The Roundup

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 5:45 am

- Avidgor Lieberman, current Foreign Minister of Israel, seems to be a favorite for becoming the next Prime Minister. Side note, he is, as you may expect, very right-wing

- After two UN workers arrived in Somalia, they were killed by someone wearing a police uniform in the airport where they arrived in

- Thom Hartmann: “Seven Places PayPal Sends Your Personal Financial Info That You Probably Don’t Want It to Go”

- Meanwhile, after McCutcheon, corporations who control mass media stations will be the benefactors of the decision. So much for watchdog journalism…

The Roundup

By: Monday April 7, 2014 5:45 am

- The U.S. has given approval to Boeing to sell spare commercial parts to Iran

- Mike Elk: “Emails Show Sen. Corker’s Chief of Staff Coordinated with Network of Anti-UAW Union Busters”

- On Saturday, there were a number of rallies across the U.S. demanding action by President Obama on immigration reform; More on deportations by President Obama and its consequences can be found here

The Roundup for April 4th, 2014

By: Friday April 4, 2014 8:00 pm

- Iraq claims Saudi Arabia has abused and tortured Iraqi detainees in its prisons and demands Iraqi investigators be sent to learn more

- A new poll found 51 percent of Americans feel tech companies infringe on their privacy

- International groups concerned with human rights ask there be regulations to restrict the trade of surveillance programs affecting human rights of civilians

- Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein was paid $19.9 million in 2013, which is a 50 percent increase from the previous year

The Roundup

By: Friday April 4, 2014 5:45 am

- Physicists are now attempting to create an Internet the NSA cannot spy on and it may come in the next decade

- Juan Cole: “Ft. Hood & the True Cost of Iraq & Afghanistan Wars: Nearly 1 mn traumatized: PTSD by the Numbers”

- Gallup: Nearly one-third of microbusiness owners —where five or fewer employees work — depend on a second source of income

The Roundup

By: Thursday April 3, 2014 5:45 am

- Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanokovych regrets inviting Russia into his country and calls capture of Crimea a “major tragedy.”

- A professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art talks with The Real News on unionization and the lives of adjunct professors

- The Department of Homeland Security released a report on Occupy Sandy and praised it, but the problem is that it is the Department of Homeland Security

The Roundup

By: Wednesday April 2, 2014 5:45 am

- Pew: Last year, 53 percent of Americans said the U.S. should “mind its own business”

- The White House is considering releasing spy Jonathan Pollard to get some leverage in peace talks, but risks huge fallout

- Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the country of Japan is starting to re-militarize and look at itself as a global power

- NATO will strengthen its ties with former Soviet satellite states in eastern Europe with military exercises as it ends its military cooperation with Russia

The Roundup

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 5:45 am

- Philippines rejected China’s claims that it owns the South China Sea, which might I add is oil-rich

- French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault resigned from his post after the dreadful elections for the Socialist Party and President Hollande announces a tax cut

- A new study has found businesses are now changing the way it stores its own data as a result of Snowden documents

The Roundup

By: Monday March 31, 2014 5:45 am

- U.S. General Martin Dempsey has been sent to Israel to help strengthen relations between both countries

- In Turkey, local elections have gone in favor of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has said his enemies will “pay the price”; But the local elections may not matter as this article argues

- It seems victory is close in Chile as it stops a bill allowing corporations, like Monsanto, to patent seeds

Late Night: The Roundup

By: Friday March 28, 2014 8:00 pm

- The UN called a polio outbreak in Iraq and Syria the “most challenging in history” as both are faced with internal conflict; The UN has even said millions in Syria “continue to suffer”

- North Korea heard and read the report by the UN on crimes occurring in the country. Its response? “Mind your own business”

- NSA chief Keith Alexander has now officially retired, but did not mention Edward Snowden’s name in his goodbye speech

The Roundup

By: Friday March 28, 2014 5:45 am

- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said during his visit to Afghanistan that the country is an occupied nation

- Juan Cole: “Egypt: Al-Sisi’s run for President: Bonapartism and Gulf Oil Money

- Here are four small towns as examples where the militarization of the police made situations become ridiculous and pathetic with pointless injuries and, unfortunately, deaths

- “G7 Unable To Get Deposit Back On Shipment Of ‘G8 Summer Getaway’ T-Shirts”

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