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Hey folks, it’s the start of the workweek!

International Politics

Overall

– Part three of three with Lawrence Wilkerson on the necessity of turning toward peace rather than war or else we will all perish

– Chris Hedges: “The Power of Imagination

– Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: For this international agreement, “we will not accept scientific or nuclear apartheid

– Vladimir Putin offered a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine. The U.S. media did not bother to cover that; Meanwhile, Russia states dialogue between opposition groups in Ukraine must be held

– It was found British troops were stationed at U.S. drone bases in Yemen, which raises a lot of questions

Middle East

– International NGO groups called for Israel to be sent to the International Criminal Court for their crimes

– Militants in Iraq executed 20 Iraqi soldiers after capturing them as hostages

– A lawyer who fought for the poor in Jerusalem was placed in an Israeli prison and tortured. After more than 50 days, he hanged himself as a result of the pain. This is both infuriating and depressing.

– At least a dozen were killed in Afghanistan by the Taliban as the annual spring offensive commences.

– In eastern Syrian, rebel infighting caused people to flee from the fighting

Africa

– Boko Haram releases a video featuring the kidnapped girls and offers their return in exchange for militants held by the Nigerian government

– The amount of undocumented immigrants entering Libya is increasing and, often times, ends in tragedy as found with 65 undocumented immigrants from Sudan who were stranded

– With instability plaguing Egypt for the past few years, a new president will not automatically stabilize the country

– A professor who has traveled to Nigeria explains its history in brief and what he saw there

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.