The Roundup for January 23rd, 2015

By: Friday January 23, 2015 8:51 pm

It’s Brazil today! A laid back jam. Although, that’s it in terms of international songs for this week. Tune in March for another international week of music to incorporate more non-Western tunes. International Politics Overall – An interview with anthropologist Scott Atran who explains the profile of a terrorist and where they come from – [...]

The Roundup for January 22nd, 2015

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 8:56 pm

Hey there folks, we now head to Nigeria. Sorry for the delay, went to Larry Wilmore’s new show in the city. ‘Twas fun. In return, here is a full-stacked Roundup. International Politics Overall – This article is right on how jokes made against Muslims usually end up as propaganda for interventions – William Blum: “Murdering [...]

Trans-Pacific Partnership Can Be Passed This Year Says Obama’s Asia Representative

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 9:16 am

Evan Medeiros, the Obama administration’s representative in Asia, believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could pass this year. Medeiros was at the Brookings Institute for an event and was asked about President Barack Obama’s reference to the free trade agreement during his State of the Union address. Medeiros said the U.S. was “confident” the agreement can [...]

Report Highlights Role Of Western Corporations In Ukrainian Agriculture

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 7:23 am

As Ukraine continues to suffer from constant fighting and turmoil, Western corporations like Monsanto or DuPont are entering into the country’s agriculture system for a “corporate takeover,” according to a report last month by the Oakland Institute. Ukraine is a country, as noted by the report, where the soil is fertile. Indeed, half of the [...]

The Roundup for January 21st, 2015

By: Wednesday January 21, 2015 3:01 pm

Hey there folks! We head to Australia for today. International Politics Overall – Speaker of the House John Boehner invited Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu to speak in front of Congress on Iran, which is viewed as a snub to the Obama administration – The White House does not seem happy Netanyahu is coming as he did not [...]

The Roundup for January 20th, 2015

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 4:05 pm

I’m in a mood where the entire week will be non-American music. Today we visit Mexico. Yesterday was Japan and Sunday was Pakistan if you were wondering. International Politics Overall – Part eight of eight with Norman Finkelstein who explains the faults of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement – A new report found up [...]

Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki Calls Fall In Oil Prices “Economic War”

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 7:35 am

Nouri al-Maliki, one of the vice presidents in Iraq, told journalists the drop in oil prices was not natural and called it “economic war.” During a visit to a university on January 15, he did not believe low oil prices were a result of market forces. He cited Russia and Iran as two countries affected by low [...]

The Roundup for January 19th, 2015

By: Monday January 19, 2015 3:16 pm

Another morning, another day and, hopefully, more tranquility. International Politics Overall – Interestingly, peer pressure is more effective than propaganda when getting recruits to join the Islamic State Middle East – The news for Iraq keeps getting worse as agriculture fell by 40 percent as a result of ISIS – A Palestinian Authority official said [...]

The Weekend Roundup for January 17-18th, 2015

By: Sunday January 18, 2015 6:07 pm

Good day folks! International Politics Middle East – On Saturday, at least 18 people were killed in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of bombings. – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not go to the rally in Paris last week to show solidarity. There’s an election coming up and the rally was valuable political points [...]

The Roundup for January 16th, 2015

By: Friday January 16, 2015 4:26 pm

It’s the end of the week. Phew, what a week. International Politics Overall – President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to defeat “radical Islam.” In addition, Obama vowed to look into the case of Shaker Aamer, a British citizen, in Guantanamo Bay. – The Pentagon announced it would send 1,000 troops to [...]

The Roundup for January 15th, 2015

By: Thursday January 15, 2015 4:26 pm

How could I forget this song from one of my favorite albums of all time? Enjoy your day folks. International Politics Overall – Part five of eight with Norman Finkelstein who explains why he wrote about the Holocaust industry and his experience after writing about it – Amy Goodman: “The Other Charlies” – Evidence was [...]

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