The Roundup

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 5:45 am

- Juan Cole: “Israelis Alarmed as al-Qaeda Captures Golan, UN Peacekeepers” Juan Cole will be here for FDL Book Salon on Sunday, September 7

- A State Department official, in response to Israel’s land grab in the West Bank for future settlements, said it was “counterproductive”

- Congress was notified by the White House of President Barack Obama’s order for airstrikes in Iraq

 

The Roundup

By: Monday September 1, 2014 5:45 am

- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated new sanctions by the U.S. were an “invasion,” although he did say negotiations with the West was still on the table

- Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah claimed Europe and the U.S. were at risk of a terrorist attack if there is not a strong response to Islamic State forces; Is this a bluff?

- Thomas Frank: “The 1 percent’s long con: Jim Cramer, the Tea Party’s roots, and Wall Street’s demented, decades-long scheme”

Late Night: The Roundup

By: Friday August 29, 2014 8:00 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!

The Roundup

By: Friday August 29, 2014 5:45 am

- Amy Goodman: “The Guns of August”; On the importance of World War I for today

- Meanwhile, more than 150 Syrian government soldiers kidnapped by IS were murdered

- For Colombia, which has been embroiled in a deadly civil war for decades, peace may come soon as progress is made on a deal with FARC rebels

Over Easy News

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 3:44 pm

An uneasy truce allowed Gaza residents to venture out onto battered streets to acquired supplies needed for their existence, as an Egyptian-brokered peace continued for an undefined period.

The Roundup

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 5:45 am

- Gallup: In North Carolina, there is about an even number of Republican and Democratic voters

- In some Illinois schools, the topic of Ferguson and Michael Brown’s death is forbidden

- A new report found some tea brands contain a high amount of pesticides; This does not bode well

The Roundup

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 5:45 am

- Glenn Greenwald: “The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria”

- Pew: 62 percent of Venezuelans view the U.S. favorably compared to 37 percent of Venezuelans who view Cuba favorably

- Enrollment at the elite schools in the U.S. is still mostly filled by students from wealthy families

The Roundup

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 5:45 am

- The Syrian government stated it would welcome any partnership with the U.S. or the U.K. to fight IS

- The NSA has its own search engine, although it’s for looking up the information on us it obtained from mass surveillance

- It looks like the fast-food chain Burger King is seeking home in Canada in order to avoid taxes in the U.S., with help from Warren Buffett

The Roundup

By: Monday August 25, 2014 5:45 am

- Ali Abunimah: “Starve or surrender: Cut off all food and water to Gaza, says Israeli general”

- German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country would not send any support for the PKK group, a pro-Kurdish organization designated as a terrorist group by the EU.

- Thomas Frank interviews Cornel West about President Barack Obama’s legacy, Ferguson and the future

Late Night: The Roundup

By: Friday August 22, 2014 8:00 pm

It’s Friday folks. The weekend is here and hopefully some tranquility.

- Iran announced it will send aid to citizens in Gaza through Egypt

- Terrible to hear how over 620,000 military families need to rely on food pantries for food security; Like the old saying goes, there have money for war, but none to feed the poor

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