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Ah, the joys of vacations.

International Politics


– The United Nations requested access to a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus

– An interview with Ilya Budraitskis, a Russian Marxist, on the situation in Russia and the problem with the Western left on international issues like Ukraine

Middle East

– Part three of three with professor Madawi al-Rasheed who explains the role of Saudi oil in the Middle East along with Saudi Arabia’s role in the region

– Journalist Patrick Cockburn joins The Real News to discuss Iraqi forces capturing Tikrit from the Islamic State and the future of the conflict in Iraq

– Thanks to Saudi intervention in Yemen, al-Qaeda is gaining more victories in the eastern part of the country

– Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, wants Pakistan to contribute to the coalition effort in Yemen

– It’s not just Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as being a problem for the Palestinians. Rather, it’s the Israeli state.


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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.