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Hey there folks, how are you? It’s been 14 years since Bush v. Gore

International Politics

Overall

– Germany announced it would send 100 troops to the Kurdish region of Iraq to train those fighters against the Islamic State; NATO, meanwhile, said they will review Iraq’s request to improve their military

– An Iranian official called for a United Nations-led investigation into the torture committed by the U.S. after the Senate torture report

– In 2003, Bush administration officials claimed a leader of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks met with an Iraqi official. Officials did not really believe that in 2003.

Middle East

– A new study found militant extremists in the Middle East are “stronger than ever” with nearly 6,000 deaths last month due to them

– How are citizens doing in Aleppo, Syria? Currently residents are planting vegetables and raising animals.

– Why did Israel strike within Syria? According to some Syrian officials, they took out Iranian weapons being sent to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

– The U.S. was given the opportunity to negotiate the release of photojournalist Luke Somers, killed in a botched raid, but it was rejected

Asia and Oceania

– India is slowly accepting the neo-liberal capitalist lifestyle that will certainly ruin them

– Despite a main site of Occupy Central in Hong Kong dispersed by officers, demonstrators pledge they will return

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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.