The Roundup for October 20th, 2014

By: Monday October 20, 2014 5:08 pm

Since it’s my 20th birthday today and it’s been quite a busy day (for instance I lost my internet for two hours), today’s Roundup will be a]n abbreviated one with normal Roundups returning tomorrow. [Ed Note: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!] In the meantime, to make up for it, here’s a pun from Stephen Colbert: “What does Karl [...]

The Weekend Roundup for October 18-19, 2014

By: Sunday October 19, 2014 3:14 pm

Hey folks, what are you doing today? It’s the start of a whole new week. International Politics Overall – The British ambassador to Israel said the recent symbolic vote for Palestine represented a shift in public opinion – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan refused to send U.S. aid to Kurdish rebels against the Islamic State since [...]

The Roundup for October 17th, 2014

By: Friday October 17, 2014 1:41 pm

Hey folks, how are you doing this evening? Tomorrow, the FDL Book Salon will have authors Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny for their new book, #Newsfail. On Sunday, author Helen Caldicott stops by to talk about her new book on nuclear energy post-Fukushima, Crisis Without End. International Politics Overall – Pew: On each continent, civilians [...]

The Roundup for October 16th, 2014

By: Thursday October 16, 2014 2:00 pm

Hey there folks, what are you doing today? International Politics Overall – Despite $5.4 billion raised to help Gaza rebuild, the Palestinian Authority does not expect to get half of it. Rather, it will go to Israel. Middle East – The economic platform of the Palestinian Liberation Organization is somewhat like the African National Congress [...]

The Roundup for October 15th, 2014

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 4:04 pm

It’s Wednesday folks. This week is just flying by quick. International Politics Overall – Despite Pentagon officials saying “several hundred” Islamic State fighters died in Kobani, Syria, a former U.S. general warned the group made significant gains in Syria and Iraq. – Russian President Vladimir Putin: The situation in Ukraine threatens global stability with international [...]

The Roundup for October 14th, 2014

By: Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:20 pm

Hey there folks! What are you planning? International Politics Overall – Despite U.S.-led efforts to combat the Islamic State, they scramble as IS continues to grow – Juan Cole: “In Symbolic Vote, UK Parliament Urges Recognition of Palestine“; More can be found here. As expected, Israel denounced the vote. – In response to the vote, France [...]

The Roundup for October 13th, 2014

By: Monday October 13, 2014 2:12 pm

Hey folks, how are you doing this Monday? International Politics Overall – Even if Iran decided to join with the U.S. or even decided to officially join the war with an active presence, then it would become unpopular in the country, according to Trita Parsi. Yet both sides are unofficially coordinating with each other on this [...]

The Weekend Roundup for October 11-12th, 2014

By: Sunday October 12, 2014 3:07 pm

Hey there folks? How are you on Indigenous People’s Day? (Not that Columbus Day nonsense.) Perhaps the song for today may be fitting. International Politics Overall – There are rumors Egypt may cede land to Palestine in return for getting land from Israel to change the status quo – $5.4 billion was pledged by countries [...]

The Roundup for October 10th, 2014

By: Friday October 10, 2014 4:01 pm

Hey folks, it’s Friday today. Don’t forget to catch Book Salon over the weekend with Suzanna Danuta Walters on Saturday with her book, The Tolerance Trap, on equality for all. Plus, economist Ha-Joon Chang returns on Sunday with Economics: A User’s Guide.  International Politics Overall – The town of Kobani, Syria, is saved thanks to the efforts [...]

The Roundup for October 9th, 2014

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 4:17 pm

It’s Thursday folks. What are you planning today? International Politics Overall – Ray McGovern: “Guantanamo’s Force-Feeding Challenged” – An online poll found a disturbing number of Israeli respondents, 46 percent, would want Ebola to be sent to President Barack Obama. This reflects a society of entitlement and privilege despite the huge support given by the U.S. [...]

The Roundup for October 8th, 2014

By: Wednesday October 8, 2014 3:47 pm

Hey there folks, how are you doing today? International Politics Overall – The Pentagon does not believe airstrikes against the Islamic State will workand no  quick victory as there are no real allies within Syria – Glen Ford: “Vice President Joe Biden Accidentally Tells A Little of the Awful Truth” – President Barack Obama: We [...]

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