Due to Thanksgiving today, the Roundup will be shortened. Still, enjoy your Thanksgiving folks!
- French President Francois Hollande warned other African leaders across the continent that what happened in Burkina Faso may happen to them should they continue to hold power
- An Iraqi official said serious reforms to the military must be made in order to fight the Islamic State
- Meanwhile, ISIL militants launched an attack to capture Kirkuk, which it should be noted is an oil-rich city
- All cell phone networks in Mosul, Iraq, were blocked by ISIL to prevent any information on them to be transmitted
Asia and Oceania
- In Kabul, Afghanistan, a Taliban suicide bomber attacked a British diplomat convoy killing six people
- After the arrests of key student leaders yesterday, a court in Hong Kong barred Joshua Wong, one of the leaders, from appearing with the protesters
- A new poll found 75 percent of Russians do not believe there are Russian soldiers in eastern Ukraine
- Scotland was promised more control of the welfare state along with tax revenues
- Greece is currently being pressured by international lenders to implement more austerity, according to a Greek official.
Latin America, Caribbean and Canada
- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he would institute major reforms to the police in the country
- Meanwhile, in the state of Guerrero, 11 bodies, all decapitated, were found on the side of the road
- Leonid Fedun, a Russian oil tycoon, said the shale boom in the U.S. will be the same as the dot-com bubble in the 1990s
- Argentina charged HSBC for assisting rich Argentinians in evading taxes in the country; Considering HSBC money launders, I wouldn’t be surprised they do this
- Attorney Michael Ratner talks to The Real News about President Barack Obama’s failure, in the past six years, to uphold civil liberties
- Wondering what Hillary Clinton requires when speaking for $300,000? Wonder no more thanks to a summary of a FOIA request here.
- The history of the U.S., in relation to Thanksgiving, is a history built upon genocide and exploitation.
- Attorney Chase Madar joins The Real News to discuss his piece in The Nation on the difficulties of indicting a cop
- Officer Darren Wilson’s actions after the shooting of Michael Brown were very “unusual” with one example of washing his hands afterward before any testing was done
- At least 500 people were arrested in California for protesting against the grand jury decision on Officer Wilson
Health, Hunger and Homelessness
- Gallup: Fifty-one percent of Americans say they are trying to lose weight
- The decline of giraffes in Africa suggest the population may be heading for extinction
- A new report highlights how popular water privatization is among corporations interested in turning this commodity into a profit-driven one
- The World Bank warns extreme weather will become the norm by mid-century, yet calls for action to avoid the worst by 2100
- A committee in Nigeria ruled Shell must pay $3.6 billion for an oil spill four years ago
- A new study found the Millennial generation is more self-centered compared to previous generations
- Turkeys pardoned by presidents still die young
- Speed of Sound [Coldplay]