The Roundup for April 22nd, 2014

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 4:07 pm

How are you doing today, folks? It’s Earth Day! International Politics Overall – Egypt has announced it is close to purchasing 24 fighters jets from Russia; Interesting deal amid Western-Russian tensions – The UN said the massacre in Bentiu, South Sudan caused by rebels was a “game-changer” in the civil war – A committee in the U.N. has [...]

The Roundup for April 21st, 2014

By: Monday April 21, 2014 5:48 pm

Hey folks, it’s Monday. Start of a new week ahead. International Politics Overall - Huffington Post goes by the Western position that the Assad government was behind the sarin attack in Syria, when it was actually the rebels – As the West denounces a forgery document requiring Jews in Ukraine to register, other actors realize the propaganda [...]

The Weekend Roundup for April 19-20th, 2014

By: Sunday April 20, 2014 3:37 pm

Hey folks, it’s Easter today and 4/20! International Politics Overall – A campaign is underway by lawyers and activists on the international stage to get justice for war crimes committed in Iraq – France announced it has information Syria used chemical weapons against rebels – The UN Security Council stated as a result of the massacre of [...]

The Roundup for April 18th, 2014

By: Friday April 18, 2014 4:42 pm

Hey folks, how are you today? International Politics Overall – Very interesting and informative interview on the situation in eastern Ukraine and what is actually happening in the area – Arundhati Roy: “Another World Is Not Only Possible, She Is on Her Way” – The psychologist who helped make torture possible in Guantanamo Bay and [...]

The Roundup for April 17th, 2014

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 4:53 pm

May Gabriel Garcia Marquez rest in peace. International Politics Overall – The U.S., Russia, EU and Ukraine have produced a series of steps to take in order to reduce tensions in Ukraine; President Obama is not optimistic about it – President Vladimir Putin: I hope I do not have to use force in eastern Ukraine [...]

The Roundup for April 16th, 2014

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 6:40 pm

Hey folks, how are you today? International Politics Overall – The Ukrainian government is losing its influence in the east as soldiers become “demoralized,” pro-Russian militants seizing vehicles and NATO is attempting to help bolster its presence near the Russian border. Here is a list of cities in eastern Ukraine where clashes have been reported. – The [...]

The Roundup for April 15th, 2014

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 3:01 pm

Hey folks, it’s Tax Day today. Not a favorite day for some (and a great one for the rich who avoid taxes) International Politics Overall – Pew: Research was conducted throughout 40 countries on what is deemed “morally acceptable.” The issue mostly seen as morally unacceptable was infidelity – extramarital affairs, with 78 percent saying [...]

The Roundup for April 14th, 2014

By: Monday April 14, 2014 5:27 pm

Hey folks, it’s the start of a new week. Hope it goes well for you. International Politics Overall – Russia demands the U.S. explain itself after reports came out that CIA director John Brennan visited Kiev over the weekend – In the Black Sea, a Russian jet ran “multiple, close-range passes” near a U.S. warship over [...]

The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

By: Sunday April 13, 2014 5:18 pm

Hey folks, hope your week starts off great! International Politics Overall – Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, said Russia is to blame for the unrest in eastern Ukraine – After Russia stated there were Greystone “mercenaries” in Ukraine, the U.S. corporation and U.S. government denied the allegations; I’m sure Samantha Power can [...]

The Roundup for April 11th, 2014

By: Friday April 11, 2014 5:10 pm

Hey folks, today is LGBT Day of Silence. International Politics Overall – Gallup: More on the poll I linked yesterday on 46 percent approving of the job by the U.S. as a world leader. Basically, it seems the U.S. is the nation with the highest approval rating as Germany was second at 42 percent, the [...]

The Roundup for April 10th, 2014

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 4:41 pm

Howdy folks. How are you this fine day? International Politics Overall – Gallup: Based on a poll of civilians across 130 countries, 46 percent of those polled state they approve of the leadership in the U.S. versus 24 percent who disapprove – Amy Goodman: “From Kabul to Cairo, the Killing and Jailing of Journalists Continues” [...]