Category Archives: iniquity

Banksy Miami auction halted

The auction of the Banksy ‘Slave Labour’ image (see post below) has been halted at the eleventh hour, with the Haringey campaign claiming a partial victory. Read the story here. There is no word on whether the lifted image will … Continue reading

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Banksy and the greedheads

It strikes me as a story emblematic of these solipsistic, grasping times. An item of street art, Banksy’s ‘Slave Labour’ mural, is prised off the wall of a Poundland in London and spirited away by persons unknown to be auctioned … Continue reading

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Nobel infuriate

Chiz. I didn’t win the Nobel prize for literature again. Perhaps if I sent Mr. Nobel a copy of Weed I would stand more chance.

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Osama bin Killed

No tears to shed over the death of Osama Bin Laden, but what happened in Abbottabad was an act of extra-judicial execution. Now, I thought that in the ‘war’ against Al Qaida the west was supposed to be the good … Continue reading

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iCrap: News Corp’s digital newspaper

News today that Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs are putting out a newspaper designed specially for iPad and tablet devices. Digital magazines and newspapers are on their way and I for one welcome them. I, like many others, am prepared … Continue reading

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Fuck the Pope

Fuck the Pope: that’s the message that journalist Hunter S Thompson and artist Ralph Steadman attempted to paint on the side of the Italian entry for the Americas Cup in Rhode Island many years ago. Of course, I would never … Continue reading

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Dolphin saga, part 27 — in which our intrepid hack’s trusty HB is put to no use at all

It is not often in Kansai that we get real events that writerly persons can get their literary teeth into, so it was with some real enthusiasm and thrill that I determined to cover the protests against the dolphin killing … Continue reading

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Cove-ing into view

Yesterday I saw the film The Cove on the first day of its Japan release. Good attendance at the cinema, a small police presence, no nationalist protesters that I could see and lots of TV and print journalists cadging reactions … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks attacked

The CIA, murder, physical violence, intimidation, hacking — security agencies and unknown persons are trying to close down WikiLeaks. Read about it here. Meanwhile, WikiLeaks has raised just $360,000 of the $600,000 they need to fund themselves this year but … Continue reading

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More leaking

Despite the huge publicity generated by this site for their money raising campaign, WikiLeaks has not yet resumed normal service. However, they are still accepting leaks and they are regularly posting on Twitter (follow them here). Being an assiduous reader … Continue reading

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