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Another lack of indictment, another day of reactionaries siding with oppressors!

Here’s an article by Arun Gupta that provides good vibes. I’m sure we all need something positive to keep going.

International Politics

Overall

– After it was reported Iranian fired airstrikes at the Islamic State in Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry called it “positive

– Egypt is attempting to go after a seat on the U.N. Security Council and are determined to get it

– President Barack Obama: I do not believe Russian President Vladimir Putin will change his attitude; But I thought you were the leader of hope and change…

Middle East

– Max Blumenthal: “Why I Was Censored from Talking About Israel In Germany

– Saudi Arabia may have to rethink how to govern when fighting against the Islamic State as it is far different enemy despite some similarities in terms of the structure

– Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi released detainees not found guilty or sent to trial and cut salaries of top officials by half

– If you think voter apathy is a problem in the U.S., it also is an issue in Israel with Arabs considering the racist system there

Africa

– The Egyptian military government’s draconian social policies against civilians in Sinai as a result of a growing insurgency is creating a sense of fear in the community

– It is notable how social media played a vital role in Egypt considering the U.S. had a hand in the regime change there

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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.