A NATO summit begins tomorrow in Lithuania and the big question is: Ukraine – in or out?
Last month Ukrainian President Zelensky threatened the cold shoulder if Ukraine was not allowed in but on Sunday, President Biden said that he does not think now is the time to vote on that. He hinted that NATO is too fragile and he is the one keeping it from falling apart at the seems because Russian President Putin wants to destroy it. Nevermind that Russia applied to become a member of NATO and was the first to offer the U.S. the use of military bases after 9/11.
NATO members are said to be working on a sort of Junior Varsity agreement with Ukraine to assure them that NATO has its back but it is not a membership. According to Politico, “The idea is to create an ‘umbrella’ for all countries willing to provide Ukraine with ongoing military aid, even if the details vary from country to country.”
What is a NATO umbrella? Your guess is as good as mine.
Meanwhile, the U.S. has said it is willing to send cluster bombs to Ukraine. These are small bombs that kill indiscriminately. According to the BBC, even U.S. allies have “expressed unease” about this.
Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, has resigned and said that he is leaving politics altogether. He has been in office since 2010.
This follows a fall out over immigration reform. The Prime Minster had been hoping to limit the flow of immigration and asylum seekers but was unable to do so due to party divisions.
The Prime Minister is also unpopular due to the attacks on Dutch farmers. The Netherlands has successfully received permission from the European Commission to seize livestock farms for “environmental reasons,” forcing the farmers to promise not to re-open those farms anywhere else in Europe. Farmers have been protesting this for weeks now and protests are only heating up.
Prime Minister Rutte faced a vote of no confidence on Monday over the immigration issue, which would have forced him out of office anyway. The resignation may have been his only face-saving option.
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A new movie called “Sound of Freedom” is breaking box office records but the mainstream media says that it is feeding QAnon conspiracies.
This is a really weird narrative. The movie is about the very real and horrifying world of child trafficking and one man’s efforts to stop it. The media is saying that, sure, child trafficking is real and bad but it’s just too much to validate that QAnon cares about this platform. It’s not that the movie shines a light on child trafficking. It’s just that it is too validating for conspiracy theorists.
WHAT!? How can one raise too much awareness about child trafficking?? If you’re afraid of too much disruption in child trafficking, that would mean you are…for it?
Sound of Freedom beat box office expectations by earning $18 million in its opening weekend at taking the number 3 spot at the box office despite reports of people having strange experiences of tickets canceled and air conditioning turned off in their theaters.
10.82. That is how fast Sha’Carri Richardson ran the 100 meter sprint at the 2023 U.S. Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon to qualify for next month's World Championships. She tore off her signature orange wig just before the race.
You’d think that a convicted kidnapper and attempted murderer MAY not be your best spokesperson for a movement, right? Well, that is what happened in London at this weekend’s Trans Pride event and now some people are understandably concerned.
Sarah Jane Baker is a trans activist who took to the stage on Saturday and advocated for punching TERFs in “in the f*cking face.”
Terf is an acronym for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist.” It mostly means women who exclude men from their groups.
In 2017, a woman named Maria MacLachlan was assaulted by a trans person, a biological male who came to a rally like this. Before leaving for the rally, her assailant said on Facebook: “I wanna f*ck up some terfs. They’re no better than fascists.”
That case went to court and even though she won the case and the defendant was found guilty, the judge reprimanded MacLachlan for not referring to her assailant as “she.” The judge also denied her financial compensation because she would not use female pronouns for the male person who had punched her in the face.
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This newsletter is written and researched by Natali Morris. Please feel free to reach Natali at [email protected] for any editorial feedback.