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’

  • “The leader of Greece’s radical leftist party Syriza, Alexis Tsipras, has warned the EU against trying to cow him if he wins Sunday’s election. He told reporters he was determined to create a new government that would cancel the last bailout and adopt a new plan based on growth and jobs.”
  • “Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has warned that the world risks a triple crisis of declining incomes, environmental damage and social unrest unless countries adopt a more sustainable approach to economic growth.”
  • “Ah, Europe. We love you for your rolling landscapes, your rich history, your 17 million varieties of wine and all that stinky cheese. But, increasingly, we hate you for your lame economic policy, your maddening political intraction, your rising debt and your faltering currency.”
  • “Syrian rebels are being armed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, The Independent has learnt, in a development that threatens to inflame a regional power struggle provoked by the 15-month-old uprising against the Assad regime.”
  • “The current debate about US counterinsurgency doctrine, mostly examined through the Afghanistan prism, overlooks fundamental intellectual and political misunderstandings and miscalculations at the core of the policy.”
  • “On Sunday, Pinochet sympathizers gathered at a theater in Santiago to commemorate the late ruler and to watch a film called “Pinochet.” This was no ordinary biopic about a tyrant. The film reportedly glosses over the regime and seeks to justify the military ouster of the democratically elected leftist leader Allende. Outside the theater, fierce protests erupted.”

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