20 May 2015

The Roundup for May 19th, 2015

We move on to Venezuela. Three finals down, two to go! Happy Birthday to Malcolm X! He would have been 90 if he was alive. International Politics Overall – The United Nations warned at least 2,000 refugees were trapped at sea for weeks off the coast of Myanmar – At

19 May 2015

The Roundup for May 18th, 2015

Today we move on to Spain! International Politics Overall – Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa announced the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States will accept refugees stranded off the coast of Thailand – Gareth Porter: “The Misfire in Hersh’s Big Bin Laden Story” – The Vatican said the “angel of

18 May 2015

The Weekend Roundup for May 16-17th, 2015

In honor of finals, let’s do another week of songs from around the globe. We’ll start in Pakistan. International Politics Overall – Pope Francis I: Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas is “an angel of peace“; Whoa, whoa, whoa, let’s not get too carried away here – U.S. commandos killed 32 Islamic

16 May 2015

The Roundup for May 15th, 2015

Rest in peace B.B. King. International Politics Overall – Jamal Abdi, policy director at the National Iranian American Council, talks to The Real News about the current relationship between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. – With at least $2 billion in Afghanistan, the U.S. military can spend on a lot of useless things

15 May 2015

The Roundup for May 14th, 2015

Fitting song as I finish my last day of class for this semester. Now I enter into the following week with five finals. I think I can do it. International Politics Overall – Gallup: Fifty-nine percent of Africans approve of American leadership, while 39 percent of Asians say the same;

14 May 2015

The Roundup for May 13th, 2015

Good day folks! International Politics Overall – The Saudi-led coalition accused the Houthi rebels in Yemen of violating the ceasefire – The Vatican will sign a treaty with the state of Palestine, which is unprecedented Middle East – Things are so bad in the Gaza Strip that some folks are

13 May 2015

The Roundup for May 12th, 2015

Good day folks! Almost done with classes! Just three days and then finals next week. International Politics Overall – The West is worried about a conflict brewing over Libya’s natural resources; I wonder how we could have avoided this… – Neither the U.S. and Russia have been able to agree on

12 May 2015

The Roundup for May 11th, 2015

Made two different cakes today! Quite proud of my baking ability. You can be find what I made, for both, here. International Politics Overall – The U.S. is scrambling to reassure its allies in the Gulf things are fine – As a result of bombardment from Yemen, a Pakistan and

11 May 2015

The Weekend Roundup for May 9-10th, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day!/Feliz Dia de Madre! International Politics Overall – The U.S., in spite of a Conservative victory in Britain, is a little hesitant to join with British Prime Minister David Cameron over the latter’s refusal to deal with foreign policy – The rebels in Yemen agreed to a five-day

09 May 2015

The Roundup for May 8th, 2015

Folks, bear with us in terms of these changes. I’m sure it’s new and, in some cases, still tedious at times. However, if we are to make changes going forward, then this is the best to ensure our efforts can still be strong. International Politics Overall – Inspectors of chemical