Missmarketcrash has been curiously looking on at the ongoing strikes in the U.K. regarding the use of foreign workers. It is, and will continue to be, something to keep an eye on.
Nationalism is big news of late. A good friend of mine from Amsterdam once covered a cabin with a fantastically large dutch flag while she was in the midst of an idyllic Maine visual arts residency. She then proceeded to upholster the inside of the cabin in pink foam insulation. It was her response to her first-ever-visit to a Wall-mart.
Her art gesture was the only kind of Nationalism I've ever understood.