News Roundup 11/22/21

by | Nov 22, 2021

News Roundup 11/22/21

by | Nov 22, 2021

US News

  • The FDA recommends all adults have a booster of a Pfizer or Moderna covid vaccine. [Link]
  • The House passes the nearly $2 trillion Build Back Better Act. The bill passed along party lines with one Democrat voting against the bill with Republicans. [Link]
  • A labor dispute between the Bureau of Prisons and the BOP’s national union has prevented thousands of inmates from earning time credits. Time credits are earned through programs that decrease recidivation and were implemented under the FIRST STEP Act. [Link]
  • Colorado will pay the family of Elijah McClain $15 million after police and EMTs killed him with Ketamine. [Link]

Pentagon

  • Defense contractors say they could lose thousands of employees and have supply chain disruptions due to the covid-19 vaccine mandate. [Link]
  • Senator Bob Menendez introduced an amendment to the 2022 NDAA that would trigger massive sanctions on Russia if the president determined Russia invaded Ukraine. [Link]
  • Senator Warren called for a Senate investigation into the 2019 bombings in Syria that killed scores of civilians and was covered up. [Link]
  • The Pentagon got conned by a Texas man into buying faulty body armor from China. [Link]
  • Ukraine’s defense minister asks the Pentagon for more assistance defending from Russia. [Link]

Nicaragua

  • Nicaragua announces it will begin the process of leaving the Organization of American States after the body condemned the country’s recent election. [Link]

China

  • The White House demands proof of Peng Shuai safety. [Link]

Middle East

  • Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin lowers expectations for any diplomatic process with Iran and says if talks are unsuccessful the US will look at other options. [Link]
  • The US condemns the Houthi for entering the US Embassy in Yemen, Americans left the building in 2015. The US says some of the Yemenis who worked for the US are still being held. [Link]

Africa

  • Secretary of State Blinken warns of growing authoritarianism and extremism in Africa. [Link]
  • Seven people were killed by a bomb in a Somali market. [Link]
  • Blinken calls on Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to end the fighting in Ethiopia. [Link]
  • A Sudanese group reports that 39 people have been killed at anti-coup protests since General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan seized power on October 25th. [Link]

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