Suitpossum: Fragments of Financial Subversion (I originally wrote this for Contributoria as Crowdfunding Critical Thought, republished under Creative Commons. To republish please attribute original) Greg Palast’s approach to investigative journalism can be summed up in one phrase: Stand up for the underdogs, and take on the fatcats. His hard-hitting reports on corporations like ExxonMobil, politicians like Bush, and shadowy institutions like vulture funds stem from an impulse to challenge those players with the power to bend the rules to their private advantage. That’s why functioning democracies need people like Palast.
by Sunny Hundal Nigel Farage said something vaguely interesting today, on the subject of immigration into the UK: If you said to me, would I like to see over the next ten years a further five million people come in to Britain and if that happened we’d all be slightly richer, I’d say, I’d rather we weren’t slightly [...] Labour MP Tom Harris has an article today in the Telegraph titled ‘Object to mass immigration from the EU?