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Good Morning. May Acker Bilk rest in peace.

International Politics

Overall

– Juan Cole: “Far-Right Extremist Avigdor Lieberman Says Swedish Recognition of Palestine Will Bolster Extremism

Middle East

– A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people and wounded at least 100 more near the Pakistani-Indian border

– On the weekend, Islamic State militants executed at least 320 Iraqis in a village within the Anbar province

– Despite a new Iraqi government, the same old system of corruption exists that will prove fatal for the country’s development

– More than 60 people were beheaded by Saudi Arabia in trials one UN official questioned for its fairness

– Nusra Front, tied to al-Qaeda, took over territory in Syria after fighters defected from two U.S.-backed rebel groups

Asia and Oceania

– With India’s turn to neoliberalism, they may further explore the U.S. model of governance, which means more problems for folks in the country.

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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.