...like an Egyptian

The bone-cold weather didn’t deter several hundred DC pro-democracy activists and Middle Eastern expats from protesting in solidarity against the Mubarak regime at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, DC this past Saturday.

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Your best bet for getting a copy to view and save locally and post to your own video-sharing account is the archive.org link. It’s a 427×240-pixel mpeg4 coming in at around 41mb, and should take you about 20 minutes or so to download.

Sorry about all the multiple-link nuttiness, but it seems YouTube has an issue with my use of The Bangles’ “Walk Like An Egyptian”; they wanted to allow it, but with the audio track stripped out, the pricks. So, ironically, I’ve got my own Internet censorship workaround issues here.

Below, check out some fotos of the day’s event passed along by a comrade of mine:





SOTU 2011 Analysis: Ponies!

Really, gang... all you need to know to understand this year's State Of The Union is: ponies.

And, while I’m at it… am I the only one who watched the part of the speech where Obama gets all jazzed up about all the amazingly awesome fantastically innovative technological wonderfulness Americans have been capable of and thought for a moment that I was watching a segment of Oprah’s Favorite Things?

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At For Want Of A Nail: It’s Hard to Watch Your Speech When Our Power Has Been Disconnected, Sir…


Don't Retreat -- Retweet!

As inspired by the revolution in Tunisia, and the inflammatory violent rhetoric of Sarah Palin.

I read recently that after Twitter’s records were subpoenaed by the Feds, the number of users “following” Wikileaks increased by at least 12,000. Talk about your Spartacus Moment.

Here’s one for all you Twits out there who have followed Wikileaks since forever and who followed them since the subpoenas and for all the Twitter rioters in Tunisia. Until the final victory!

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Expect Us

I don’t think I need to spend any more time here discussing the Anonymous vis-a-vis Wikileaks vs. The Feds situation, so I’ll just shut the hell up and get on with the goddamn’ cartoon, already.

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…and, while you’re at it — now that you’ve finally jumped off of the Gabrielle Giffords Media Frenzy Train — why not catch up on what Anonymous has been up to in Tunisia:

Payback Is A Bitch — Isn’t It? Anonymous tells government of Tunisia: “Expect Us”; The Liberty Lamp, 01.02.11

4 The People Of Tunisia: A message to Tunisians from Anonymous; The Liberty Lamp, 01.03.11

From Tunisia, A Voice In Pain From The People: Tunisian political dissidents fight State interference in organizing, the intimidation of bloggers and other journalists, and ‘Net censorship; The Liberty Lamp, 01.06.11

Tunisian Facebook Riot! Legions of jobless youths organize protests and fuel rage with Facebook; Associated Press, 01.11.11

Prime Minister Takes Over As Ben Ali* Flees Tunisian Turmoil: Dictator’s whereabouts unknown; France24.com, 01.15.11

…and, of course, what summary of news from a foreign hot spot would be complete without:

US Warns Travelers Of Violence In Tunisia: Social unrest, foreigners could be targets, etc. etc. etc.; AFP, 01.13.11

*No, dumbass; not that Ben Ali.


We Are All Anonymous

Don't Retreat -- Retweet!

Just to refresh your memories — those of you who’ve been totally sucked into the Gabrielle Giffords media circus — last Friday, the US Department of “Justice” served subpoenas on Twitter seeking information on the accounts of activists connected to or in solidarity with Wikileaks. The attorney representing Wikileaks has — and rightly so — termed this action “harassment”, and an Icelandic MP and former anarchist sounded the alarm in a series of outraged tweets, commenting “USA government wants to know about all my tweets and more since november 1st 2009. Do they realize i am a member of parliament in iceland?”

I’d like to encouarge everyone reading this to “follow” Wikileaks on Twitter — or get an account, if you don’t have one, and “follow” Wikileaks — and tweet the message “I Am Spartacus” to Wikileaks and any other followers you have, and point to this open letter to the “Justice” Department from Anonops, as well as retweeting any important news from Wikileaks.

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Sneaking Onto The Radar: Yours Truly Interviewed For DC CityPaper

Man, this sure is getting to be a long fifteen minutes.

Mike Rhode, who writes and edits the excellent ComicsDC blog, has also for about the past year been writing about comics for the Washington City Paper’s arts section, including a regular feature called “Meet A Local Cartoonist”. Mike claims to have been a fan of mine for a number of years, and this week I’m the subject of his local cartoonist feature. Read on, gang…

Blast From Yer Past: Yours truly featured on the front page of Washington Post’s Style section on the opening day of the 2002 IMF/World Bank mobilization (4.3mb pdf file).