#MooreandMe: Still Waiting at the Foot of the Tower

Much has been written (and likely will be written) about #MooreandMe, the still-ongoing tweet-in convened in response to dismissive comments made last week by progressive icon Michael Moore (both on his site and via an appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, which subsequently drew the bombastic MSNBC...

The Rhetoric of Bollocks (or, Has John Pilger Always Been Such an Insufferable Prick?)

Shorter John Pilger: “Both parties are the same! Vote Nader!” (h/t O-Dub for inspiring the distillation, with pwofessional pwogressive thumb-sucker David Sirota providing the original purity mash.) To save y’all the trouble of ever having to suffer through a martyr-posing Pilger polemic again, let me...

The Southern Surge

This is interesting: According to senior sources, the offensive [in Basra] was launched three months before [Lieutenant-General Mohan al-Furayji, the Iraqi commander leading the battle against the Mehdi Army of Muqtada al-Sadr] had wanted it to, and despite him warning that going in too early would result...

A Stunning Incident In The UK

“International” isn’t just corporate hyperbole: Police fired a 50,000-volt Taser into the head of a 45-year-old company director who later proved to be unarmed and innocent. Daniel Sylvester, the owner of an east London security firm employing 65 staff to guard council offices, pubs and...

Paradise Lost

Was going to post a lengthy comment in response to Mick’s shock–SHOCK–that Canada and the UK have long been sliding down the slippery slope of corporatist contempt for civil liberties. But then I thought “why bother with COMMENTS, since I have main page privileges?” Now,...