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Two more weeks of classes before finals. I’m sure I can do this.

Baltimore Uprising, Days 5-6

– The Real News is uploading a series of interviews it held with folks in Baltimore demonstrating, which can be found herehere and here

– They even speak with students in the city about what changes they want to see. Indeed, youths feel intimidated by police and soldiers

– A personal account from journalist Shawn Carrié, who was arrested and jailed in Baltimore despite reporting

– In a 40-minute segment, The Real News hosts a discussion between TRNN editor Paul Jay, attorney A. Dwight Pettit and professor Doug Colbert on the curfew in Baltimore and the arrest of Freddie Gray

– The curfew, by the way, is now lifted due to a decision by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

– To understand tensions in Baltimore, the history of the city provides answers to modern-day conditions. More can be found here

– Police in Baltimore felt “stunned” at the announcement of charges for the six Baltimore officers who murdered Freddie Gray

International Politics


– Former President Jimmy Carter: The situation in Gaza is just “intolerable

– The U.S. announced it would look into claims its air strikes killed at least 52 civilians in Syria

– Secretary of State John Kerry said Israel should not worry about the deal with Iran as the U.S. will deal with Iran’s nuclear prospects

– Human Rights Watch said Saudi Arabia used cluster bombs in their air strikes of Yemen

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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.