Global Campaign to make Environmental Destruction an International Crime

April 14, 2021

In a recent meeting at the EU Parliament, the global effort to turn “ecocide”, the systematic destruction of the environment, into an international crime on par with genocide and crimes against humanity, was advanced, as a provision is likely to be adopted by the full parliament later this month.

The U.S. - China Race for A.I. Dominance

April 14, 2021

As China positions itself to become the world leader in Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) over the United States, Lucas Irwin writing for justsecurity.org suggests a research scheme called “Thousand And One Talents”, that would be run as a joint initiative between America and its allies, to maintain a Western alternative in A.I.

ECtHR backs Mandatory Pre-School Vaccination

April 14, 2021

For the first time first time, The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled on compulsory vaccination against childhood disease and has backed the Czech Republic in its requirement for mandatory pre-school vaccinations, finding that while the Czech policy interfered with the right to a private life, there was a need to protect public health.

The National Review: Vitality of Global Islamism Relies on Infrastructure in the West

April 14, 2021

The globalized network of radical Islamist groups depends and thrives on a complex support infrastructure based in Western countries and often operating in plain sight, including banking entities, law firms, lobbying groups, volonteer associations and youth movements.

 

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  • Barkey: How Erdogan Turned Turkish Courts into a Political Weapon

    April 15, 2021

    Henri J. Barkey explores how Turkish President Erdogan has transformed the Turkish judiciary into a weapon with the aim to stifle any dissent or criticism of him or his policies with the ultimate aim of eliminating all restraints on executive power.

     
  • End Nationalism, End America - The American Mind

    John Fonte

    April 15, 2021

    Writing in The American Mind, John Fonte analyses the history and effect the globalist and progressive liberal agenda has on America’s future.

     
  • Global Campaign to make Environmental Destruction an International Crime

    April 14, 2021

    In a recent meeting at the EU Parliament, the global effort to turn “ecocide”, the systematic destruction of the environment, into an international crime on par with genocide and crimes against humanity, was advanced, as a provision is likely to be adopted by the full parliament later this month.

     
 
  • Facebook Announces New Corporate Human Rights Policy

    April 14, 2021

    Facebook has announced a new corporate human rights policy, covering all of the social network and a fund to support human rights defenders that will strive to respect human rights as defined in international law, including the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

     
  • Axios: CEO’s Plan Political Involvement in State Voting Debates

    April 14, 2021

    Top CEOs and executives from businesses including Levi Strauss, LinkedIn and Delta met over a ZOOM summit to discuss a plan to get tougher on state legislators over new voting restrictions by withdrawing campaign contributions and retracting investments.

     
  • The U.S. - China Race for A.I. Dominance

    April 14, 2021

    As China positions itself to become the world leader in Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) over the United States, Lucas Irwin writing for justsecurity.org suggests a reasearch scheme called “Thousand And One Talents”, that would be run as a joint initiative between America and its allies, to maintain a Western alternative in A.I.

     
 
  • EU Drafts Strict Rules for A.I.

    April 15, 2021

    Politico has obtained a draft of rules written by the European Commission that would ban certain uses of “high-risk” artificial intelligence systems and limit others from entering the bloc if they don’t meet the set standards, as well as fining companies that do not comply up to €20 million.

     
  • ECtHR backs Mandatory Pre-School Vaccination

    April 14, 2021

    For the first time first time, The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled on compulsory vaccination against childhood disease and has backed the Czech Republic in its requirement for mandatory pre-school vaccinations, finding that while the Czech policy interfered with the right to a private life, there was a need to protect public health.

     
  • The Istanbul Convention Ignites Europe’s Cultural Wars

    April 12, 2021

    Politico reports that after nearly ten years, the Istanbul Convention, which was intended to « protect women against all forms of violence » and was signed by the 45 Council of Europe member countries, is today causing division as Eastern and Western Europe enter a culture war concerning the definition of gender.

     
 
  • The National Review: Vitality of Global Islamism Relies on Infrastructure in the West

    April 14, 2021

    The globalized network of radical Islamist groups depends and thrives on a complex support infrastructure based in Western countries and often operating in plain sight, including accounting and banking entities, law firms and lobbying groups, as well as youth movements and voluntary associations.

     
  • Al-Shabaab Calls for Attacks on US & French Targets

    April 12, 2021

    The leader of Somalia’s homegrown al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab issued a video message calling on the Islamist group to prioritize attacks in US and French targets in Djibouti, the Horn of Africa country whose geostrategic location affects the Red Sea choke point for global commercials.

     
  • Islamist Extremists Threaten Pakistan Women's Rights Activists

    April 09, 2021

    Prominent Islamist conservative clerics and the local Taliban in Pakistan are creating a climate of hate and pressure to silence the women's rights group, Pakistan Women's March, using the country's media and courts to smear the activist group as foreign intelligence agents and "blasphemers" against Islam.