A tribute to Loukanikous, the legendary Greek riot dog

As revolutionaries we occasionally wish non-human animals could rise up and fight for themselves. Loukanikous was a dog who did just that. He was a legend in Greece for his “fearless interventions” during rioting against austerity in Athens in 2010-12.

Sadly according to the Roarmag.org website he has just died aged 10. For the past two years he was living with a loving family after retiring from activism in 2012 due to ill-health.

“Rest in peace canine comrade”


Meet the new breed of fat cat: the university vice-chancellor (From The Guardian)

The Guardian published an article by Aditya Chakrabortty on 3 March 2014 demonstrating that “university bosses are lining their pockets like never before”. At the top of the list, “Steve West, vice-chancellor of the University of the West of England, saw his overall compensation leap by £52,434 to £314,632.”

To read the whole article: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/03/new-breed-fat-cats-university-boss-vice-chancellors