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International Politics


- Amy Goodman: “The Guns of August“; On the importance of World War I for today

- The legacy of Iraq War will be considered good for certain private actors in the future

- Pew: 39 percent of Americans believe the U.S. is doing too much in the world compared to 31 percent who say too little

- The UN Security Council met for an emergency meeting after NATO claimed Russia had a second front in Ukraine

- President Obama: The violence in Ukraine is Russia’s doing

Middle East

- Rebels in Syria captured 43 UN peacekeepers , the UN confirmed this

- Iraqi security forces and volunteers took back some towns captured by the Islamic State

- Meanwhile, more than 150 Syrian government soldiers kidnapped by IS were murdered

Asia and Oceania

- The army in Pakistan announced it will be a mediator between the Pakistani government and opposition groups


- The UN Security Council passed a resolution that threatens the use of sanctions for anyone affecting the stability of Libya


- France announced it was not interested in a partnership with Syria to fight IS

- The Ukrainian government verified it was bringing back mandatory army service for the conflict in the east

Latin America, Caribbean and Canada

- For Colombia, which has been embroiled in a deadly civil war for decades, peace may come soon as progress is made on a deal with FARC rebels

Financial Matters

- What a comforting thought that one Israeli arms company being protested in Oakland, Calif., is shipping weapons into the U.S.

- For the second quarter, the GDP of the U.S. grew at 4.2 percent

- A new poll found 71 percent of Americans believe the recession in 2007-08 had a “permanent drag” on the economy

- It seems the so-called “socialist” leader of France, Francois Hollande, will bet on the free market from now on

Labor’s a-Brewing

- As Market Basket workers finish their strike and the ousted CEO now back in his position, it merits discussion on how this affects the labor movement

- Meanwhile, good news as home health care workers in Minnesota unionized

- Gallup: While 53 percent of Americans approve of unions, 71 percent say they would favor a “right-to-work” law

Politics US

Washington USA

- Gallup: 39 percent of Americans “strongly disapprove” of President Barack Obama’s job performance, while 17 percent “strongly approve”

- Journalist Alex Kane talks about five atrocious positions taken by Hillary Clinton on foreign policy

- Pew: 66 percent of Americans either sympathize “a lot” or “some” with Israel, compared to 46 percent of Americans who say the same for Palestinians

- Glenn Greenwald: “Elizabeth Warren Finally Speaks on Israel/Gaza, Sounds Like Netanyahu

Anytown USA

The Real News continues its coverage of Ferguson through residents’ opinions on the current movement in the city and the way forward

- We can at least be hopeful, as the deaths of black youths increase, on the future generation of activists

- Professor John Powell discusses the importance of race when using class analysis to discuss situations like Ferguson

- On Sept. 1, a new public safety official, former police chief of St. Louis Daniel Isom, will take over in Missouri

We Don’t Need No Education

- Gallup: 49 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the state of K-12 education in the U.S., while 48 percent are satisfied

- When Wall Street firms seek out folks to join their destructive ranks, they often attract students who’ve expressed no interest in working on Wall Street

Health, Hunger and Homelessness

- The World Health Organization stated more than 20,000 people could be infected by Ebola and the CDC warns it will get worse

The Second Sex

- Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) highlighted the sexism in the Beltway area in her upcoming memoir

- Good news as the Department of Justice considers domestic violence as a reason for granting asylum

- For things to progress in Pakistan, women must be a part of the political change

Planet Earth

- The draft document by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked and one interesting aspect is the call for reducing coal consumption

- Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese: “Climate Crisis Connects Us, Climate Justice Requires Unity

- An interactive article on how the southeast section of Louisiana is sinking at a quickening pace

Mixed Bag

- As we remember Freedom Summer, we must not forget the anniversary of Black August, which was created 35 years ago to commemorate fellow blacks struggling in the American prison system

- Jon Stewart jokes on the cartoonish ESPN coverage of footballer Michael Sam re his sexual orientation

Break Time

- The Golden Age [The Asteroid Galaxy Tour]