News Roundup 5/25/21

by | May 25, 2021

News Roundup 5/25/21

by | May 25, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Police unions are stifling efforts to reform the criminal justice system. [Link]
  • The National Guard withdrew from DC. [Link]
  • A federal court rules that Georgia’s anti-BDS law is unconstitutional. Abby Martin brought the lawsuit after the state attempted to prohibit her from promoting BDS. [Link]
  • Biden’s nominee for Secretary of the Air Force has worked for weapons makers. [Link]
  • A warplane owned and operated by Draken US crashed after takeoff, killing the pilot. [Link]

China

  • The Pentagon says China is the top “pacing threat” in space. [Link]
  • Three workers at China’s Wuhan Institute for Virology went to the hospital before the covid was known to be infecting people in Wuhan. [Link]
  • Biden lifts restrictions on the rage of South Korean missiles, allowing SK to possess missiles that could hit China. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran
  • will extend IAEA access to security cameras at nuclear sites by one month. [Link]
  • CENTCOM Gen. McKenize says that moving troops out of the Middle East to combat Russia and China could make it harder to fight Iran in the Middle East and open windows for Russia and China to move into the region. [Link]
  • Iraqi militias lift their truce with the US. The Shia forces had promised not to attack American forces as the Iraqi government negotiated with the US on a withdrawal plan. [Link]

Israel

  • Secretary of State Blinken will travel to the Middle East to affirm US support for Israel and work to maintain the ceasefire between Gaza and Israel. [Link]
  • Israeli pilots told reports towers in Gaza were bombed out of frustration for being unable to prevent Hamas rocket attacks. [Link]
  • Israel threatens Iran over the possibility of the US rejoining the JCPOA. [Link]
  • Syria blames Israel for a series of attacks on oil tankers attempting to bring fuel to Syria. [Link]

Ethiopia

  • The US sanctioned members of the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments for their involvement in the war in Tigray. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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