America Burning

BY PAUL NEWALL I spent a great deal of time in the US just after the turn of the century and I’ve followed the political scene there very closely ever since, what we are seeing there is a mirror of what has been happening here for a couple of decades and they’ve managed to get there from a completely different starting point. In Europe, the … Continue reading America Burning

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Forbidden Religiosity

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE With the Pope having signed the ‘Sino-Vatican Agreement’ (a treaty which allows the Vatican to appoint Chinese bishops) one could be forgiven for thinking that Christians in Communist China enjoy a kind of freedom only described in the pluralistic Utopian visions of  ‘literal consumerists’ – sorry, communists – like the ridiculous Ash Sarkar. But as with any China counterfeit, this holy bound … Continue reading Forbidden Religiosity

Taixit Holds Strong

BY ANASTASIA CHOO Taiwanese voters re-elected incumbent president Tsai Ing-Wen in a landslide election on Saturday 11th January which translates as a sharp rebuke to Beijing and its attempts to intimidate Taiwan into China’s fold. Tsai won over 8 million votes, or 57% of the vote share, leading her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to a crushing victory with a landslide in presidential and legislative elections. … Continue reading Taixit Holds Strong

Just Go Away Hillary

BY ALEXIA JAMES Hillary Clinton showing up during a UK General Election campaign used to be significant. Not anymore. Nowadays she’s as relevant as King Herod’s first wife, Doris. Did you know that Hillary Clinton’s speaking fees have plummeted? According to Newsweek, after she left her job as secretary of state but before she declared her 2016 candidacy, Hillary Clinton used to make $200,000 per … Continue reading Just Go Away Hillary

Great War Chinese Labourers Forgotten

BY ANASTASIA CHOO The 140,000 Chinese farm labourers, who over a century ago volunteered to leave their remote villages and work for Britain and France in the first world war, have been called “the forgotten of the forgotten”. Over the past decade, the story of China’s human contribution to the Great War has received some of the attention it has long been denied. These peasant … Continue reading Great War Chinese Labourers Forgotten

Hong Kong Dominates China’s 70th

BY MEI LIN CHAN The first of October 2019 will mark the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and Beijing is pulling out all stops for a day replete with fireworks, fanfares and a huge military parade.  To ensure all goes smoothly, authorities have been ramping up security in the capital (and online) for weeks. During rehearsals for a military … Continue reading Hong Kong Dominates China’s 70th

A Completely Objective Look At The Democratic Primaries – Before Things Go Haywire

The state of politics in the United States has made it feel as if we’re on the cusp of a 2020 election that remains more than a year away. Regardless of anyone’s ordinary views on the conservative-liberal spectrum, Donald Trump has enabled inhumane policies, empowered monstrous figures, and displayed an increasingly unstable mental state. As prominent Republican strategist (and “Never-Trumper”) wrote recently, “Trump is coming even … Continue reading A Completely Objective Look At The Democratic Primaries – Before Things Go Haywire

Christianity & Open Borders

BY SAM HOOPER Here in the USA Rod Dreher has an angry, searching piece in response to the news that the Catholic Bishop of El Paso, Mark Seitz, has apparently been joyfully intimidating American Customs & Border Protection Agency guards into allowing already-rejected or returned migrants from Central America back from Mexico into the United States, in open violation of the law. Dreher: I admire religious leaders … Continue reading Christianity & Open Borders

The Rotten Age of Kaepernick

BY SAM HOOPER A tale of two product launches, set against the most fawningly corporate Pride Month in American history. Imagine that you are Jerry Falwell, Jr. or some other notable socially conservative reactionary type, and you see the above image in which the makers of Oreo cookies announce that they are celebrating Pride Month by producing commemorative packs encouraging customers to “share [their] pronouns … Continue reading The Rotten Age of Kaepernick

Ordinary Spaniards Fuel Conservative Revival

BY TOM GALLAGHER Spaniards head for the polls on 28 April after an election when, for the first time since the restoration of democracy in 1977, a strong Christian perspective is being offered by one of the main contenders. Vox is a national conservative party which argues that Spain must re-embrace common sense after decades when winning the approval of a range of radical minorities, … Continue reading Ordinary Spaniards Fuel Conservative Revival