Travel experiences of two wandering hippies. Art seen and doodles inspired. Rambles on politics.

News and political posts from the countries we are passing through

99% Genuine Imitation Bullshit

Truth is a commodity in short supply in politics. Maybe this has always been the case? Certainly the people who take wealth and power from the many and concentrate it amongst the few have a history of grand deceptions based on the ignorance of the masses. From Latin bible read to illiterates through the divine... continue reading

Vote Democrat? You’re asking for it.

The majority of people I have spoken to in these United States of Amerika about the political situation here have ended with an identical statement. Occasionally a word changes in the phrasing, but the meaning is the same, “I will always vote Democrat because they are better than the Republicans.” Now, someone once said that... continue reading

Occupy Denver

This dispatch is being written from the observation deck of the Amtrak California Zephyr line. The train is meandering alongside the Colorado river as it snakes, semi-frozen, through the soft undulating peaks of the snow covered Rocky Mountains. The hillside powdered white with the earth and brush speckling it in greens and rusty shades of... continue reading
Occupy Chicago

Occupy Chicago

  Our whistle-stop tour of Occupy sites started today in Chicago. We visited just past noon, hoping to have time to chat before the 1.30 general assembly. We were greeted by Tony, who apart from three guys in sandwich boards leaning and engrossed in conversation, was the Occupy presence. He saw us standing at the... continue reading

Post-election violence in Nicaragua

There were violent clashes in Nicaragua Thursday, November 10th. A total of seven civilians were killed and forty-seven police hospitalised as rival political groups clashed and attacked the police, who have also been accused of colluding in violent attacks. El Nuevo Diaro is reporting that three Sandanista supporters from a single family were executed in... continue reading
Election Night in Nicaragua

Election Night in Nicaragua

We spent election day, Sunday the 6th, in Granada, Nicaragua. Then travelled to Managua the following day. The night before, the most prominent signs of the election were to be found hung outside bars and liquor stores – the government had banned sales of alcohol from 6pm Saturday night and people needed reminding. Otherwise there... continue reading
"You live in a free country"

“You live in a free country”

Our first night in Cuba I was given an impromptu lecture on Cuban history by the doctor whose house we were staying in. The following morning we took a taxi with a former revolutionary who again set about educating us on the history of the island in relation to its former rulers. On the third... continue reading