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It’s Tuesday folks.

International Politics

Overall

– Max Blumenthal: “Samantha Power, Obama’s Atrocity Enabler“; I am sure many, if not all, will agree with Max’s words

Middle East

– The Iraqi government rejected a plan by the U.S. government to build a military base in the northern Kurdish region

– Kurdish forces in Iraq will go through Turkey to enter Syria in order to fight the Islamic State

Asia and Oceania

– In Hong Kong, some demonstrators advocate for communication with Chinese officials to get a solution

Europe 

– German officials warned the country was at significant risk due to Muslim populations in the country

– Russia announced it would recognize the separatist vote in eastern Ukraine despite anger from Kiev

– Russian President Vladimir Putin: We will have security that is not intrusive for the 2018 World Cup

Latin America, Caribbean and Canada

– With Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff re-elected, she now faces major challenges ahead such as keeping her party stable as well as facing opposition in congress

– Stephen Harper’s administration in Canada is a major threat to Muslims across the country as the government is launching attacks against them

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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.