The Roundup for April 8th, 2015

By: Wednesday April 8, 2015 3:52 pm

Another wonderful day full of news! International Politics Overall – The U.S. government is supporting efforts for expanding the invasion of Yemen – A new French government report found half of Europeans heading to join the Islamic State are French – Thanks to technology and American firms, Saudi Arabia is doing well with lobbying – [...]

The Roundup for April 7th, 2015

By: Tuesday April 7, 2015 1:54 pm

How are you doing today? International Politics Overall – Pew: Citizens in both the U.S. and Japan say they trust each other and both do not trust China – In a joint press conference, the leaders of Iran and Turkey called for fighting to end in Yemen – The Red Cross warned a “catastrophic” situation [...]

The Roundup for April 6th, 2015

By: Monday April 6, 2015 1:52 pm

Ah, the joys of vacations. International Politics Overall – The United Nations requested access to a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus – An interview with Ilya Budraitskis, a Russian Marxist, on the situation in Russia and the problem with the Western left on international issues like Ukraine Middle East – Part three of three with [...]

The Weekend Roundup for April 4-5th, 2015

By: Sunday April 5, 2015 1:33 pm

Good day folks! No Salon Magazine today since they thought it was a good idea to publish Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Idiots. International Politics Overall – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran would go back to the status quo should the West walk away from the pact agreed upon – Gareth Porter: “The Ambiguities of the [...]

The Roundup for April 3rd, 2015

By: Friday April 3, 2015 9:16 am

It’s the end of the week, but still the beginning of a new month (and hopefully better weather in the northeast). International Politics Overall – Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, talks to The Real News on some sections of the elites in the U.S., along with Israel and Saudi Arabia, supporting war [...]

The Roundup for April 2nd, 2015

By: Thursday April 2, 2015 3:48 pm

Hey there folks! I’m off from school for a week so I can now relax and take things a little more slower. International Politics Overall – Pew: It is projected Islam will spread rapidly throughout the world in the next few decades – With a deal set between the P5+1 and Iran, it seems like [...]

Excerpt From 1970s Senate Report On French-American Disputes Over Saudi Oil

By: Thursday April 2, 2015 10:33 am

In my research on oil for a project I’m working on, I came across something from the readings I posted earlier that made me think about current political affairs. Specifically, Saudi-American relations over the intervention in Yemen along with Western allies deciding to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which may cause tension with the [...]

The Roundup for April 1st, 2015

By: Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:37 pm

Today’s roundup is brought you in part by Americans for Prosperity, funded by my good friends Charles and David Koch. Go Ronald Reagan! Go capitalism! Down with progressives! Maybe I did it too much there. Still, enjoy today’s April Fools edition, although all the news is 100 percent true. Wouldn’t go that far in providing [...]

The Roundup for March 31st, 2015

By: Tuesday March 31, 2015 5:19 pm

The month is ending already?! That means less than two months of classes for me! International Politics Overall - Yeah, it doesn’t really seem like a deal is coming – Gallup: Fewer Iranians report international sanctions are causing a “great deal” of problems for them, which may be due to the easing of such sanctions – Triti Parsi, [...]

Excerpt From A 1970s Senate Report On Oil And The American State

By: Tuesday March 31, 2015 12:25 pm

In my research on a project I am doing, I came across a report created by the Senate Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, which was released in the mid-1970s. I thought of writing a short post and cross-referencing it with other things I found; however, I feel it is [...]

The Roundup for March 30th, 2015

By: Monday March 30, 2015 3:56 pm

In honor of OK Computer being archived by the Library of Congress, I place today a quasi-song off the album. Expect a post about the album later in the week. International Politics Overall – Pew: While 49 percent of Americans support U.S. negotiations with Iran, 63 percent do not believe Iran is serious – Journalist Tim Shurrock [...]

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