If anyone wants to see the reverence and affection the citizens of Havana have for their city, they can take a stroll around trash bins and enjoy the festival of ugliness and uncleanness that surround them.
To me it's a great commentary on the perfectionism which some women put in their personal ad profiles describing the kind of men they're seeking. Published in 1987, in New York's VILLAGE VOICE newspaper, and still valid, three decades later. (in 2016)
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Venezuela and Brazil are the scenes of a new form of coup d’état that would set the continent’s political calendar back to its worst times.
Apr 23, 2016Walter Lippmann
It is surprising that within a population that until so recently feared the word socialism, support for Sanders has reached so high.
It was a wise decision that the main report to the Congress "should remain pending approval until discussion with the population and all party militants."
For years, the US military expansion in Africa has gone unnoticed thanks to a deliberate effort to keep the public misinformed. But look hard enough and –north to south, east to west– you’ll find the reasons for that silencing effort: in remote locales, behind fences and beyond the gaze of prying eyes, the US military has built an extensive archipelago of African outposts, transforming the continent, experts say, into a laboratory for a new kind of war.
This is the reason why today the President of the United States does not have the authority to rectify the seizing of a faculty so essential for the exercise of the sovereign international relations of his country.
No swastikas in an American fascism, but Stars and Stripes (or Stars and Bars) and Christian crosses. No fascist salute, but mass recitations of the pledge of allegiance. These symbols contain no whiff of fascism in themselves “to avoid detection by the internal enemy”.