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Hey folks, it is the start of a brand-new week!

International Politics


– Benjamin Netanyahu: The U.S. should not force us to enter a ceasefire agreement; This is our greatest ally?

– China admits it has a missile which can be equipped with nuclear warheads able to strike anywhere in the U.S.; And yet nuclear weapons will be viewed as an necessary evil by government officials

– Juan Cole: “Boycott of Israel Spreads in European Civil Society over Gaza War, Could Cost $5 billion per year

Middle East

– Chances are, if you walk in certain areas of Israel, you will hear chants such as “Death to Arabs!” It is difficult to stomach such vile comments, but who are these people and what are their aims? The Real News investigates these nationalist groups.

– Journalists Lia Tarachansky and Nalan al-Sarraj comment further on what is happening in Gaza so far

– In Gaza, 10 people were killed and at least 35 were injured when an Israeli airstrike hit near a UN school; Both the U.S. and the UN denounced the bombings

– Noam Chomsky: “Nightmare in Gaza

– The UN warned a “humanitarian tragedy” was occurring after Sinjar, a city in Iraq, was taken over by the Islamic State and 200,000 people fled


– During his trip to meet African leaders, President Barack Obama denied it was to counter China

– Fighting in Libya over the international airport left 22 people dead

Asia and Oceania

– Bali, an island of Indonesia, is putting down dogs as they claim there are a lot of stray dogs and it will affect its tourist industry; Out of all the options, that was the one they chose?

– A 6.1 earthquake hit the southwestern part of China where at least 367 people were killed and at least 1,881 were injured

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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.