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Hey folks, what are you doing today? It’s the start of a whole new week.

International Politics

Overall

– The British ambassador to Israel said the recent symbolic vote for Palestine represented a shift in public opinion

– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an refused to send U.S. aid to Kurdish rebels against the Islamic State since they consider them terrorists as well.

Middle East

– According to a report from the United Nations, the Iraqi government executed at least 60 people this year and some of the cases are questionable

Asia and Oceania

– Journalist Michelle Chen speaks with Mung Siu Tat of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions on the latest in Hong Kong and the role capitalism is playing in the region

– Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying accused “external forces” at play in the demonstrations in the ground; Ha, that’s a good one.

Africa

– In el-Arish, Egypt, seven soldiers were killed in the Sinai pennisula by a roadside bomb and six were wounded.

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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.