Apologies for the short absence - it's been a busy week.
- The Guardian are talking to the wonderful Arundhati Roy.
- Bright Green looks at the council cuts and alternatives to austerity.
- Liberal Conspiracy look at climate and weather.
- Harpy Marx compares and contrasts the Ed Balls of yesterday and today.
- Red Pepper ask us to be careful what we vote for.
- Splintered Sunrise takes a look at the big society.