Here’s a glimpse at some of the stories Jim brought to the attention of Crosstalk listeners this week:
–Thousands of Cubans have taken part in rare protests against the communist government.
–Cuban police are allegedly beefing up patrols at the behest of the Cuban president who has made clear he will respond to pro-democracy movements with force.
–The Biden administration says Cuban refugees will not be allowed into the U.S.
–Texas Democrats, who were determined to avoid having to sit in the legislative chamber while Republicans pass election reform, are being partially funded by Willie Nelson and former Democrat representative Beto O’Rourke.
–Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel reports that Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Nestle are among the 166 corporations that have signed onto a letter urging Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
–Google hit with fines from both Germany and France this week totaling nearly 600 million dollars.
–White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki explained how the White House and federal government are working to flag posts on Facebook which they see as being problematic.
–Multiple parents have filed lawsuits against Washington, D.C., for allowing children to receive vaccines without parental knowledge or consent.
–Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill that will prevent public schools and universities from mandating COVID-19 vaccines for students and staff until they receive full approval from federal officials.
–The Food and Drug Administration is adding a new warning for Americans who get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine based upon reports of a rare nerve disease.
–Statistics out of Israel indicate that the immune response of those individuals who’ve recovered from COVID-19 is approximately 6.72 times greater than those who accept the experimental, COVID-19, gene therapy injections.
–Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky introduced legislation to repeal the current mask mandate on America’s public transportation.
–Dr. Anthony Fauci believes children as young as 3 years old should be wearing masks.
–Communist Chinese authorities are now mandating COVID-19 shots.
–Multiple nations have enacted strict COVID-19 vaccine mandates including France, Australia, Greece, Italy, the UK and more.