Stand with The Libertarian Institute

The Empire has us on the brink of nuclear Armageddon. The central bank has us flirting with economic-social collapse. Americans are increasingly paranoid of one another and simultaneously invested in wielding the state against one another.

The voices of the establishment are legion. The voices of dissent are few. Make your stand for liberty by supporting The Libertarian Institute today.

News Roundup 1/4/2022

by | Jan 4, 2022

News Roundup 1/4/2022

by | Jan 4, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The city of Baltimore will pay out $8 million to the family of Malcolm Bryant. Bryant spent 17 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. [Link]
  • A social worker was denied qualified immunity after fabricating statements. In a separate case, police officers were denied qualified immunity after fabricating evidence that led to James Dennis’s conviction for murder. [Link]
  • The government opens an investigation into CBP spying on journalists. [Link]
  • The US will not name the executives of Balfour Beatty Communities that were involved in a fraud scheme against the Pentagon and military families. The company managed homes for the military and routinely ignored maintenance and mold concerns that caused health issues. [Link]
  • The US, UK, France, China, and Russia issue a joint statement saying a nuclear war must never be fought. [Link]


  • The CDC tells Americans to accelerate their scheduling of Pfizer booster shots. The CDC now tells adults to take the booster five months after the second dose. The CDC tells children 5-11 with compromised immune systems to take the booster four weeks after the second dose. The FDA recommended the booster of a covid vaccine for children 12-15. [Link]
  • A judge rules in favor of 35 Navy Seals suing the Pentagon over lacking a religious exemption for the covid vaccination. [Link]
  • The US donates 1.7 million Pfizer covid vaccinations to Laos through Covax. [Link]
  • Airbnb will pay the US government over $91,000 for violating US sanctions on Cuba. [Link]

Latin America

  • One person was killed during an assassination attempt on Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Henry was uninjured in the shootout. [Link]
  • A suspected member of the assassination team that killed Haiti’s President Moise was arrested in Panama and will appear in US court. [Link]
  • Fighting between militant groups in Colombia kills 23. [Link]


  • The Israeli NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used against opposition figures in Poland. Poland got access to the technology around the time former Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu met with the Polish leader. Several other countries – Including India, Rwanda, and Hungary – got access to the spyware near visits with Netanyahu. [Link]
  • Facebook shut down a Palestinian news network that was based on its site. [Link]
  • The UAE will receive $53 million in Israeli defensive aids for its MultiRole Tanker air fleet. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran says the West is approaching talks with new realism. [Link]
  • Drones in Iraq were fired at a base housing US soldiers. The drones were intercepted before reaching the base. [Link]
  • Seventy-eight Houthi fighters were reported to have been killed by Saudi forces in Maarib. [Link]


  • Over 4,400 migrants died attempting to reach Spain in 2021. [Link]
  • The US has deployed 1,000 National Guard soldiers deployed in the Horn of Africa carrying out security operations in Kenya, Somalia, and Djibouti. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

Our Books


Related Articles


News Roundup 12/1/2022

News Roundup 12/1/2022

US News The House and Senate have agreed to increase the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by $45 billion more than President Biden requested, POLITICO reported on Wednesday. AWC El Salvador-based journalists are suing NSO Group makers of Pegasus spyware...

read more
News Roundup 12/1/2022

News Roundup 11/29/2022

US News Former disinformation czar Nina Jankowicz is now working for Centre for Information Resilience and has registered as a foreign agent. Fox News The US has granted Chevron a limited license to restart pumping oil in Venezuela in the most significant easing of...

read more
News Roundup 12/1/2022

News Roundup 11/27/2022

Venezuela The US might soon grant Chevron a license to pump oil in Venezuela in a move that would ease crippling sanctions that were imposed on the South American country by the Trump administration. AWC Russia Poland said Monday that Germany will deploy a US-made...

read more
News Roundup 12/1/2022

News Roundup 11/21/2022

US News The Pentagon’s comptroller said that the department has failed its fifth consecutive audit. AWC Russia Poland’s president and the leader of NATO both said on Wednesday that Ukrainian air defenses, not Russia, likely fired the missile that hit Polish territory...

read more
News Roundup 12/1/2022

News Roundup 11/16/2022

Russia President Biden told reporters in Indonesia on Wednesday that it’s “unlikely” the missile that hit a village in Poland Tuesday near the Ukrainian border was fired by Russia and that “preliminary” information indicates otherwise. AWC Poland is considering...

read more
News Roundup 12/1/2022

News Roundup 11/15/2022

US News The FBI bought the Israeli spyware Pegasus. The FBI Director Chris Wray says the spyware was never deployed. NYT Russia Citing unnamed administration officials, the report said that Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This