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May Joe Cocker rest in peace.

International Politics

Overall

– A German writer said the Islamic State is underestimated by the West and the group aims to take over Europe

Middle East

– Ali Abunimah: “Guardian reports ‘acid attack’ on Israelis that never happened

Asia and Oceania

– Gallup: Fifty-four percent of Pakistani say the government is doing enough to fight terrorism. As noted, however, is this took place before the attack last Tuesday.

– A nuclear power plant in South Korea was hacked, although authorities say it only non-critical information was taken

– Meanwhile, North Korea suffered from cyber-attacks that led to its internet being shut down

Africa

– At least 26 people were killed and 79 were wounded by explosions in northeastern Nigeria

Europe 

– Pope Francis I: Any clergy member who prefers power over a religious life suffers from “spiritual Alzheimer’s

– At least 17,000 marched in protests against Islam, which was mostly filled by far-right folk

Latin America, Caribbean and Canada

– It seems clear that, without any embargoes, Cuba can sustain itself with its socialist system

– It is worth examining, in the wake of a police revolt in New York City, how Ecuador dealt with its revolt in 2010

– As Nicaragua begins construction for a canal, which is being funded by a Chinese company, protests began over the environmental damage it can have

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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.