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Good day everyone! My first week of classes is over. Round two is next week.

International Politics


– Human Rights Watch said abuse of rights often leads to the formation of terror groups like the Islamic State; Quick, someone call the Obama administration before they abuse rights overseas.

– Who else is thrilled with the victory of SYRIZA in Greece? The Palestinian Authority.

Middle East

– Kurdish soldiers around the city of Kobane in Syria killed 22 ISIS fighters

– Sunni Arabs in Iraq are unhappy with Iraqi Kurds capturing land in the country, which another problem Iraq must deal with (but certainly won’t)

– The Iraqi government said it would investigate claims made by Sunni villagers who say other villagers were massacred by Shiite militias. A member of Iraqi parliament actually spoke about it, which you can find here.

– King Salman of Saudi Arabia changed his cabinet and fired two sons of the late King Abdullah


– Part two of three with Irvin Jim, general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa, who explains why NUMSA separated from the African National Congress two years ago.

– Twenty-six people, mostly soldiers, were killed in Sinai, Egypt. The Egypt section of the Islamic State claimed responsibility.

– Women demonstrated against the Egyptian police for killing a female demonstrator last Saturday

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.