Slow weekend, apparently.
- “European leaders working to avert a meltdown of the single currency gained some respite when Greek voters handed a narrow victory to mainstream conservatives and the chance to forge a pro-euro and pro-bailout coalition.”
- “François Hollande’s Socialist party has won an absolute majority in the French parliament, giving him a free hand in his attempts to drag France out of its economic crisis through a mixture of deficit-reduction and growth measures.”
- TRNN: “Euro-Crisis Used to Destroy Social Contract. Rob Johnson: European adjustments are not the product of a mistake, but a design to break down some of the leftover architecture of the Cold War, which might be called the insurance premium that was paid against conversion to communism.”
- “Japan’s self-imposed nuclear freeze has ended, less than two months after the last of the country’s reactors were shut down in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster.”
- TRNN: “The Egyptian ‘Soft Coup’. Jihan Hafiz reports thousands of Egyptians hit the streets rejecting the disbanding of Parliament, as the Egyptian military is moving towards full dictatorship.”
- Robert Fisk: Mubarak’s 300,000-strong army of thugs remains in business despite elections
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- National Radio Project: “The election of Barack Obama generated hope for a new progressive national agenda. The reality, however, has been a disappointment for many, and leaves open the question for those on the left—is voting for Obama in 2012 the best route to take?”
- Richard Wolff, RT TV Interview: “America No Longer The Land of Opportunity?“
The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off.