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March 26, 2014
11:37 // 3 months ago
February 21, 2014

CNN journalists lose their press credentials in Venezuela, because that’s not shady or anything

  • seven the number of CNN journalists who had their press credentials revoked or denied in Venezuela, a direct response to the country’s icy reaction to the network’s coverage of the country’s current protest-heavy situation. “Enough war propaganda,” President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech. “I do not accept war propaganda against Venezuela. If they do not rectify things, get out of Venezuela, CNN, get out.” source
21:56 // 5 months ago
February 20, 2014
17:18 // 5 months ago
July 6, 2013
12:37 // 1 year ago
July 5, 2013
20:47 // 1 year ago
June 23, 2013
Edward Snowden, world traveler: On Sunday, it was revealed that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden left Hong Kong and is currently in the Moscow airport, after which he is likely to globe-hop a couple more times—first to Cuba and then to Venezuela. As Snowden does not have a Russian visa, he won’t be leaving the airport anytime soon, which means he better get acquainted with the food court while he’s waiting. Meanwhile, one of the guys he offered up his information to, The Guardian journalist and commentator Glenn Greenwald, faced an embarrassing line of questions from Meet the Press host David Gregory, who actually asked Greenwald this: ”To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his current movements, why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?” Great defense of journalism there, David. (Photo by Vincent Yu/Associated Press)

Edward Snowden, world traveler: On Sunday, it was revealed that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden left Hong Kong and is currently in the Moscow airport, after which he is likely to globe-hop a couple more times—first to Cuba and then to Venezuela. As Snowden does not have a Russian visa, he won’t be leaving the airport anytime soon, which means he better get acquainted with the food court while he’s waiting. Meanwhile, one of the guys he offered up his information to, The Guardian journalist and commentator Glenn Greenwald, faced an embarrassing line of questions from Meet the Press host David Gregory, who actually asked Greenwald this: ”To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his current movements, why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?” Great defense of journalism there, David. (Photo by Vincent Yu/Associated Press)

12:09 // 1 year ago
April 24, 2013

hypervocal:

“We are trying to be provocative in the best use of that term.” –Jon Rubin, Conflict Kitchen co-director

GREAT story we just posted about Conflict Kitchen, a Pittsburgh restaurant that only serves food from countries in conflict with the USA. Check this out, a great concept, and some great quotes.

“Reaction’s been great,” Rubin says when asked the obvious. “There’s never been this kind of food in Pittsburgh, and we didn’t know whether people would be into that. But people are starving for food and diversity.”

Such an amazing idea.

12:52 // 1 year ago
April 16, 2013

Violent demonstrations follow narrow election victory of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

  • 7 people died in Venezuela on Monday night following violent clashes between supporters of recently elected president Nicolas Maduro and his top rival, Henrique Capriles. Capriles has called for a recall of Sunday’s election results after Maduro won by less than 250,000 votes.
  • 65 people were injured as tires were burned, protesters battled security forces, and other anti-Maduro demonstrations were carried out in the capital of Caracas and other major Venezuelan cities. More than 130 people were reportedly arrested by the time everything was said and done. source
15:02 // 1 year ago
April 15, 2013

A few numbers from Venezuela’s special election

  • 50.7 percent of the vote went to interim Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, former vice president under deceased leader Hugo Chavez, during the country’s special election on Sunday.
  • 49.1 percent of the vote went to Maduro’s top rival, Henrique Capriles, who has announced plans to contest the results of the election. Capriles says his team has collected more than 3,000 reports of polling place irregularities, including possible gun violence and illegal poll re-openings.
  • 235K votes separated the two nominees, though Venezuela’s election board has since declared the win “irreversible”, which certainly doesn’t bode well for a potential challenge from Henrique Capriles. source
13:55 // 1 year ago
March 14, 2013
16:21 // 1 year ago