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Hey folks, how are you doing this fine Friday?

International Politics

Overall

– Amy Goodman: “Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 69 Years Later

– The UN Security Council agreed to condemn attacks by Islamic State forces against minorities in Iraq

– Both Poland and Canada announced deals to help supply Ukraine ahead of an alleged Russian threat

Middle East

– Max Blumenthal: “How Israel Used Its Own Civilians as Human Shields While Assaulting Gaza“;  He also explains to The Real News the vile calls by lawmakers against Palestinians

– If there is anything we can be proud of, it is that there is a worldwide rebellion against crimes committed in Gaza

– A new poll found 92 percent of Palestinians in Gaza prefer a long-term peace deal. In addition, 72 percent would prefer a peace agreement with Israel

– With an Iraqi tribe trapped on a mountain and surrounded by ISIS forces, the U.S. is considering air strikes to help them

– Meanwhile, ISIS forces continue to succeed in their campaign in northern Iraq with the largest dam in Iraq captured; Very troublesome future

– Hamas said if their demands were not met, Israel would be attacked after the ceasefire ended

Africa

– Gallup: Only 48 percent of Africans believe in their judicial system

– Amnesty International calls the shelling of civilians in both Tripoli and Benghazi, both in Libya, a war crime

– Meanwhile, the situation in Libya is a consequence of the 2011 Western intervention where there were no other plans to help it after the fall of Qaddafi

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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.