Netanyahu Caught in a Net, Draft to Apply to Women, and Anti-May Resignation

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Welcome back for another wild week in the news across all Being Libertarian publications and the world at large. From stories of corruption, poor politics, tech giants controlling speech, and more, here is all that happened in this crazy world of ours.

Global

  • Party leader Mmusi Maimane presented the Democratic Alliance manifesto in South Africa to solicit votes, but fell short on any promises of improving or maintaining liberty within the country. Read more on this story here.
  • In a report by Project Veritas it has been revealed that Facebook has been targeting and restricting conservative views and arbitrarily limiting the reach of those they deem to be trolls. Read more on this story here.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to be indicted by the Attorney General for charges including bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.

Americas

  • On 22 February, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the all-male policy regarding Selective Service is unconstitutional meaning that women may become eligible for the draft in the future. Read more on this story here.
  • The circus continues with the ridiculous testimony by Michael Cohen and more about the Trump collusion investigation. Listen to this podcast episode reflecting the story here.
  • A constitutional referendum in Cuba could result in opposition parties being classified as traitors to the country, including the Cuban Libertarian Party Members. Read more on this story here.
  • Robert Kraft, CEO of the Kraft Group and owner of the New England Patriots, was accused Saturday of solicitation of prostitution at a Jupiter, Florida spa.
  • President Maduro of Venezuela ordered the burning of trucks carrying food and medicine into the country. Read on Venezuela’s escalating use of violence against its population here.
  • Nick Sandmann, the teen from the Lincoln Memorial controversy, has hired a lawyer to sue for defamation, and is officially suing the Washington Post for $250 million.
  • Read more on these stories here.

Europe

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May has arranged for a vote in Parliament over a potential no deal and an extension to Article 50, which may delay Brexit.
  • Labour Party intends to back a second referendum on Britain’s EU membership after its latest amendment was rejected in the House.
  • Environment minister George Eustice has quit the government to protest May’s decision to allow a vote on a possible extension of Article 50.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are keen to see reassurances about the purpose behind delaying Brexit.
  • Read more on these stories here.

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Killian Hobbs

Redheaded lover of Liberty, Economics, Philosophy, and Debate. Proud Canadian and prouder part of Being Libertarian, Think Liberty, and The Rational Standard as News Editor and Managing Editor for Think Liberty. You can also listen to my podcast "Coffee Shop Philosophy" on the Think Liberty Network.