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  • Shalin: Hofstadter’s Warning of University Decline Has Been Ignored

    May 13, 2021

    Director of Policy Analysis at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, Jay Schalin analyses Historian Richard Hofstadter’s unheeded warnings in the 1960’s to academia to be wary of politicizing the university, which Schalin highlights has led to today’s « woke » campus.

  • States Limit use of Facial Recognition by Police

    May 10, 2021

    At least seven states and nearly two dozen cities have limited the use of facial recognition technology to solve crimes, like human trafficking, as concerns are rising over civil rights violations, racial bias and invasion of privacy.

  • China Cuts Diplomatic Talks with Australia

    May 06, 2021

    Following recent clashes over various issues including a private probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic and the banning of Huawei’s 5G network, China has cut off a channel for diplomatic and trade talks with Australia.

  • Pro-Democracy Teachers Banned in Hong Kong

    May 05, 2021

    The total is now up to four teachers in Hong Kong who have been banned due to their participation in the 2019 pro-democracy protests as well as for using pro-democracy material in the classroom, which Beijing considers hostile to the nation and Chinese people.

  • G7 Foreign Ministers Meet in London

    May 05, 2021

    G7 foreign ministers met in London for their first face-to-face talks in more than two years this week, calling for urgent action to tackle the most pressing global threats, including U.S. Secretary of State Blinken who reiterated the U.S’.s commitment to the « international rules-based order ».

  • China Tells Merkel to Ignore Human Rights Abuses

    May 03, 2021

    The Express reports that Germany consistently tops lists of European countries that have received masses of Chinese money and as such, Angela Merkel was told by China to ignore human rights abuses and focus on business.

  • Elites Consider Extending COVID-19 Lockdowns For ‘Climate Change’

    May 03, 2021

    An increasing number of liberal democratic governments are considering that lockdowns are a viable method of cutting carbon emissions by 2050 after observing that COVID-19 lockdowns produced a 2.4 billion ton (7 percent) decrease in CO2 emissions in 2020.

  • Beijing Goes after HK Foreign Correspondents’ Club

    April 28, 2021

    Hong Kong Free Press reports that Beijing has responded to remarks by Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club over shrinking press freedoms in the city, accusing the Club of being an external force interfering with China’s internal affairs, undermining the rule of law.

  • $200M School Choice Proposal Heads to Florida Gov. DeSantis

    April 27, 2021

    The Florida State Senate passed a $200 million school-choice proposal, now on it’s way to Governor DeSantis, that would significantly expand the state’s school choice voucher programs that help families pay for private schooling.

  • Russia Orders Suspension of Alexei Navalny’s Organization

    April 26, 2021

    In a move that comes before a court ruling that could label Alexei Navalny’s political organization « extremist », Russian prosecutors suspend the activities of the group including publishing online content, gatherings and participation in elections.

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