The Roundup

By: Saturday December 27, 2014 8:00 am

Hi folks! We’re almost approaching the end of the year! How do you feel? International Politics Overall – Lawyer Stanley Cohen blames the U.S. government for refusing to negotiate for the release of hostages like Peter Kassig because of political reasons Middle East – Juan Cole: “After Cuba, Obama Can Make History by Recognizing Palestine” – It [...]


The Roundup

By: Friday December 26, 2014 7:00 am

How are you this morning folks? International Politics Overall – Russia said it hoped to organize a conference by late January between the regime in Syria and the opposition Middle East – Jordan announced it would get back a Jordanian pilot who was captured by Islamic State militants after his plane was shot down – Iraq and Turkey announced [...]

The Roundup

By: Thursday December 25, 2014 11:00 am

Merry Christmas! International Politics Overall – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif believes it is possible an agreement between Iran and the P5+1 can be reached soon – The Islamic State allegedly shot down a fighter of the Jordan government. I say allegedly because the U.S. denied it happened. Middle East - Part one of five with Norman Finkelstein on the propaganda Israel [...]

The Roundup

By: Wednesday December 24, 2014 7:00 am

So close to Christmas Day! International Politics Overall – At the Bagram prison in Afghanistan, prisoners were raped by dogs if they did not provide any information, according to a former German lawmaker; And you wonder why American society is so sick. It’s because those at the top are the most sick so it trickles down. – [...]

The Roundup

By: Tuesday December 23, 2014 7:00 am

May Joe Cocker rest in peace. International Politics Overall – A German writer said the Islamic State is underestimated by the West and the group aims to take over Europe Middle East – Ali Abunimah: “Guardian reports ‘acid attack’ on Israelis that never happened” Asia and Oceania – Gallup: Fifty-four percent of Pakistani say the government is doing enough to [...]

The Roundup

By: Monday December 22, 2014 7:00 am

Hey there folks! How are you doing today? International Politics – A favorite term for imperialists is “human rights” because who wants to oppose human rights? No one and that is what makes their campaign so outrageous. – President Barack Obama: Russian President Vladimir Putin is not a chess master considering he is facing a multitude [...]

Late Night: The Roundup

By: Friday December 19, 2014 8:01 pm

Whoa, it is almost Christmas! This month just went on by. The Colbert Report ended yesterday as Stephen Colbert will move to CBS to take over Late Night. What’s your fondest memory of the show? International Politics Overall – Attorney Michael Ratner explains to The Real News the recent criminal complaint filed by the European Centre for Constitutional and Human [...]

The Roundup

By: Friday December 19, 2014 7:00 am

Phew, all done with finals! That means more attention to the Roundup and more pieces. Regardless, how have all of you been doing so far this week? International Politics Overall – Pew: In developing and emerging countries, citizens only vote and do little else politically; Do you smell that? It’s the smell of Western democracy – President [...]

The Roundup

By: Thursday December 18, 2014 7:00 am

Hey folks. Since I have just one more final tomorrow, I’ve decided to abridge the Roundup for today. In addition, I was worried I’ve stacked the Roundup over the previous days so if feel it has been like that, I guess you could catch up with the previous days. Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning! International Politics [...]

The Roundup

By: Wednesday December 17, 2014 7:00 am

What’s going on folks? Can you believe it’s less than 10 days until Christmas Day? International Politics Overall – The Physicians for Human Rights called for those physicians involved with the torture program in the U.S. to be investigated for war crimes – Juan Cole: “Enter the Dragon: China offers Iraq aerial strikes on the Islamic State” [...]

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