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Hey there folks. I haven’t been so active in the comment section recently. I’ve been handling a lot of things, but expect a surprise in the next week.

Also it’s Election Day! Go out and vote for one of two parties destined to do very little on our systemic problems.

International Politics

Overall

– Israel’s high value to U.S. officials stems from the country’s origin and how after the Second World War Zionists used the U.S. for their own goals

– The Pentagon rejected criticisms on how U.S. strategy against the Islamic State was failing

Middle East

– A number of former Israeli military and security officials called for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to begin a process of peace

– Rania Khalek: “Israelis demand more police violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem”

– The Knesset, or Israel’s parliament, suspended a lawmaker representing Palestinians for “incitement.” In other words, they did not like how she spoke about the bombings of Gaza.

– A report by Human Rights Watch found ISIL militants abusing Kurdish children kidnapped in Syria

Asia and Oceania

– The Obama administration does not favor Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president in Myanmar despite praising her in the U.S. as a model citizen

Africa

– What happened in Burkina Faso was a rebellion against neoliberal policies in the country as neoliberalism failed the entire African continent; That is until the military stepped in so…

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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.