Coca-Cola Soda Sales, Profits Down, Boycott On

By: Tuesday February 18, 2014 6:31 pm

LGBTQ activists around the world are boycotting Coca-Cola for its sponsorship of the Winter Olympics and thus a tacit endorsement of Russian President’s Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay stance.

 

This about sums it up

By: Friday January 31, 2014 1:30 am

I suppose one could grow rich indeed on calling out other countries issues while ignoring one’s own — but then there would be so much less to write about.

Pussy Riot To Be Freed: Amnesty for Russian Punk Band, Greenpeace Protestors and Others

By: Tuesday December 10, 2013 4:22 pm

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are being freed under the amnesty bill being submitted by Vladimir Putin to the Duma, the Russian parliament, on Monday December 9, to mark the Russian constitution’s 20th anniversary on Thursday. Nadya’s husband Pyotr Verzilov confirmed the rumors

Athletes Kiss on Medal Stand: Did Russian Gold Medalists Protest Anti-Gay Laws?

By: Monday August 19, 2013 1:10 pm

In recent weeks, Russian Authorities have repeatedly vowed to uphold their anti-gay laws that prohibit the mere expression of supporting gay rights– qualifying the act of doing so as propaganda, at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Thus far, Putin’s rearing head has refused to blink in the face of international scrutiny. While the games have yet to begin in earnest, the decision to do so is already proving to be a total shitshow with Russian athletes now being at the center of controversy.

Blurred Lines: Russia Dances With Gay Propaganda, Fights Lady Gaga and Madonna

By: Monday August 5, 2013 6:30 pm

With the 2014 Winter Olympics around the corner, the country has come under considerable heat for its anti-gay laws. In Russia, the act of voicing support for gay rights in and of itself is considered to be “propaganda” and is therefore illegal.

Late Night: More FANAFI – Find a Need and Fill It

By: Friday March 5, 2010 8:00 pm

Everyone has their favorite event or story from the recent Winter Olympics. Mine is the tale of the Norwegian Curling Team’s very colorful pants.

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