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International Politics

Overall

– John Pilger: “Why the Rise of Fascism is Again the Issue

– State Department officials say the allegations of a “secret nuclear facility” in Iran will not affect Iran-P5+1

– Director of National Intelligence James Clapper believed Turkey was focused on “other priorities” instead of the Islamic State

Middle East

– On Saturday, 37 people died from a series of bombings across Iraq.

– Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for Sunni militias to leave ISIS before the army launches an offensive

– For anyone interested in what the Iraq media believes about the Islamic State, here is an interesting article on how conspiracy theories are on the rise in the country

– A U.S. drone strike killed three people as officials say they were suspected al-Qaeda militants

– Part one of two with Pernille Ironside, an official with UNICEF, on the lack of international investment in Gaza

– Israel is ramping up its illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, which makes a two-state solution impossible; Although it wasn’t possible to begin with

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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.