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It’s Friday folks. A busy weekend ahead for me, but just one day of class on Monday! Have a wonderful weekend!

Today is Kit O’Connell’s last day, he was a dedicated colleague and member of Firedoglake. We’ll miss him for sure.

Don’t forget tomorrow is the FDL Book Salon with Mark Shapiro on carbon and climate change (how fitting) featuring journalist Steve Horn as host. There is no salon on Sunday.

International Politics

Overall

– When the U.S. launches air strikes in Syria, they will not notify anyone of when they will begin or end.

– The UN called for all nations to unite against the Islamic State in Iraq to stop their barbaric acts

Middle East

– The Israeli-Palestinian issue in Israel cannot be talked about without the economic context of labor, globalization and fierce militarization

– A shell fired during the Israeli bombings on Palestine exploded killing three Palestinians (it was a dud when it landed)

– While Syrian rebels continue to deny a truce was made with the ISIL, there are still efforts to do so

– Bombings throughout Iraq left 31 people dead and at least 51 wounded

Asia and Oceania

–  Sectarian infighting in Yemen left at least 120 people dead

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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.