The Roundup for January 14

By: Wednesday January 14, 2015 7:00 am

Top o’ the mornin’! International Politics Overall – Glen Ford joins The Real News to discuss the “little and big monsters” after the terrorist attack in Paris – Pew: Sixty-nine percent of Americans worry there will be a terrorist attack soon. Moreover, 29 percent of Americans following updates on the Charlie Hebdo killings very closely. – Gareth Porter: “Four Ways the [...]


The Roundup

By: Tuesday January 13, 2015 7:00 am

Feels good to get some jazz back into the Roundup. International Politics Overall – Jeremy Scahill: “The Paris Mystery: Were The Shooters Part Of A Global Terrorist Conspiracy?” – It is sad to see Yemenis held at Guantanamo Bay still be held there even when told they would be able to leave soon – Chris Hedges: [...]

The Roundup for January 12

By: Monday January 12, 2015 7:00 am

Good morning folks! International Politics Overall - At least three million marched, including world leaders, in Paris to express solidarity with those killed on Jan. 7 – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls: We are at war with radical Islam who are against our values; Even Attorney General Eric Holder says the same – A suspect involved with the Charlie Hebdo [...]

The Roundup

By: Saturday January 10, 2015 7:00 am

Mornin’ folks! International Politics Overall – The two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo killings, along with another individual involved in a different crime, were killed by French forces. While some hostages escaped, four had been killed. – Jeremy Scahill: “Al Qaeda source: AQAP directed Paris attack” – Mikhail Gorbachev believes tensions between Russia and Europe may lead to outright [...]

The Roundup

By: Friday January 9, 2015 7:00 am

Another day, another step closer to the end of the week. Hope you enjoy today. International Politics Overall – Writer Richard Seymour talks to The Real News about the hypocrisy of the Western countries when they say they defend freedom of speech after the deaths of 12 people in Paris, France. – Juan Cole: “What’s the Real Reason Al [...]

The Roundup

By: Thursday January 8, 2015 7:00 am

Good day folks! International Politics Overall – For those following the brutal killings in Paris, France, against cartoonists, The Intercept is providing an up-to-date blog on what is happening. – Countries such as the U.S., Qatar and Egypt denounced the attacks in Paris – Still, some of the responses are outright chilling in blaming all Muslims and promoting Islamophobia – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: [...]

The Roundup

By: Wednesday January 7, 2015 7:00 am

Good morning! International Politics Overall – Gareth Porter: “Top Secret List Shows McChrystal Halting Night Raids After Controversy” – Turkey foresaw things differently in Libya before the country slipped into turmoil and are now paying the price – The Pentagon admits its air strikes against the Islamic State may have caused the deaths of civilians – The European [...]

The Roundup

By: Tuesday January 6, 2015 7:00 am

Just as the song says, “Today’s is gonna be the day.” Hope today is the day for you. International Politics Overall – Syria asked the United Nations to punish lawmakers from different countries, including Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), for entering into the country without visas – Meanwhile, the Syrian opposition declined Moscow’s offer to meet with the Syrian government [...]

The Roundup

By: Monday January 5, 2015 7:00 am

May Stuart Scott rest in peace. International Politics Overall – The Arab League will meet at the request of the recognized government in Libya to discuss problems in the country – Iraq asked Australia to increase military aid because of the challenge of fighting the Islamic State – Intelligence officials in Australia still say ISIS is “resilient” despite Western-led [...]

The Roundup

By: Saturday January 3, 2015 7:00 am

Today’s song seems fitting for an epigraph on a piece about communication.  Also New Wave is awesome. May Mario Cuomo rest in peace. International Politics Overall – The U.S. announced sanctions against North Korea. For what you may ask? For its alleged involvement in hacking Sony. Middle East – At least 170 men were taken from villages in [...]

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