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A pole-dancer, you say? Blimey!

Most middle-aged Brits keep fit by doing pint curls in the local pub. But this one‘s found another, and arguably healthier, exercise…which, coincidentally, is also done in a lot of bars:

A father of two has found a clever way to watch pole dancers without getting into trouble – by becoming one.

Happily married . . . → Read More: A pole-dancer, you say? Blimey!

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Gorgeous, George!

OMG, look who got arrested earlier today:

Yes, that’s George Clooney. The movie star. He’s now free, along with his dad and a group of other prominent activists who were protesting on behalf of the people of Sudan, in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington, DC.

Clooney and the other protesters were . . . → Read More: Festive Left Friday Blogging: Gorgeous, George!

Big news in Bogotá

Well, who’d of thunk it? Looks like the capital of Colombia has a cool new (progressive) mayor!

Gustavo Petro was sworn in as mayor of Bogotá and presented his plan for the city for the coming years. He explained that his decree prohibiting the bearing of arms will be permanent.

“We will not prohibit . . . → Read More: Big news in Bogotá

Aloha, APEC. Love, the 99%.

Hawaiian singer Makana actually slipped this one below the radar on the 1%er leaders yesterday. Here’s the story: Honolulu – A change in the programmed entertainment at last night’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gala left a few world leaders slack-jawed, though most seemed not to notice that anything was amiss. During the gala dinner, renowned […] . . . → Read More: Aloha, APEC. Love, the 99%.

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Sexy Back

Seen on Facebook: This was, according to my source, taken at Occupy Austin. No word on whether that’s a real tattoo or just penned on for the protest’s duration, but it’s the cleverest use of skin-as-canvas I’ve seen so far. And a timely reminder for US citizens about what’s really at stake in the struggle. […] . . . → Read More: Festive Left Friday Blogging: Sexy Back

Festive Left Friday Blogging: The Greatest Love Story on Earth

“Occupy Love”, featuring Asmaa Mahfouz, the young Egyptian woman who started the protest movement that eventually came to occupy all of Tahrir Square, toppling Hosni Mubarak and setting in motion a revolution that is still very much in pro… . . . → Read More: Festive Left Friday Blogging: The Greatest Love Story on Earth

Why Iceland isn’t in the news nowadays

Michael Hudson has some hints: More at The Real News Basically, it has a lot to do with fucking those who have fucked you, and using a splintery broomstick to do it. Yeah, Icelanders got up on their hind legs and raised a ruckus. And the banks backed down. Iceland has made a rather dramatic […] . . . → Read More: Why Iceland isn’t in the news nowadays

The True Story of Che Guevara

A documentary about the life and death of the Argentine hero of the Cuban Revolution. Features Jon Lee Anderson, the author of the best Che bio by far. . . . → Read More: The True Story of Che Guevara

Heroes for Today: Jesse LaGreca nails FUX Snooze

This was making the rounds on Facebook yesterday: FUX didn’t air this. Gee, I wonder why… . . . → Read More: Heroes for Today: Jesse LaGreca nails FUX Snooze

Quotable: Joe Hill on general strikes

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Q. Why are pirates so badass?

A. They just arrrrrr, matey! Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day! And in other buccaneering news, guess who the landlubbers in Berlin are voting for? Piracy…it’s not just for the high seas or the Israeli navy anymore, me hearties. . . . → Read More: Q. Why are pirates so badass?

So, “Arab Spring” was the wrong thing for Brigette to say?

Funny, but actual Egyptians don’t think so: The Arab Spring, they say, isn’t about ballot boxes, it’s about the dignity of humanity. Something the Harper Government™ doesn’t respect, and probably never did. While we’re at it, let’s compare and contrast some other right and wrong ways to look at what Brigette did. First, the wrong […] . . . → Read More: So, “Arab Spring” was the wrong thing for Brigette to say?

Ah, memories!

This video, from 1990, shows Rush Limbaugh filling in for Pat Sajak on the latter’s short-lived (if you blinked, you missed it) TV talk show…and getting clobbered, metaphorically speaking, by an anything-but-captive audience: In the first segment, the Pigman tries to tackle the subject of abortion. He uses a Ms. Potato Head doll to represent […] . . . → Read More: Ah, memories!