Monthly Archives: October 2008

Oh, and BTW…

Don’t stay out past midnight, or you’ll turn into a pumpkin. I have it on good authority from my very own Basement Cat, who is little, black, slinky and SCARY.

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Bow down your heads, folks…

…a great, uppity American has passed: Studs Terkel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and enduring radio-show host whose oral histories chronicled the travails and triumphs of America’s working class, has died. He was 96.Terkel died today at his home in Chicago, … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Caracas erupts!

Street-level reaction as Venesat-1 (Simón Bolívar) is launched. Here’s what the people are saying: Maylin de Bigot: I think this is a scientific and technological advance for our country. It’s an achievement that puts us in the technological vanguard, an … Continue reading

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Canadian pop does feminism

“Women Around the World at Work”, by Martha & the Muffins. Still the coolest keyboard and sax riffs around. And still some of the punchiest lyrics.

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There goes the neighborhood

Literally:Story by ABI, via Aporrea: The destruction of at least 150 homes intended for poor people, in the municipality of Warnes, was ordered by Gabriel Camacho Cuéllar and his lawyer, Otto Richter, with the sole objective of preventing the devaluation … Continue reading

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Quotable: Hendrik Hertzberg on the dreaded S-word

“As a buzzword, ‘socialism’ had mostly good connotations in most of the world for most of the twentieth century. That’s why the Nazis called themselves national socialists. That’s why the Bolsheviks called their regime the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, … Continue reading

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Simon Bolivar is everywhere…

…including ORBIT: Haz click en cualquier video para verlo Puedes ver otros en radiomundial.com.ve A Chinese “Long March” rocket carries Venesat-1, better known as Simón Bolívar, into space. Also cool: Evo was a special guest at Chavecito’s launch party.One small … Continue reading

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McCain won’t negotiate with dictators…

…only Pinochet:What…you think I’m just making this up?

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Evo to oppos: Y’all can suck my oil valve, too!

Oh my. It looks like Bolivia could soon have oilwells in a part of the country OTHER than the opposition-dominated lowland regions known as the Media Luna. You know what this means, don’t you? Today, President Evo Morales gave the … Continue reading

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Quotable: Joshua Holland on same-sex marriage rights

“Now, it just so happens that I’m straight (not that there’s anything wrong with that), and yet I think it’s crucial that same-sex couples enjoy full marriage equality — and not just “civil unions.” Why the unyielding stance, given that … Continue reading

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