I’ll be reporting for Pajamas Media as one of their SuperTuesday correspondents, so be sure to check there throughout the day.
My article is up at Pajamas Media.
Chavenezuela, my latest article, is up at Pajamas Media, with videos.
Please also listen to my Blog Talk Radio podcast with guests Thor Halvorssen, President and CEO of the Human Rights Foundation, award-winning bloggers Daniel Duquenal of Venezuela News and Views and Miguel Octavio of The Devil’s Excrement, and oil industry expert Gustavo Coronel, and please also visit their blogs and websites.
Miguel Octavio will be P.V. Radio‘s podcast guest tonight at 9PM EDT.
The protesting Venezuelan students have a website (in Spanish) Resistencia Estudiantil Por La Libertad with live radio feed.
I’ll update this post with the latest developments througout the day.
Demonstrations were reported in some 100 different municipalities across the country
Chavez declares Globovision an enemy of the state, an “enemy of the homeland”.
Venezuela’s Totalitarian Turn
Chile defends freedom of expression in Venezuela TV row but the Brazilian government is keeping quiet. At least the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) refused in a meeting held last week in Asuncion a request from the Venezuelan government to back its closing of RCTV.
An Overwhelming Momentum
Another Cow Put Out To Pasture: Cindy Sheehan’s Last Dance
Gustavo Coronel writes A letter to Danny
Adam Housely is back, reporting from the streets of Caracas,
Students from two more universities join in the protests.
Cato Institute: Chavez’s Actions Eroding Venezuela’s Credibility, Economy
More video, via Oliver
Daniel Duquenal was on a Radio Five Live podcast
Gustavo Coronel was interviewed in today’s Cato’s Daily Podcast
College students in Chacaito filed a civil complaint and are demonstrating (link in Spanish, via Mora.
Pelosi Calls on Venezuela’s Chavez to Reconsider TV Shutdown. How do you spell t-o-o l-a-t-e, Nancy?
The ruling Chavistas are in a panic. They do not know what to do. Chavez himself mocked the protestors Tuesday and implied they were CIA agents – but Venezuelans noticed that he spoke from the naval airport near Caracas, a place from where dictators are known to flee the country. Venezuelans wondered if he was really that scared because it was an odd location. Meanwhile, other Chavistas have bared their fangs at other TV stations, vowing to shut them – Globovision, the last Venezuelan dissident station, a very tiny one that takes subscriptions and commands only a 5% market share, and CNN, whose fearless Kitty Pilgrim and others have done award-worthy reporting exposing the reality of Chavez’s Venezuela for the past few years. Chavez has loudly cursed that reporting.
Venezuelans think that those stations will be shut soon. They don’t want any more coverage of the protests that are engulfing Caracas. In their minds, shutting the stations will make information much harder to get. But there’s too much momentum to really stop it – Caracas will just become a city of added tropical intrigue with people acting on rumors.
Monkey see, monkey do: now Correa in Ecuador and Morales in Bolivia want to do as Hugo Protests in Venezuela; One Hundred High School Students Arrested; Attacks on Media Continue; Bolivian and Ecuadorian Governments Announce Media Crackdown
Adam Housley at Fox News
The witnesses I was able to talk to through the chain-link fence of the holding pen said that the bomber seemed to linger at the edge of second-floor cafeteria until a seat at the center table opened up. Then he calmly walked to that table and sat down. The explosion followed in seconds.
The U.S. Embassy translator, an Iraqi with a trim mustache and a baseball cap, confirmed that the bomber selected the center table in order to maximize casualties.
The question is, who else helped the bomber?
I’ll be at a seminar this morning but will post later.
In the meantime, please listen to this week’s podcast with Pieter Dorsman.
We’ll be talking about the March 11 terrorist trials, Spanish politics and illegal immigration into the EU.
The call-in number is (646) 652-2639.
Via No Pasaran,
Le Monde Diplomatique Director Ignacio Ramonet is gathering a “consencus” of French journalists to write an “authorized” retrospective of Castro’s paradise on earth.
Joe is not amused
Did you listen to my latest Blog Talk Radio?
One of my childhood heroes, Buzz Aldrin, has an article at PJM, Let’s go back to the moon
ShrinkWrapped is discussing Abortion on Demand: Reverberations and Vicissitudes. Sigmund, Carl and Alfred has an absolutely heartbreaking post on the subject.
Town Commons posts on the Muslim Council of Britain’s guidelines for special treatment of Islamic children in the state school system:
- Allowance for girls beginning at the primary school level to wear the hijab
- seperation of the sexes in any sort of physical activity that would allow touching or that involves swimming
- special changing areas for muslim children to change clothes in private
- if you have a school field trip to a farm, muslims must not be allowed to touch a pig
- Parents can withdrawal their children from music classes
- Muslim children should not be asked to draw pictures of humans
Go read the rest.
Via Larwyn, Hillary Clinton’s Confederacy Hypocrisy. Hillary can’t remember celebrating Confederate Flag Day back in Arkansas. How convenient.
Russian missile “blackmail” won’t work, Czechs say
The Czech Republic said on Tuesday it would not be intimidated by Russia over plans to site parts of a U.S. missile defense system on its territory and said attempts at “blackmail” by Moscow would backfire.
Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg said threats by Russian officials over the plans, which would involve placing a radar system on Czech land and a missile battery in Poland, would only make Czechs more determined to defend themselves.
Dennis Prager on Happiness Is a Moral Obligation
These PU students are making someone happy!
Cinnammon writes about When Awards Become Politicized
In a lighter mode,
Accessorize, accessorize I just bought myself one of these:
Handbag and lunch bag in one. And the red matches my nail polish, too.
Gerard Vanderleun is a wonderful writer and he’s got today’s must-read: The Vision That Dare Not Speak Its Name
It is no secret that classic liberalism in the mold of FDR, JFK,and LBJ that reached its apotheosis in Hubert Humphrey, has long been consigned to the bone-yard. What has taken its place hates to be tarred with the brush of liberalism because, frankly, it isn’t. What now stands in that place is a kind of perverted one-world idealism in which “the world as it is” is constantly measured against “the world as it should be.” Old liberalism at least had the argument that it was being done for the greater good. The new perverted variant is one in which policy and plans are made because it makes the initiators “feel good” about themselves. Those that make and support these measures hold themselves as, in the French phrase popular when many of them were young, “cityoen du monde” — citizens of the world.
You must read every word.
I’ll be posting more later today if time allows.