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Hey there folks. How are you doing today? It’s been 31 years since the Zapatistas were founded.

International Politics

Overall

– Gallup: It was found 35.8 million people, including children, are slaves throughout the world with the most in India.

– The European Union is considering some sort of punishment against Israel for its actions in Gaza

– Emran Feroz of The Electronic Intifada interviews journalist Max Blumenthal on his time in Gaza, his experience in Germany and what may happen in Israel based on the heated situation there

Middle East

– Juan Cole: “Saudi Arabia at the G20: Is it waging economic war on Iran, Russia and North Dakota?

– An Iraqi official claimed planes under Islamic State control were flying throughout Syria and Iraq to deliver weapons to its forces

– Israel verified it banned Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert from entering into the country; although it denied it banned him for life

– Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the country will never limit its settlement expansion in east Jerusalem

A new report found Israelis who attack Palestinians rarely are punished as a result of their actions

Africa

– Before analyzing the social uprising in Burkina Faso, the history of the country in terms of rebellion is essential to understand the mindset of the folks in the streets.

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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.