Hey folks, quite a stacked Roundup today. Anyhoo, how is your day?
– It is either funny or sad (perhaps both?) to see liberal and conservative hawks join together to call for regime change in Syria
– Gareth Porter: “Why Hasn’t the IAEA Followed Up Iran’s Inspection Offer?”
– A U.S. commander pledged to add 1,500 more troops to fight against the Islamic State
– Gallup: Sixty-five percent of civilians in Afghanistan say they are suffering, which is up from 55 percent in 2013
– In Greece, presidential elections are just two weeks away; however, there are no candidates running
– The left in Mexico can rise up should they unite to fight against a corrupt and vile neoliberal system supported U.S. and Mexican capitalists
– With Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned energy company, doing terrible due to a kickback scandal, there is talk of austerity with output being affected by the scandal’s consequences.
– The “champions” who pushed for capitalism centuries ago were, as Howard Zinn once said, robber barons. Considering capitalism is immoral, those who fought for it are immoral as well.
– The poor are spending way more this Christmas compared to the rich; Now this is change we can believe in!