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Howdy folks, how are you doing this fine day?

International Politics


– Katrina vandel Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen: “Why Is Washington Risking War With Russia?

– Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said Israel was conducting “Hitler-like fascism” in Palestine

– British MPs warn NATO defenses are weak against a Russian attack

– International investigators were able to make it to the crash site of MH17

– Jason Leopold: “Pleas for Mercy and Game of Thrones: A Gitmo Detainee’s Letter to a Federal Judge“; A must-read for anyone following

Middle East

– Omar Barghouti, a founder of the BDS movement, elaborates on the deaths of 19 people in Gaza to The Real News

– A journalist shares her difficulty covering the bombings and killings in Gaza as it is hard to comprehend the scale of destruction; I should warn readers certain images feature bodies of the dead

– A doctor in the Gaza Strip shares her story on what is happening during the crisis there and what people can do about it

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated the country will destroy underground tunnels in Gaza “with or without a ceasefire


– The conflict occurring in South Sudan is a microcosm of the larger political conflict involving superpowers for Africa

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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.