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The coffee’s freshly ground, there’s a wide selection of teas and the sticky buns are homemade.

  • Man, talk about a neoliberal takeover. “Bailed-out countries could also be stripped of their voting rights in the European Union, under radical proposals that have been circulating at the highest level in Brussels before this week’s crucial EU summit on the sovereign debt crisis.” Liberty, equality, brotherhood, where the hell are ya?
  • Costas Lapavitsas, a professor of economics at the University of London is on The Real News Network and says, “The Greek people face a decade of depression in the Eurozone, it’s better to leave and make major reforms.” Seeing what the EU wants to do that might not be a bad idea.
  • Well, this is a start. We need a hell of a lot more like Alice Oswald. “Award-winning poet Alice Oswald has pulled out of prestigious poetry award the TS Eliot prize in protest over its sponsorship by an investment company.”
  • “As Mexico suffers from its worst drug violence in history, a series of scandals have erupted over American agents fighting the war against Mexican cartels on the frontline.” America’s shadow war on drugs
  • “Since the first US encampment on Wall Street, hundreds of others have emerged outside of banks and city halls across the nation. The Occupy movement has called on millions of Americans to take to the streets and call for change, but what exactly is this movement about?” A panel discussion from the National Radio Project. I’ve a personal connection to NRP. On 20 Jan 2005, Shrub’s second installation as Emperor With No Clothes, St Pete for Peace held a counter inauguration parade. Andrew Stelzer, then a reporter and anchor at WMNF, Tampa, and I were at the front of the march. Scroll down to see Andrew’s profile. He’s done quite well for himself.
  • Today is the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Editorial cartoon.

The truth will set you free but first it’ll piss you off.