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Another brand new week!

International Politics


– Valuable insight into the Islamic State based on documents found describing the entire structure of the group and its plans

– Using a Scandinavian model for our prison is fine, but we must continue to build new models to enhance a sense of justice

– U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said there is no military solution to the migrant crisis

Middle East

– A Yemeni official declined a call for peace by Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh

– Israel fired air strikes near its border with Syria after alleging it found militants carrying a bomb

Asia and Oceania

– Tragically, an earthquake struck Nepal and at least 2,500 people were killed; In a related note, the U.S. will send a disaster team and $1 million

– Thousands of South Korean marched against restrictive labor policies along with the government’s failure over the death of at least 300 people last year in a ferry accident


– Al-Shabaab, the terrorist group in Somalia, killed three Somalian officials and a prison guard in Somalia’s capital

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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.