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Hey folks, happy Friday.

International Politics


– Henry Giroux: “Killing Machines and the Madness of Militarism: From Gaza to Afghanistan

– A UN school, where Palestinians were sheltered to escape from Israeli bombings, was bombed by Israel and at least 15 people were killed

– As much as elites want to separate themselves from the statement that they created groups like the Islamic State, the fact of the matter is they did

– Amy Goodman: “Overcoming the Media Blockade in Gaza

– In what is certainly humorous, Egyptian security electronically scanned Secretary of State John Kerry before meeting with government officials

Middle East

– Journalist Yousef Al-Helou talks to The Real News about losing his family members in an Israeli airstrike and what the genocide by Israel represents

– Chris Hedges: “The Palestinians’ Right to Self-Defense

– Journalist Lia Tarachansky explains the protests occurring in Israel against what is happening in Gaza, especially repression of anti-war protests in the West Bank by the Palestinian Authority

– Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iranian Supreme Leader, suggested a referendum to determine the form of government they live under and also for the West Bank to arm themselves if the former does not happen


– Part two of three with Baba Aye who explains the contribution by large oil companies in forming Boko Haram

– Egypt asserted “foreign intelligence” was behind an attack on a checkpoint that killed 22 people

– Because of security concerns, all Peace Corps volunteers were pulled out of Kenya

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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.