Category Archives: Human Rights FAIL

If uniformed officers are a bad idea at schools, what about Pride?

A 1981 issue of The Body Politic, a Toronto gay community newspaper, calling for protests against the police following a series of bathhouse raids known as Operation Soap. As Pride Week approaches in Toronto, I’ve noticed an uptick on my … Continue reading

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CONFIRMED: Sultan Erdogan ORDERED his goons to attack Kurdish demonstrators!

Even without hearing exactly what was said, it’s pretty clear that Sultan Erdogan ordered his goons to attack, unprovoked, in Washington, DC. He even went to see how they did, and appeared satisfied. Since when is this legal? And why … Continue reading

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Donald J. Drumpf, blood diamond profiteer

Part 2 of the Zembla investigative report on Drumpf’s strange business buddies. Who is Lev Leviev, and what are his ties to the infamous Chabad movement, as well as the blood-diamond trade in Africa…and the theft of Palestinian land in … Continue reading

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On (re-)reading The Handmaid’s Tale: A few random thoughts

The first time I read The Handmaid’s Tale, I was in university…and I didn’t understand it at all. To be fair, I was probably about 19 or 20. The book was just a couple of years old, a major bestseller … Continue reading

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Venezuela prepares to exit the OAS

Put the kettle on, honey, because you’re going to be needing hot tea when you hear this: Yes, that’s right: Venezuela is planning to leave the Organization of American States! Aporrea has the story: Venezuelan minister of exterior relations Delcy … Continue reading

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Cops Behaving Badly: An unholy alliance in Flint, Michigan

This is fucked up on so many levels: They were arresting town-hall attendees in Flint. Not for rioting or anything close to it, but for cussing during a moment of emotional agitation, and for wearing hats in a church (but … Continue reading

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Venezuela seeks extradition of three fugitive soldiers from Colombia

Three Venezuelan soldiers, now wanted for desertion and attempting to overthrow the government, appear in a video in which they state their intentions. Story via Aporrea: The government of Venezuela has called upon the government of Colombia to hand over … Continue reading

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The bullshit hypocrisy of Luis Almagro

Oh joy, oh bliss, oh yay. Once more, a brave lone voice of democracy has spoken out against a country creeping ever so slowly yet steadily toward dictatorship. No, he’s not talking about the recent power-grab of Sultan Erdogan in … Continue reading

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Brian Williams jizzes his pants over Syria

Hey! Remember how Brian Williams made shit up about his supposed heroics in Iraq? And how, on my most recent wankapedia, I also flagged him for a wanker when he oohed and ahhed over the missiles launching from a ship, … Continue reading

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The real reason Drumpf bombed Syria

And no, it has nothing to do with Russia, which actually opposes him on the Syrian front. It has to do with one of the only two reasons Donnie Drumpf does anything: Now, Ana and John are being cautious here, … Continue reading

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