The Roundup for January 30th, 2015

By: Friday January 30, 2015 11:17 am

Hey there folks! In keeping with tradition from last month, February will only have black artists. International Politics Overall – The Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations will ask the international body to deem Russia a supporter of terrorism – NATO General-Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said air strikes alone cannot defeat the Islamic State Middle East [...]

The Roundup for January 29th, 2015

By: Thursday January 29, 2015 4:59 pm

Good day everyone! My first week of classes is over. Round two is next week. International Politics Overall – Human Rights Watch said abuse of rights often leads to the formation of terror groups like the Islamic State; Quick, someone call the Obama administration before they abuse rights overseas. – Who else is thrilled with [...]

The Roundup for January 28th, 2015

By: Wednesday January 28, 2015 4:10 pm

Today I start classes, but don’t fret! My side posts on news items will continue. I got some posts coming soon. Also, today’s Roundup may be a bit shaky. International Politics Overall – The U.S. admits convicting David Hicks, an Australian national, at Guantanamo Bay was a mistake – As noted by this piece, the [...]

The Roundup for January 27th, 2015

By: Tuesday January 27, 2015 3:46 pm

Good day folks! Had to look deep in my catalog for today’s song. It’s been five years since Howard Zinn passed away. International Politics Overall – The new nuclear deal between the U.S. and India is just another game of geo-politics and rewarding corporations. – If President Barack Obama is leader of the free world, [...]

The Roundup for January 26th, 2015

By: Monday January 26, 2015 3:39 pm

Wanted to put a song by legendary Japanese band B’z, but I can only find covers. Today’s song is still good though. International Politics Overall – Tony Blair: Even without the non-existent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, I would have invaded it regardless; You heard it here folks! Let’s see what Bush and co. [...]

The Weekend Roundup for January 24-25th, 2015

By: Sunday January 25, 2015 3:42 pm

Howdy there folks! It’s the start of a brand new-oh wait, I start class Wednesday. Darn. International Politics Overall – Journalist Max Blumenthal explains to The Real News why Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu is talking in front of U.S. Congress and what he represents; Phyllis Bennis also speaks about this, which can be found here. – Netanyahu admits this [...]

The Roundup for January 23rd, 2015

By: Friday January 23, 2015 8:51 pm

It’s Brazil today! A laid back jam. Although, that’s it in terms of international songs for this week. Tune in March for another international week of music to incorporate more non-Western tunes. International Politics Overall – An interview with anthropologist Scott Atran who explains the profile of a terrorist and where they come from – [...]

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 [...]

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 coming as he did not [...]

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 Roundup for January 19th, 2015

By: Monday January 19, 2015 3:16 pm

Another morning, another day and, hopefully, more tranquility. International Politics Overall – Interestingly, peer pressure is more effective than propaganda when getting recruits to join the Islamic State Middle East – The news for Iraq keeps getting worse as agriculture fell by 40 percent as a result of ISIS – A Palestinian Authority official said [...]

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