The Roundup for June 16th, 2015

Hope you enjoyed the piece yesterday! Hoping to do a little more like that. Expect another post later this week.

International Politics


– Amnesty International criticized global efforts in helping refugees

Interesting look into what happens in Libya because of the Islamic State can affect a community in Egypt



At least 23 people died and more than 100 were wounded in N’Djamena, Chad, after suicide bombers attacked the capitalEurope 

– French President Francois Hollande: We need to keep Greece in the eurozone

– Some members of SYRIZA want an Iceland-like default as an alternative to the current woes

– Russia vowed to retaliate against the U.S. and its recent decision to put heavy arms in eastern Europe states

Latin America, Caribbean and Canada

– Greg Grandin: “Concentration Camps in the Dominican Republic?

A new leftist party arose in Mexico, which may mean changes in the future for the country’s politics


Financial Matters

– Journalist David Cay Johnston joins The Real News to discuss billionaire John Malone and how he can get a sweet deal out of a Charter Communications-Time Warner Cable merger

– Economist Michael Hudson joins The Real News to talk about the potential consequences of interest rates if raised by the Federal Reserve

– Pension funds are at risk of shrinking as a result of coal prices falling

– Over the next few years, Gap announced it would close 175 stores

Labor’s a-Brewing

– Michelle Chen: “Qatar’s World Cup Preparations Could Kill as Many as 4,000 Migrant Workers

Politics US

Washington USA

– Dahr Jamail: “Former US Attorney General Files Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Iraq War

– Jeb Bush is officially running for president on the Republican ticket

– Gallup: Either two-thirds or more than two-thirds of Americans do not confide in the three branches of government

– Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT): “I am not a great fan” of Benjamin Netanyahu

– Sanders, meanwhile, criticized President Barack Obama for failing to follow-up on his promises to the working class

– Hillary Clinton: Americans do not personally view my wealth as a primary issue

– Gallup: Out of all the institutions, Americans trust the military the most

– The White House wants to expand the Authorization for Use of Military Force for use in Syria

– The CIA violated its own rules and tortured individuals for “human experimentation

– The warehouse in charge of storing the information of Americans who signed up through the Affordable Care Act says there are major privacy issues with the sign ups

Anytown USA

– The Real News interviews Ramona Africa, a survivor of the MORE bombing in the 1980s, who explains the persistence of state oppression

A new study found legislation of marijuana in a few states did not lead to increased consumption

We Don’t Need No Education

A new study found schools located in greener areas help students’ cognitive ability


The Second Sex

A new report found Columbia University failed other women that were sexually assaulted as students

– Jessica Valenti: “Jeb Bush’s past words on women are bad. Democrats’ past laws are worse

– Good news as the Supreme Court declined to save North Carolina’s anti-abortion law

Planet Earth

– Journalist Paul DeRienzo joins The Real News to explain leakage from nuclear disposal sites in the U.S.

– Still, major firms tied to Silicon Valley believe nuclear power is a safe investment to fight climate change

A draft of Pope Francis I’s encyclical on climate change was leaked to the press where he goes all-out on humanity’s contributions to global warming

New research finds carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere can trap heat for thousands of years

– Shell sent its oil rig to drill in the Arctic, which means good news for the environment for sure

Mixed Bag

– Attorney Michael Ratner joins The Real News to discuss the legacy of the Magna Carter after 800 years

– Rachel Dolezal, president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Wash., announced her resignation from the position

– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: “Let Rachel Dolezal Be as Black as She Wants To Be

Break Time

Happy As Can Be [Cut Off Your Hands]


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