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Hey folks, how are you this Friday?

International Politics

Overall

– Ugandan President Yoweri Musevani—who passed the anti-gay crime law earlier this year—seems likely to become the next UN President; Funny how international politics works

– According to Pentagon officials, the U.S. plan to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2016 means two more years for detainees in the secret Bagram facility

An interview with scholar Henry Giroux about the perils in democracy in contemporary times

– With the elites as powerful as ever, what does it mean for us, the people who are the “alternative media,” to combat this? While we may be doing good, there is still apathy and living within the system

Middle East

– The U.S. confirmed a U.S. citizen was a suicide bomber in Syria as stated by rebels

– The Iraqi Kurds stated they were making an “oil weapon” —i.e. becoming independent—against the Iraqi government

– Israel announces it prevented a suicide bombing at a checkpoint, which would have been the first in six years

– In Yemen, clashes between rebels and tribesmen, backed by the army, left at least 12 people dead 

Africa

– The Jordanian government said Jordan citizens living in Libya should leave “as soon as possible

– Sudan announces it will not install Iranian anti-aircraft missiles against suspected Israeli air strikes after stating it could be “misinterpreted

– In a second week in a row, thousands came out to support General Hifter in Libya

An insight into the fundamentalism and terrorism conducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria

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.