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Dobré ráno.

International Politics

Overall

A short, yet stellar piece by journalist Nathan Fuller on the failure of The New York Times in reporting on U.S.-Iranian relations in a fair manner as the NYT takes the U.S. narrative on Iran.

– After the U.S. sent non-lethal equipment to the Kiev government, Russia warned the U.S. not to send arms

– A Swedish court declined to lift the arrest warrant on Julian Assange, which means this will only persist with more appeals

Middle East

– Iraq announced a partnership with Turkey to fight against the Islamic State, as well as coordinate attacks

Africa

– Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is considering a presidential pardon for the three Al-Jazeera journalists

Europe 

– In reaction to austerity in Italy, more citizens are rising up against their government for committing to retrenchment

– William Blum: “Russia Invades Ukraine: Again. And Again. And Yet Again

– In September, there was a ceasefire in Ukraine; however, nearly 1,000 people died during it, according to the U.N.

– London Mayor Boris Johnson said he will avoid paying the U.S. capital gains tax despite holding a U.S. passport; I mean, this is someone who defends the top one percent, of course he’ll go against taxes.

Latin America, Caribbean and Canada

– The resistance in Mexico is not only against the exploitation of the elites in the country, but also confronting the U.S. policies contributing to violence in the country; As the famous saying goes, poor Mexico, “so far from God, so close to the United States”

– In Brazil, blacks are killed, discriminated against, and assaulted by cops at higher rates compared to whites. It certainly is a crisis in society and communities are fighting back.

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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.