* Naomi Klein on the economic crisis:
Banking bailouts, for instance, are not illustrations of “Marxism” or “socialism”, as many have made out, but of “a new, cruder form of privatisation” in which vast sums of public wealth are being handed over to banks without the State having any say in what happens to it.
* And Melbourne is running out of water:
In Victoria, the Government is building the north-south pipeline to take water from Eildon for use in Melbourne. Eildon is down to 17 per cent capacity now and without flooding rains is likely to be empty when the multibillion-dollar project is completed.