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International Politics

Overall

– Fidel Castro: “The Palestinian Holocaust in Gaza

– The destruction in Gaza is unimaginable with the UN warning a sizable number of Palestinians will return to their homes destroyed

Middle East

– Turmoil now reaches the Iraqi government as it seems there is a replacement for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki who is not happy as you can imagine.

– Juan Cole: “Iraq: Is al-Maliki Preparing to Make a Coup?

Over 600,000 Iraqi minorities were forced to leave as a result of Islamic State forces; Wow, surreal

– The U.S. announced it is providing weapons to the Kurdish forces in Iraq to challenge IS

Asia and Oceania

– China suffers from a bureaucratic system with control instituted top-down, but union democracy could help break the bureaucracy

Africa

– In assisting France, the U.S. set $10 billion to fight “terrorists and violent extremists” in Mali, Niger and Chad

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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.