The Roundup

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 5:45 am

- A new study revealed eight migrants die per day on the trek to reach a richer, more developed country for security; Very tragic and highlights the divide between the rich and poor countries.

- Journalist Tariq Ali interviews Patrick Cockburn about the rise of the ISIL and where the Middle East is heading

- U.S. judge Thomas Griesa ruled Argentina in contempt of court, which Argentina consideres illegal under international law

 

The Roundup

By: Monday September 29, 2014 5:45 am

- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: We should restart our relations with the U.S. despite previous international incidents

- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: I will go the United Nations in New York City to refute all the lies about our war in Gaza

Late Night: The Roundup

By: Friday September 26, 2014 8:00 pm

- 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

- With Libya a “terrorist powder-keg,” France called for Ansar Al-Sharia to be designated a terrorist group by the UN

- Due to unpaid bills, Hungary announced it would suspend its exports of oil to Ukraine

- William Black joins The Real News to discuss Eric Holder’s tenure as Attorney General and his refusal to go after major banking institutions because they were “too big to fail”

The Roundup

By: Friday September 26, 2014 5:45 am

- The Pentagon disputed reports of civilian deaths in Western airstrikes

- A 20-year-old woman who escaped from Boko Haram in Nigeria described her time under their hands as “torture”

- Emptywheel: “Yahoo’s FISA Content Requests Went up 30% in Second Half of Last Year”

- In what amounts to damage control, ALEC sent a letter to organizations who resigned over the group’s climate change denying views

The Roundup

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 5:45 am

- More information on Turkey’s possible role in working with the Islamic State to prevent the Kurds from gaining more power

- Facebook now joins Google, Yelp and Microsoft in leaving ALEC over its views including denying climate change

- Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said the latest war by the Obama administration against the ISIL is “illegal”

The Roundup

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 5:45 am

- 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

- The Libyan government asked a watchdog group to create plans for exporting all of its chemical weapons

- Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez met with billionaire George Soros, who holds stocks in Argentina’s energy sector

- While at the People’s Climate March, it was inspiring to see workers stand with environmentalists

The Roundup

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 5:45 am

- The U.S. announced it would provide more funds for Gaza to help them after the destruction of their lives

- Alexis Goldstein: “Can a ‘Firewall Strategy’ Keep Big Energy Out of Climate Talks? It Worked for Fighting Tobacco”

- After Emma Watson spoke on the importance of breaking down gender barriers at the UN, hackers threatened to leak nude photos of her

The Roundup

By: Monday September 22, 2014 5:45 am

- President Barack Obama wants to push for a ban on travel for any foreign fighter engaging in war

- If nations do not coordinate with one another to contain the Ebola virus, then the “window of opportunity” will close forever

- Thomas Frank: “In Brownbackistan, everything is awesome! And don’t let any liberal tell you different”

- Jacob George, a former veteran and anti-war activist, committed suicide; Tragic news highlighting the necessity to provide support for those at risk.

Late Night: The Roundup

By: Friday September 19, 2014 8:00 pm

- When the U.S. launches air strikes in Syria, they will not notify anyone of when they will begin or end.

- The UN called for all nations to unite against the Islamic State in Iraq to stop their barbaric acts

- David Sirota: “Is Obama Going Easy On Banks That Break the Law?”; Yes.

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

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