human rights

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week, Josh and Chuck read tons of material. Here they share with you the best of the bunch. Enjoy it in good health.

Latin America to U.S.: So Long, Jerk

It looks a lot like the beneficent and subversive spirit of Hugo Chavez's annual donation of 100 million gallons of heating oil to impoverished families in the United States for the last four year has spread to Venezuela's neighbors. Some nations of Latin America are growing increasingly unified in their progressive drug policies recently, and it appears that the changes are, in part, a means of pulling down the pants of the common bully of the region, the United States.

Tanks for the Memories, China: Today's the 20th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Chuck and I found out recently from a SYSK listener in China that our blog is banned there. It's a weird honor, even if it is just because some Chinese bot picked up a series of words we strung together that happened to be flagged. I suspect it was Chuck's post on coasteering.