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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’

  • TRNN: “Bankers Assault on Financial Reform. Gerald Epstein: New financial regulations contained in the Dodd-Frank law are being gutted or delayed by regulators and Congress.”
  • “Iraq’s fugitive Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi has been charged with several murders, including those of six judges, court officials in Baghdad say.”
  • “For Syrians on both sides of the concrete wall that now surrounds this neighborhood, the comparisons to the region’s longest running conflict are unavoidable.” I have to wonder what archeologists will think a thousand years from now about the concrete walls in the middle of cities throughout the Middle East.
  • “Fighting has broken out in Mali’s capital, with troops who took part in last month’s military coup and the guard of the newly installed president exchanging shots, witnesses said.”
  • “The family of leading Bahraini opposition activist Abdulhadi al-khawaja has denounced the decision to retry him and 20 other activists. Khawaja’s daughter Maryam said the retrial is ‘sad news not good news’.
  • “UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on Myanmar’s President Thein Sein and opposition leader and pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi to work together in pursuit of change in the south-east Asian nation.”

International Worker’s Day

  • The Conversation. Tavis Smiley and Dr Cornell West interview Prof Richard Wolff on their radio program.
  • WBAI-FM, New York – Prof Richard Wolff’s weekly Economic Update, 28 Apr.

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

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