News Roundup 9/22/20

by | Sep 22, 2020

News Roundup 9/22/20

by | Sep 22, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • As details emerge on the Oracle/Walmart deal to buy TikTok, Trump is threatening to block the deal if it does not give enough control to American companies. The deal will create ‘TikTok Global,’ which will provide the TikTok to Americans. The Chinese company ByteDance will retain 80% of TikTok Global, while Oracle gets 12.5% and Walmart 7.5%. ByteDance will retain control over algorithms. [Link]
  • The Department of Justice labels New York City an ‘Anarchist Jurisdiction’ because of the ongoing crime. The label could cost NYC its federal police funding. The federal government finds about 7.5% of the NYPD’s $7 billion budget. [Link]
  • An NYU student who was only attending classes online was indefinitely suspended after someone reported him to the school for attending a party. The party complied with NYC Coivd regulations. [Link]
  • House Democrats propose a stop-gap funding bill with massive spending set aside for submarines. The plan calls for two new Colombia class subs and an upgrade to the program for $1.6 billion. [Link]
  • The Lithuanian Defense Minister says a battalion of US troops with tanks will deploy to his country from November to mid-June of 2021. [Link]

Assange

  • One hundred sixty world leaders and politicians sign a letter demanding the freedom of Julian Assange. [Link]

Bolivia

  • The leader of Bolivia post-coup, Jeanine Anez, withdraws from the upcoming presidential election. A poll showed the party of disposed president Morales winning the election. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Afghan government and the Taliban are far apart on several critical issues as talks begin. The two sides have significant disagreements over a ceasefire and women’s rights. [Link]
  • Heavy fighting across Afghanistan leaves 57 members of the Afghan security forces dead, and scores of Taliban fighters. The Afghan government claims Taliban attacks have killed nearly 100 civilians over the past two weeks. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US hopes to have the initial deal to sell F-35s to the UAE done by December. [Link]
  • The US claims all UN sanctions against Iran have been restored. Other members of the Iran Nuclear Deal – UK, France, Germany, China, Russia – all disagree the sanctions have been reapplied. The US announced new sanctions on 27 Iranians. [Link]
  • Iran says it is ready for a full prisoner swap with the US. [Link]

Congo

  • Armed men killed at least a dozen people in the Congo. The ADP is believed to be behind the attack that also kidnapped several people. [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.

Our Books

5 Libooks072420lg

Our Books

5 Libooks072420lg

Related Articles

Related

News Roundup 10/23/20

News Roundup 10/23/20

US News A former business associate of Hunter Biden, confirms the emails published by the NY Post are real and Joe Biden discussed overseas business with his son Hunter. [Link] In California, a school sent a letter to a 12-year-old boy threatening him with arrest for...

read more
News Roundup 10/22/20

News Roundup 10/22/20

US News Joe Biden denies that his son Hunter profited off his names and called the leaked emails a ‘smear campaign.’ [Link] Trump is considering naming human rights groups like Amnesty International as ‘anti-Semitic’ and urged other governments not to support them....

read more
News Roundup 10/21/20

News Roundup 10/21/20

US News House Republicans introduce a bill that labels China as the top national security threat to the US. [Link] The fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi is suing Saudi Crown Prince MBS over the death of Khashoggi in a US court. [Link] More US troops from Trump’s drawdown in...

read more
News Roundup 10/20/20

News Roundup 10/20/20

US News The Trump campaign is protesting the debate topics because the final debate does not include foreign policy as a topic. [Link] The Director of National Intelligence says Hunter Biden’s emails are not Russian disinformation. [Link] The US and Russia are moving...

read more
News Roundup 10/19/20

News Roundup 10/19/20

US News A North Carolina mother is suing the cop who handcuffed her 7-year-old, autistic son. The police officer then forced the boy into a prone position for 40 minutes. [Link] The Trump Administration has executed four federal prisoners this year. The executions...

read more
News Roundup 10/16/20

News Roundup 10/16/20

US News The DOJ admits Trump lied on Twitter when he said he ordered all Russiagate docs to be declassified. [Link] House Democrats will work to prevent Trump from removing some troops from Germany in the 2022 NDAA. [Link] Putin proposes the US and Russia extend the...

read more
Book Foolssm

Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan

by Scott Horton

Book Foolssm

The Great Ron Paul

by Scott Horton

Book Foolssm

No Quarter: The Ravings of William Norman Grigg

by Will Grigg

Book Foolssm

What Social Animals Owe to Each Other

by Sheldon Richman

Book Foolssm

Coming to Palestine

by Sheldon Richman

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This