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The Roundup for August 19th, 2014

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 2:08 pm

Howdy folks! How are you today? May Don Pardo rest in peace. International Politics Overall – Gallup: People in Latin America and the Caribbean feel the least secure compared with other places Middle East – Israel blocked an Amnesty International investigation into Gaza, what are they hiding – Meanwhile, fighting resumed in Gaza with Israel launching [...]

The Roundup for August 18, 2014

By: Monday August 18, 2014 12:59 pm

It’s Monday today. How are you? International Politics Overall – Amid the Western propaganda on Russia and Ukraine, one issue overlooked is the decision by Iran to side with the West over Russia. – Julian Assange stated he will leave the Ecuadorean embassy soon, although nothing else is known Middle East – Richard Falk, a [...]

The Weekend Roundup for August 16-17th, 2014

By: Sunday August 17, 2014 3:42 pm

Hey folks, it is the start of a new week. Have anything planned? International Politics Overall – With the U.S. bombing Islamic State forces, it should be noted IS is funded by allies of the U.S. in the Middle East. Politics is a strange thing. – An Ecuadorean official accused Britain of being apathetic to [...]

The Roundup for August 15th, 2014

By: Friday August 15, 2014 4:45 pm

End of the week folks. By the way, I baked some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies last night and they came out great! International Politics Overall – Whatever we think of the apartheid system in Israel, what matters is that it will fall, as history shows – Ray McGovern: “The Berlin Wall and Missed Opportunities“; I [...]

The Roundup for August 14th, 2014

By: Thursday August 14, 2014 1:49 pm

Hey there folks. Nice weather here in NYC for a Thursday run. How are you? International Politics Overall – Juan Cole: “The Appeal of Intervention: New Iraqi Premier, Libyan Parliament ask for International Troops” Middle East - Mondoweiss’ Allison Deger sits down with The Real News to elaborate on what has happened in Gaza since her last visit there [...]

The Roundup for August 13th, 2014

By: Wednesday August 13, 2014 4:39 pm

Hey there folks, how are you doing this Wednesday? International Politics Overall – Journalist Ken Klippenstein interviews Richard Falk, a UN official dealing with Palestine and Israel, to discuss what is currently happening and more – U.S. Special Forces launched a rescue mission to help evacuate trapped Yazidis in Iraq Middle East – A rocket from Gaza hit inside Israel that affects [...]

The Roundup for August 12th, 2014

By: Tuesday August 12, 2014 2:37 pm

Howdy folks, how are you this fine day? International Politics Overall – NATO announced it would come to the defense of Turkey if it was threatened by the Islamic State – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warned security forces in Iraq not to be involved in political disputes – The UN warned there were still thousands [...]

The Roundup for August 11th, 2014

By: Monday August 11, 2014 2:27 pm

It’s a Monday today folks. Start of a new week ahead. May Robin Williams rest in peace. International Politics Overall – Fidel Castro: “The Palestinian Holocaust in Gaza” – The destruction in Gaza is unimaginable with the UN warning a sizable number of Palestinians will return to their homes destroyed Middle East – Turmoil now [...]

The Roundup for August 9-10th, 2014

By: Sunday August 10, 2014 2:36 pm

Hey folks, how are you doing for the brand new week? International Politics Overall – Western tensions with Russia over Ukraine rise and such tensions may be intentional by the West – The European Court of Human Rights asserted “enhanced interrogation techniques” against suspected terrorist in Poland by the CIA is torture – Juan Cole: [...]

The Roundup for August 8th, 2014

By: Friday August 8, 2014 3:57 pm

It is Friday folks, the end of the week.  Here’s to the next week! International Politics Overall – The Institute for Economics and Peace released their Global Peace Index for 2014 where contemporary times are the “most peaceful century in human history.” In addition, Iceland was found to be the mots peaceful country. – Britain [...]

The Roundup for August 7th, 2014

By: Thursday August 7, 2014 4:02 pm

Hey folks, how are you doing this day? International Politics Overall – Amy Goodman: “Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 69 Years Later” – The UN Security Council agreed to condemn attacks by Islamic State forces against minorities in Iraq – Both Poland and Canada announced deals to help supply Ukraine ahead of an alleged Russian threat Middle [...]

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