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Hey folks, how are you doing this evening? Tomorrow, the FDL Book Salon will have authors Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny for their new book, #Newsfail. On Sunday, author Helen Caldicott stops by to talk about her new book on nuclear energy post-Fukushima, Crisis Without End.

International Politics


– Pew: On each continent, civilians worry about one unique issue. For example, North America and Europe worry about inequality, while Asia worries about pollution.

– U.S. General Lloyd Austin said Iraq was an integral part in U.S. strategy against the Islamic State

Middle East

– Max Blumenthal: “International Community Promises to Rebuild Gaza … with Sweat Shops to Exploit Palestinian Workers

– Apparently, ISIL militants are being trained to fly jets captured from the Syrian military

– An Iraqi official invited U.S. investment in the country’s oil industry, which is interesting considering yesterday’s report on another Iraqi official praising Russian investment.

Asia and Oceania

– With more clashes reported in Hong Kong, the situation on the ground is still tense with the future unknown

– At a concert in South Korea, 16 people died after they fell through a ventilation grate

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Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.