Category Archives: Isn’t It Ironic?

Putschist Brazil: The fun has just begun!

You DID, Tweety! You DID tee a coup d’état! And you taw it in Brazil, where, in the latest sick twist, one of the putschist government ministers got embarrassingly outed: The credibility of Brazil’s interim government was rocked on Monday … Continue reading

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Venezuela: Right-wing demonstrators attack policewoman

Sixteen horrifying seconds on the streets of Caracas. A federal policewoman is stripped of her riot shield, then assaulted by punks of the right-wing opposition. The story, via Aporrea: This Wednesday, a group of putschists, guarimberos and maladjusted people from … Continue reading

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Venezuela and El Salvador recall ambassadors from Brazil

Amid all the absolutely atrocious shit news from Latin America of late, there’s one bright spot: All the local progressive governments who are not taking putschism lying down. Whether it’s at home or in a country right nearby, they’re making … Continue reading

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Panama Papers: Ex-Venezuelan banker revealed as offshore corrupto

Who’s this guy, with the Melania Knauss lookalike? Oh, just one of the handful of Venezuelans who appear in the Panama Papers, with alleged ties to the government of Hugo Chávez. But, as the following report (by La Iguana TV, … Continue reading

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Politicize the Fort Mac fire? Yes, PLEASE.

Alanis Obomsawin, more relevant now than ever. So, I hear all kinds of rumblings to the effect that we “shouldn’t politicize” the forest fires in and around Fort McMurray, Alberta. That it’s “insensitive” to the people of the town, who … Continue reading

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Venezuela: 11 drugstores raided in anti-hoarding operation

Video of a federal sting operation in Venezuela against some rather unusual, yet typical contraband dealers in the region. They’re not dealing in cocaine, marijuana, or other illegal drugs, but rather in basic necessities sold in pharmacies. They’re mafias of … Continue reading

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Happy Walpurgisnacht!

Just a note to all you “folkish” pagan types trying to winkle right-wing beliefs into the Old Religions out there: If you want to know what the Old Gods REALLY thought of making fascist nationalism a kind of religion, as … Continue reading

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Glass houses, Padre.

Well, well. What have we here? A Venezuelan priest — and member of the right-wing opposition — receiving a cheque via Wells Fargo, from Canada of all places? Yup. And he was exposed by someone on the same political side … Continue reading

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Pssst. Wanna hide a pile of cash?

You don’t have to go to Panama to do that. You can do it right in the US of A! And this is no joke. McClatchy News Service has an ongoing series on the Panama Papers, and one of the … Continue reading

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Ecuador: Panama Papers also reveal right-wing media bias

Gee, what were the odds? It’s not just Venezuela where the “investigative journalists” are only investigating persons with ties to a progressive, socialist government. The same is also happening in Ecuador, and the bias hasn’t escaped the bright green eyes … Continue reading

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