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Good morning, I’ve baked some muffins. I can assure you they are quite delicious.

International Politics

Overall

– Journalist Arun Kundnani wrote a wonderful piece on how complicit the UK government is with the dirty wars of the U.S.

– President Barack Obama: “Justice will be done” in response to the death of journalist James Foley

Middle East

– A ceasefire deal was reached between Israel and Hamas and let’s hope it sticks this time

– Glenn Greenwald: “The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria

– It looks like the Islamic State is operating a dangerous entity albeit with oil fields to support them

– It looks the U.S., meanwhile, is providing intelligence to Syria about IS

– Ali Abunimah: “Scorched earth: Israel obliterates two more Gaza high rises

– While Iran announced it will send weapons to Iraq, a car bomb killed 12 people in Baghdad

Africa

– Egypt and the United Arab Emirates launched air strikes against Islamist militants

– A UN report found torture in East Africa and the Congo is still common despite efforts to address it

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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.