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International Politics


– Lawrence Wilkerson, former U.S. government official, joins The Real News to provide an update on the nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1; Journalist Gareth Porter provides his own perspective of talks here.

– Juan Cole: “U.S. Jets Airdropped Supplies for Kurds Fighting in Kobane Against Turkey’s Wishes“; Still Islamic State militants were able to obtain such weapons

Middle East

A great piece on The Intercept on how the United Arab Emirates jailed and attempted to silence an online activist.

Asia and Oceania

– Despite the millions of U.S. dollars poured into stopping opium production, it was at an all-time high last year


– A new study found youths who support Golden Dawn do so for racial reasons rather than economical ones

– A British official says five citizens leave every week to join the the Islamic State

– Human Rights Watch found both governmental forces and rebels in Ukraine used cluster bombs

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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.