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International Politics

Overall

– A lawsuit by American families of deceased U.S. soldiers alleges European banks send money to Iran, which in turn helps orchestrate attacks against them in Iraq

– The State Department will review its programs of delivering “democracy” (whatever that means) to other countries

Middle East

– Scholar Phyllis Bennis joins The Real News to explain different news stories, for instance the latest Amnesty International report criticizing Israel for crimes happening with relation to Gaza

– Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is considering a UN proposal for a ceasefire in Aleppo

– Iraqi media claimed an aide to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an airstrike but did not offer details

Africa

Forty-six students died in northeastern Nigeria after a possible Boko Haram member entered a school and blew himself up

Europe

– With growing support for Catalonia independence in Spain, it could be argued it will happen one day in the future

– With renewed fighting in Ukraine, we must not forget the recent election where reactionary forces took power as the backdrop for the fighting.

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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.