Trumpism in Latin America

In his inauguration address, Donald Trump vowed to uphold his vision of making “America great again.” No longer would political rhetoric rule the day. Rather “the hour of action” would begin. Among the smaller-than-usual inauguration crowd listening to this, there was a person from Latin America who, like Trump, started as a businessman and entered politics supposedly for the people—Edgardo Novick. Novick recently created a … Continue reading Trumpism in Latin America

Uruguay Continues Investments In Renewable Energy Sector

The Uruguayan government recently announced 30 percent of the nation’s electricity would come from wind energy by the end of 2016, the latest in the government’s push for more renewable energy. This is the latest in a series of public and private investments where Uruguay believes it is able to derive its electricity from wind to the point where it can share with its neighbors, … Continue reading Uruguay Continues Investments In Renewable Energy Sector

Potential Oil Spill Concerns Arise As Shell Begins Arctic Drilling

Shell Oil received a permit from the Department of Interior to drill at the Chukcki Sea, which is located northwest of Alaska and south of the Arctic. Amid the controversy of Shell’s presence in the Arctic is the concern of a potential oil spill. Shell is no stranger to the Chukcki Sea. In 1988, the firm spent $300 million to drill for oil only to … Continue reading Potential Oil Spill Concerns Arise As Shell Begins Arctic Drilling

The Roundup for July 31st, 2015

1960s songs are another thing not posted here much. Even 1950s too are under-appreciated.

International Politics

Overall

– Journalist Patrick Cockburn joins The Real News to talk about Turkey’s role in the West’s fight against the Islamic State and the potential of it to jeopardize the situation

– The Pentagon denied allegations that U.S.-trained rebels were captured in Syria

– Private military contractors are the ones in charge of the U.S. military’s drones

Middle East

– At a gay pride rally in Tel Aviv, Israel, an ultra-Orthodox man stabbed six people before being arrested

– Israel passed a law allowing the force-feeding of Palestinians prisoners

– The PKK is prepared to fight against Turkey as the writing on the wall is clear Continue reading “The Roundup for July 31st, 2015”

The Roundup for July 30th, 2015

Some smooth Latin sounds for the morning. International Politics Overall – Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, joins The Real News to question U.S. intentions when partnering with Turkey against the Islamic State – President Barack Obama’s tour throughout Africa was just a shaming tour  – Lee Fang: “Turkey’s Political Influence Felt as Washington Turns Its Back on Kurds Fighting ISIS” Middle East – … Continue reading The Roundup for July 30th, 2015