New Internationalist looks worthy of more attention (given the general lack of international news coverage, blogs included.) This article on the legacy of Bhopal caught my eye.
On other notes, it's nice to see John Berger compared to Umberto Eco, even if only in passing (via). And the latest statistics study on exit polls/U.S. election fraud is out(pdf), if anybody cares. Also, check Wes Clark on Wednesday.
Update: Regarding the Pope, one has to admire Terry Eagleton's gall:
The greatest crime of his papacy, however, was neither his part in this cover up nor his neanderthal attitude to women. It was the grotesque irony by which the Vatican condemned - as a "culture of death" - condoms, which might have saved countless Catholics in the developing world from an agonising Aids death. The Pope goes to his eternal reward with those deaths on his hands. He was one of the greatest disasters for the Christian church since Charles Darwin. (link)
What's that about nuisance value again?