Category Archives: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

A most historic downfall

On this day in 1937, Canadian participation in the fight against fascism became officially illegal. Here’s a snip from Occupy Canada’s Facebook page: On this day in history, 31 July, 1937, Canadians were banned in the fight against fascism and … Continue reading

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Sidewalk chalk and the art of civil disobedience

Q. How many cops does it take to arrest a guy armed only with a few pieces of sidewalk chalk? A. Watch this and see: I wonder how long his chalked logos lasted, who saw, and what message they took … Continue reading

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How Wired missed the real Assange/Manning story

A couple of days ago, Bradley Manning celebrated his birthday behind bars for the second year in a row. He’s still awaiting trial, with no word on when it will begin. But the outcome of the trial looks to be … Continue reading

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Is the LAHT a bunch of Koch-suckers?

I’ve always had my suspicions about a certain crappy “news” outlet pretentiously calling itself the “Latin American Herald Tribune”. I never did trust it; there was something of a rightist stench about it. And today, I received this in my … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Ollanta Presidente!

My gosh, the dominoes are just tumbling in Latin America, aren’t they? It’s getting so that you’d hardly recognize the place anymore. First it was Venezuela, then Bolivia and Ecuador. Argentina and (for a while) Chile have had some progressive … Continue reading

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No great harm without some gain

Well, it looks like Amy Goodman’s run-in with our meshuga border goons has not been a total bust. Her book, which she was in BC to promote, is now a bona-fide bestseller, if this note from her publisher (Haymarket) that … Continue reading

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Economics for Dummies: Why Bank of America fired a good employee

Listen to this young woman, and you will learn a lot. First off, you will learn what integrity really is; secondly, you will learn just why there is a credit crisis. (Yes, IS. Not WAS–IS. It’s still there, and we … Continue reading

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A very familiar story from Colombia

Gabriel González, a Colombian human rights activist, faces false charges of leading a guerrilla group. He’s far from being the only one. Under El Narco Uribe, anyone who expresses dissent with his right-wing authoritarian government is very likely to be … Continue reading

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Jorge Recio on the Venezuelan coup of ’02

In several documentaries of the coup d’état of April 11, 2002, you can see a group of Bolivarian demonstrators on Baralt Avenue in Caracas, picking up and carrying the limp form of a tall young man past a newspaper kiosk … Continue reading

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Shocker: Peruvian ALBA houses have nothing to do with Venezuela!

Hmmm, I wonder what Alan García says to this? The Venezuelan ambassador, Armando Laguna, in declarations to the foreign press in Lima, dismissed accusations made by a Peruvian parliamentary commission that the so-called “ALBA Houses” represented “an arm of political … Continue reading

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