Category: International

James Watson: A Modern Day Galileo?

On January 11th 2019, Nobel laureate and discoverer of the double-helix DNA structure James Watson was stripped of all his academic titles. This reprisal was undertaken by his former colleagues at Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory and came as a reaction...

/ 18/01/2019

Can Nationalists Win the European Parliamentary Elections?

Between May 23rd and May 26th next year, voters all across the European Union will have the chance to vote for their representatives in the European Parliament for the next five years. The EP is one of the five ‘core’...

/ 10/01/2019

Imagine There’s No Countries

The UN Global Migration Compact approved last week by 164 nations included a commitment to “eliminate all forms of discrimination” against migrants. While this commitment is not legally binding, the fact that ‘discrimination’ has come to be understood by high...

Theresa May and the Brexit Betrayal

The political fault lines within the Tory party on EU membership and increased European integration have been the scourge of the party since the halcyon days of Thatcher.  The greatest exercise in the history of British democracy; the Brexit referendum,...

/ 13/12/2018

The UN’s Global Migration Compact is a Recipe for Bad Policy and Social Unrest

This week, an Irish delegation joins representatives of some one hundred and sixty nations in Marrakesh, Morocco, to sign the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Several countries, including the United States, Israel, Australia, Austria, Poland, Hungary, and...

GiletJaunes: What’s Happening in France?

The past few weeks have seen France wracked by severe protests. The worst protests since May of 1968 in fact. Back then they were so serious that the government feared a revolution and the entire economy of France shut down....

The 2018 US Midterms: What We Learned

As the dust settles on a rollercoaster midterm election in the middle of a rollercoaster presidential term, it’s worth taking stock of what just happened. Things aren’t nearly as bad for President Trump as his political and media foes would...

/ 08/11/2018

Why France’s Macron is Doomed to Fail

When Emmanuel Macron, darling of the French establishment, was elected in May 2017, he was hailed as the saviour of everything from French national pride to the French economy to the dream of establishing a single European state. A little...

/ 01/11/2018

Brazil’s Bolsonaro is Not a Threat to Democracy, He is a Threat to the Left’s Fake Democracy

“Power is like a violin, you take it with the left and you play it with the right.” This phrase  defines the decades old mix of socialist populism and crony capitalism behind Brazil's brand of democracy that is about to...

/ 28/10/2018

Faith Goldy’s Campaign for Toronto Mayor – An Exercise in Media Power

Faith Goldy, a Canadian political commentator formerly with Rebel Media, is a contender in the election for Mayor of Toronto, to be held this Monday. She’s running an above-board and professional campaign, her message seems fairly solid, and her campaign’s...

/ 20/10/2018