Obama Says He ‘Doesn’t Have A Strategy Yet’ On Dealing With ISIS In Syria

By: Friday August 29, 2014 5:15 am

In a press conference yesterday President Barack Obama admitted that he did not have a strategy to deal with ISIS in Syria at the moment. This admission comes after Obama has ordered airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq while sending in military advisors to help the Iraqi military. The disclosure of a lack of strategy was [...]

The Roundup for August 28th, 2014

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 2:04 pm

We’re close to the end of the week. How are you? International Politics Overall – Amy Goodman: “The Guns of August“; On the importance of World War I for today – The legacy of Iraq War will be considered good for certain private actors in the future – Pew: 39 percent of Americans believe the [...]

Under Chris Christie Fees To Wall Street Have Tripled

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 9:25 am

According to a report by David Sirota for the International Business Times, fees paid out to Wall Street by the State of New Jersey have tripled under the administration of Governor Chris Christie, costing the taxpayers $3.8 billion. Governor Christie was already under scrutiny for the way he managed the pension system when it was [...]

Obama’s Open-Ended War On ISIS Brings Neoconservatives Back To Stage

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 8:15 am

President Obama’s new war on ISIS is bringing back some old names and faces from the George W. Bush years, especially as the war appears to be expanding into Syria. Though the neoconservative vision failed miserably in Iraq after the 2003 invasion they have not given up hope in the power and glory of US [...]

Ukraine Official Claims Russian Forces Now Fighting In East Ukraine

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 5:35 am

Ukraine Says Russian Forces Lead Major New Offensive, via @nytimes http://t.co/HI1nUWHIBk — Geoffrey Pyatt (@GeoffPyatt) August 27, 2014 Mykhailo Lysenko, the deputy commander of the Ukrainian Donbas battalion, has claimed that Russian tanks and armored personal carriers have been fighting alongside separatist forces in East Ukraine calling it a “full scale invasion.” The claim comes [...]

The Roundup for August 27th, 2014

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 2:00 pm

It’s Wednesday folks and summer is close to ending. International Politics Overall – Journalist Patrick Cockburn talks to The Real News about the Islamic State and what the U.S. faces in Syria – UN investigators say IS and Syria committed war crimes against civilians – U.S. officials confirmed an American died fighting on behalf of IS Middle East [...]

Savage Capitalism Returns As Recovery Misses Working Class

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 11:13 am

Though Thomas Piketty’s book Capital In The 21st Century has proved popular among establishment intellectuals, the research in the book validates one of the most common radical critiques of capitalism  – that when unrestrained by governments or social movements capitalism is a reckless and malevolent enterprise. And so after 30 years of Neoliberalism savage capitalism [...]

NATO Moving Forces East To Russia’s Borders In Response To Ukraine Crisis

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 7:59 am

In response to the crisis in Ukraine – partly caused by US/EU actions – NATO will be moving forces east to countries bordering Russia in a move sure to upset Moscow. NATO officials also said they would be helping boost the capability of the Ukrainian military to fight separatists in East Ukraine making the proxy [...]

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 [...]

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