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Hey folks, it’s Friday! I’m done with classes until August so I’ll be giving more attention to the Roundup.

International Politics

Overall

– Vladimir Putin: We will recognize the elections in Ukraine, but we do not stand for the coup generated by the West

– The Pentagon stated they have seen a small number of Russian troops pulled from the Ukrainian border

– Former Polish president and Solidarity founder Lech Walesa declared the U.S. is not upholding its active role in the world

– The annexation of Crimea may have not been a move by Putin but a misstep by the West and energy market elites

– The Western-style democratic system is a sham featuring death, destruction, primitive accumulation, privatization and more. No wonder it’s popular among elites

Middle East

– Juan Cole: “Pope Francis to call for Sovereign, Independent Palestinian State from Bethlehem

– Syrian rebels shelled Assad supporters in the southern part of Syria, killing 21

– The only hospital located in Falluja, Iraq is running out of essential supplies and much-needed staff as only three doctors and six nurses remain

– Sure the U.S. military is out of Iraq, but U.S. corporations like ExxonMobil are still in the country accumulating so much cash, thanks to the occupying force

Africa

– While the West continues to talk about Boko Haram in the most cliché way on the topic of contemporary terrorism, there is still a lot to talk about on its rise in Nigeria based on the history of the country

– The retired renegade general in Libya, who was trained by the CIA decades ago, says he will continue to fight until militants in the country are gone

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