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International Politics


– Michael Ratner discusses with The Real News on how the UN should charge Israel with crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide and apartheid.

– The U.S. offered satellite photos of rockets fired from Russia

– Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to accept responsibility for contributing to Ukrainian conflict

Middle East

More than 1,000 people have died in Gaza as a result of the Israeli bombings as no ceasefire seems ready to be made

– In the West Bank and Jerusalem, Palestinians marched to protest the horrific attacks in Gaza by Israel and two protesters were killed along with 100 wounded by Israeli police; Moreover, Israeli marched for peace in Gaza

– In Homs, Syria, at least seven people were killed as a result of a car bomb

– Israeli Defense Force: Yes we bombed the UN-run school, but we did not kill anyone; Wait….what?

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu states the country could afford to lose its image, but not its security


– Part three of three with Baba Aye on why Nigerians should resist not only Boko Haram, but the government as well

– The wife of the Vice Prime Minister of Cameroon was kidnapped by Boko Haram militants after an attack on his house

– In Tripoli, Libya, the two weeks of fighting that has plagued the city left 96 people dead; Meanwhile, 38 people were killed in Benghazi, Libya

– As the U.S. evacuates its embassy in Tripoli, Libya warns Western countries to ensure its citizens leave [cont’d.]

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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.