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Hey folks, how are you doing this morning? What’s on your mind?

International Politics

Overall

– NATO’s Secretary General asserts Russia is using spies to infiltrate environmental movements against fracking to further Russia’s goal. Keep in mind the Secretary General presented no evidence.

– The stories of undocumented children held in detention centers shows the terrible narrative of the right-wing

Middle East

– Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki cannot save Iraq by himself, but he can rely on Shi’ite forces for change

– Meanwhile, al-Maliki praised air strikes by the Syrian government against the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant; What will people like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) say now?

– In addition, al-Maliki praised both Russian and Belarus jets for assisting against ISIS

– If there is anything to learn from the latest crisis in Iraq, it is that independent journalism in Iraq will be the first to go from international news coverage

– Militants with Al-Qaeda launched a series of attacks at different places throughout Yemen killing at least 15

Africa 

– President Obama stated the recent elections in Libya show a country committed to moving toward democracy despite setbacks; Which Libya is he watching?

– Amy Goodman: “The Egyptian Counterrevolution Will Not Be Televised

– One of the Al-Jazeera journalists jailed by the Egyptian government called his sentence an “outrage

– Some suspected Boko Haram fighters are leaving their territory due to snake bites and bee attacks, which allows them to be captured by government forces

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.