The Roundup for October 1st, 2014

By: Wednesday October 1, 2014 3:57 pm

It’s the start of a brand new month folks! Although, this means we’re get closer to the year ending. International Politics Overall – Juan Cole: “Congress Cut $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps in Same Year We’ll Spend $22 Billion to Fight Islamic State” – The White House warned Israel to stop with its settlements as [...]

The Roundup for September 30th, 2014

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 4:26 pm

Hey folks! What’s going on today? International Politics Overall – Henry A. Giroux: “ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism: Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear” – It seems Russia is providing military gear and equipment for Iraqi soldiers against the Islamic State Middle East - With the U.S. unable to contain the ISIL, it only reflects the lack of [...]

The Roundup for September 29th, 2014

By: Monday September 29, 2014 4:34 pm

Hey there folks, it’s the start of a new week! International Politics Overall – Chris Hedges: “Becoming Hezbollah’s Air Force“; Hedges writes on our culture’s incessant lust for warfare – To quote David Swanson, “war is a lie” and the use of the Khorasan Group, which does not exist, reinforces how the use of a [...]

The Weekend Roundup for September 26-27th, 2014

By: Sunday September 28, 2014 3:20 pm

Hey folks, how are you doing today? International Politics Overall – President Barack Obama: Our intelligence did not consider the Islamic State a threat, underestimating them; I’m sure they were more worried on how to support them – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at Madison Square Garden on his neoliberal tour. He may have to come back [...]

The Roundup for September 26th, 2014

By: Friday September 26, 2014 1:51 pm

It’s Friday today folks. What are you planning? International Politics Overall – It’s official: Britain, Denmark and Belgium join the U.S.-led coalition to go to war with the Islamic State; The White House is pleased with Britain’s decision to join – U.S. General Martin Dempsey: In terms of Syria, rebels would need to make a force [...]

The Roundup for September 25th, 2014

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 2:03 pm

With Thursday upon us, what are you planning as we approach the end of the week? International Politics Overall – Glenn Greenwald: “How former Treasury officials and the UAE are manipulating American journalists” – With evidence of Islamic State militants entering Turkey to treat their woundeds as the country keeps its border opens, it reveals [...]

The Roundup for September 24th, 2014

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 4:03 pm

Hey there folks, what are you doing this Wednesday? International Politics Overall – More information on Turkey’s possible role in working with the Islamic State to prevent the Kurds from gaining more power – President Barack Obama: In our war against the Islamic State, I vow we will not be an “occupying power“; Too late [...]

The Roundup for September 23rd, 2014

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:46 pm

Hey there folks, how are you doing today? International Politics Overall – With over 50 countries joining, President Barack Obama said the fight against the Islamic State was not “America’s alone“; Even UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon offered his support – Glenn Greenwald: “Syria becomes the seventh predominately Muslim country bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace [...]

The Roundup for September 22nd, 2014

By: Monday September 22, 2014 5:12 pm

Hey there folks! How are you doing today? International Politics Overall – A U.S. official estimated 20 to 30 Americans fighting with ISIS, which is down from the previously estimated 100 – Jason Leopold: “An Exclusive Look Inside the FBI’s Files on the US Citizen Who Edited Al Qaeda’s Official Magazine” Middle East – Kurdish [...]

The Weekend Roundup for September 20-21st, 2014

By: Sunday September 21, 2014 4:40 pm

Hey everyone! Lest you thought there would be no Roundup due to the climate march coverage, rest assured I am still able to juggle both things at once. International Politics Overall – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon: We are living in times where there is an “unprecedented level of crises” – President Barack Obama [...]

The Roundup for September 19th, 2014

By: Friday September 19, 2014 2:08 pm

It’s Friday folks. A busy weekend ahead for me, but just one day of class on Monday! Have a wonderful weekend! Today is Kit O’Connell’s last day, he was a dedicated colleague and member of Firedoglake. We’ll miss him for sure. Don’t forget tomorrow is the FDL Book Salon with Mark Shapiro on carbon and [...]

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