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’

  • “European leaders were at loggerheads last night over the latest plan to stabilise the eurozone, after the Finnish Prime Minister rejected the idea of allowing the European bailout funds to buy the bonds of troubled states directly.”
  • “As Syria’s uprising against Bashar al-Assad deteriorates into a potentially nation-destroying civil war, most of the diplomatic discourse has been dominated by a high-stakes blame-game between Russia and the West over who is most at fault for the horrific massacre and mayhem.”
  • “The military wing of Hamas has said it agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel, after three days of bloodshed in and around Gaza. The statement late on Wednesday came after three days of violence in which eight Palestinians were killed while fighters have fired scores of rockets Israel, one of which slammed into a border police outpost, wounding four.”
  • “World leaders are in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro for a major environmental summit. They will be discussing ways to create a sustainable blueprint for eradicating poverty and protecting the environment. The summit commerates the 20th anniversary of the original earth summit, also held in Rio.”
  • “Researchers have come up with a way to glimpse the infant Universe by decoding the earliest ripples in its light. They say this can be achieved by capturing the specific radio wavelength of 21cm from the heavens.”

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