Happy thanksgiving to you all!
In case you want to read some news on Thanksgiving (you probably don’t!), I’ve compiled some news that has interested me the most this week.
One thing to note ahead of time: a blindspot I have in this newsletter is the fact that Netanyahu was indicted. I have read a bit about it, but Israeli politics seem very complex, and I don’t quite understand it. It seems like there are many things that could potentially happen, so until it becomes clearer, and I learn more, I don’t think I have the capacity to rightfully cover his indictment.
[The Guardian] Singapore invoked their anti-“fake news” laws for the first time, against a British-born Singaporean who deceptively (or is it?) claimed that the Singaporean government influenced the decisions of private companies
- If you’re interested in this, I recently wrote about how ISIS has been recruiting Muslim foreign workers in Hong Kong and Singapore, and how they are trying to establish a stronghold in Mindanao, the only Muslim-majority region in Philippines.
[South China Morning Post] “Malaysia’s [Prime Minister] Mahathir hints at a thaw in ties with North Korea“
- You can read more about Mahathir’s policy as Prime Minister of Malaysia here.
[Military Times] “North Korea says it’s gained nothing from US but ‘betrayal’” – True
[National Interest] This article goes into the fact that the US keeps expecting South Korea to host the US military (and pay their ‘fair share’ for hosting), when South Korea doesn’t want the US using their country as a military base
[New York Times] “Taiwan Detains 2 Executives of Firm Accused of Spying for China“
[New York Times] “Buddhist Nationalists Claim Victory in Sri Lankan Election“
Middle East and Africa
[AlJazeera] Libya’s renegade warlord leader Khalifa Haftar learned well from the imperialist masters, turning Tripoli into a No Fly Zone, something he has emulated from Obama and Clinton more than once now
[Bloomberg] “26 Killed as Small Plane Crashes Into Homes in Congo“
[Vox] “Bolivia’s interim government names former President Evo Morales a ‘terrorist‘” – Evidence #5,278 that the use of “terrorist” can, and is used and turned against leftists, to demonize them (right up there with “corruption”.
[New York Times] Far-right Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori’s daughter Keiko Fujimori has been freed from jail, while prosecutors investigate her laundering money for her campaign from Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht
[Miami Herald] “The leader of Haiti’s most prominent gay rights group is dead” under suspicious circumstances
[New York Times] “Google Fires 4 Workers Active in Labor Organizing” (this adds some more details)
[Market Watch] “Bitcoin slumps below $7,000 mark for first time in 6 months“
[Deutsche Welle] “WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ‘could die’ in British jail: doctors“
[New York Times] “Epstein Suicide: Guards Say They’re Scapegoats for a Broken System“
[New York Post] Photos from Epstein’s pedophile island, Little Saint James.