Monday, November 20, 2017

European Tour 2017: Syntagma

Refugees in Greece are on a hunger strike to be reuinited with their families in Germany, after months of waiting in immigration limbo. International bureacracy might finish what the Mediterranean started.

European Tour 2017: Exarchia

Friday night was a long one. Accidentally got stuck in the famous "anarchist district" while every way out was cut off by riots and tear gas. But this one image, of a solo anarchist attacking a traffic light with his back to the action, has really stuck with me. I...just don't get it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

New High Score

The Democratic Socialists of America just taught mainstream Democrats a harsh lesson on what real progressive populism looks like. Nicely done!

Monday, November 13, 2017

European Tour 2017: Belfast

I'll be talking politics with another foreigner, the Northern Ireland border issue will come up, and their eyes will pop open as they suddenly shout "OH SHIT, I DIDN'T THINK OF THAT!" This has happened so many times I've literally lost count.

European Tour 2017: Barcelona

Carles Puidemont starts a rebellion, the government responds by (shockingly) charging him with rebellion, and he enacts his master plan of running away to Belgium. A brief and anticlimactic homage to Catalonia.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Beaten Heart

The cost was devastating and the city's problems are far from over. But ISIS losing their capital is still good news, and good news can be rare these days.