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And so the month of August ends along with the end of summer for me. Still, a weekend featuring some improv should be helpful. Don’t forget the Book Salons on Saturday and Sunday folks. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

International Politics

Overall

– We know the U.S. sanctioned Russian financial institutions for Russia’s action in Ukraine. However, it seems one Russian company was not targeted. It might be because they hold American advisers; Comical

– Roger Waters: “Why moral perversity of U.S. position in Gaza is stunning

– What country is benefiting the most from the oil obtained by the Islamic State?  Turkey.

Middle East

– The Iraqi government is dropping needed supplies to some civilians and attempting to rescue others from IS forces

– Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas: Hamas fought with Israel for unnecessary reasons and it extended the conflict

Asia and Oceania

– Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stated the army was never called as a mediator over turmoil

Africa

– In Libya, the interim government announced it will dissolve in order to make a new government

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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.