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International Politics


– Pew: Sentiment against Russia is on the rise worldwide with Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East having the highest rates

– It gets worse for the U.S. as Germany arrested another alleged spy working for the U.S.

Middle East

– A discussion on The Real News about how the media in Israel is working in coordination with the military on the situation in Gaza

– Max Blumenthal: “Netanyahu government knew teens were dead as it whipped up racist frenzy

– Meanwhile, Netanyahu told the military to augment its assault into the Gaza Strip even though at least 47 Palestinians have died so far

– Moreover, in response to the brutal response by Israel, Palestinians are using non-violence to respond

– Part one of five with economist Shir Hever on growing up as a privileged individual in Israel

– I previously reported on the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant smuggling oil for profits. Here are the specifics: They smuggle 100 tanker trucks of oil from two fields per day

– A UN report found violence increasing in the first six months in Afghanistan


– Gallup: 95 percent of Nigeria agree that Boko Haram is a major threat to the country

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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.