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International Politics

Overall

– Alex Kane: “Our Warped Idea of Terrorism: It Only Applies to People Who Oppose America and Its Allies

– The United Nations warned a significant influx of foreign fighters were heading to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State

Middle East

– Secretary of State John Kerry criticized the anonymous U.S. official who called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “chickenshit”; Wonder who told Kerry to do damage control

– The U.S. is considering bolstering Sunni tribes in Iraq to challenge the ISIL although its all in its initial stages

– Malala Yousafzai donated $50,000 to rebuild schools in Gaza, which is fantastic news to hear

Africa

– After anti-government protesters in Burkina Faso stormed their parliament to demonstrate against their president’s indefinite rule, authorities announced emergency measures to take place

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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.