The Roundup for December 10th, 2014

By: Wednesday December 10, 2014 4:34 pm

Howdy folks! I’m almost a week away from being free for a month. International Politics Overall – Slavoj Zizek: “How the United States Rolls” – Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the release of the Senate torture report highlights how the U.S. is the “symbol of tyranny against humanity” – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad praised [...]

The Roundup for December 9th, 2014

By: Tuesday December 9, 2014 5:12 pm

Howdy there folks. How is your day today? International Politics Overall – A U.N. official said there were “constructive” talks with Syrian rebels to stop fighting in Aleppo, Syria Middle East – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel more airstrikes against the Islamic State are needed; Meanwhile, seven people were [...]

The Roundup for December 8th, 2014

By: Monday December 8, 2014 3:49 pm

Hey folks, quite a stacked Roundup today. Anyhoo, how is your day? International Politics Overall – It is either funny or sad (perhaps both?) to see liberal and conservative hawks join together to call for regime change in Syria – Gareth Porter: “Why Hasn’t the IAEA Followed Up Iran’s Inspection Offer?” Middle East – A [...]

The Weekend Roundup for December 6-7th, 2014

By: Sunday December 7, 2014 3:28 pm

Hey folks, I’ll be placing Christmas songs until the 25th. I figure it would be best to spread some cheer. International Politics Overall – John Pilger: “War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda” Middle East – Journalist Max Blumenthal explains to The Real News how the right may be able to take control in the next [...]

The Roundup for December 5th, 2014

By: Friday December 5, 2014 3:19 pm

It’s Friday folks. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! International Politics Overall – Several U.N. officials are worried about the lack of justice in the U.S. with recent lack of indictments against officers who killed unarmed individuals Middle East – The most corrupt ministries in Iraq are the “defense, municipalities [and the] oil, trade and [...]

The Roundup for December 4th, 2014

By: Thursday December 4, 2014 4:29 pm

How are you doing today folks? International Politics Overall – Pew: Following up on erik’s comment yesterday, the public throughout the world believes corruption is a significant issue in their continent with the most reported in Africa – Thanks to the efforts of Russia, the prospects of a deal between Iran and the P5+1 is [...]

The Roundup for December 3rd, 2014

By: Wednesday December 3, 2014 4:42 pm

Another lack of indictment, another day of reactionaries siding with oppressors! Here’s an article by Arun Gupta that provides good vibes. I’m sure we all need something positive to keep going. International Politics Overall – After it was reported Iranian fired airstrikes at the Islamic State in Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry called it [...]

Ashton Carter Says Yes To SecDef Nomination, Will There Be Real Procurement Reform?

By: Wednesday December 3, 2014 12:43 pm

After two passes it appears the White House finally has its nominee for Secretary of Defense. Ashton Carter announced on Twitter that he received a phone call from President Barack Obama nominating him to be the next Secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel who announced his resignation last week. Both Senator Jack Reed and [...]

The Roundup for December 2nd, 2014

By: Tuesday December 2, 2014 6:20 pm

Hey there folks, how are you doing? May Bobby Keys rest in peace. International Politics Overall – Russia announced the opening of a new command center in the Arctic; I’m sure it is for control of minerals there before other powers get to the resource Middle East – A quick post on how The New York [...]

The Roundup for December 1st, 2014

By: Monday December 1, 2014 5:13 pm

Hey folks, I’ll be around the rest of this month to provide Roundups so disregard yesterday’s intro. How are you enjoying today, by the way? International Politics Overall – The Islamic State is successful not because of their terrorism, but because they could govern their own society effectively; Meanwhile, they moved more than 1 million [...]

The Weekend Roundup for November 29-30th, 2014

By: Sunday November 30, 2014 3:13 pm

Hey everyone, this will be the last Roundup for a while. Enjoy your holidays folks! Hope you enjoy today’s Roundup. International Politics Overall – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticized the U.S. for its strategy against the Islamic State calling it “reckless” – Rania Khalek: “White supremacy and Zionism converge in deleted Times of Israel post [...]

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