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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Viva Nicolás!

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  • Cort Greene
    Festive Left Friday Blogging: Viva Nicolßs! July 5, 2013 ù Sabina Becker
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 6, 2013
      Festive Left Friday Blogging: Viva
      Nicol�s!<http://www.sabinabecker.com/2013/07/festive-left-friday-blogging-viva-nicolas.html>
      July
      5, 2013 � Sabina Becker

      *In honor of the Venezuelan president�s wise decision to give asylum to
      Edward Snowden tonight, here�s a little tribute to him (and his late friend
      and Comandante, Chavecito), from Russia, with love:*

      *Video:*

      *http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lVYn9WByrek
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      * Ska-P�s �El Libertador�, sung (in Spanish!) by a group of young Russians
      at the New Opera Theatre in Moscow. This concert took place on July 2.*

      * And yes, I�m happy about this. Even before the asylum request was
      received, Nicol�s Maduro was showing himself a real Mensch, and disposed to
      grant asylum to the NSA leaker/whistleblower because, in his words, Snowden
      had �contributed to
      humanity�<http://www.sabinabecker.com/2013/06/the-snowden-affair-as-seen-from-venezuela-and-ecuador.html>
      by
      blowing the lid off his government�s insanely excessive wiretapping habits.*

      *Now, to get Snowden on the next plane to Caracas, probably with some kind
      of official Russian documents, since the US government has withdrawn his
      passport. I don�t know how it will be done, but here�s a chance for
      Pooty-Poot to make himself useful to humanity, too.*


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