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May Eduardo Galeano rest in peace. He’s an inspiration whose work Open Veins of Latin America really influenced me as a journalist, Marxist and person, especially on the topic of Latin America in general. Like D’Alessio says, there are things changing in Latin America.

Dave Zirin writes a fitting tribute here.

International Politics


– Saudi Arabia may be extending its hands to other Western powers to get more allies than the U.S.

– Turkey is not happy with Pope Francis I describing the Armenian massacre as a genocide

– A new report by the United Nations found the Islamic State and Boko Haram use rape as a tactic in warfare

– The U.S. is not happy Russia lifted its defense missile ban to Iran

Middle East 

– Part three of three with Daniel Varisco, president of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies, who explains the history of Yemen after the 1970s until the Saudi-led intervention today

– A new report found, thanks to the U.S. occupation, at least one million Iraqis were killed since 2001

– Former Blackwater guards were given tough sentences for their role in killing Iraqis in 2007

– The Pentagon reported ISIS lost some ground in Iraq, but gained in Syria

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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.