The Roundup for August 29th, 2014

By: Friday August 29, 2014 2:18 pm

And so the month of August ends along with the end of summer for me. Still, a weekend featuring some improv should be helpful. Don’t forget the Book Salons on Saturday and Sunday folks. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend! International Politics Overall – We know the U.S. sanctioned Russian financial institutions for Russia’s action in [...]

The Roundup for August 28th, 2014

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 2:04 pm

We’re close to the end of the week. How are you? International Politics Overall – Amy Goodman: “The Guns of August“; On the importance of World War I for today – The legacy of Iraq War will be considered good for certain private actors in the future – Pew: 39 percent of Americans believe the [...]

The Roundup for August 27th, 2014

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 2:00 pm

It’s Wednesday folks and summer is close to ending. International Politics Overall – Journalist Patrick Cockburn talks to The Real News about the Islamic State and what the U.S. faces in Syria – UN investigators say IS and Syria committed war crimes against civilians – U.S. officials confirmed an American died fighting on behalf of IS Middle East [...]

The Roundup for August 26th, 2014

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 3:44 pm

It’s Women’s Equality Day today! In other news, I’ve baked some muffins. I can assure you they are quite delicious. International Politics Overall – Journalist Arun Kundnani wrote a wonderful piece on how complicit the UK government is with the dirty wars of the U.S. – President Barack Obama: “Justice will be done” in response [...]

The Roundup for August 25th, 2014

By: Monday August 25, 2014 12:35 pm

Howdy folks, how are you this Monday? International Politics Overall – Chris Hedges: “How the Brutalized Become Brutal” – The UN condemned the Islamic State for the vicious violence and its atrocities in the Middle East Middle East – The Syrian government stated it would welcome any partnership with the U.S. or the U.K. to fight [...]

The Weekend Roundup for August 23-24th, 2014

By: Sunday August 24, 2014 12:13 pm

Start of a brand new week folks! We’re almost to September too. International Politics Overall – Despite Western propaganda claiming Russia had a hand in the downing of MH17, there are some, even in the CIA, who think Ukraine was behind it – The formation of the Islamic State is interesting as it includes typical [...]

The Roundup for August 22nd, 2014

By: Friday August 22, 2014 2:49 pm

It’s Friday folks. The weekend is here and hopefully some tranquility. International Politics Overall – Iran announced it will send aid to citizens in Gaza through Egypt – Western countries are deciding what to do in response to recent successes of the Islamic State in the Middle East Middle East – After mortars from Gaza [...]

The Roundup for August 21st, 2014

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 1:08 pm

Hey folks, how are you doing this day? International Politics Overall – Iran told the U.S. it will offer help against the Islamic State if sanctions against Iran were lifted Middle East – Resistance among Palestinians against Israeli aggression is just as high as it was before the last ceasefire – Israeli missiles killed three [...]

The Roundup for August 20th, 2014

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 2:16 pm

With Wednesday here, please enjoy the warm sounds of Jeff Buckley through “Grace” International Politics Overall – In response to the murder of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama said the “entire world is appalled” and the Associated Press called it an “assassination” and an “international crime of war” – It should be noted, the U.S., [...]

The Roundup for August 19th, 2014

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 2:08 pm

Howdy folks! How are you today? May Don Pardo rest in peace. International Politics Overall – Gallup: People in Latin America and the Caribbean feel the least secure compared with other places Middle East – Israel blocked an Amnesty International investigation into Gaza, what are they hiding – Meanwhile, fighting resumed in Gaza with Israel launching [...]

The Roundup for August 18, 2014

By: Monday August 18, 2014 12:59 pm

It’s Monday today. How are you? International Politics Overall – Amid the Western propaganda on Russia and Ukraine, one issue overlooked is the decision by Iran to side with the West over Russia. – Julian Assange stated he will leave the Ecuadorean embassy soon, although nothing else is known Middle East – Richard Falk, a [...]

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