The Roundup for January 22nd, 2015

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 8:56 pm

Hey there folks, we now head to Nigeria. Sorry for the delay, went to Larry Wilmore’s new show in the city. ‘Twas fun. In return, here is a full-stacked Roundup. International Politics Overall – This article is right on how jokes made against Muslims usually end up as propaganda for interventions – William Blum: “Murdering [...]

Poroshenko Tells IMF Ukraine Now Needs $50 Billion As Fascist Militias Threaten Kiev

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 9:39 am

Out of the Mouths of the Neo-Nazis: Dumb and Dumber in Ukraine. http://t.co/MEcDiL4TL5 pic.twitter.com/7GFma33Qgh — CounterPunch (@NatCounterPunch) January 21, 2015 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has reportedly told the IMF his country now needs $50 billion to shore up its finances. Ukraine already reached a bailout agreement with the IMF in April of last year for [...]

Trans-Pacific Partnership Can Be Passed This Year Says Obama’s Asia Representative

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 9:16 am

Evan Medeiros, the Obama administration’s representative in Asia, believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could pass this year. Medeiros was at the Brookings Institute for an event and was asked about President Barack Obama’s reference to the free trade agreement during his State of the Union address. Medeiros said the U.S. was “confident” the agreement can [...]

Report Highlights Role Of Western Corporations In Ukrainian Agriculture

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 7:23 am

As Ukraine continues to suffer from constant fighting and turmoil, Western corporations like Monsanto or DuPont are entering into the country’s agriculture system for a “corporate takeover,” according to a report last month by the Oakland Institute. Ukraine is a country, as noted by the report, where the soil is fertile. Indeed, half of the [...]

GOP Congress Votes Climate Is Changing, Not Humans’ Fault

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 6:51 am

2014 was the hottest year ever: http://t.co/ZgJaUgMZW7 pic.twitter.com/CE7tllACPJ — New York Magazine (@NYMag) January 17, 2015 If you needed more evidence that people in DC are wastes of time and space you got it yesterday when the Senate voted to affirm that the climate was, in fact, changing but not that it was due to [...]

The Roundup for January 21st, 2015

By: Wednesday January 21, 2015 3:01 pm

Hey there folks! We head to Australia for today. International Politics Overall – Speaker of the House John Boehner invited Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu to speak in front of Congress on Iran, which is viewed as a snub to the Obama administration – The White House does not seem happy Netanyahu is comingĀ as he did not [...]

Taken For Granted At Davos That US Government Run On ‘Legalized Corruption’

By: Wednesday January 21, 2015 10:38 am

While there may be confusion among some in the US as to how the American political system operates, it is apparently taken for granted by participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that politics in America is based on bribery and corruption. In an interview at Davos with Bloomberg News related to growing [...]

Obama Pledges To Push Trans-Pacific Partnership In State Of The Union

By: Wednesday January 21, 2015 7:41 am

Last night President Obama gave his second to last State of the Union speech. The topics covered varied from increasing taxes on the wealthy to climate change and the obligatory “a better politics” pablum. Also included was a push for Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). TPP has proven to be controversial on a [...]

2015 State Of The Union Address

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 5:20 pm

Tonight President Barack Obama will gives his second to last State of the Union address. The speech is expected to focus largely on policies that are geared towards the middle class including higher taxes on capital gains, inheritance, and Wall Street to help offset tax credits and cuts for lower income Americans. According to the [...]

The Roundup for January 20th, 2015

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 4:05 pm

I’m in a mood where the entire week will be non-American music. Today we visit Mexico. Yesterday was Japan and Sunday was Pakistan if you were wondering. International Politics Overall – Part eight of eight with Norman Finkelstein who explains the faults of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement – A new report found up [...]

The 2016 Koch Primary Begins: GOP Candidates Audition In Palm Springs

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 9:32 am

4 GOP hopefuls expected to attend Koch event http://t.co/C31Nv3FiBw | Photos: AP/Getty pic.twitter.com/O8J7LKAWJ2 — POLITICO (@politico) January 20, 2015 With the 2016 presidential race heating up GOP hopefuls are auditioning for the ruling donor class. No family is more important within that class than the Koch family led by Charles and David Koch of Koch [...]

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