Monthly Archives: July 2013

A few random thoughts on the Manning verdict…and the Snowden case

“I’ve been traumatized too much by reality to care about the consequences of shattering the fantasy.” — Bradley Manning It was a farce. Really, what other conclusion can I draw when a military judge decides that Bradley Manning was not … Continue reading

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Quotable: Martin Luther King on law-breaking

Bad laws exist to be broken. And convicting whistleblowers of “espionage”, without proof that they were spying FOR someone, is all the more proof that the law is an ass.

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Cops Behaving Badly: Two incriminating videos

First up, this not-so-routine traffic stop in Vermont: As you can see, the truck does not go through any red lights. And the driver is surprised (and increasingly angry) as the cop accuses him of doing that. Opposing Views has … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Happy Birthday, Chavecito

Today is the Comandante’s 59th birthday. Since he’s no longer here to celebrate it, it’s up to us to do the work he left unfinished. And here is just the song for that: Feliz cumple, Chavecito. ¡Te amamos y extrañamos … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: A bouncing baby bore

Crappy weekend, everyone! Well, how’s about that new little princeling in Kensington Palace? It’s only been a few days, and already I’m bored stiff hearing about him. So, fuck that shit…let’s just get on with who else gave my nerves … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: In Cuba, it’s always the 26th

It was 60 years ago today, Fidel Castro taught the band to play… Today is the 60th anniversary of the storming of the Moncada Barracks in Santiago, Cuba. It was led by a young lawyer who was not yet a … Continue reading

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First same-sex civil marriage for Colombia!

Say “hola” to Colombia’s first same-sex married couple: Carlos Hernando Rivera, and Gonzalo Ruíz Giraldo! On Wednesday, the 67th municipal judge of Bogotá, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez, declared a civil union for the first same-sex couple in Colombia, Carlos Rivera and … Continue reading

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Happy 230th Birthday, Simón Bolívar!

Alí Primera’s classic ballad to the Liberator. Here are the lyrics: Bolivarian Bolívar is not a dead idea, Much less a saint to light candles to. A boy from Venezuela met with him; It may be imaginary, but it could … Continue reading

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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 31

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…WTF??? False alarm, folks. That geezer in the blue shirt isn’t Superman. Obviously, Antonio Ledezma, the metropolitan mayor of the federal district of Caracas, is no Man of Steel. … Continue reading

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Q. Why was Henrique Capriles Radonski in Chile last week?

A. Because that’s where the CIA bagman was to meet him for the hand-over. Why else? Journalist José Vicente Rangel informed of plans to assassinate the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, with the help of agents of the CIA in … Continue reading

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