The Roundup for January 29th, 2015

By: Thursday January 29, 2015 4:59 pm

Good day everyone! My first week of classes is over. Round two is next week. International Politics Overall – Human Rights Watch said abuse of rights often leads to the formation of terror groups like the Islamic State; Quick, someone call the Obama administration before they abuse rights overseas. – Who else is thrilled with [...]

The Roundup for December 2nd, 2014

By: Tuesday December 2, 2014 6:20 pm

Hey there folks, how are you doing? May Bobby Keys rest in peace. International Politics Overall – Russia announced the opening of a new command center in the Arctic; I’m sure it is for control of minerals there before other powers get to the resource Middle East – A quick post on how The New York [...]

The Roundup for December 1st, 2014

By: Monday December 1, 2014 5:13 pm

Hey folks, I’ll be around the rest of this month to provide Roundups so disregard yesterday’s intro. How are you enjoying today, by the way? International Politics Overall – The Islamic State is successful not because of their terrorism, but because they could govern their own society effectively; Meanwhile, they moved more than 1 million [...]

The Weekend Roundup for November 29-30th, 2014

By: Sunday November 30, 2014 3:13 pm

Hey everyone, this will be the last Roundup for a while. Enjoy your holidays folks! Hope you enjoy today’s Roundup. International Politics Overall – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticized the U.S. for its strategy against the Islamic State calling it “reckless” – Rania Khalek: “White supremacy and Zionism converge in deleted Times of Israel post [...]

The Roundup for November 28th, 2014

By: Friday November 28, 2014 4:02 pm

It’s Black Friday today, so don’t get “lost” folks. Tomorrow, economist Jeff Madrick joins FDL Book Salon to discuss his new book with Jesse Myerson hosting. The Book Salon Sunday will be rescheduled. Enjoy your weekend! International Politics Overall – Jason Leopold: “UN Report Calls On US to Stop Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers” – With [...]

The Roundup for November 27th, 2014

By: Thursday November 27, 2014 2:19 pm

Due to Thanksgiving today, the Roundup will be shortened. Still, enjoy your Thanksgiving folks! International Politics Overall – French President Francois Hollande warned other African leaders across the continent that what happened in Burkina Faso may happen to them should they continue to hold power Middle East – An Iraqi official said serious reforms to [...]

The Roundup for November 26th, 2014

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 5:08 pm

Quite a lengthy Roundup folks. Apologies, although it was tough cutting it down. Ferguson Roundup, Day 2 – The parents of Michael Brown called Darren Wilson’s comments on their son, including his description of Brown as a “demon,” “disrespectful” – A report by The Real News on protesters in Baltimore, Md., who marched against police brutality and [...]

The Roundup for November 25th, 2014

By: Tuesday November 25, 2014 3:06 pm

“You can’t have capitalism without racism.” – Malcolm X Ferguson Roundup – Gary Younge: “The law may have spoken but the Ferguson verdict is not justice” – After the abysmal decision yesterday on officer Darren Wilson, “democracy was on fire” across the U.S. with demonstrations and Ferguson had a brutal response by officers; That is a good description [...]

The Roundup for November 24th, 2014

By: Monday November 24, 2014 4:13 pm

How about you folks? What’s happening with you? International Politics Overall – Juan Cole: “Israel and Mississippi: Racist Plans for Second Class Citizens and Religious Legislation” – In a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Pope Francis told him to advocate peace; Wait, what? He does know al-Sisi is from the military right? – U.N. [...]

The Weekend Roundup for November 22-23rd, 2014

By: Sunday November 23, 2014 3:11 pm

Hey folks, what are you doing today? May Marion Barry rest in peace. International Politics Overall – The imperialist role of the U.S., without any accountability, will continue with more genocides in the future. Some folks here might see that as obvious, yet it is a tragic part of human history. – An Iranian official [...]

The Roundup for November 21st, 2014

By: Friday November 21, 2014 2:58 pm

Enjoy your weekend folks! James Risen will be here tomorrow to discuss his new book and James Gustave Speth will be here on Sunday with his memoir. International Politics Overall – Vice President Joe Biden: Russia risks “greater isolation” if it refuses to respect September’s agreement over Ukraine – Attorney Michael Ratner joins The Real News to [...]

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