When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist.” Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara, Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, also known as the ‘Bishop of Corum’

  • “EU leaders are continuing summit talks in Brussels with Germany resisting pressure to launch eurobonds as a way to ease the eurozone crisis.”
  • “Eurozone nations have been advised to draw up emergency plans to handle Greece’s possible exit from the single currency, it emerged last night.”
  • “Voting in Egypt’s first democratic presidential election has ended for the first of two days, with election observers and media sources reporting calm lines and few violations in polling stations across the country. Closing time was extended for an extra hour as people flocked to the polls in the first presidential election since Hosni Mubarak stepped down.”
  • Robert Fisk: “There was gunfire at Sheikh Ahmed Abdul-Wahid’s funeral in northern Lebanon yesterday, a promise from the Lebanese army that they will investigate his killing – by a soldier – on Sunday, and a heap of appeals for calm from both the military and the government.”
  • “Authorities in India have told forest guards to shoot tiger poachers ‘on sight’ in the latest effort to save the country’s most famous animal.”

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