The Roundup for April 17th, 2014

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 4:53 pm

May Gabriel Garcia Marquez rest in peace. International Politics Overall – The U.S., Russia, EU and Ukraine have produced a series of steps to take in order to reduce tensions in Ukraine; President Obama is not optimistic about it – President Vladimir Putin: I hope I do not have to use force in eastern Ukraine [...]

The Roundup for April 16th, 2014

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 6:40 pm

Hey folks, how are you today? International Politics Overall – The Ukrainian government is losing its influence in the east as soldiers become “demoralized,” pro-Russian militants seizing vehicles and NATO is attempting to help bolster its presence near the Russian border. Here is a list of cities in eastern Ukraine where clashes have been reported. – The [...]

The Roundup for April 15th, 2014

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 3:01 pm

Hey folks, it’s Tax Day today. Not a favorite day for some (and a great one for the rich who avoid taxes) International Politics Overall – Pew: Research was conducted throughout 40 countries on what is deemed “morally acceptable.” The issue mostly seen as morally unacceptable was infidelity – extramarital affairs, with 78 percent saying [...]

The Roundup for April 14th, 2014

By: Monday April 14, 2014 5:27 pm

Hey folks, it’s the start of a new week. Hope it goes well for you. International Politics Overall – Russia demands the U.S. explain itself after reports came out that CIA director John Brennan visited Kiev over the weekend – In the Black Sea, a Russian jet ran “multiple, close-range passes” near a U.S. warship over [...]

The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

By: Sunday April 13, 2014 5:18 pm

Hey folks, hope your week starts off great! International Politics Overall – Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, said Russia is to blame for the unrest in eastern Ukraine – After Russia stated there were Greystone “mercenaries” in Ukraine, the U.S. corporation and U.S. government denied the allegations; I’m sure Samantha Power can [...]

The Roundup for April 11th, 2014

By: Friday April 11, 2014 5:10 pm

Hey folks, today is LGBT Day of Silence. International Politics Overall – Gallup: More on the poll I linked yesterday on 46 percent approving of the job by the U.S. as a world leader. Basically, it seems the U.S. is the nation with the highest approval rating as Germany was second at 42 percent, the [...]

The Roundup for April 10th, 2014

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 4:41 pm

Howdy folks. How are you this fine day? International Politics Overall – Gallup: Based on a poll of civilians across 130 countries, 46 percent of those polled state they approve of the leadership in the U.S. versus 24 percent who disapprove – Amy Goodman: “From Kabul to Cairo, the Killing and Jailing of Journalists Continues” [...]

The Roundup for April 9th, 2014

By: Wednesday April 9, 2014 4:40 pm

Hey folks, how are you this day? International Politics Overall – Interesting and informative interview on how Western countries are interested in extending neoliberalism into Ukraine by pushing for their own control. It makes me think of primitive accumulation with the populace as the victim in this case – The Foreign Minister of Iran said [...]

The Roundup for April 8th, 2014

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 4:25 pm

Hello folks, today is National Equal Pay Day. International Politics Overall – Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and others accuse of the White House of turning their back on a USAID worker imprisoned in Cuba and endangering him with “Cuban Twitter” – International talks with Iran have now come under fire as Iran’s appointee to the [...]

The Roundup for April 7th, 2014

By: Monday April 7, 2014 3:23 pm

May Mickey Rooney rest in peace International Politics Overall – Patrick Cockburn writes how the failure of the establishment on the issue of religious terrorism was exactly what would happen since they were obsessed with state power over security – Tony Blair in his usual style defends decision to invade Iraq and argues Syria should [...]

The Weekend Roundup for April 5-6th, 2014

By: Sunday April 6, 2014 4:41 pm

Hey folks, how are you this day? It’s the first Monday of April (and still not sunny here in the Northeast) International Politics Overall – In Pakistan, artists made a large poster of a child to make drone operators aware of the victims of drone warfare – The U.S. sends two destroyers to Japan to, as Defense [...]