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Enjoy your weekend folks! James Risen will be here tomorrow to discuss his new book and James Gustave Speth will be here on Sunday with his memoir.

International Politics

Overall

– Vice President Joe Biden: Russia risks “greater isolation” if it refuses to respect September’s agreement over Ukraine

– Attorney Michael Ratner joins The Real News to talk about the glimmer of hope in Julian Assange’s case as appeals are underway

– Despite the Schools of the Americas being renamed years ago, their efforts still are to defend reactionary forces

Middle East

– Months after a unity government between Fatah and Hamas was announced, the latter is threatening a vote of no confidence against Mahmoud Abbas and co. for failing to lead

Asia and Oceania

– With scandals and Japan entering a recession, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament for elections next month

Africa

– Uh-oh. Editors in Egypt pledged not to criticize any institution in the country; Still, as the article notes, some journalists are dissenting

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Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.