Food fraud tackled by forensic scientists BBC. We had a bit of this sort of thing in NYC. I believe it was the Times that did a study on whether the supposed Alaskan (as in wild) salmon was the real deal. It turns out of all the fancy stores selling the product, only one (Eli’s) had the genuine article. I’d assume in most cases the wholesalers lied to the retailers. Of course, in NYC the media cares most when it’s the chattering classes that are get ripped off…
Crazy Gross Internet Troll Caves Will Make You Feel Better About Your Dirty Keyboard Huffington Post. Per Ed Harrison: Look, they’ve finally found out where some of the worst commenters at Naked Capitalism live. It’s not pretty.
AXILLISM Twitter. Richard Smith is working hard to improve your vocabulary.
China’s Yuan Internationalization: Made In Africa, Not Hong Kong Forbes (Timothy F)
EuroFascist Watch. Sadly, this might become a regular feature. Nikki and Nick, both members of the OWS Alternative Banking Group, participated in a successful effort in Astoria, Queens, to keep the Greek fascist party Golden Dawn from establishing a presence there as a US beachhead. Apparently a high moment in the well attended community meeting was when someone announced he was from Anonymous, and had taken down Golden Dawn’s website and messed with their bank account. One of the messages on a related listserv:
I heard from a comrade from Athens, he is Council Member in Athens and organizer for ΚΕΕΡΦΑ (United Against Racism and the Fascist Threat). He mentioned that our activities