07 May 2015

The Roundup

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”263″ align=”right” !} Quite a roundup, hope you enjoy it! International Politics Overall – We should be careful in saying the United States exports democracy to countries overseas because the U.S. truly is not a democracy; Although, we certainly are aware of that – U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

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07 May 2015

Over Easy: Around the World

Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene.
Sweeping progressive New Democratic Party victories in Alberta, Canada, have overturned the dominant Tory government of the province that had sought to extend XL pipeline through the U.S. to Texas refineries, where it would go onto the world oil market.

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06 May 2015

Late Night FDL: Soldier of Fortune

Whitesnake – Soldier of Fortune

Former Deep Purple frontman David Coverdale has resurrected some of his oldies on Whitesnake’s soon-to-be released The Purple Album…

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06 May 2015

Too Big To Prosecute: Army Struggles To Cope With Rampant Fraud In The Military

Despite over 100 successful prosecutions and hundreds more cases awaiting their day in court, U.S. Army officials warn that the problem of corruption is more than the system can handle and it’s set to get even worse. By MintPress News Desk America’s massive military-industrial complex is a huge profit-making enterprise

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06 May 2015

Chicago City Council Passes Reparations for Those Tortured by Former CPD Commander Jon Burge

The Chicago City Council passed reparations for survivors of police torture under former police commander Jon Burge. It was the culmination of decades of grassroots organizing, and a number of torture survivors traveled from various parts of the United States to witness the vote. The reparations package that was adopted

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06 May 2015

Tsarnaev defense team close to finishing its penalty phase case

The jury will have to decide whether his noble and selfless acts on behalf of special needs students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin is sufficient to merit an LWOP sentence. Certainly there is no shortage of former teachers, friends and family who love him despite the horrific acts he committed.

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06 May 2015

What Happened in Tikrit After Victory Over IS?

If there was a single, overriding lesson to crawl out of America’s failure in Iraq War 2.0, it is that destroying a government/leader is the easy part. Replacing what you have destroyed with a functioning government is the key to lasting victory. If you do not, all you get is

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06 May 2015

Fed Chair Yellen Met With Firm Involved In Fed Leak Case

The Department of Justice has now opened a criminal investigation into the leaking of information about a Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMA) meeting. Details of the meeting were disclosed without authorization by a financial consulting firm, Medley Global Advisors, and have led to questions about whether members of the Fed may

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06 May 2015

#BlackLivesMatter: Ethiopian-Israelis Take To Streets To Protest Discrimination, Police Brutality

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”500″ height=”281″ align=”none” !} Israel continues to be rocked by protests by Ethiopian Israelis claiming to be facing discrimination in the country due to being black. Protesters and police clashed as protesters blocked roadways and surrounded government buildings leading to multiple arrests and injuries. The protests have drawn international attention

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06 May 2015

The Roundup

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”263″ align=”right” !} Good day folks! International Politics Overall – Gareth Porter: “Why Iran Must Remain a US Enemy” – The United Nations envoy to Yemen will once again attempt peace talks involving Saudi Arabia and Yemen – The Obama administration is committed to standing with a unified and democratic Iraq

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