WEEKLY NEWSCAST – OCTOBER 25, 2013

This week on War News Radio, negotiations over the United States drone program, an Indo-China border agreement, pirates, and more. [soundcloud params=”auto_play=false&show_comments=true&color=75BBD9&theme_color=75BBD9″]http://soundcloud.com/war-news-radio/weekly-newscast-october-25[/soundcloud] Luke Arnone: From War News Radio at Swarthmore College, I’m Luke Arnone. Ashley Hong: And I’m Ashley Hong. The controversy surrounding United States drone strikes continued this week…

Newscast – September 27, 2013

This week on War News Radio, an update on the United Nations resolution on Syria, an attack on a mall in Kenya, an earthquake in Pakistan, and more. [soundcloud params=”auto_play=false&show_comments=true&color=75BBD9&theme_color=75BBD9″]https://soundcloud.com/war-news-radio/weekly-newscast-september-27[/soundcloud] Sara Morell: From War News Radio at Swarthmore College, I’m Sara Morell. Joelle Hageboutros: And I’m Joelle Hageboutros. This week,…

Newscast – September 20, 2013

This week on War News Radio, an update on the United Nations report on Syria, an anti-terrorism raid in China, freed political prisoners in Iran, and more. [soundcloud params=”auto_play=false&show_comments=true&color=75BBD9&theme_color=75BBD9″]https://soundcloud.com/war-news-radio/weekly-newscast-september-20[/soundcloud]   WILL SULLIVAN: From War News Radio at Swarthmore College, I’m Will Sullivan. ALLISON HRABAR: And I’m Allison Hrabar. The United Nations…

Three Roadblocks to Democracy and Reform in Egypt

By Sara Morell The military-led government that replaced President Muhammad Morsi in Egypt has announced plans to hold parliamentary elections within the next six months, but in the meantime, the country will have to clear substantial hurtles to reach that aspiration. Here are three roadblocks to a democratic Egypt.

Spring 2013 Round-Up

This spring, War News Radio brought you along with us everywhere from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, to Baghdad ten years after the 2003 invasion, to the water-starved regions of Syria and Yemen. Along the way, we’ve explained the many stakeholders in the conflict in Mali, checked in…

Fly Away Drones

Today, for the first time, President Obama acknowledged and rigorously defended drone strikes targeting militants in Yemen and other parts of the world. At least to my ears, the speech is a clear response to critics who say drone strikes are an unconstitutional use of executive power and a violation…

Filibusted Presents: Climate Change

It’s hard to listen to the news without getting angry. War News Radio’s Caroline Batten and Elliana Bisgaard-Church have stopped trying. WNR proudly presents “Filibusted”, with all the news that makes us tear our hair out. This month’s topic? Climate change.

Yemen: Scarce Water, Security Threat?

The ten most water-stressed countries in the world – gosh, it sounds like a bad Buzzfeed article – are all in the Middle East or North Africa. Yemen, perhaps best known in the U.S. as the target of covert drone strikes, is in an especially dire position. War News Radio’s…

This Month on War News Radio: Changing Landscapes

In this month’s show, we examine three issues that build on the relationship between environmental stresses and conflict. First, we examine the impact of a five-year drought on the Syrian Revolution. Then, we investigate the effects of changes in global climate on farming, particularly in regions prone to conflict. Finally,…

Swarthmore SPJP Simulates West Bank Checkpoint

This week, Swarthmore’s Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) erected a temporary wall in front of Parrish Hall, the College’s main administrative building, to simulate a checkpoint along the wall that separates Israel from the West Bank. SPJP members acting as Israeli Defense Force (IDF) guards have manned the checkpoint at…