The Roundup for October 1st, 2014

By: Wednesday October 1, 2014 3:57 pm

It’s the start of a brand new month folks! International Politics Overall – Juan Cole: “Congress Cut $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps in Same Year We’ll Spend $22 Billion to Fight Islamic State” – The White House warned Israel to stop with its settlements or it risks isolation from the Western community Middle East – After [...]

The Roundup for September 30th, 2014

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 4:26 pm

Hey folks! What’s going on today? International Politics Overall – Henry A. Giroux: “ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism: Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear” – It seems Russia is providing military gear and equipment for Iraqi soldiers against the Islamic State Middle East - With the U.S. unable to contain the ISIL, it only reflects the lack of [...]

The Roundup for September 29th, 2014

By: Monday September 29, 2014 4:34 pm

Hey there folks, it’s the start of a new week! International Politics Overall – Chris Hedges: “Becoming Hezbollah’s Air Force“; Hedges writes on our culture’s incessant lust for warfare – To quote David Swanson, “war is a lie” and the use of the Khorasan Group, which does not exist, reinforces how the use of a [...]

The Weekend Roundup for September 26-27th, 2014

By: Sunday September 28, 2014 3:20 pm

Hey folks, how are you doing today? International Politics Overall – President Barack Obama: Our intelligence did not consider the Islamic State a threat, underestimating them; I’m sure they were more worried on how to support them – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at Madison Square Garden on his neoliberal tour. He may have to come back [...]

The Roundup for September 26th, 2014

By: Friday September 26, 2014 1:51 pm

It’s Friday today folks. What are you planning? International Politics Overall – It’s official: Britain, Denmark and Belgium join the U.S.-led coalition to go to war with the Islamic State; The White House is pleased with Britain’s decision to join – U.S. General Martin Dempsey: In terms of Syria, rebels would need to make a force [...]

McKibben, Hedges, Klein, Sawant and Sanders Speak on Next Steps for Environmentalists

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 2:35 pm

On the night before the People’s Climate March, activists, scholars and civilians gathered at All Souls Unitarian Church in the Upper East Side in New York City to hear leading figures speaking about the environmental movement today and what strategies may work in the future. The event was hosted by Brian Lehrer of WNYC radio [...]

The Roundup for September 25th, 2014

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 2:03 pm

With Thursday upon us, what are you planning as we approach the end of the week? International Politics Overall – Glenn Greenwald: “How former Treasury officials and the UAE are manipulating American journalists” – With evidence of Islamic State militants entering Turkey to treat their woundeds as the country keeps its border opens, it reveals [...]

The Roundup for September 24th, 2014

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 4:03 pm

Hey there folks, what are you doing this Wednesday? International Politics Overall – More information on Turkey’s possible role in working with the Islamic State to prevent the Kurds from gaining more power – President Barack Obama: In our war against the Islamic State, I vow we will not be an “occupying power“; Too late [...]

The Roundup for September 23rd, 2014

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:46 pm

Hey there folks, how are you doing today? International Politics Overall – With over 50 countries joining, President Barack Obama said the fight against the Islamic State was not “America’s alone“; Even UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon offered his support – Glenn Greenwald: “Syria becomes the seventh predominately Muslim country bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace [...]

A Lively Atmosphere at the People’s Climate March

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 7:22 am

The People’s Climate March featured a diverse amount of people and groups with major themes scattered throughout the march under the banner of environmentalism. With the United Nations General Assembly occurring two days later, organizers hoped to create an event to raise awareness through the efforts of those in attendance. “We want to make sure [...]

The Roundup for September 22nd, 2014

By: Monday September 22, 2014 5:12 pm

Hey there folks! How are you doing today? International Politics Overall – A U.S. official estimated 20 to 30 Americans fighting with ISIS, which is down from the previously estimated 100 – Jason Leopold: “An Exclusive Look Inside the FBI’s Files on the US Citizen Who Edited Al Qaeda’s Official Magazine” Middle East – Kurdish [...]

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