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International Politics


– In response to the murder of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama said the “entire world is appalled” and the Associated Press called it an “assassination” and an “international crime of war

– It should be noted, the U.S., along with other countries, vowed to continue to attack IS; And violence is, once again, chosen as a solution

– Meanwhile, it could be argued the U.S. approach to negotiating with terrorists, which is different from the European approach, contributed to his death

– Some Iranian officials criticized the U.S. for its actions in Ferguson, Mo., by calling it a hypocrisy when the U.S. charges others for human rights violations

Middle East

– Airstrikes alone by the U.S. will not stop the Islamic State and it seems this is a conflict with no end

– The International Committee of the Red Cross stated Iraqi Yazidis refugees now live in “heartbreaking” conditions

– Peace between Israel and Hamas seems dead at this point with heavy air strikes by Israel in Gaza; The wife and child of Hamas’ military chief was killed by Israeli fire

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We will not stop” our advancement

– Rania Khalek: “How liberal Zionists enable Israel’s genocidal ambitions

Asia and Oceania

– Disillusionment in the Pakistani government led to 30,000 protesters marching toward Parliament for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

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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.