News Roundup 7/2/20

by | Jul 2, 2020

News Roundup 7/2/20

by | Jul 2, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Seattle’s mayor ordered the police to clear the CHAZ. [Link]
  • Minneapolis’ city council has spent $63,000 of taxpayer money to hire private security for themselves. [Link]
  • A family had to demolish their home after a SWAT team destroyed it trying to remove a shoplifter. So far, they have only been given $5,000 for their destroyed home. The Supreme Court refused to hear their case asking for restitution. [Link]
  • The US has wasted over $300 million on the F-35 project because it is unable to track spare parts. [Link]
  • The UN Security Council passes a resolution that calls for a 90-day humanitarian pause in conflicts to address Covid. [Link]

Venezuela

  • The UK is refusing to give the Venezuelan government access to $1 billion in gold at the UK central bank deposited by Venezuela. The UK recognized coup plotter Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela over a year ago. Guaido remains unpopular and out of power. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • Democratic Senators will try to force Trump to sanction Russia over the Taliban-Russian bounty allegation. [Link]
  • An amendment to the 2021 NDAA pushed by Senator would have pulled US troops from Afghanistan in 2021. The amendment was defeated. [Link]

Israel

  • Some factions of the Democratic party are pushing to condition US aid to Israel on their fair treatment of Palestinians. [Link]
  • Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank is delayed, in part, because of a lack of a green light from the US. [Link]
  • Israeli officials say annexation is not imminent. [Link] 
  • The Palestinian Authority says many of its employees will see their monthly pay cut in half. The PA is in a tax dispute with Israel. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US threatens to attack Iran to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia announces a new offensive in Yemen. [Link]

Africa

  • An international coalition targeting jihadists in the Sahel says it will intensify their efforts. [Link]
  • A famous Ethiopian singer was killed in what police called a “targeted” attack. The death started protests that killed 80 people. Both protesters and security forces were killed. [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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