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.

The Roundup

By: Monday September 8, 2014 5:45 am

- “Hundreds of thousands” of Iraqi children, as a result of displacement due to the chaos, will be missing school

- French President Manuel Valls: National Front is at “the gates of power”

- Trevor Timm: “The police body-cam peep show: are you ready to give up your privacy, too?”

Late Night: The Roundup

By: Friday September 5, 2014 8:00 pm

- The U.S. says there are currently no plans to work with Iran against IS

- An anonymous source from the UN claimed Iran and Saudi Arabia were close to an agreement on a new Iraqi government

- David Sirota: “Why Higher Voter Turnout Scares the GOP”

The Roundup

By: Friday September 5, 2014 5:45 am

- The U.S. warned the Islamic State could obtain chemical weapons from Syria

- Presidential candidates in Afghanistan told NATO they would work together to form a national government

- States with “right-to-work” laws spend more in public assistance compared to states without “right-to-work” laws

The Roundup

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 5:45 am

- Israel and Jordan are in negotiations over a $15 billion gas deal, where the oil from Israel will be sent to Jordan

- It seems the turmoil in Pakistan will soon end as some politicians were willing to go back to government; Unsure or missed how this issue started? Tariq Ali provides an explanation here

- France said it would not send navy assault ships to Russia over the latter’s actions in Ukraine

The Roundup

By: Wednesday September 3, 2014 5:45 am

- A new poll found 61 percent of Palestinians would choose the leader of Hamas if the presidential elections were held immediately; And the only thing Israel accomplished in Gaza was death and destruction

- It is troubling to know how the humanitarian aid to Haiti was misused and how it failed a country devastated by a natural disaster

- Sarah Jaffe: “It’s time to raise the minimum wage. If Congress would rather suck up to the Koch brothers, we’ll raise it anyway”

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”

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