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Russell Brand on How Capitalism Silences the Inherent Human Desire for Fairness

“I know, I know. I’m rich, I’m famous, I have money, I have had private security on and off for years,” comedian Russell Brand acknowledges in a recent article for The Guardian as he discusses the need to abolish the guard labor that protects the rich. However, he goes on to concede, “There is no doubt that I as much as anyone have to change. Revolution is change.”

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 READ MORE

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They Weren’t All the Queen’s Men

Many would consider being knighted or otherwise honored by England’s royals a dream come true. But more than 200 rebellious Brits have declined or returned the honor, refusing to hand their names and legacies over to rulers seeking to bolster their own dubious reputations. John Lennon and authors Roald Dahl and C.S. Lewis are on that list.

Posted on Jan 26, 2012 READ MORE

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Queen Honors Irish Freedom Fighters

The queen has landed in Ireland, where she laid a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance to honor those who fought against British tyranny. And if you think that’s a nice gesture, you should see the emerald green outfit her majesty wore for her arrival.

Posted on May 17, 2011 READ MORE

Her Majesty’s Royal Facebook Page

If you’re not on Facebook, you’re officially more out of touch than the queen of England. Her Majesty, who already has a presence on YouTube, Twitter and Flickr, is starting up a monarchy funpage so you can more easily keep track of her business. Just remember, one does not poke the queen.

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 READ MORE

David Cameron

David Cameron, You’re Britain’s New Prime Minister

Conservative leader David Cameron, come on down. You may not have won an outright majority in the U.K.’s recent election, but her majesty the queen has this consolation prize: a fabulous stay in Number 10 Downing Street and a job administering her government until ... (continued)

Posted on May 11, 2010 READ MORE

Condoleezza Rice
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Condi Tickles the Ivories for the Queen

Of all the items we might have expected would rank high on outgoing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s wish list of things she’d like to do before leaving office, playing Brahms in a private concert for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II wouldn’t have been one of them.

Posted on Dec 1, 2008 READ MORE

Robert Mugabe
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Mugabe Turns a Deaf Ear to Critics

Robert Mugabe has been condemned by everyone from Nelson Mandela to the queen of England over his conduct in Zimbabwe’s runoff election, but he plans to go ahead with the contest even though the opposition has dropped out.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008 READ MORE

The Queen Gets Her Revenge

Queen Elizabeth began a toast on Tuesday by teasing the president: “I wondered whether I should start this toast saying I was here in 1776, but I don’t think I will.” Though she has since departed our shores, the British monarch is not done teaching Americans a lesson—her carbon footprint for the trip will be calculated and matched with a donation to an environmental charity.

Posted on May 9, 2007 READ MORE

Bush and the Queen

God Save the Queen From George W. Bush

Here the president’s Freudian slip is caught on tape in all its awkwardness. Also, it turns out Bush had to be prodded by Condoleezza Rice and wife Laura into making the state dinner a “white tie” affair. Apparently the idea that dinner with the queen should be a formal occasion escaped the man.

Posted on May 8, 2007 READ MORE

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