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

Aung San Suu Kyi (photo: DFID / flickr)

With the Rmoney video, the anti-Islam video or the goat race there’s not a lot worthy of reading out there. I mean, Kate’s boob story on the front page everywhere? Gimme a break.

  • “The Chicago teachers’ strike has ended after union activists accepted a negotiated agreement, bringing to a close more than a week of school-closures and allowing students in the nation’s third largest school district to return to class.”
  • Truthout: Striking Neoliberalism in Chicago
  • “A key regional party has pulled out of India’s ruling coalition over its plan to open the retail sector to global supermarket chains and other reforms.”
  • TRNN: Chavez Leads Polls as Opposition Fractures. October 7th election to decide future of Venezuela’s 21st Century Socialism
  • “Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is in the US this week to receive America’s highest honour, the Congressional Gold Medal, for enduring more than 20 years of personal suffering and 15 years under house arrest.”
  • “The decision announced yesterday to cut back on joint operations undertaken by international and Afghan forces raises crucial questions about the key plank of the exit strategy from the 11-year war which has proved costly in lives and money.”
  • “At a political rally attended by hundreds of people in Kabul earlier this summer, a cry went up in support of one of this country’s most notorious insurgents.”

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