Thanks SO much to all of you who contributed to our fundraiser! It looks like we just met our 1200 total. I had 1199 not counting at least 5 PayPal “pending” transactions, most if not all of which will be good. In addition, some of you seemed to tell me you were donating in the comment section and not via the “check in in the mail” so I am sure there are at least a couple of other donations not in my official tally. Well done and thanks so much for your support!
Nature is the 99%, too Aljazeera (hat tip reader Aquifer)
Western Black Rhino Of Africa Officially Extinct, Conservation Group Announces Huffington Post (hat tip reader Carol B)
Photos: Thais Celebrate Loi Krathong Festival Amid Floods Wall Street Journal (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
World’s smallest electric car has four-“wheel”drive R&D Mag (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
IEA Confirms The End Of Cheap Oil Countercurrents (hat tip reader May S). A little overwritten, but the summary of key points is useful.
EXCLUSIVE-Greece turns to Iranian oil as default fears deter trade Reuters (hat tip reader freude bud)
On the Brussels’ Agreement: Europe’s Reverse Alchemy in full throttle Yanis Yarofakis (hat tip reader Valissa). Grim and very persuasive.
Eurozone Crisis: Here Are the Options, Now Choose Nouriel Roubini (hat tip reader Aquifer)
What is holding Italy back? Daniel Gros, VoxEU. Reader Michael Thomas sent this to his daughter in Milan. Her comment:
Don’t get me started! Read it and agree but kind of tell me something i dont know – bad governence, corruption at ALL levels, and disprspect for the law – until the old men stop pocketing all the money to further their interests instead of using it for basic and digital infrastructure and until italians stop trying to beat the system (not pay taxes) and glue themselves to propoganda tv, this country will continue tobe a mess.
There’s 30% unemployment for young people
40% of italians have internet at home (ie access to unbiased info)
96% watch tv which is all belusconi all the time (Instead of the 70 million euros tagged for digital infrastructure it all went to putting up more tv antennas)
Occupy Denver Elects a Leader (hat tip reader 1 SK). And just my type!
Occupy Harvard left up to students Boston Globe
How a Neoliberal Shell Game Created an Age of Activism Juan Cole, TruthOut (hat tip reader May S)
Wall Street v. Elizabeth Warren Simon Johnson (hat tip reader Carol B)
Class Warfare and Revolution (Circa 1850) Richard Bookstaber (hat tip reader Onoreo)
CME offers $300m to MF Global customers Financial Times
A Big Market, but Not Necessarily Dangerous Floyd Norris. Not implausible but then why is no one willing to trigger an event of default on Greece?
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