Archive for August, 2005

The Future is Japanese

By on 08/24/2005 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Brainy has come up with the goods again. Even though I’m still on the road (now in Bangalore) doing primary research for me book on the world food system, it turns out that you can already buy it in Japan. At today’s rates, Amazon.co.jp are slashing the price of the book from its GBP12.99 cover price to, er, GBP 14.81. Still, I urge everyone to go out and buy it. It’ll save me the hassle of actually writing the damn thing.

Quick update on Kennedy Road

By on 08/16/2005 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Still on the road – today in Bangkok – so a short post. But the very very good news is that the Kennedy Road comrades were acquitted today. Regular readers will remember that they were protesting against a rather nasty local councillor. After a bit of a rumble on a major road, 14 people were swept up at random by the South African police, and charged with public violence. Rather than make an admission of guilt, the 14 went to trial. The judge took the opportunity to point out to the police that if they were going to bring cases of public violence, it helps to be able to prove that the people who are accused of a crime actually committed it, rather than prove that they were there when it happened. Good news all round.