Never Cry Wolf (just throw strychnine)

This…is unbefuckinglievable. This is the sort of shit that would have been done 50 years ago. It’s also the sort of shit Canada isn’t supposed to be doing anymore. And yet, this is happening right now, and for the worst of all conceivable reasons: Late last week, internal documents went public showing Canada is fretting ...

I don’t think this will cure my cold.

Yes, kiddies, your auntie Bina is still under the weather. But since laughter is supposed to be the best medicine, let’s take the Rick Mercer cure, shall we? Oof. Just made myself cough. Guess I’m not cured after all! But it does make me feel better to know that Peter Fucking Kent and Ezra Fucking ...

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Chavecito’s back, beeyotches!

And here he is, proving that his health is fully recovered from last year’s nasty cancer scare: …and that he’s fit and ready for his re-election campaign. He looks and sounds it, all right. Nice to see he’s regained the weight he lost during treatment. He’s his usual burly self, not painfully thin, the way ...

Keystone XL: Dirty oil barons threaten Obama

The clearest, most concise explanation yet of why the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would ferry dirty tar-sands oil from Alberta to Texas, must not proceed. Yes, all this talk of “ending our dependence on foreign oil” is a LIE. Shocking? Wait, it gets worse. The pipeline would also threaten a geologically unstable area that ...

It’s that time of year again…

Time, that is, for PDVSA to help capitalist people in need…and for right-wing nutters to go condemning those crazy Venezuelan commies and their insufferable social conscience: Happy Yule, and ¡¡¡VIVA CHÁVEZ!!!

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 a foregone conclusion already. Wired, which also broke the story about Adrian Lamo turning Bradley ...

What you’re not being told about Libya

Bob Powell of Above Top Secret neatly unpacks the Libyan revolution-that-wasn’t. Some interesting shockers I hadn’t heard yet include the presence of al-Qaida, apparently operating with CIA blessing, in the “National Transitional Council”, and the presence of Qatari troops, in their own country’s uniform and speaking with distinctly non-African accents, among the so-called “rebels”. (The ...

Venezuela’s gold comes home

Don’t expect to read anything good about this in your lamestream English media. And don’t expect to see these pictures, either: Citizens of Caracas hold up a banner thanking President Chávez for bringing home the gold in the name of their sovereignty. A welcoming crowd lines the streets of Caracas as the armored trucks carrying ...