Friday, August 30, 2013

Fury in technicolor

If riot cops in South Africa, Kashmir and elsewhere can use water cannons filled with purple dye against protestors & striking workers then protestors can use paint bombs in their own defense--& union protestors in Greece & student protestors in several Latin American countries have distinguished themselves in this regard. When used against protestors however it evokes outrage but when used against riot cops it evokes hilarity.

Students in Bogota, Colombia gave riot cops a snoot full of technicolor indignation at a march yesterday to support striking farmers & truckers who are blockading highways to reduce fuel prices, increase government farm subsidies, & cancel free trade agreements giving foreign food conglomerates advantage over local farmers. Are we wrong to laugh!?

(Photo by Fernando Vergara/AP)

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