Via Democracy Now! - The banking giant HSBC has escaped indictment for laundering billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels and groups linked to al-Qaeda. Despite evidence of wrongdoing, the U.S. Department of Justice has allowed the bank to avoid prosecution and pay a $1.9 billion fine. No top HSBC officials will face charges, either. We’re joined by Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi, author of “Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History.” “You can do real time in jail in America for all kinds of ridiculous offenses,” Taibbi says. “Here we have a bank that laundered $800 million of drug money, and they can’t find a way to put anybody in jail for that. That sends an incredible message, not just to the financial sector but to everybody. It’s an obvious, clear double standard, where one set of people gets to break the rules as much as they want and another set of people can’t break any rules at all without going to jail.”
Track 1 - A Coming of Age Song.
Lurking 289 - July 17 2012
Coloured pencil, ballpoint pen, pencil and ink and wash on paper
Meow Meow covers Radiohead’s Fake Plastic Trees. Photos and audio from her solo show at (le) Poisson Rouge in New York City on Sunday, July 8, 2012. Lance Horne on piano. Dave Berger on drums. More info: meowmeowrevolution.com.
Happy 4th of July! (photo: Jackie Curtis)
Joel Gibb performs with The Hidden Cameras at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto for Canada Day / Gay Pride. I was sitting in the audience my friend Carly Stasko invited me to come up on stage for the encore to sing with the choir. The view from the stage encompassed an intergenerational crowd dancing, clapping and singing along as well as a panoramic view of Lake Ontario. It was a terrific concert and a stunning venue.
Photo (c) Paul Gibb
Spank rejoins forces with Hey Queen! and Earl Dax for our second annual Pride Party…… EVERYBOOTY TOO! All day to night OUTDOOR party taking place at the amazing 4000 sq foot Dekalb Market!
Cover: $15 at the door
PRE-SALE: Limited supply of $12 pre-sale tickets available! Get yours today!!
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SPANK DJs: SeanB & Will Automagic
HEY QUEEN! DJs: Sirlinda & Precolumbian
* PERFORMERS *
Mx. Justin Vivian Bond!
Brown Meshugana (Miss Hey Queen!, Miss LEZ Pageant 2012) & Georgia Maxine
Gio Black Peter
B0DYH1GH (Max Steele & Daniel Sander)
Heather Acs & Sequinette Janesfield
Nath Ann Carrera
Big Art Group
& Many more to be announced!!!
* ART INSTALL *
Jeffrey Owen Ralston
* HAPPENINGS *
Big Art Group
AND….. Food, Vendors, Bands, Performers and MORE!
Willoughby Street (@Flatbush Ave), Brooklyn, NY
B, Q, R to Dekalb Ave
A, C, F & R to Jay St. Metrotech
Dekalb Market is a new community destination in Downtown Brooklyn. Dekalb Market, is housed in a collection of salvaged shipping containers, that bring together Brooklyn’s creative entrepreneurs in a community setting that include an incubator farm, events and performance venue, and a collection of eateries and work-sell spaces.