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US Sending Weapons To Iraq To Use Against Weapons US Previously Sent To Iraq

Pentagon: Fall of Ramadi to ISIS a 'failure of leadership' http://t.co/vMlhFu1tb2 pic.twitter.com/9uMjBZxb86 — The Hill (@thehill) May 20, 2015 It’s almost like war is a business. The Pentagon announced on Thursday that the United States would be sending 2,000 AT-4 anti-tank rockets to Iraq. While the Department of Defense emphasized that the rockets were being...

The Roundup for May 21st, 2015

We make our next stop to Senegal. All done with finals. Now I can fully focus on the site while tying up some loose ends. The bourgeoisie lost. Their finals didn’t stop me. International Politics Overall – Part three of three with scholar Norman Finkelstein who explains, despite a falling out between President Barack Obama...

Over Easy: Placeholder

As there isn’t an Over Easy yet, I’ll put this up just for folks to meet and share things here with. The Antartic Peninsula, from a report from Bristol University that was just released, has been losing ice in dramatic quantities. Satellites have seen a sudden dramatic change in the behaviour of glaciers on the...

Late Night FDL: Who Are You

The Who – Who Are You The Who had best avoid Denver and Seattle during their US leg… Roger Daltrey Doesn’t Want Fans Smoking Pot at Who Concerts Boy, how things have changed since the ’60s. Roger Daltrey threatened to stop a Who concert last night after he smelled pot smoke in the audience. According...

Growing Global Inequality Gap ‘Has Reached a Tipping Point’

‘When such a large group in the population gains so little from economic growth, the social fabric frays and trust in institutions is weakened.’ By Nadia Prupis With the gap between the rich and poor growing worldwide, a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published Thursday suggests that the only...

MENA Mashup: The Truth About Libya Emerges

Very early in the Libyan fiasco I’d smelled a rat on our real intentions in Libya… ‘Intervention – Disaster For Libyans’ ‘Al-Qaeda bogeyman of choice for West’ Press TV: There’s always talk of al-Qaeda bogeyman whenever there is any report on Yemen in the Western media. Yet this al-Qaeda affiliate was very quiet since the...

Nigerian President-Elect Seeks to Shift Investment From Oil to Other Sectors

Nigerian President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari, who beat incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and will take office on May 29, pledged to invest more resources into other sectors of the economy like agriculture instead of relying on oil. Buhari believes such investments will provide much-needed jobs for Nigerians, especially amid the massive drop of oil prices: In the economy, we...

FBI Defied Law for Seeking Business Records Under Patriot Act for 7 Years

A Justice Department inspector general’s report shows that for seven years the Federal Bureau of Investigation violated statutory law designed to restrict the agency’s surveillance power. During this period, the agency sought individuals’...Show More Summary

Wall Street Trading ‘Cartel’ Warned Initiates ‘Mess This Up And Sleep With One Eyes Open’

Ahead of today's rate rigging settlement, @GeigerWire got @bsurveillance up to speed: http://t.co/ZIovgDJ1Iq #Libor pic.twitter.com/IPw8jXFtVz — David Meyers (@davidfmeyers) May 20, 2015 Yesterday the Department of Justice announcedShow More Summary

The Roundup for May 20th, 2015

Onward to Iceland and onward to the last final. International Politics Overall – Michelle Chen: “EU Officials Are Considering Bombing Libyan Smuggling Boats. That’s the Last Thing Refugees Need“; Damn right – French authorities say their forces killed two major leaders of al-Qaeda in Mali – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will be going to...

Late Night FDL: Waking Up

King King – Waking Up British blues band King King released a track from their new album, Reaching For The Light… King King have released a lyric video for their track Waking Up… It’s taken from the band’s latest album, Reaching For The Light, launched earlier this month via Manhaton Records and available now. Mainman...

Libya Still Reeling From 2011 NATO Removal Of Gadhafi

From Libya to Mali, Nigeria and Somalia, NATO’s 2011 intervention against Moammar Gadhafi has had an undeniable domino effect — but when do the dominoes stop falling? By Sean Nevins Bernardino León, head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, told NPR last week that Libya is on the verge of complete economic and...

Latest Guilty Pleas Prove Big Bank Criminality ‘Rampant,’ But Jail Time Non-Existent

In announcing settlement, Attorney General Loretta Lynch calls the crimes ‘a brazen display of collusion’ that caused ‘pervasive harm’ By Deirdre Fulton In the wake of Wednesday’s announcement that five global financial institutions have agreed to plead guilty to multiple crimes and pay about $5.6 billion in penalties for manipulating foreign currencies and interest rates,...

Federal Trade Commission files complaint against four cancer charities alleging $187 million fraud

The Federal Trade Commission filed a 148 page complaint against four cancer charities yesterday accusing them of diverting $187 million contributed by donors to the founders of the charities and their family members to pay for vitally necessary personal items, such as cars and luxury cruises. Charitable contributions also were diverted for all-expense paid trips...

Obama Signed Bill to Help Protect Police, However, Police Are Not Under Attack in America

President Barack Obama signed legislation that creates a “Blue Alert” system for law enforcement in the United States. It establishes a network for alerting police expeditiously when there are “active threats” against police. However, police are not under attack and have not been under attack in the US, despite recent tragic deaths of officers. The...

Ukraine Corruption Problems Remain As US Plans New Propaganda War

Learning from Uncle Sam: to Russia's annoyance, U.S. hones Ukrainian fighting skills. http://t.co/qXN8dALMQq pic.twitter.com/gUSnRVOWm9 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 19, 2015 A year after a US-backed coup forced out the democratically...Show More Summary

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 least 170 Islamic State fighters...

Over Easy: Texas War Veteran Dies in Custody Saying “I Can’t Breathe” 20 Times

On July 13, 2012, Sgt. James Brown, an active duty Fort Bliss soldier, self-reported to the El Paso County jail to serve a 48-hour sentence for a DUI. Brown, who had served two tours of combat duty in Iraq, wrote on a jail form that he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress. According to a news...

Late Night FDL: Delilah

Florence + The Machine – Delilah Ahead of their new album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful, they released another track… In less than two weeks, Florence and the Machine will return with their much-anticipated new album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. Already we’ve heard a handful of its tracks, including “What Kind of...

MENA Mashup: Pentagon claims Ramadi a mere setback are ‘delusional’

McClatchy published this excellent report yesterday…Experts: U.S. claims Ramadi a mere setback are ‘delusional’ WASHINGTON — The Obama administration Monday called the fall of the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province to the Islamic State a temporary setback that Iraqi forces would reverse with U.S. Show More Summary

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