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Pro-Kurdistan referendum and pro-Kurdistan independence rally at Franso Hariri Stadiu, Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. (Levi Clancy via Wikimedia Commons)

Pro-Kurdistan referendum and pro-Kurdistan independence rally at Franso Hariri Stadiu, Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. (Levi Clancy via Wikimedia Commons)

On September 25th, the semi-autonomous Kurds of Northern Iraq called a referendum for independence. Since ISIS was pushed from the country, the Iraqi Kurds’ President Masoud Barzani thought the timing was right. In response, on October 16th, Iraqi federal security forces seized disputed territory occupied by the Iraqi Kurds, quashing any hopes of Kurdish independence. Tensions remain high as the Baghdad government demands a renunciation of the referendum; productive negotiations and the establishment of a cease-fire have yet to be accomplished. This week on War News Radio, our reporters Jake Stattel and Nick Mayo offer a brief historical background on this conflict and the role of the Kurds in Iraq. Tune in to catch up on the breaking story in Iraq, as it continues to unfold.

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Aquí lanzamos la segunda crónica de nuestra serie sobre la crisis migratoria en México. Esta semana, les presentamos el testimonio de Alex, un migrante hondureño que creció en Canadá. Hace ocho años fue deportado, y las consecuencias de su exilio han sido muy graves.

Más enlaces:
La primera crónica, “A la fuerza”
La tercera, “Rap salvadoreño: una manera de escuchar la historia”

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This week on War News Radio, we bring you two stories from different sides of the globe. First, we check the progress of the protest movement in Hong Kong, which began last year in response to proposed changes to the electoral system. Next, “Too Close”, the story of Alex, a Honduran man who was raised in Canada, but deported, and survived kidnapping and torture this summer while attempting to return. Take a listen.

Alex’s is the second in a series of interviews we’re producing with Central American migrants crossing Mexico. You can listen to the first, “By Force,” on our website in English and Spanish. We’ve also produced a Spanish version of this story.

More stories from our series on Central American migrants:
#1: By Force/A la fuerza
#3: WNR Mixtape: Rap in El Salvador/Rap salvadoreño: una manera de escuchar la historia

Note: We believe we have resolved the technical difficulties that led to the lateness of this post. Our apologies for the delay.

Martin Sojka via Flickr

This week on War News Radio, Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have entered a new stage, President Obama announced the deaths of two aid workers in Pakistan by US drone, new information on the strength of North Korean ballistic missiles, and more.

courtesy of Mustafa Khayat. Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/mustafakhayat/8572000819/in/photolist-e4tKcz-bGtvhn-cbeHTy-bs3vPm-bs3vPu-bs3vPj-bCRZai-bAHatk-bqdQhg-bngVkX-bngVkF-bjxxJp-bi9YAa-bi9YA4-bi9YAe-bdpwAx-bdpwAR-bcp5VH-bcp5VV-bcp5VR-bbXnK8-bbXnJZ-bbXnJV-b6qA8V-b2i7nD-aWS2S4-aSuUf2-aSuUfe-aMqyM6-aMqyN2-aJNkGx-aJgTVK-aH7m1t-aqmxVQ-apVtff-9VFSw5-9S6YAt-9Coz7y-9AssyP-9vdZCp-9ug7ug-9u5dGh-9u4EsC-9p2xca-9gSp4V-91xhuw-8oDWdJ-85UUb9-7VTVax-7SwyXH.

Courtesy of Mustafa Khayat, Flickr.

From the November show, Leo Elliot’s piece on the disparities between U.S. narratives and policy regarding the struggle between ISIS and the Kurds.

flickr via The Speaker

This week on War News Radio, clashes erupted in East Jerusalem, around 1,500 people stormed the parliament building in the capital of Burkina Faso, the main secularist party won a decisive victory in Tunisia’s parliamentary elections, and more.

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