NRO: Supreme Court Rules Maine Cannot Exclude Religious Schools from Tuition-Assistance Program

June 22, 2022

The Supreme Court ruled in the case of Carson v. Makin that it is unconstitutional for Maine to exclude religious schools from a program that provides tuition assistance for students to attend private schools, arguing that it violates the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.

Spectator Australia: Australia’s corporate Surveillance State

June 22, 2022

In Australia it was recently discovered by consumer group Choice that multiple corporations including Kmart and Bunnings Warehouse refer to facial recognition in their privacy policies and may have been using facial recognition technology,  ‘capturing the biometric data of their customers’.

ECtHR Rules that Russia's Foreign Agents Law Violates Human Rights

June 22, 2022

Following Russia’s inplementation of a controversial foreign agents law the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the law violates the rights of the groups and individuals designated as foreign agents and has ordered Russia to issue compensation.

 

Muslim Scholars Union Pushes to Restrict Free Speech

June 22, 2022

The Middle East Monitor reports that The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) will advocate for both the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to enact broad restrictions on free speech.

 

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  • Two Dozen AGs Challenge SEC Climate Rule

    June 22, 2022

    Two dozen state attorneys general have written a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) secretary demanding that the agency not finalize a Biden rule taking a "maximally aggressive regulatory approach" by forcing public companies to publish extensive climate-related disclosures on the grounds that "Regulatory agencies of the federal government must never become political action committees. »

     
  • AG Takes a Stand Against Woke Investing

    June 22, 2022

    Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing has grown enormously in the United States and has accelerated political activism within American corporations and Institutions, leading Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to outline a way to push back against ESG  by holding money management firms accountable for not acting in their clients’ financial best interests.

     
  • Banks Face Push to Disclose how their Lending Leads to Pollution

    June 22, 2022

    According to a group of Democratic senators, new rules proposed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that require companies to reveal detailed data about their greenhouse gas emissions should also have to make public how their lending and investment activities impact pollution.

     
 
  • Hungary Veto’s EU’s Global Corporate Tax Plan

    June 22, 2022

    The European Union failed to implement a global corporate tax rate of 15 percent before the end of France’s six-month presidency due to a last minute veto of the plan by Hungary as tax initiatives require unanimity to pass in Brussels.

     
  • ECtHR Rules that Russia's Foreign Agents Law Violates Human Rights

    June 22, 2022

    Following Russia’s inplementation of a controversial foreign agents law the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the law violates the rights of the groups and individuals designated as foreign agents and has ordered Russia to issue compensation.

     
  • Kremlin’s Gas Threats Challenge EU Agenda and Stability

    June 22, 2022

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has cut off gas deliveries to some of its best customers in the European Union, threatening the EU’s climate agenda and general stability as the bloc scrambles to replace gas-fired power with coal.

     
 
  • FBI Reports Iran’s Plan for Cyber Attack Against Boston’s Children’s Hospital

    June 24, 2022

    The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned recently that the Bureau’s discovery last year of a plan by Iran’s Islamist regime to perpetrate a cyber attack against Boston’s Children Hospital is indicative of the sharp increase in Tehran’s efforts to utilize cyber activities to cripple US critical infrastructure and for WEBINT (web intelligence) aimed at gaining access to data useful for recruiting assets and for compromising the personal and corporate security of Western interests. 

     
  • International Union of Muslim Scholars Pushes for Broad Restrictions in Free Speech

    June 22, 2022

    The Qatar-based International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has announced that it will advocate for both the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to enact broad restrictions on free speech, with the international organization of Muslim Islamic theologians arguing that recent comments by a member of a India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) about Islam's prophet Mohammed justify banning all speech deemed insulting to religions. 

     
  • UN Flags Transnational Expansion of Radical Islamism into Resource-Rich DRC

    June 22, 2022

     UN security experts are flagging the growing transnational operational networks of IS into the Central African Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), warning that the IS cooperation with the Islamist militant Allied Defence Forces (ADF) is destabilizing the DRC-Uganda border, generating radicalization and recruitment into the broader Central African region, and is threatening the takeover of rich natural resource riches and trade and commercial networks of the DRC, the Continent’s second largest country.