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Hey everyone! Lest you thought there would be no Roundup due to the climate march coverage, rest assured I am still able to juggle both things at once.

International Politics

Overall

– United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon: We are living in times where there is an “unprecedented level of crises

– President Barack Obama wants to push for a ban on travel for anyone looking to fight foreign wars

Middle East

– More than 100,000 refugees went from Syria into Turkey to escape from advances of the Islamic State

– Iraqi troops near Falluja, Iraq, are struggling to survive against ISIL militants as their supplies run down

At least 13 people died in Iraq after both bombs and mortars went off

Asia and Oceania

– John Pilger: “War, Circus and Injustice Down Under

– Ashraf Ghani, a former financial minister of Afghanistan, is named the next president of the country in a new deal

Africa

– In Libya, a number of assassination attempts left some journalists, soldiers and activists dead

– The Nigerian government allegedly is in negotiations with militants from Boko Haram over the release of the girls kidnapped months ago

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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.