Pope Calls on World Youth to Rise Up Against Global Capitalism | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The address marked the end of Pope Francis' week-long pilgrimage to Latin America, during which he also assailed the prevailing economic system as the "dung of the devil," saying that the systemic "greed for money" is a "subtle dictatorship" that "condemns and enslaves men and women."   Source: Pope Calls on World Youth to Rise…Read more Pope Calls on World Youth to Rise Up Against Global Capitalism | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Is Transparency The Music Industry’s Next Battle? | The Record : NPR

The issue of how much musicians theoretically earn from their work has moved out of the trade press and into social media's trending topics recently... In the background of these debates is the question of whether songwriters and performers are actually getting all the money they're owed. Source: Is Transparency The Music Industry's Next Battle?…Read more Is Transparency The Music Industry’s Next Battle? | The Record : NPR

Mhairi Black SNP Maiden Speech in the Commons | Channel 4

UPDATE: Underneath the speech video is a link to the BBC Scotland news report, or rather the lack or reporting on the content of the speech. Impartial when they want to be, eh? Just in case you're interested. I've been a bit slim on the political front since the election - not because I've lost…Read more Mhairi Black SNP Maiden Speech in the Commons | Channel 4

Abracadabra! Britain’s political elite has fooled us all again | Aditya Chakrabortty | Comment is free | The Guardian

Bankers, bosses, selfish politicians; all are masters of misdirection. It allows them to escape blame-free Source: Abracadabra! Britain’s political elite has fooled us all again | Aditya Chakrabortty | Comment is free | The Guardian Last week I posted an article on a Green MP's opinion, and the acceptance of political narrative. Today's article makes an…Read more Abracadabra! Britain’s political elite has fooled us all again | Aditya Chakrabortty | Comment is free | The Guardian

Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF | Environment | The Guardian

‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments Source: Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF | Environment | The Guardian I don't really know what to say about this - but I can't say I'm surprised. It might pose the…Read more Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF | Environment | The Guardian