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

  • “There was relief at the result of Spain’s bond auction on Thursday, in which there was strong demand, even though some borrowing costs rose. The 10-year bonds were sold at a yield of 5.743%, up from 5.403% when the bonds were last sold in February.”
  • “Christine Lagarde is involved in a struggle to raise funds for the International Monetary Fund amid fears that a fresh eruption of the global financial crisis will leave the organisation short of emergency cash.”
  • “With 1-in-10 of the European Union’s workforce languishing on unemployment lines, a plan to create 17 million new jobs might have been expected to receive a warm welcome.”
  • “The dolphins are preserved in giant freezers in marine labs across America. Tagged, catalogued, carefully guarded – and suspended in liquid nitrogen for the moment when they will determine BP’s final bill for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, which started two years ago this Friday.”
  • “Fishermen, in particular, are seeing their way of life threatened with extinction – both from lack of an adequate legal settlement and collapsing fisheries. One of these people, Greg Perez, an oyster fisherman in the village of Yscloskey, Louisiana, has seen a 75 per cent decrease in the amount of oysters he has been able to catch.”
  • “The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the situation in Syria remains ‘highly precarious’. The UN has reached a preliminary deal with the Syrian government on rules governing the deployment of observers to monitor an agreed ceasefire.”
  • “Bahrain is braced for three days of protests to coincide with the controversial formula one grand prix as the government and organisers insisted that the event would proceed as planned.”
  • “Rupert Murdoch faces a growing legal challenge in the heart of his global media empire as lawyers representing alleged victims of phone hacking on US soil begin gathering evidence ahead of possible court action.”

Marx in the Morning

“Richard Wolff sat in a downtown Chicago coffee shop and confessed he was having the time of his life. ‘I am a little like a kid in a candy store. I really am,’ Wolff said with a grin, using the sort of language not usually associated with the dry world of Marxist economics.”

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