Honor Killing Averted in Thailand, Trudeau in Trouble, and the Shutdown Persists


Welcome to the Being Libertarian global news roundup.

Each week we will be rounding up the most important stories from across all of our publications so that you can stay up to date all on that happens in this crazy world of ours. Check it out!


  • A Saudi Arabian woman barricaded herself in a hotel room in Thailand fearing deportation back to Saudi Arabia where her family might kill her.
  • Kim Jong-un met with Chinese officials before the second NK/USA summit, stating he felt negotiations were one-sided, but was still in favor of denuclearization.
  • The 10th anniversary of the deadly Urumqi riots in China came to pass. The event sparked censors to cut off internet access to the entire region for over 10 months.

Read more on these stories here.


  • The Gidimt’en camp in norther British Columbia prepares for a clash with the Canadian police over their protest and blocking of a new natural gas pipeline.
  • Trudeau is in hot water over a violation of the internal rules of the House of Commons for recording a fundraising video in the Centre Block office.
  • A series of tax hikes and deductions have starting moving into place for 2019.

Read more on these stories here.

United Kingdom

  • A new law has come out regulating the internet. UK citizens will now be required to provide ID to access porn sites.
  • The Labour Party is pushing for a general election over the blunders of Theresa May, especially her handling of Brexit.
  • Some MPs have come out in full support of ‘No Deal’ for Brexit, leading one in particular to threaten to resign should that not take place.

Read more on these stories here.

United States

  • The state of Oregon has taken steps towards the legalization of Psilocybin. Read more on this story here.
  • The shutdown persists as does the border debate with no end in sight.
  • Several congressmen have begun making their moves to prepare for the 2020 election.

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.

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