Political Humour/Satire

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Chevron's $80 million ad campaign gets flushed
Article
2010
A day-long comedy of errors, and Chevron's waking nightmare, began when Rainforest Action Network and Amazon Watch, together with the Yes Lab, pre-empted Chevron's multi-million dollar "We Agree" ad c...
Cynicism From Above: Cynicism From Below
Swift, Richard
Article
1980
The state bureaucracies of Eastern Europe are unable to accept any challenge to their right to decide and control.
Fire Ants Are Being Laced with Homosexual Chemtrails to Bite Christians And Convert Them To Homosexuality
Article
2015
Fire ants are being laced with homosexual chemtrails and then dumped in neighborhoods with higher per capita rates of Christianity. The homosexual chemtrail concoction contains a high concentration of...
Going to the Dogs (and Babies): Against The Current vol. 89
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2000
Activists are attempting to end the practice of terminating racing greyhounds that run out of the money. The dog-racing industry will retort that that's going to make it harder to motivate the ones th...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017: April 1 issue
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critica...
Outrageous Campaigners Show Size Isn't Everything
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1992
OutRage! therefore consciously tries to make its protests informative and amusing. It projects it's political message with wit, style, humour and theatricality. Indeed, a typical OutRage! action could...
Random Shots: Annals of Combat: Against The Current vol. 90
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2001
Even if Nader were elected president, the multi-national corporations would be reluctant to give up their dictatorial power. That's when we bring out the rifles.
Random Shots: New and Old Millenia: Against The Current vol. 85
Kampfer, R. F.
Article
2000
Kampfer prepared for Y2K by stockpiling ammunition. He figured that would get him anything else he needed.
The Red Menace Interviews Prime Minister Trudeau
McLaughlin, Tom
Article
1977
An exclusive interview with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, published in The Red Menace and nowhere else.
Total terrorism solution
Article
2016
Hoax highlights failures of military, security approaches to terrorism.
Yes Men punk TPP and US Trade Ambassador with fake "Corporate Power Tool Award"
Doctorow, Cory
Article
2012
US Trade Ambassador Ron Kirk was in Dallas to kick off a corporate power-event to drum up support for the foundering, secretive Transpacific Partnership, a secret treaty that builds on the work of ACT...

Sources Library

Kenyan grafitti artists target vulture politicians
Chonghaile, Clar Ni
2012
A crew of Kenyan grafitti artists are making murals that urge citizens not to re-elect corrupt politicians who have a legacy of exploiting tribal differences to gain power.
McDonald's Denies NYPD Deal to Give Happy Meals to Stop and Frisk Victims
2012
McDonald's denied participating in a campaign called "Three Strikes, You're In!" that rewarded New Yorkers who have been victims of NYPD's stop and frisk policies with a Happy Meal. The Yes Men have c...
Random Shots: Balkan Wars, Now and Then
Against The Current vol. 81
Kampfer, R.F.
1999
At the NATO summit, it was decided that the organization would not tolerate genocide if practiced by non-members who did not possess nuclear weapons and were within artillery range of Europe.
Random Shots: Daimler and Dubya Chronicles
Against The Current vol. 91
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
Daimler-Chrysler CEO Juergen Schrempp has pledged not to sell off the Chrysler division. Not that anyone was lining up to buy it. All the same to us on the line: If you're not the lead dog, the scener...
Random Shots: Dubya's Many Axes of Evil
Against The Current vol. 97
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
The concept of an Axis of Evil seems to derive from a 1942 Captain Marvel comic-book series about the Monster Society of Evil. Of course, that's a little before Dubya's time.
Random Shots: Go And Do Likewise
Against The Current vol. 83
Kampfer, R.F.
1999
Most of us are glad to see a spouse commit a misdemeanor, e.g. violating a diet or a budget. It gives us license to go and do likewise.
Random Shots: Life Imitates Art
Against The Current vol. 100
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
In the movie version of “The Sum of all Fears,” the terrorist nuke is hidden in a cigarette vending machine. In real life, if placed in an underground parking garage, it would have been ripped off in ...
Random Shots: Notes for Life Under Siege
Against The Current vol. 95
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
When one thinks of of communities around the world that have been under siege for decades, one wonders how the U.S. will cope in the absence of a quick fix. Return to normal? This is normal for a lot ...
Random Shots: Of Drugs and Diamonds
Against The Current vol. 99
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
Marx characterized religion as the opium of the people. For some cults, it seems to act more like viagra.
Random Shots: People and Other Animals
Against The Current vol. 88
Kampfer, R.F.
2000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has taken out an ad urging college students to drink beer instead of milk, to avoid exploiting cows. Sounds like a good excuse to me.
Random Shots: Pirates, Gladiators and Assassins
Against The Current vol. 96
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
Dubya may come to regret his efforts to classify his crusade against terrorism as a war. The legal ramifications of waging war against a non-governmental organization may keep the lawyers busy for gen...
Random Shots: Stranger Than Cinema
Against The Current vol. 87
Kampfer, R.F.
2000
Looking at the Elión Gonzalez case, how many people remember “Popi,” a 1969 movie starring Alan Arkin as a poor Puerto Rican janitor who tries to put his kids on Easy Street by passing them off as Cub...
Random Shots: Teens and Other Freaks
Against The Current vol. 94
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
Many parents are annoyed by the popularity of “freak-dancing” among today's teenagers. Of course, annoying parents is the teenagers' main purpose in life.
Random Shots: Tender Loving Care
Against The Current vol. 92
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
A kinky personal ad?
Random Shots: That Was the War That Was
Against The Current vol. 82
Kampfer, R.F.
1999
Notice how quickly the Chinese government reined in those public demonstrations at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Perhaps they remembered Wellington's attitude towards expressions of opinions by the tro...
Random Shots: The Kings of the World
Against The Current vol. 98
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
Carrying on a tradition dating back to the Crimean war, they've come out with a set of trading cards for the Dubya Crusade. The cards used to come with cigarettes, then bubble gum. Now all you get is ...
Random Shots: The Prices of Progress
Against The Current vol. 93
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
Back in 1965 you could fill your gas tank for $3. Of course, that was two hours pay back then.
Random Shots: In Praise of Viagra Mania
Kampfer, R.F.
1998
Comments on random current news topics
Random Shots: Red Flags Over Motor City
Kampfer, R.F.
1998
THE GOOD NEWS is that there were about a million people waving red flags in the streets of Detroit. The bad news is that it was on account of some hockey game. Comments on random current news topics.