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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

Government Seeks ‘Emergency Stay’ of Decision Ordering Release of Thousands of Torture Photos

The United States government requested an “emergency stay” of a federal court decision, which ordered thousands of photographs of detainee abuse and torture in Iraq and Afghanistan to be released. In March, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the US District Court of the Southern District of New York was no longer willing to tolerate the government’s...

Rand Paul Says Iraq Surge ‘Worked’

Sen. Rand Paul: It was a mistake to go to war with Iraq in 2003. PO-20TU pic.twitter.com/9o7qsh7kXZ — CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) May 19, 2015 Something strange is happening to Senator Rand Paul. Since the beginning of his presidential campaign Paul has started to change his positions on a number of issues related to foreign policy...

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 peace” comment on Palestinian Authority...

Over Easy: WordPress, Disqus and FDL

As everyone should be aware te servers that host FDL had been under attack for around a month or so. Making ti very difficult at best to even connect to the site let alone login, comment and post, Keeping the reader posts at MyFDL inaccessible most of that time and the servers possible hacked to...

Late Night FDL: Leaving On A Jet Plane

Peter, Paul & Mary – Leaving On A Jet Plane As the LN posts, I should be midway between Oahu and the Big Isle, however, I should be back online about 10pm FDL time…! What’s on your mind tonite…?

We need more heroes like Dr. Kent Brantly

Dr. Kent Brantly delivered the commencement address Saturday at his former alma mater, the Indiana University School of Medicine. As readers may recall, he was stricken with Ebola last year in Liberia while treating patients dying from Ebola. He probably would have died, but for being transported in a specially equipped Lear Jet to the...

Obama Police Task Force Recommends Array of Measures to Curb Warrior Mindset

A task force on policing setup by President Barack Obama issued its report and a number of the recommendations appear to be geared toward reducing the warrior mindset adopted by officers in police departments throughout the United States. Obama appointed a task force to review police practices in December after demonstrations against police brutality in...

Senator Feinstein Says TPP Is Not For Corporate America, Critics Should ‘Take A Good Look’

Top Dem: Trade bill not for big business http://t.co/7CtcqHtoE5 pic.twitter.com/UJbzI655u6 — The Hill (@thehill) May 17, 2015 The rhetoric for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is hitting new levels of absurdity. Though all available evidence – including leaked portions – shows the TPP is a massive give away to corporate interests, the agreement is being framed...

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 State militants and officials, including...

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