Obama Pursuing Climate Deal Outside Congress, IPCC Warns Climate Change Could Be Irreversible

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 5:21 am

The Obama Administration is pursuing a climate change agreement that does not require ratification by the Senate by combining new voluntary standards with a 1992 agreement. Because the plan would update a previous treaty it would not, in theory, require Senate approval and would be a mix of required domestic policies and voluntary pledges. The [...]

The Roundup for August 26th, 2014

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 3:44 pm

It’s Women’s Equality Day today! In other news, I’ve baked some muffins. I can assure you they are quite delicious. International Politics Overall – Journalist Arun Kundnani wrote a wonderful piece on how complicit the UK government is with the dirty wars of the U.S. – President Barack Obama: “Justice will be done” in response [...]

Burger King Buying Tim Horton’s, Will Avoid Paying US Taxes

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 10:26 am

If you needed another reason to avoid Burger King restaurants, besides the food, there is the recent move by the fast food firm to relocate its corporate headquarters to Canada after acquiring Tim Hortons Inc. for roughly $11 billion. While Burger King Executive Chairman Alex Behring claims the move is “not being driven by tax [...]

Right Wing’s Latest Target: Poor Children Who Need Food

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 7:37 am

While Wall Street takes hundreds of billions in taxpayer money with a permanent bailout guarantee and the Pentagon can not account for a trillion dollars and remains inauditable, the reactionaries have a new target for their outrage over government dependency – poor children who need food. Writing for The Federalist, Daniel Payne suggests that we [...]

US Begins Reconnaissance Flights Over Syria, Obama Still Supporting Fantasy

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 5:36 am

(President Obama’s speech on Syria last September) Now that ISIS has been labeled an “imminent threat” the Obama Administration is moving to expand its bombing campaign against the group from Iraq into Syria. Pentagon officials said Monday evening that President Obama approved the use of manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria last weekend. The [...]

The Roundup for August 25th, 2014

By: Monday August 25, 2014 12:35 pm

Howdy folks, how are you this Monday? International Politics Overall – Chris Hedges: “How the Brutalized Become Brutal” – The UN condemned the Islamic State for the vicious violence and its atrocities¬†in the Middle East Middle East – The Syrian government stated it would welcome any partnership with the U.S. or the U.K. to fight [...]

Tony Blair Caught Advising Kazakhstan President On How To Spin Massacre

By: Monday August 25, 2014 10:02 am

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair knows a thing or two about spinning the killing of civilians. So should it be a surprise that in his new role as political consultant he is helping other government officials obfuscate their grizzly deeds? One of Blair’s clients is Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev is a [...]

In Wake Of Ferguson Protests White House Will Review Militarization Of Police Programs

By: Monday August 25, 2014 7:20 am

We got the stories behind the best pictures from Ferguson from Getty photographer Scott Olson: http://t.co/50W0X0S2Dm pic.twitter.com/t7rKM4sDar — New York Magazine (@NYMag) August 20, 2014 For many in America and around the world the police crackdown on protests to a controversial police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri was their first glimpse at how militarized local US [...]

ISIS Labeled ‘Imminent Threat’ As US Strikes Set To Expand Into Syria

By: Monday August 25, 2014 5:31 am

In the aftermath of the killing of James Foley the Obama Administration has ratcheted up the rhetoric against ISIS now calling the group an imminent threat to US national security and global interests. Part of that label apparently entails attacking ISIS wherever they are including outside of current “limited” US operations in Iraq with plans [...]

The Weekend Roundup for August 23-24th, 2014

By: Sunday August 24, 2014 12:13 pm

Start of a brand new week folks! We’re almost to September too. International Politics Overall – Despite Western propaganda claiming Russia had a hand in the downing of MH17, there are some, even in the CIA, who think Ukraine was behind it – The formation of the Islamic State is interesting as it includes typical [...]

The Roundup for August 22nd, 2014

By: Friday August 22, 2014 2:49 pm

It’s Friday folks. The weekend is here and hopefully some tranquility. International Politics Overall – Iran announced it will send aid to citizens in Gaza through Egypt – Western countries are deciding what to do in response to recent successes of the Islamic State in the Middle East Middle East – After mortars from Gaza [...]

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