Monthly Archives: February 2007

El Caracazo: Today in 1989

A Google video to refresh the memories of those who have them, and inform those who need to know: “El Caracazo”, a docudrama about a shattering event in Venezuelan history. In Spanish. New York Times description here. History of the … Continue reading

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Seen in Uruguay

Teeheehee.

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War won’t liberate the women of Iraq

From Yanar Mohammed, a glimpse of how badly gender relations in Iraq have deteriorated since the war began: Iraqi society was shocked with an unprecedented issue of a woman stepping forward, voluntarily, and explaining that she was sexually assaulted by … Continue reading

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New bird species discovered in Australia

It’s the Australian Chickenhawk, and so far only three specimens, all male, have been discovered:

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Dubya gets what he’s got coming, again

Poor Dubya, he’s been having such a rough week. First he gets spanked in Germany by Ms. Liberty, and now this: Millions of people the world over will now realize a cherished dream: to give a big, fat kick in … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Representing at Carnival!

A couple of weeks ago, I featured Caetano Veloso, performing his great “Tropicalia”. This week, it’s his old friend (and sometime brother-in-law)’s turn: Gilberto Gil, Brazilian rocker turned minister of culture, rockin’ out here in the garb of the “Sons … Continue reading

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Send Prince Harry to Iraq…

…see how soon the troops come back! Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected to announce a timetable for the withdrawal of UK troops from Iraq. Mr Blair is set to make a statement about the 7,000 British troops serving in … Continue reading

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Rosenmontag!

Hanky, Panky–nothing like a Bush Spanky! Seen at the Rose Monday parade in the famed carnival city of Mainz, Germany.

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Say goodbye to another private-water failure

And this time, it’s Guyana giving a multinational firm the boot. Severn Trent is exiting Guyana after the government said it was failing to meet its targets for the supply of water to the South American country. Severn International’s contract … Continue reading

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Quotable: Lee Stringer on writing and recognition

“This is not a science. We’re not making porcelain. We’re not out cutting two-by-fours. It’s kind of crazy stuff just to sit in a room and click away at a–in my case, if you’ll forgive me, a Mac–for eight or … Continue reading

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