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Hey folks, it’s Friday today. How are you doing at the end of this weekday?

International Politics

Overall

– Natasha Lennard: “Iraq Is Collapsing and the Anti-War Movement Fell Short

A very fantastic article by Louis Proyect on the failure of Leninist academics to understand what is needed for change

– The UN states it received reports of human rights atrocities and war crimes in Iraq

– The Foreign Minister of Germany said it would be difficult to prevent a conflict in Iraq as a result of Islamic State in Iraq and Levant

– Emptywheel: “What if US Government Had Not Demanded We “Drop It” on Maliki’s Corruption in 2010?

Middle East

– Sabah al Nasseri, a professor who deals with Middle East issues, discusses with The Real News on how the U.S. intervention in Iraq allowed for ISIS to get control

– The recent successes of the ISIS do not change the war of Iraq only, but also dramatically changes the perspective of other state actors in the region

– A well-known Shia cleric called for Iraqis to get weapons to counter ISIS, the Sunni militia

– A representative of Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei blames Qatar and Saudi Arabia for the rise of ISIS

– Before raiding a warehouse for weapons, Yemeni soldiers killed four suspected al-Qaeda militants in a car

Asia and Oceania

– An informative article on the divide-and-conquer strategy by the U.S. and the historical rivalry between Vietnam and China

– The military junta in Thailand lifted its national curfew in the country to support its tourism sector since no violence has been reported; Meanwhile, an interim government will be in place by August says the leaders

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.