The Roundup

By: Friday September 19, 2014 5:45 am

- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: We need supplies to defeat the rebels in the east; It should be noted he delivered the speech in front of the U.S. Congress

- Juan Cole: “Shiite Militias of Iraq Reject US Return, Threaten to Attack US Forces”

- The gaming company TinyCo illegally collected data of minors when they were online

 

The Roundup

By: Thursday September 18, 2014 5:45 am

- 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 Dutch report on the shootdown

- The Justice Department reports an increase in the prison population in 2013

The Roundup

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 5:45 am

- A new study shows instability in the Middle East jeopardizes the world’s food supply

- Chelsea Manning: “How to make Isis fall on its own sword”

- A great piece on ProPublica on how debt collectors abuse a 1968 law allowing them to take the income of those in debt with little oversight

The Roundup

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 5:45 am

- In terms of civil liberties, large telecommunication firms worry more about their profit than our liberties

- Speaking of Snowden, Switzerland would grant safe passage to him if he assists their investigative efforts on U.S. spying

- The European Court of Human Rights will investigate the GCHQ for its surveillance of journalists

- A new study found drinking water in Texas and Pennsylvania was contaminated as a result of hydrofracking. STOP THE PRESSES

The Roundup

By: Monday September 15, 2014 5:45 am

Hello everyone. Yesterday marked my official first anniversary with Firedoglake. I am thankful for everyone, from the staff to the readers, who have supported the Roundup in the previous year. It has been quite a journey so far and I hope the Roundup can continue to improve in the future.

Late Night: The Roundup

By: Friday September 12, 2014 8:00 pm

- Attorney Michael Ratner joins The Real News to discuss the world after Sept. 11 and how the U.S. contributed to instability around the globe

- As the U.S. arms Lebanon to attack the ISIL, Secretary of State John Kerry said it would not be appropriate to work with Iran in the case of the ISIL; Wait, what?

- 50 years after Freedom Summer, there is a renewed effort to continue the spirit of the movement through students and labor activism

The Roundup

By: Friday September 12, 2014 5:45 am

- While some Arab countries pledged to help in the coalition against the ISIL, Iran expressed skepticism

- Rania Khalek: “Israeli officer admits ordering lethal strike on own soldier during Gaza massacre”

- Clashes in Chile erupted between protesters and police officers, which may be over the anniversary of coup installing the Pinochet dictatorship after the overthrow of Salvador Allende

The Roundup

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 1:45 am

- Despite a new Iraqi government being formed, it is likely this new government will follow U.S. goals in the region; It is important to note Secretary of State John Kerry said he was “encouraged” by this new government

- In what is certainly significant, a new poll found 36 percent of Israelis are considering emigrating

- Bad news as thousands of Pakistanis have been forced out of their homes as floodwaters rise. More than 450 people have died as a result of flooding.

The Roundup

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 5:20 am

- It looks like U.S. air strikes are being used by groups in Iraq against their enemies; It’s Afghanistan all over again

- Two officials of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration were caught taking photos with neo-Nazis in the country

- Zaid Jilani writes a strong piece on feminism and discrimination in the gaming community

The Roundup

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 5:45 am

- Journalist Gary Younge explains the contradictions within U.S. foreign policy on the latest contemporary issues

- Economist William Black explains to The Real News the plan of Ecuador to implement a digital currency, which is intended to help the people there

- As a result of receiving money from large coal companies, some Republican lawmakers in Washington D.C. are investigating the Environmental Protection Agency for alleged “collusion” with other environmental groups. Specifically, the EPA colluded with them for new carbon emissions rules.

- A district attorney in Bristol County, Mass., dropped charges against two environmentalists and supported their decision of activism by vowing to go the People’s Climate March on Sept. 20-21.

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