Volcano 40 miles east of Mexico City rumbles back to life ars technica. I once lived in St. Helens, Oregon, in a house that had great views of the then dormant volcano. We know how that movie ended.
Noah Wyle, Former ‘ER’ Star, Arrested In D.C. Protest Huffington Post. The more actors get arrested, the more socially acceptable it will become.
Keystone XL East? Enbridge’s Line 9 Tar Sands Pipeline Steve Horn, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Desperate Syrians mob UN mission Financial Times
Europe sets course for perpetual recession MacroBusiness
Backlash against eurozone austerity Financial Times. Wonder why it took this long.
Judging by Ireland, Spanish banks to take a lot more credit writedowns Credit Writedowns
A World Adrift Jeffrey Sachs, Project Syndicate
The politico-housing complex comes! MacroBusiness. Australia is about to copy a bad American model
Federal judge complicity Glenn Greenwald
A chance meeting with Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren VastLeft (Lambert). I could never in a million years be a politician.
Occupy Movement Looks Toward Political Conventions New York Times
What Could Your Organization Do With Its Own Radio Station? Black Agenda Report (Lambert)
Why economists should not ignore affirmative action Karla Hoff, VoxEU
Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors’ Prisons CBS MoneyWatch (Lambert). This is also an abuse of taxpayers, since your tax dollars are now being used to subsidize private (and typically scummy) debt collection agencies. Credit Slips suggested having local police and sheriffs charge the debt collectors $1000 for this service.
Debtors filing lawsuits over aggressive collection tactics McClatchy (Chuck L)
MF Customers Press J.P. Morgan for Funds Wall Street Journal
‘Tainted,’ but Still Serving on Corporate Boards New York Times
Setting the Record Straight: The Housing Bubble Lie Abigail Caplovitz Field, Firedoglake
Antidote du jour (also from Abigail Field):