Aug 26 2013
Uprising’s Monday guest expert Rose Aguilar, op-ed writer for Al Jazeera English and host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco, analyzes today’s news headlines:
In a violent incident that threatens to derail the fledgling peace talks between Israel and Palestinian negotiators, Israeli soldiers have killed 3 Palestinians in the Qalandia refugee camp near Jerusalem. Nearly two dozen Palestinians were also wounded from Israeli gunfire in Qalandia and there are conflicting reports whether Palestinian negotiators have canceled or postponed today’s meeting with their Israeli counterparts. Click here to read an LA Times article about the story.
The German newspaper Der Spiegel reported this weekend that the US’s National Security Agency had spied on European Union representatives at the United Nations headquarters. This morning, Peer Steinbrück, who is vying for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s seat in the next election, vowed to suspend trade talks between the EU and the US over the NSA spying. He said, “I would interrupt the negotiations until the Americans say if German government offices and European institutions are bugged or wiretapped. We don’t know if the Americans may be sitting under our desks with some technical devices.” Click here to read an article in the Guardian Newspaper about the story.
And finally here in California, wildfires continue to ravage the state with firefighters fighting off multiple fires simultaneously over the past month. Now, the fire has entered Yosemite National Park and has threatened San Francisco’s power and water supplies. The so-called Rim Fire started on August 17th and is one of the biggest fires in California history. Click here for a CBS News report about the story.