Monthly Archives: May 2013

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Venezuela comes to Venice

Coolest mural at the Biennale? Bolívar in shades, bitchez.

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Quotable: Henry Rollins on rebellion

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Child prostitution: The scourge of Colombia’s mines

Prostituted girls on the streets of Medellín, Colombia. The crime-pocked streets of that cocaine-infested city are not the only places in that land where children are sexually exploited and enslaved, as El Tiempo’s sub-editor, Jineth Bedoya Lima, reports: Mireya’s life … Continue reading

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Teh Heterostoopid goes hardcore

Just think, people…perfectly capable gay couples are being denied the right to adopt while heterosexuals like this are…well, just READ: A Washington state man accused of putting his infant daughter inside a freezer long enough for her body temperature to … Continue reading

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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 27

“According to the new Work Law of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, proposed by the Comandante, they can’t fire me.” Howdy, everyone! Remember how our last installment dealt with putschist media figures and their dubious respect for the dead? Well, … Continue reading

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Toilet baby rescued in China

Happy Monday night. Here’s your WTF du soir: A newborn baby was rescued from a toilet pipe in China. According to reports, no one has stepped forward to claim the child. I’m not surprised; most likely this was the outcome … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Ce que j’ai fait, ce soir-là

“Psycho Killer” with a cello? LOVE. (The cello comes courtesy of Arthur Russell, who should have gotten a lot more hype off of this than he did.) Thanks to Cort G. for the heads-up!

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Wankers of the Week: Ohhhhhhklahoma!

Crappy weekend, everyone! Except you out there in Oklahoma, who’ve had just about all the crap you folks could be humanly expected to take. Dang, what rotten luck. How I wish it had been these people taking the hit from … Continue reading

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Clip ‘n’ Save: Why are we in Afghanistan?

That’s why. Much more there than just a strip of land to plunk an oil pipeline, kiddies.

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: A most Ecuadorable inauguration

It was inauguration day today in Ecuador for a very popular re-elected leader. And guess who was the guest of honor? Yup, Nicolás Maduro was there, wearing his mourning armband for Chavecito…without whom there might not have BEEN a President … Continue reading

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