The Roundup for September 2nd, 2014

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 3:31 pm

It’s Tuesday today folks. How are you? International Politics Overall – Dahr Jamail: “Tortured and Raped by Israel, Persecuted by the United States” – Unfortunately, it seems another journalist, Steven Sotloff, was killed by the Islamic State; The article, for those wondering, does not include any pictures from the video and Natasha Lennard, VICE journalist, talks about [...]

The Roundup for September 1st, 2014

By: Monday September 1, 2014 1:44 pm

Hello everyone. Enjoy your Labor Day. International Politics Overall – German Chancellor Angela Merkel: It is in Germany’s interest to fund Kurdish soldiers in Iraq – The UK is proposing isolating Russian businesses from the SWIFT banking system, which would be the harshest sanctions so far – The UN announced it would send investigators to [...]

The Weekend Roundup for August 30-31st, 2014

By: Sunday August 31, 2014 1:56 pm

How are you folks on this day? How was your weekend? International Politics Overall – I rarely place titles anymore, but I feel this speaks for itself: “Obama’s ‘Catastrophic Defeat’ in Ukraine“; I had much suspicious on a setback by Kiev forces after they bragged how close they were to winning in the east – [...]

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 [...]

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