Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten. Cree Nation Tribal Prophecy

  • “Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa has agreed to give Julian Assange asylum, officials within Ecuador’s government have said Or not. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up at Ecuador’s London embassy since 19 June, when he officially requested political asylum. ‘Ecuador will grant asylum to Julian Assange,’ said an official in the Ecuadorean capital Quito, who is familiar with the government discussions.”
  • “Brazil’s government is set to launch the first in a series of measures that could inject up to $50bn (£32bn) into the economy over the next five years. The first part of the plan, to be announced on Wednesday, includes privatising about 14,000 kilometres of railways and roads.”
  • TRNN: Wall St. “Cheetahs” and the Financial Transaction Tax. The recent stock market volatility could have been restricted by a tax on transactions that would make the small quick score less attractive.
  • “Standard Chartered has fended off threats by a New York regulator to revoke its banking licence for alleged breaches of US sanctions. Chief executive Peter Sands is however under intense pressure after the bank agreed to pay $340m (£220m) despite insisting that it had committed only minor breaches of the rules.”
  • Truthout: Five Reasons Why Crisis Persists
  • “The largest Muslim area in the Burmese city of Sittwe was razed to the ground in recent communal violence, a UK broadcaster has reported.”
  • “Mark Thompson, outgoing director general of the BBC, has been named the new president and chief executive of the New York Times. The 55-year-old replaces Janet Robinson, 62, who unexpectedly announced her retirement last December.”
  • Truthout: A Major Food Organization Is Teaming Up With Monsanto and Friends to Block Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods
  • GlobalPost: The Earth Project: Desert Oasis (video)

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