In another step towards a society based upon the feudalism of the middle ages, British police have begun blocking food deliveries to the “climate camp” being held at Kingsnorth coal power station in Kent.

While the protesters’ reasons for protest are simply wrong, their right to protest is inviolable. The attempted use of hunger as a crowd control mechanism is a giant leap too far. When will the general public start getting angry about this stuff?

Meanwhile, in Italy, Silvio Berlusconi deployed more than 1000 troops on Italian streets yesterday, to “help police fight crime.” He intends to raise the number to 3000 in the near future. Will it stop there, do you think?

And the “critics” of the deployment? Giving us another example of how to narrow the public debate on any issue, they called it a “useless” “publicity stunt.”

That’s alright, then.