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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’

Today is Juneteenth.

  • “The leader of the party that narrowly won Greece’s election has begun urgent talks to form a coalition, saying he wants to forge a ‘national consensus’. New Democracy’s Antonis Samaras met leaders of the other two largest parties, but no deal on a coalition has yet been announced.”
  • “The opening day of the G20 summit was threatening to deteriorate into a fractious row between eurozone countries and other non-European members of the G20, notably the US, as EU commission president José Manuel Barroso insisted the origins of the eurozone crisis lay in the unorthodox policies of American capitalism.”
  • “Egypt’s ruling military council has vowed to hand over power to an elected president by the end of June. The promise comes as votes are counted after Sunday’s presidential run-off election, with both candidates claiming they are ahead in early results.”
  • “Hate to say we told you so, but in the last writing on Egypt from GroundTruth we said the only thing that is certain in these elections is uncertainty.”
  • “Native American tribes are celebrating a major victory in their battle for equal treatment after the US supreme court ruled that the government could no longer short-change them over contracts for public services.”

Marx in the Morning.

Okay, yellowsnapdragon, somebody heard ya. Prof Richard Wolff will grace the pages of FDL’s Book Salon on Sunday, 22 July for his book Occupy the Economy – Challenging Capitalism. It’s a short book and you guys have a month to read it.

Prof Wolff’s weekly radio program Economic Update for 17 June.

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

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