The Roundup for September 29th, 2014

By: Monday September 29, 2014 4:34 pm

Hey there folks, it’s the start of a new week! International Politics Overall – Chris Hedges: “Becoming Hezbollah’s Air Force“; Hedges writes on our culture’s incessant lust for warfare – To quote David Swanson, “war is a lie” and the use of the Khorasan Group, which does not exist, reinforces how the use of a [...]

The Weekend Roundup for September 26-27th, 2014

By: Sunday September 28, 2014 3:20 pm

Hey folks, how are you doing today? International Politics Overall – President Barack Obama: Our intelligence did not consider the Islamic State a threat, underestimating them; I’m sure they were more worried on how to support them – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at Madison Square Garden on his neoliberal tour. He may have to come back [...]

The Roundup for September 26th, 2014

By: Friday September 26, 2014 1:51 pm

It’s Friday today folks. What are you planning? International Politics Overall – It’s official: Britain, Denmark and Belgium join the U.S.-led coalition to go to war with the Islamic State; The White House is pleased with Britain’s decision to join – U.S. General Martin Dempsey: In terms of Syria, rebels would need to make a force [...]

The Roundup for September 25th, 2014

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 2:03 pm

With Thursday upon us, what are you planning as we approach the end of the week? International Politics Overall – Glenn Greenwald: “How former Treasury officials and the UAE are manipulating American journalists” – With evidence of Islamic State militants entering Turkey to treat their woundeds as the country keeps its border opens, it reveals [...]

The Roundup for September 24th, 2014

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 4:03 pm

Hey there folks, what are you doing this Wednesday? International Politics Overall – More information on Turkey’s possible role in working with the Islamic State to prevent the Kurds from gaining more power – President Barack Obama: In our war against the Islamic State, I vow we will not be an “occupying power“; Too late [...]

The Roundup for September 23rd, 2014

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:46 pm

Hey there folks, how are you doing today? International Politics Overall – With over 50 countries joining, President Barack Obama said the fight against the Islamic State was not “America’s alone“; Even UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon offered his support – Glenn Greenwald: “Syria becomes the seventh predominately Muslim country bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace [...]

The Roundup for September 22nd, 2014

By: Monday September 22, 2014 5:12 pm

Hey there folks! How are you doing today? International Politics Overall – A U.S. official estimated 20 to 30 Americans fighting with ISIS, which is down from the previously estimated 100 – Jason Leopold: “An Exclusive Look Inside the FBI’s Files on the US Citizen Who Edited Al Qaeda’s Official Magazine” Middle East – Kurdish [...]

The Weekend Roundup for September 20-21st, 2014

By: Sunday September 21, 2014 4:40 pm

Hey everyone! Lest you thought there would be no Roundup due to the climate march coverage, rest assured I am still able to juggle both things at once. International Politics Overall – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon: We are living in times where there is an “unprecedented level of crises” – President Barack Obama [...]

The Roundup for September 19th, 2014

By: Friday September 19, 2014 2:08 pm

It’s Friday folks. A busy weekend ahead for me, but just one day of class on Monday! Have a wonderful weekend! Today is Kit O’Connell’s last day, he was a dedicated colleague and member of Firedoglake. We’ll miss him for sure. Don’t forget tomorrow is the FDL Book Salon with Mark Shapiro on carbon and [...]

The Roundup for September 18th, 2014

By: Thursday September 18, 2014 1:52 pm

It’s Thursday folks. As we approach the end of the week, what’s on your mind today? International Politics Overall – Former U.S. officials warned the U.S. government, in terms of the fight against the Islamic State, all options must be placed on the table – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: We need supplies to defeat the [...]

The Roundup for September 17th, 2014

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 6:47 pm

Hey there folks, what are you doing today? International Politics Overall                          – Russia and Egypt agree on a new $3.5 billion weapons deal to arm Egypt – A U.S. Senate investigation found China hacked into the Pentagon a few times – Russia called for a UN Security Council hearing on the MH17 flight after a recent [...]

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