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Welcome to the hangover for the midterm elections. There will be a good number of links but journalist Nathan Fuller provides the best description of the elections here. If you haven’t caught his commentary on the PayPal14 case and where it will go next, definitely check it out here.

International Politics


– Jason Leopold: “The First Detainee Since the Bowe Bergdahl Swap Just Left Guantanamo

Middle East

– In what readers here are aware of, Amnesty International wrote a report on Israeli war crimes committed in Gaza over the summer

– A new poll found 62.6 percent of Christians in Lebanon prefer Hizbollah because the group protects them from larger state actors

– The Islamic State, along with Sunni tribesmen, were able to turn backIraqi and Shiite forces in a battle over Baiji

– Mortars killed at least 13 children in a rebel-held neighborhood in Damascus, Syria

– Rania Khalek: “Palestinians ‘struggling for survival’ in Jerusalem

Asia and Oceania

– A U.S. General said casualty rates for Afghan soldiers is alarmingly high compared to last year; We could have done no war but I suppose it’s too late now

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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.