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International Politics


– Max Blumenthal: “How the Israel Lobby Protected Ukrainian Neo-Nazis

– The British government is not confident an international deal can be reached with Iran; And the merry-go-round spins on

– President Barack Obama praised Saudi Arabia in its fight against the Islamic State; Wait, what?

– Glen Ford: “Political Prisoners Seek Justice at UN Committee on Torture

Middle East

– Due to recent events in Israel and tensions on high, some Palestinians are stranded outside Gaza and may not be able to return until the situation deescalates

– Provinces in Iraq that produce the most oil want a bigger share of the pie


– In Benghazi, Libya, a 12-hour-truce was agreed upon by government and rebel forces with the U.N. mediating. Albeit shaky, the truce is to deliver supplies to civilians in the area


– There will be no more protests at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, because groups do not think it is relevant anymore

– An Obama administration aide called for arms to be sent to Kiev to send a message to Russia

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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.