The Roundup for December 19th, 2014

By: Friday December 19, 2014 3:50 pm

Whoa, it is almost Christmas! This month just went on by. The Colbert Report ended yesterday as Stephen Colbert will move to CBS to take over Late Night. What’s your fondest memory of the show? International Politics Overall – Attorney Michael Ratner explains to The Real News the recent criminal complaint filed by the European Centre for Constitutional and [...]

The Roundup for December 18th, 2014

By: Thursday December 18, 2014 3:53 pm

Phew, all done with finals! That means more attention to the Roundup and more pieces. Regardless, how have all of you been doing so far this week? International Politics Overall – Pew: In developing and emerging countries, citizens only vote and do little else politically; Do you smell that? It’s the smell of Western democracy – [...]

The Roundup for December 17th, 2014

By: Wednesday December 17, 2014 3:08 pm

Hey folks. Since I have just one more final tomorrow, I’ve decided to abridge the Roundup for today. In addition, I was worried I’ve stacked the Roundup over the previous days so if feel it has been like that, I guess you could catch up with the previous days. Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning! International Politics [...]

The Roundup for December 16th, 2014

By: Tuesday December 16, 2014 4:58 pm

What’s going on folks? Can you believe it’s less than 10 days until Christmas Day? International Politics Overall – The Physicians for Human Rights called for those physicians involved with the torture program in the U.S. to be investigated for war crimes – Juan Cole: “Enter the Dragon: China offers Iraq aerial strikes on the [...]

The Roundup for December 15th, 2014

By: Monday December 15, 2014 6:22 pm

Almost there to the end in terms of finals. How about you? International Politics Overall – Chris Hedges: “ISIS—the New Israel” – President Barack Obama: We will ensure the Islamic State will not find a safe haven and they will be eradicated Middle East – Five Palestinians were arrested by Israeli authorities after allegedly planning [...]

The Weekend Roundup for December 13-14th, 2014

By: Sunday December 14, 2014 1:41 pm

Hey there folks! Enjoy your day today. International Politics Overall – If we take a step back and analyze the problems in the U.S. and in Mexico, there are similarities in terms of the state oppressing its citizens. These similarities are something citizens in both countries are aware of and are thankfully rebelling against. – [...]

The Roundup for December 12th, 2014

By: Friday December 12, 2014 5:09 pm

Hey folks, how are you this Friday? Thankfully the weekend is here, right? International Politics Overall – As a result of new nuclear power plants to be constructed in Turkey, Russia’s relationship with Turkey will be strengthened; Yemen is another country Russia would like to improve ties with – A former president of OPEC said [...]

The Roundup for December 11th, 2014

By: Thursday December 11, 2014 6:08 pm

Hey there folks, how are you? It’s been 14 years since Bush v. Gore International Politics Overall – Germany announced it would send 100 troops to the Kurdish region of Iraq to train those fighters against the Islamic State; NATO, meanwhile, said they will review Iraq’s request to improve their military – An Iranian official [...]

The Roundup for December 10th, 2014

By: Wednesday December 10, 2014 4:34 pm

Howdy folks! I’m almost a week away from being free for a month. International Politics Overall – Slavoj Zizek: “How the United States Rolls” – Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the release of the Senate torture report highlights how the U.S. is the “symbol of tyranny against humanity” – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad praised [...]

The Roundup for December 9th, 2014

By: Tuesday December 9, 2014 5:12 pm

Howdy there folks. How is your day today? International Politics Overall – A U.N. official said there were “constructive” talks with Syrian rebels to stop fighting in Aleppo, Syria Middle East – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel more airstrikes against the Islamic State are needed; Meanwhile, seven people were [...]

The Roundup for December 8th, 2014

By: Monday December 8, 2014 3:49 pm

Hey folks, quite a stacked Roundup today. Anyhoo, how is your day? International Politics Overall – It is either funny or sad (perhaps both?) to see liberal and conservative hawks join together to call for regime change in Syria – Gareth Porter: “Why Hasn’t the IAEA Followed Up Iran’s Inspection Offer?” Middle East – A [...]

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