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Providing Context for the People’s Climate March Sunday

By: Saturday September 20, 2014 9:05 am

On Sunday, Sept. 21, thousands will march in New York City in advance of the U.N. Climate Summit next Tuesday, where nations will meet to discuss potential solutions to curb carbon emissions. However, the talks scheduled for Paris next year is when the finalized rules and regulations will be implemented. In fact, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of [...]

The Roundup for September 19th, 2014

By: Friday September 19, 2014 2:08 pm

It’s Friday folks. A busy weekend ahead for me, but just one day of class on Monday! Have a wonderful weekend! Today is Kit O’Connell’s last day, he was a dedicated colleague and member of Firedoglake. We’ll miss him for sure. Don’t forget tomorrow is the FDL Book Salon with Mark Shapiro on carbon and [...]

The Roundup for September 18th, 2014

By: Thursday September 18, 2014 1:52 pm

It’s Thursday folks. As we approach the end of the week, what’s on your mind today? International Politics Overall – Former U.S. officials warned the U.S. government, in terms of the fight against the Islamic State, all options must be placed on the table – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: We need supplies to defeat the [...]

The Roundup for September 17th, 2014

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 6:47 pm

Hey there folks, what are you doing today? International Politics Overall                          – Russia and Egypt agree on a new $3.5 billion weapons deal to arm Egypt – A U.S. Senate investigation found China hacked into the Pentagon a few times – Russia called for a UN Security Council hearing on the MH17 flight after a recent [...]

The Roundup for September 16th, 2014

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 3:21 pm

Hey folks, it’s Tuesday today. How goes it for you? International Politics Overall – A new study shows instability in the Middle East jeopardizes the world’s food supply – Chelsea Manning: “How to make Isis fall on its own sword“; Kevin speaks more about this piece here – Bill Clinton was recorded saying Israeli Prime [...]

The Roundup for September 15th, 2014

By: Monday September 15, 2014 4:24 pm

Hey there folks! It’s the start of a brand new week. International Politics Overall – When it comes to U.S. foreign policy, it is fair to say it takes into account other major powers such as Russia – International countries at a summit in Paris vowed to defeat the Islamic State by “whatever means necessary” [...]

The Weekend Roundup for September 13-14th, 2014

By: Sunday September 14, 2014 4:50 pm

Hello everyone. Yesterday marked my official first anniversary with Firedoglake. I am thankful for everyone, from the staff to the readers, who have supported the Roundup in the previous year. It has been quite a journey so far and I hope the Roundup can continue to improve in the future. Is there anything you would [...]

The Roundup for September 12th, 2014

By: Friday September 12, 2014 2:05 pm

Hey there folks. It’s Friday today! How are you on the end of the week? International Politics Overall – Attorney Michael Ratner joins The Real News to discuss the world after Sept. 11 and how the U.S. contributed to instability around the globe – The U.S. launched new sanctions by restricting Russian companies from accessing oil projects; [...]

The Roundup for September 11th, 2014

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 1:40 pm

Hello folks. Today is a day of remembrance of Sept. 11 not only in the U.S., but also in Chile. International Politics Overall – The lust of the U.S. for violence against the Islamic State will only fuel their growth, rather than stop it. A ground war is something ISIL wants; and if the West [...]

The Roundup for September 10th, 2014

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 2:54 pm

Just a reminder folks, some websites are slowing down to raise awareness of the potential loss of net neutrality. Here is more information on it, as well as here. International Politics Overall – Henry A. Giroux: “Remembering Hiroshima in an Age of Neoliberal Barbarism” – U.S. officials confirm President Barack Obama is ready to fire [...]

The Roundup for September 9th, 2014

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 4:40 pm

Hey folks, how are you doing this Tuesday? International Politics Overall – Glen Ford visits The Real News to discuss whether there are other motives involved in the anti-Islamic State war – The White House commented it did not believe journalist Steven Sotloff was traded by a moderate Syrian group to ISIL Middle East – Michael Ratner [...]

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