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Hey folks, it is the start of a new week. Have anything planned?

International Politics

Overall

– With the U.S. bombing Islamic State forces, it should be noted IS is funded by allies of the U.S. in the Middle East. Politics is a strange thing.

– An Ecuadorean official accused Britain of being apathetic to resolving Julian Assange’s situation

Middle East

– Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, explains the appointment of a new prime minister in Iraq and the value of oil amid the conflict in the country

– The U.S. continued its air strikes against IS to assist its allies in the region as Kurdish forces regain a valuable dam in Mosul

– Meanwhile, IS killed at least 700 people from a tribe in Syria while battling for control in the country

Asia and Oceania

– In an op-ed for a top state-owned newspaper in China, there were calls to restrict ownership of dogs as it is “elitist

– Protesters in Hong Kong marched for democracy in a demonstration that seemed more for the status quo than actual change

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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.