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May Marion Barry rest in peace.

International Politics


– The imperialist role of the U.S., without any accountability, will continue with more genocides in the future. Some folks here might see that as obvious, yet it is a tragic part of human history.

– An Iranian official said there is a Plan B, which involves a deal with Russia and China, should talks with the West fail; Meanwhile, both the U.S. and Germany report the agreement is still not ready

Middle East

– The Islamic State is now attacking Sunnis despite originally focusing on Shittes, the terrorist group is essentially a Sunni organization

– In the Gaza Strip, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian man and refused to provide a comment to the press about it

– The U.S., realizing the situation in Iraq is still dire, decided to give weapons to the Sunni tribesman in Iraq; If it doesn’t work at first, keep trying!

– Meanwhile, Iraqi forces said they were able to capture two towns from the ISIL; In Baghdad, Iraq, a car bomb killed seven people

– In Israel, the Cabinet approved a bill defining Israel as a Jewish state, this will only fuel tensions in the country

Asia and Oceania

– In Japan, the military made a change in their recruitment by “selling” the experience of being in the military as being like a pop star

– At a volleyball tournament in Afghanistan, a suicide bomber killed 45 people and wounded at least 60


– Most countries in Africa are spending a significant amount of money to obtain arms for security reasons

– In Nigeria, suspected Boko Haram militants killed dozens of civilians in a village although the count is unknown at this point

– In Burkina Faso, a transitional government was announced with some posts filled by military officials

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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.