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The Roundup for October 22nd, 2014

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With Wednesday here, what are you planning today?

International Politics

Overall

– Jeremy Scahill: “Blackwater founder remains free and rich while his former employees go down on murder charges

– Gallup: 65 percent of civilians in Asia trust the judicial system in their country, which is the highest recorded in the world

– Juan Cole: “Iran Proposes an Axis Against Islamic State to Iraq as an Alternative to the U.S. Coalition“; Interesting as Secretary of State John Kerry believes Iran holds a valuable role in the fight against the ISIL

Middle East

– An Israeli official said the U.S. did not send military supplies to Israel as a result of the situation with Gaza

Latin America, Caribbean and Canada

– What makes the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico, which should be noted has governmental involvement, so important is how they disappeared in a region significantly affected by disappearances during the Cold War

– In unrelated news, a governmental report from the Mexican government accused the military of covering-up murders committed by soldiers against gang members

Financial Matters

– Gallup: 31 percent of Americans believe it is now a good time to go find a good job

A new report found half of all assets are under control by the rich in society and will certainly grow in the future

– As economist Costas Lapavitsas notes to The Real News, finance is such a large industry in the world economy that it makes life-and-death decisions

– With former bank regulators now defending such banking institutions from reform, we must ask whether reform will come soon

– An expert testified in a trial surrounding the legality of Detroit going bankrupt that it was possible for the city to do so

Politics US

Washington USA

– Pew: While 57 percent of Americans support the campaign against the ISIL, 59 percent do not believe it is going well

– American exceptionalism rears its ugly head as the U.S. uses it to prevent any documents or photos of torture to be released

– Jason Leopold: “A 9/11 Suspect Is Using the Hobby Lobby Ruling to Argue Female Prison Guards Violate His Rights

Anytown USA

– It is a sick culture in the Chicago Police Department where officers believe they can act without any consequences to their actions

– Glen Ford: “Detroit: The Dispersal of Urban Black America Begins

Health, Hunger and Homelessness

– President Barack Obama said he was “cautiously optimistic” about containing the Ebola virus in the U.S.

A new poll found more than nine in 10 Americans wanted tighter screenings for folks coming from West Africa; What a waste of money and resources

The Second Sex

– When authority figures like cops rape women (mostly people of color), where do women go for justice?

Planet Earth

– Journalist Abayomi Azikiwe joins The Real News to elaborate on the significance of the water shut-offs in Detroit, Mich., and what the UN wrote in terms of human rights on the matter

Mixed Bag

– Pew: 40 percent of internet users polled said they had been harassed online

– Capitalism and democracy: The age old question of whether they co-exist or not in a conversation between philosopher Sheldon Wolin and journalist Chris Hedges

– Dave Zirin: “They Need Him, So Why Was Michael Sam Cut From the Dallas Cowboys?

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.

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