• Moustaches for Maduro: Venezuela Elects Chavez’s Successor

    Outside the Miraflores presidential palace late on Sunday night, Roman Schuello, 59, stood among the partying red-clad government supporters and sold them fake moustaches that looked like Nicolás Maduro’s. Hours earlier Maduro won Venezuela’s presidency. “It’s the new fashion,” R…

  • VICE News

    Margaret Thatcher's Death Party

    On Saturday, thousands of people showed up in Trafalgar Square in London to celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher. Our colleagues from VICE UK went along to witness this morbid and very British party.

  • Dogmageddon

    Zealots with Nukes


    While most of the recent “crazy person with nukes” talk has been focused on the husky little crackpot in North Korea, there's another bit of backyard-underground-bunker-scare inducement that deserves some notice: the nuclear proliferation going on in Iran.

  • The Warrior State

    Kidnappings are common in Guerrero—the state, just south of Mexico City, is one of the poorest in the country and the site of the worst violence in the battle between the drug cartels and Mexican authorities. As a result of the violence, hundreds of civillians have armed themselv…

  • Anarchopanda Speaks!

    On Friday, for the fourth time in under a month, hundreds of Montrealers attempting to participate in a peaceful protest found themselves kettled by the Montreal Police. Among those surrounded by riot police, detained for hours, and issued a ticket was the mysterious character kn…

  • Inside Anonymous’s Operation to Out Rehtaeh Parsons’s Rapists

    In the wake of Rehtaeh Parson's suicide, Anonymous is threatening Nova Scotia's authorities. They say they will release the names of those they believe to be guilty of raping Parson. We spoke to an organizer of that particular Anonymous-led operation to get more of their perspect…

  • Mexicalia

    The Messenger Angels of Ciudad Juárez

    For the past three years, a group of teenagers calling themselves the Messenger Angels have been taking to the streets of Ciudad Juárez covered in silver paint and glitter, wearing thick white robes and huge feathered wings, and holding hand-painted signs that address the cops, t…

  • Venezuela's Presidential Election Is Getting Violent and Weird

    In a televised speech, Chavez's chosen successor and current interim president Nicolas Maduro said that Chavez had appeared to him as a small bird. “It sang and I responded with a song, and the bird took flight, circled around once and then flew away,” he said, imitating the bird…

  • Is the Burmese Military Keeping Rohingya Women as Sex Slaves?

    During my week in Sittwe, Burma, with the help of those who accompanied me, I obtained evidence that strongly implies that the Burmese military is imprisoning Rohingya women from the Arakhan region and using them as sex slaves.

  • The Former Civil Rights Activist Who Created the Right to Bear Arms

    Don Kates is a Yale-educated lawyer who started his legal career fighting for civil rights in the South during the 1960s. A few years later, however, he ended up at the NRA, defending the Second Amendment and inspiring many of the gun rights mantras people use today.

  • No Justice No Trees

    Last week, as the town of Marabá, Brazil, geared up to celebrate its centennial, it was also wrapping up the trial of the killers of environmental activist couple Zé Claudio and Maria do Espirito Santo. But instead of closing the book on this violent chapter of the region’s histo…

  • The RCMP Is Failing to Protect Teenage Girls

    Rehtaeh Parsons, a teenage girl from Nova Scotia, was taken off life support on Sunday after a failed suicide attempt. Her mother believes being raped by four teenage boys led to her death. The RCMP has been unable to arrest anyone in connection to the rape itself, and unfortunat…

  • Is It Wrong to Celebrate Thatcher's Death?

    There’s a lot for those at the bottom rung of society to be angry about, but if not for this Margeret Thatcher, there almost certainly would have been another one. Neoliberalism was a rising force across the world. In America, there was Reagan; in Germany, there was Helmut Kohl…

  • Does Don Draper Want to Legalize Heroin?

    The idea that mass incarceration and the war on drugs are racist as well as massive failures has gained a lot of traction over the years. But it wasn’t until the past few days that the movement to end the drug war achieved the mark of every mainstream political cause in America—a…