The Roundup for March 30th, 2015

By: Monday March 30, 2015 3:56 pm

In honor of OK Computer being archived by the Library of Congress, I place today a quasi-song off the album. Expect a post about the album later in the week. International Politics Overall – Pew: While 49 percent of Americans support U.S. negotiations with Iran, 63 percent do not believe Iran is serious – Journalist Tim Shurrock [...]

The Weekend Roundup for March 28-29th, 2015

By: Sunday March 29, 2015 3:16 pm

Welcome comrades! As a side note, if you have some money to donate, then I recommend sending it to Brian Sonenstein for his reporting on prisons. International Politics Overall – Part two of three with Craig and Cindy Corrie about going to Israel and seeing not only solidarity from Israelis, but also stratification in Israeli [...]

The Roundup for March 27th, 2015

By: Friday March 27, 2015 10:13 am

With this week officially over, we await the next one (and I am one step closer to spring break) International Politics Overall – Part one of three with the parents of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American killed by a bulldozer in Israel in 2003, about the pain they still feel – A new study found, [...]

The Roundup for March 26th, 2015

By: Thursday March 26, 2015 6:21 pm

Good day folks! It’s the end of the week! International Politics Overall – While Iran denounced Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen, other Arab states agreed on a joint military force to fight in Yemen – Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. said Iran was supporting the Houthis in Yemen – Turkey, meanwhile, offered to provide [...]

The Roundup for March 25th, 2015

By: Wednesday March 25, 2015 3:49 pm

Howdy there folks! International Politics Overall – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is walking a fine line in Ukraine as he cannot anger either the Russians or the West Middle East – It looks like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comment on “droves of Arab voters” may have helped him win – The Houthis in [...]

The Roundup for March 24th, 2015

By: Tuesday March 24, 2015 7:04 pm

Phew, that was a long day. Midterms are all set though! International Politics Overall – President Barack Obama: After remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the chances of a two-state solution are “dim“; And this is going from what exactly? A little more dim? Middle East – Saudi Arabia, fearful of what is happening in [...]

The Roundup for March 23rd, 2015

By: Monday March 23, 2015 2:52 pm

Good day folks! International Politics Overall – The Russian ambassador to Lebanon believed it would be wrong for Hezbollah to be condemned for its actions in Syria as it was allied with the Syrian government – An American official criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments as “very troubling” Middle East – Benjamin Netanyahu: I [...]

The Weekend Roundup for March 21-22nd, 2015

By: Sunday March 22, 2015 12:46 pm

Long week ahead of me. Two midterms on Tuesday and one will certainly eat a lot of my time. That explains why I’m not so active in the comment section (although I haven’t been so in the past few weeks). Still I’ll revisit all the recommendations given to me and add them to this week. [...]

The Roundup for March 20th, 2015

By: Friday March 20, 2015 9:58 am

We end our trip at Portugal. So ends our week on songs from the world. Expect it again next month with a new batch! International Politics Overall – The Islamic State now is the talk of the town as governments throughout the world boost their military budget as ISIS watches with glee – U.N. Secretary [...]

The Roundup for March 19th, 2015

By: Thursday March 19, 2015 5:42 pm

May Danny Schechter rest in peace. International Politics Overall – The United Nations Security Council warned conflict can ensure should violence continue on the Lebanon-Israel border – European officials say P5+1-Iranian negotiations are not even close to be completed – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: The U.S. and Israel must work together, in spite of [...]

The Roundup for March 18th, 2015

By: Wednesday March 18, 2015 3:53 pm

We travel back in time to the Soviet Union to hear some jazz! International Politics Overall – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will still hold his position. So don’t expect him to be out of the U.S. picture anytime soon – President Barack Obama, meanwhile, did not call Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election [...]

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