The Roundup for October 31st, 2014

By: Friday October 31, 2014 4:19 pm

Enjoy your Halloween everyone! It’s been 497 years since Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on a door of a church. International Politics Middle East – Islamic State militants are killing ex-police and military soldiers in Iraq to prevent any uprisings; A warning to readers that the link contains a graphic image immediately. Africa – After major [...]

The Roundup for October 30th, 2014

By: Thursday October 30, 2014 4:17 pm

It’s a Thursday today and 76 years first Orson Welles went on radio to read “War of the Worlds.” International Politics Overall – Alex Kane: “Our Warped Idea of Terrorism: It Only Applies to People Who Oppose America and Its Allies” – The United Nations warned a significant influx of foreign fighters were heading to [...]

The Roundup for October 29th, 2014

By: Wednesday October 29, 2014 3:42 pm

It’s a Wednesday today folks and it’s been 85 years since “Black Tuesday.” International Politics Overall – The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting regarding Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem – After an anonymous U.S. official criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “chickenshit prime minister,” Netanyahu responded by saying he was under attack for [...]

The Roundup for October 28th, 2014

By: Tuesday October 28, 2014 3:14 pm

It’s Tuesday folks. International Politics Overall – Max Blumenthal: “Samantha Power, Obama’s Atrocity Enabler“; I am sure many, if not all, will agree with Max’s words Middle East – The Iraqi government rejected a plan by the U.S. government to build a military base in the northern Kurdish region – Kurdish forces in Iraq will [...]

The Roundup for October 27th, 2014

By: Monday October 27, 2014 6:08 pm

Hey there folks. It’s the start of a brand new week! Enjoy the rest of your day. International Politics Overall – Despite Western efforts to get involved in the war in the Middle East against the Islamic State, they are too ignorant of the situation in the region Middle East – It is sad to [...]

The Weekend Roundup for October 25-26th, 2014

By: Sunday October 26, 2014 3:13 pm

Hey folks, it’s the start of a brand new week! International Politics Middle East – Across Iraq, kidnappers and murders are up over the past few months, which is certainly related to the ongoing war. – On Saturday, eight people were killed in Taji, Iraq, as a result of a suicide attack. – An Israeli [...]

The Roundup for October 24th, 2014

By: Friday October 24, 2014 4:55 pm

It’s Friday. We’re ending another week full of news stories. How are you today? International Politics Overall – Excellent piece by journalist Nathan Fuller on rejecting the idea the ruling classes are inept in their imperialist adventures. Rather, as Fuller writes, they know what they are doing and they seek to advance their own agenda [...]

The Roundup for October 23rd, 2014

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 7:12 pm

With Thursday here, we are almost to the end of the week. Just one more until November! International Politics Overall – Confused on why the U.S. is supporting the Kurdish Workers’ Party in Syria despite classifying the PKK as a terrorist group? Well no worries, as international politics are never so simple. – Natasha Lennard: [...]

The Roundup for October 22nd, 2014

By: Wednesday October 22, 2014 4:09 pm

With Wednesday here, what are you planning today? International Politics Overall – Jeremy Scahill: “Blackwater founder remains free and rich while his former employees go down on murder charges” – Gallup: 65 percent of civilians in Asia trust the judicial system in their country, which is the highest recorded in the world – Juan Cole: [...]

The Roundup for October 21st, 2014

By: Tuesday October 21, 2014 4:22 pm

Hey folks, what are you doing today? It’s the return of the full Roundup! International Politics Overall – Lawrence Wilkerson, former U.S. government official, joins The Real News to provide an update on the nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1; Journalist Gareth Porter provides his own perspective of talks here. – Juan Cole: “U.S. Jets Airdropped Supplies [...]

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