Genoa is on my mind because I am traveling there in next few days to meet an old English friend who was beaten into a coma outside the Genoa Indymedia Centre on the night after Carlo was killed. We’re going there to march with the Italians remembering the extreme brutality meted out by the Italian […]
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This may be more the territory of our observant friends at dangerhere.com as, I warn you in advance, it contains a raw unedited Hamiltonism. It’s a video posted on YouTube by BohsTV which is also available on the Bohs official site, where I spotted it first. It documents the first, and possibly only, […]
[ Success story Jacques SEGUELA talks Rolex on French TV -
Daily Motion Screencap ]
I’ve never had much time for PR people, spindoctors, publicists or such botton-dwellers (sic). A controversial remark made over here last week hasn’t done a great deal to warm my heart to them. Jacques SEGUELA (pictured above) - PR adviser […]
[ Photo / Text extract from ‘Marianne’ magazine ]
Dublin Opinion appears to be passing through a negative motivation system at present *. We’re all too devastated at the performance of our shares portfolios, I suspect. I have myself managed to just pull my head out of the mental sludge thanks to two factors. […]
Thursday’s debate was one where Sarah Palin, the governor, went up against Sarah Palin, the media moron - and Palin the governor edged ahead on points. Whether that will translate into swing voter support for Palin the VP candidate is another thing.
Anyhow, the last part of the Katie Couric interview is now available on Youtube, […]
This clip dates from 1948, and was made to explain the welfare state to “Charley”, who thinks it’s all a “bleedin´waste of money.” The title is: “Charley’s March of Time.”
DISCLAMER : A week old post I couldn’t finish/put up due to dodgy French wiring having frazzled my ADSL modem - whenever will they let those competent Polish electricians in ??
The virulence of visual satire on the continent, or at least on the Latin part of it, has already come up on this blog. Being […]
[PPDA - As ‘Guignols de l’info’ Presenter via infos-du-net.com ]
As I wait for my copy of this week’s ‘Charlie Hebdo’ to arrive (containing, no doubt some wry and raw observations on our recent No vote) I am reminded of a news story that held the French media’s attention for a couple of days […]
More on the Interpol report on the supposed finding of laptops belonging to bombed FARC rebels. ‘What’s really happening with this dodgy laptop story’, asks Pepe Escobar. Forrest Hylton says its part of the US’s propaganda war against Hugo Chavez.
Lots more detail on the Interpol report here.
I’ve recently become a fan of Jerry Haber’s blog Magnes Zionist. Jerry is an academic and Orthodox Jew who works in the US and Israel and takes grave exception to how the Israeli government are treating Palestinians.
The Magnes of the title refers to Judah Magnes, a Reform Rabbi, who originally worked in the US […]