Reactionaries In Kiev Throw Member Of Parliament In Dumpster, Luhansk And Donetsk Granted Special Status

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 7:45 am

A reactionary mob in Kiev threw a member of Ukraine’s parliament in a dumpster for supporting a bill that would give special status to regions in East Ukraine. The mob waving flags from neofascist groups such as Svoboda and Right Sector burnt tiees and ultimately assaulted a member of parliament, dumping him in a trash [...]

Pentagon Chief Planning For Ground Troops In Iraq

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 5:27 am

Never believe anything until it has been officially denied, in this case multiple times. After President Obama has claimed ad nauseam that he would not send group troops to Iraq – while sending ground troops to Iraq – it appears the Pentagon has already been planning for large scale ground forces in Iraq and thinks [...]

The Roundup for September 16th, 2014

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 3:21 pm

Hey folks, it’s Tuesday today. How goes it for you? International Politics Overall – A new study shows instability in the Middle East jeopardizes the world’s food supply – Chelsea Manning: “How to make Isis fall on its own sword“; Kevin speaks more about this piece here – Bill Clinton was recorded saying Israeli Prime [...]

After Pay To Play Accusations Christie Administration Sells Stake In Venture Firm

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 10:08 am

The New Jersey Pension Fund has now sold a stake in a venture capital firm tied to one of  Governor Christie’s campaign contributors according to The Bergen Record. The investment by the NJ Pension Fund in General Catalyst Partners became a scandal when it was revealed that one of the beneficiaries of that investment, Charles [...]

FBI: National Facial Recognition System Now Fully Operational

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:54 am

Forget fingerprints, now your face is on file and captured everywhere you go. The FBI has announced that its facial recognition system – launched three years ago – is now “fully operational.” The facial recognition program is part of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System which is set to replace the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint [...]

Obama Vetted ISIS Speech In Off-The-Record Meeting With Establishment Media

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 5:02 am

How much additional evidence is really needed at this point to show that the establishment media are courtiers to power not independent journalists? Well, here is a little more anyway. According to Michael Calderone at the Huffington Post, President Barack Obama met with over a dozen “journalists” in an off-the-record meeting to get input on [...]

The Roundup for September 15th, 2014

By: Monday September 15, 2014 4:24 pm

Hey there folks! It’s the start of a brand new week. International Politics Overall – When it comes to U.S. foreign policy, it is fair to say it takes into account other major powers such as Russia – International countries at a summit in Paris vowed to defeat the Islamic State by “whatever means necessary” [...]

New Zealand Prime Minister Under Scrutiny For Kim Dotcom Email, Surveillance Program

By: Monday September 15, 2014 10:34 am

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has been having a rough past couple of days. Key is now entangled in two separate but related scandals involving collaboration with the US government and business interests to violate the rights of Kim Dotcom and others residing in New Zealand. According to a disputed email, Prime Minster Key [...]

Ukraine Defense Minister Says NATO Countries Now Shipping Arms To Kiev

By: Monday September 15, 2014 8:07 am

Ukraine PM: Only NATO can defend Ukraine from aggression. Doesn't look good, then.. — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 13, 2014 The Ukraine Defense Minister has now confirmed what many have long suspected, NATO member countries are supplying the government in Kiev with weapons to kill the separatists in East Ukraine.  This poses some interesting [...]

Steven Sotloff’s Family Says Obama-backed Syrian Rebels Sold Him To ISIS

By: Monday September 15, 2014 5:37 am

One of the American journalists killed by ISIS, Steven Sotloff, was reportedly sold to ISIS by the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels backed by President Barack Obama. Sotloff’s brutal death at the hands of ISIS was used as justification for expanding military action against ISIS by Obama in his prime time address. President Obama bypassed a [...]

The Weekend Roundup for September 13-14th, 2014

By: Sunday September 14, 2014 4:50 pm

Hello everyone. Yesterday marked my official first anniversary with Firedoglake. I am thankful for everyone, from the staff to the readers, who have supported the Roundup in the previous year. It has been quite a journey so far and I hope the Roundup can continue to improve in the future. Is there anything you would [...]

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