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– Dahr Jamail: “Tortured and Raped by Israel, Persecuted by the United States

– Unfortunately, it seems another journalist, Steven Sotloff, was killed by the Islamic State; The article, for those wondering, does not include any pictures from the video and Natasha Lennard, VICE journalist, talks about the issues of viewing such videos here

Middle East

– A new poll found 61 percent of Palestinians would choose the leader of Hamas if the presidential elections were held immediately; And the only thing Israel accomplished in Gaza was death and destruction

Europe 

– Estonia called for NATO to create a permanent base in the country to counteract Russia’s presence; I’m not sure escalation with NATO is wise

– It seems Russia’s interest in Ukraine is not due to the West, but really a long-term goal carried out by the elites in the country. I found the article in a piece by Louis Proyect describing the history of the place provides a well-informed argument.

– Political scholar John Mearsheimer explains how the current situation in Ukraine is the fault of the West

– In addition, it should be noted, as written by Ukrainian journalist Vladislav Gulevich, Ukraine has tight control over press and speech

– Meanwhile, more than a million Ukrainians fled from the country due to the conflict

– Lawyers in Greece presented evidence to police of Golden Dawn’s role in the 2011 pogrom against immigrants

Latin America, Caribbean and Canada

– It is troubling to know how the humanitarian aid to Haiti was misused and how it failed a country devastated by a natural disaster

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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.