezuelanalysis)

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Quotable: John Perkins on American imperialism

“I kept coming back to one main question: if the objective of foreign aid is imperialism, is that so wrong? I often found myself envying people like Charlie who believed so strongly in our system that they wanted to force … Continue reading

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Hu does she think she is?

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Here’s one for the ol’ El Predicto

Who will advance to the second round of the Peruvian elections? O Wise Swami, who knows all and sees all, gaze into thy crystal ball. And lo! Here are the standings so far, according to El Beebo: Ex-army officer Ollanta … Continue reading

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Cool beans? You’re damn (not) tootin’!

And look where they were developed! A Venezuelan team says fermenting beans with certain friendly bacteria can cut the amount of wind-causing compounds, and boost beans’ nutritional value. The research appears in the Journal of the Science of Food and … Continue reading

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Wolfowitz Bank: yet another BushCo fuck-up

Oh, the ignominy of seeing yet another imperial money machine get trashed! The World Bank has been accused of publishing false accounts and wasting money on ineffective medicines in its malaria treatment programme. A Lancet paper claims the bank faked … Continue reading

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Oh, the Berluscoglioni…

Silvio Berlusconi doesn’t want to go, even though he’s had an unequivocal heave-ho from Italian voters: Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is refusing to admit defeat in last week’s Italian election despite a court ruling in favour of his opponents. The … Continue reading

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Another reason why Osama got trotted out…

Dubya’s poll numbers have slipped yet again. Less than a third of US citizens are now hardcore stupid.Meanwhile, Chavecito just keeps going from strength to strength. That evil tyrant!

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Another evil thing to come out of Cuba

And it’s one that might just put Big Pharma out of business… The diluted venom of the blue scorpion has been used in Cuba as an anti-carcinogenic for more than a decade, though the scientific community is cautious about employing … Continue reading

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