The astounding Western hypocrisy in King Abdullah’s obituaries

It is amazing what aligning with US foreign policy can do for a country’s image.

The New York Time’s obituary is a masterpiece of pure ideology. In short: a moderate who loved beheadings. A modernizer who had unshrouded women beaten. A seeker of balance.

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Major italian newspaper angers cartoonists by printing their tribute to Charlie Hebdo without permission

That’s a pretty big f**k up by the Corriere della Sera.

The Milan-based, leading Italian newspaper (a circulation of about 464,000 copies daily, with an estimated 3,1 million readers) has just printed a collection of cartoons originally posted on Facebook in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo. The instant book, unimaginatively titled “Je Suis Charlie” was sold together with the Corriere at a cover price 4,90 euros, with all the proceeds apparently destined for the families of the victims of the vicious attack. Problem is, nobody asked the authors permission for printing their work.

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Wanky Classism: Behind VICE’s Thug-Bashing Narrative

Hipsters of the world, unite!

A spectre is haunting VICE – the spectre of the working class.

After thrashing England’s “Young Douchebags” and debunking the American Bro, the popular mag has recently expanded its reach into the international realm: “Essi Vivono!” (“They Live!”) titles the Italian leg of the thug-bashing tour.

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Walmart: l’elemosina dei padroni

Walmart, il primo datore di lavoro privato del pianeta (2 milioni di dipendenti), la più grande catena di negozi (8500) del mondo, la seconda corporation per capitalizzazione (468 miliardi di dollari), in occasione del Ringraziamento ha avuto una brillante idea : organizzare una colletta di cibo tra i dipendenti per aiutare quei colleghi che non ce la fanno ad arrivare a fine mese. Continue reading “Walmart: l’elemosina dei padroni”

Am I the Only One Who Finds the “I Quit” Video Sad and Depressing?

Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Harvesters (1565). The peasants enjoying the good life in the sunny scene are only on a lunch break. Another shift is already hard at work in the fields.

AS MANY OTHER VIDEOS gone viral on Youtube, this liberating, mildly choreographic effort to say “goodbye” to a despotic boss made me release more depressant toxins that it apparently did to other million viewers.

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