The Roundup for October 24th, 2014

By: Friday October 24, 2014 4:55 pm

It’s Friday. We’re ending another week full of news stories. How are you today? International Politics Overall – Excellent piece by journalist Nathan Fuller on rejecting the idea the ruling classes are inept in their imperialist adventures. Rather, as Fuller writes, they know what they are doing and they seek to advance their own agenda [...]

The Roundup for October 23rd, 2014

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 7:12 pm

With Thursday here, we are almost to the end of the week. Just one more until November! International Politics Overall – Confused on why the U.S. is supporting the Kurdish Workers’ Party in Syria despite classifying the PKK as a terrorist group? Well no worries, as international politics are never so simple. – Natasha Lennard: [...]

The Roundup for October 22nd, 2014

By: Wednesday October 22, 2014 4:09 pm

With Wednesday here, what are you planning today? International Politics Overall – Jeremy Scahill: “Blackwater founder remains free and rich while his former employees go down on murder charges” – Gallup: 65 percent of civilians in Asia trust the judicial system in their country, which is the highest recorded in the world – Juan Cole: [...]

The Roundup for October 21st, 2014

By: Tuesday October 21, 2014 4:22 pm

Hey folks, what are you doing today? It’s the return of the full Roundup! International Politics Overall – Lawrence Wilkerson, former U.S. government official, joins The Real News to provide an update on the nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1; Journalist Gareth Porter provides his own perspective of talks here. – Juan Cole: “U.S. Jets Airdropped Supplies [...]

The Roundup for October 20th, 2014

By: Monday October 20, 2014 5:08 pm

Since it’s my 20th birthday today and it’s been quite a busy day (for instance I lost my internet for two hours), today’s Roundup will be a]n abbreviated one with normal Roundups returning tomorrow. [Ed Note: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!] In the meantime, to make up for it, here’s a pun from Stephen Colbert: “What does Karl [...]

The Weekend Roundup for October 18-19, 2014

By: Sunday October 19, 2014 3:14 pm

Hey folks, what are you doing today? It’s the start of a whole new week. International Politics Overall – The British ambassador to Israel said the recent symbolic vote for Palestine represented a shift in public opinion – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan refused to send U.S. aid to Kurdish rebels against the Islamic State since [...]

The Roundup for October 17th, 2014

By: Friday October 17, 2014 1:41 pm

Hey folks, how are you doing this evening? Tomorrow, the FDL Book Salon will have authors Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny for their new book, #Newsfail. On Sunday, author Helen Caldicott stops by to talk about her new book on nuclear energy post-Fukushima, Crisis Without End. International Politics Overall – Pew: On each continent, civilians [...]

The Roundup for October 16th, 2014

By: Thursday October 16, 2014 2:00 pm

Hey there folks, what are you doing today? International Politics Overall – Despite $5.4 billion raised to help Gaza rebuild, the Palestinian Authority does not expect to get half of it. Rather, it will go to Israel. Middle East – The economic platform of the Palestinian Liberation Organization is somewhat like the African National Congress [...]

The Roundup for October 15th, 2014

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 4:04 pm

It’s Wednesday folks. This week is just flying by quick. International Politics Overall – Despite Pentagon officials saying “several hundred” Islamic State fighters died in Kobani, Syria, a former U.S. general warned the group made significant gains in Syria and Iraq. – Russian President Vladimir Putin: The situation in Ukraine threatens global stability with international [...]

The Roundup for October 14th, 2014

By: Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:20 pm

Hey there folks! What are you planning? International Politics Overall – Despite U.S.-led efforts to combat the Islamic State, they scramble as IS continues to grow – Juan Cole: “In Symbolic Vote, UK Parliament Urges Recognition of Palestine“; More can be found here. As expected, Israel denounced the vote. – In response to the vote, France [...]

The Roundup for October 13th, 2014

By: Monday October 13, 2014 2:12 pm

Hey folks, how are you doing this Monday? International Politics Overall – Even if Iran decided to join with the U.S. or even decided to officially join the war with an active presence, then it would become unpopular in the country, according to Trita Parsi. Yet both sides are unofficially coordinating with each other on this [...]

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