Category Archives: Free Trade, My Ass!

Leading German mega-pimp plans his exit

I’ve often heard it said that of every ten women or girls in prostitution, eight or nine want out. Apparently, they’re not the only ones. Sometimes, mirabile dictu, a pimp also wants out of the game. Of course, in the … Continue reading

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Cops Behaving Badly: A foretaste of C-51?

Via Canadaland, a little whiff of what the cops have already got cooking for us lowly, democracy-loving peons: What an interesting* statement from the Mountie! “Attacking the Canadian economy”, just by PROTESTING the Harper government’s piss-poor handling of it? Shades … Continue reading

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Cristina’s pet gloat

Hey! Remember how Argentina defaulted on its debt in 2001? And how it kicked out the IMF a short time later? Well, looks like that was a smart decision. And the significance of yet another IMFer being in deep shit … Continue reading

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In Germany, fear is prostitution’s constant companion

Remember how, back in 2002, progressives from all over the world heralded Germany’s suddenly liberalized prostitution laws? Finally, they said — the “oldest profession” would become a job just like any other! Unionization! Freedom of sexual expression! Workers’ rights for … Continue reading

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The German sex trade’s leading lobbyists, unmasked

Johanna Weber and Fabienne Freymadl, two leading “spokespersons” for the recently-assembled German “sex workers’ movement”. Who are they, and what lies behind them? EMMA investigated, and found the following: In the middle of the summer, BILD.de came out with the … Continue reading

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Manuel Zelaya speaks out: “The president of Honduras is John Kerry”

This man is the last true democratically elected president Honduras has had. Five years ago, he was deposed in a violent military putsch, backed to the hilt by Washington. Manuel Zelaya was sent into exile, very much against his will, … Continue reading

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How many trolls does $1 billion a year buy?

I don’t know, and neither do you. But I bet the Koch Brothers do… Conservative groups may have spent up to $1bn a year on the effort to deny science and oppose action on climate change, according to the first … Continue reading

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There is no joy in Leamington tonight.

It’s been a sad day in Canada’s ketchup town…although no doubt some corporate titan in a head office far away was just putting his wingtips up and blowing smoke rings on his fat cigar over this: In Leamington, Ont., a … Continue reading

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Guess who’s joining MERCOSUR!

W00t. The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, will ratify on Thursday during the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) Heads of State Summit that Bolivia wants to join the regional bloc. The Bolivian minister of communications, Amanda Dávila, informed that … Continue reading

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Prostitution in Germany: hard facts, hard debate, harder thoughts

(Photo: EMMA.) German FEMEN demonstrators outside the largest brothel in the cathedral city of Köln. They consider prostitution a human rights abuse, and hold up human trafficking, rampant in Germany, as an example of how liberalization of laws governing the … Continue reading

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