Around the Internets: Monday Jump-Off

Must-reading to keep you occupied while US legislators play Hot Potato with an extremely fragile global economy (because Teabaggers won’t be dissed by the Negro-in-Chief, natch):

Plutocrats at Work: How Big Philanthropy Undermines Democracy (h/t Diane Ravitch)

Warning bells: Is US shutdown a brewing African-American revolt? (h/t)

Do Racial Issues Still Push Some Over the Edge?

A U.S. Default Seen as Catastrophe Dwarfing Lehman’s Fall (h/t)

Canadian spies targeted Brazil’s mines ministry: report

U.S. Military Operations Against al-Shabaab/al-Qaeda—and Who Exactly is Ikrima?

Hillary Clinton: It’s Not Her Turn

From Zulu to the ‘White Widow’, why do all African stories need a white face? (h/t blacklooks)

Still Insufficient: Child Care in Canada

Why the rebirth of manufacturing is bypassing Canada