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Hey there folks. How are you enjoying your Friday? It’s been 96 years since the Russian Revolution and Jacobin Magazine had a great article over the summer about the lessons learned.

International Politics

Overall

Part eight of eight with journalist Chris Hedges and philosopher Sheldon Wolin on the perils of revolution and the question of power

Middle East

– The Obama administration will send 1,500 more troops to Iraq so this is an endless war with no end date

– During their tours in Iraq some American soldiers were exposed to chemical weapons made in the U.S. and Europe

– A Syrian official said displaced Syrians may return to the country once countries in the region stop supporting the rebels

– Fatah officials blamed Hamas for bombs hitting the homes of their officials and party members; A reminder, just a few months ago they said they would work together

– Meanwhile, in east Jerusalem, Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces with tear gas fired at the former

Asia and Oceania

– The past twenty years in Afghanistan have been harsh for the civilians there and continued U.S. involvement will only deteriorate conditions further

Latin America, Caribbean and Canada

– Mexican authorities believe a drug gang may be behind the disappearance of 43 students 

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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.