Canadian Progressive: Innocence of Muslims: Pathetic Movie Responsible For Ambassador Stevens’ Assassination

Here’s an extended trailer of the ”Innocence Of Muslims”, the shitty anti-Islam movie that unleashed riots in the Muslim world, leading to the assassination of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens. Earlier today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton distance the U.S. government from the movie, and labeled it “disgusting and reprehensible”.

Trashy's World: Hey! Fanshawe students…

… why did this happen? A St. Paddy’s Day low-key celebration turns into a riot so vicious that cops in riot gear had to beat a hasty retreat… what brought this on? Sure, you can blame the booze, the large numbers, the testosterone (going out on a limb in assuming that most of the rioters ...

The Ghost of Black Friday Past

Riot gear: what the well-dressed shopper is wearing in Florida these days, courtesy of newly-minted blogger “Left Over”, who also happens to be a long-lost, recently re-discovered meat space friend of mine.  (I love the Internets.)  You know her as commenter “cityprole” — hop on over and welcome her to the ‘sphere!

RedBedHead: Riotous Double Standards

Some riots we like, some not so much – by Oliver Heinrich I’ve been swamped with work – and working on a longer post on science geek stuff that I hope to post by Monday. In the meantime, my old friend Oliver sent along the above cartoon, hopefully the first of many. Like a lot ...

Harper Valley: What is North America Truly Asking For?

The turbulence is growing….England, Greece, Spain….where’s next?  It could be our own backyards. This from Mohawk Clan Mother, Kahentenita Horn: Youth Riots – Ravenous Hunger for Freedom     MNN.  August 9, 2011.  People and animals don’t live or breed well in captivity, unless they think they are free.  Indigenous had mental, physical and spiritual freedoms.  Europeans were born into ...

bastard.logic: “The Frankenstein monster you created/Has turned against you, now you’re hated.”

by matttbastard Mary Riddell: London’s riots are not the Tupperware troubles of Greece or Spain, where the middle classes lash out against their day of reckoning. They are the proof that a section of young Britain – the stabbers, shooters, looters, chancers and their frightened acolytes – has fallen off the cliff-edge of a crumbling ...

The Disaffected Lib: When Privilege Becomes Indefensible

Lately there has been a spate of reports about the rich flocking to high end shops and indulging in the sort of luxuries reminiscent of the days before the Great Recession.   Even as the working classes struggle to make ends meet and lines blur between the merely poor and the outright destitute, the richest of ...

RedBedHead: Babylon Burns While I Fish

I’m on a bit of a holiday this week, at a rental cottage up in the Muskokas. It’s quiet, the air is clean and the loons are warbling as sun sets. Meanwhile the world seems to be going to hell in a hangbasket – what’s up with that? Global stock markets are in meltdown, wiping ...

Dead Wild Roses: Vancouver Riots – Shameful and Predictable.

Pouring beer into the 18-34 demographic and then throwing them into a crowded urban street is an unsurprising  recipe for disaster.  If you look at the videos out there you see people reveling in distinctly anti-social behaviour and of course acting with extreme stupidity.  In this clip, you see a man trying to curb the ...

CalgaryGrit: Friday Link Grab Bag

A few random Friday thoughts: 1. Don’t expect this weekend’s NDP convention in Vancouver to be nearly as exciting as Wednesday night. Still, the possibility for riots and/or make out sessions does exist when delegates begin debating a motion to repeal the Clarity Act. 2. Speaking of the NDP convention, FarandWide has a good blog ...