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International Politics


– Despite $5.4 billion raised to help Gaza rebuild, the Palestinian Authority does not expect to get half of it. Rather, it will go to Israel.

Middle East

– The economic platform of the Palestinian Liberation Organization is somewhat like the African National Congress in South Africa where the shift went to accepting neoliberalism after a few decades.

– Rania Khalek: “St. Louis police pressured me ‘to snitch on my friends,’ says Palestinian-American protester

According to a new study, more than 80 percent of Palestinian journalist admit to censoring themselves

– In the West Bank, a 13-year-old boy was killed by Israeli forces, it is unknown whether it was a stray shot or intentional

– An Iraqi official praised Lukoil, Russia’s state-owned oil company, for operating in Iraq

– Islamic State militants attacked Baghdad, Iraq, killing at least 150 people

Asia and Oceania

– Unsure on anything regarding the protests in Hong Kong? Jacobin Magazine has it covered here.

– Now officials in Hong Kong are interested in talking with demonstrators despite previous talks breaking down

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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.