Month: July 2020

China’s Nightmare Homestay

Remember that China is a test market in state repression. By Darren Byler Foreign Policy In Xinjiang, unwanted Chinese guests monitor Uighur homes 24/7. Often, the big brothers and sisters arrived dressed in hiking gear. They appeared in the villages in groups, their backpacks bulging, their luggage crammed […]

Our Enemy, Law and Order

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Law and order. Just the sound of those three words sets my teeth on edge. Together they form a verbal menage a trois that quite possibly amounts to the three ugliest words in the English lexicon. It brings […]

How Anarchism Works

This isn’t a bad article, particularly considering it is from a mainstream source. By Patrick J. Kiger How Stuff Works You may have seen TV footage of black-clad, masked protesters, smashing storefront windows and spray-painting their logo — an ‘A’ inside a circle — on buildings on the […]

Is Death Squad America on the Way?

“A Latino friend of mine pointed out today that what we are seeing in Portland is a light version of CIA operations in El Salvador, Columbia, Chile and other Latin American countries in the 70s and 80s. The US propped up dictators and organized coups. The US helped […]

How Taiwan beat the coronavirus

By Christina Farr CNBC Taiwan has been praised for its highly effective Covid-19 response. Taiwan, which has nearly 24 million citizens, has had only 451 cases and seven deaths. Taiwan had a plan in place for years, which involved quarantines, contact tracing and wide availability of masks, among […]

Why Federalism Is The Way Foward

By George Greig The Point News Since the creation of the first devolved assembly in 1999, there has been an undeniable growth in regional nationalism and separatism. This is due to the view that the current union gives England too much power over the other home nations. While […]

An American split

By John Kaluza In response to Mr. Staveley’s commentary, I am closing in on 70 years old and I can honestly say, like you do, that the thinking of many people in this country is incomprehensible to me. I just don’t understand how so many Americans can support […]

Breakup of the USA

CT2 In the world of scenario planning, the fact that something is unthinkable should not prevent us from considering it. The breakup of the Soviet Union was unthinkable almost until the day it happened. At the same time, of course, not every impossible thing will happen. Among the […]