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Mornin’!

International Politics

Overall

– This article is right on how jokes made against Muslims usually end up as propaganda for interventions

– William Blum: “Murdering Journalists…Theirs and Ours

– It seems Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress was made after an Israeli ambassador started talks

Middle East

– Even with desalination plants in Gaza, civilians still suffer from contaminated water

– It is difficult to imagine the city of Mosul in Iraq will not be different if the Islamic State loses control. Meanwhile, residents say living under ISIS is horrific.

– Secretary of State John Kerry: We are making progress against ISIS thanks to the Iraqi government and coalition forces

– King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died at the age of 90 as a result of an illness

– Officials in Yemen resigned after Houthi rebels obtained control of the executive part of the government

– Sam Knight: “Shrugging off prior concerns, U.S. claims 200 Syrian oil wells have been targeted in Islamic State fight

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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.