On Saturday, Xi Jinping made a speech celebrating the 110th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution, an upheaval which brought an end to the Chinese Imperial system and established ‘The First Republic of China’. Although this state was not the start of the current People’s Republic, the legacy nonetheless remains important …Read More »
Should Beach Boy Boris Johnson really be on holiday as Britain staggers towards a winter of discontent?
Now I would never begrudge anyone a nice holiday, especially after the past 18 months, but should the PM really be sunning himself in Marbella on the Costa del Sol when the country could be on the brink of another ‘winter of discontent’? There can be no doubt that the …Read More »
‘On-brand, really’: Zuckerberg wants Congress to crush any possible competition to Facebook, Snowden says
The CEO of Facebook posted a lengthy reaction to this week’s outage of company services and the congressional testimony of Frances Haugen, a former Facebook product manager who accused the company of various sins, including putting profit before the safety of children. Much of the essay was a rejection of …Read More »
Uygur has often attacked Rogan for the libertarian views voiced on his Joe Rogan Experience podcast, which is currently the second-most-watched show on Spotify, only losing the top spot in late September. Those views include opposition to mandatory vaccination and concerns that the US government may use Covid-19 as a …Read More »
From Syria to Afghanistan, the Pentagon really is ‘chronically bad’ at winning wars – and Matt Gaetz got them to admit it
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, and Central Command head General Kenneth McKenzie proved much more adept at dodging questions from senators and congressmen over the past two days, than at fighting and winning wars abroad. That is, until they ran into …Read More »
‘They’ve really left us in a terrible position’: American Senator slams Biden as Pentagon reveals US may use Russian bases in Asia
Speaking on Tuesday, the Republican politician accused the government of having no plan to defeat terrorism in the Middle East following the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. “What we’re seeing in the reports today about asking to use Russian bases, that’s just another example that we see of the Biden …Read More »
Global Citizen Live’s message to society from mega-rich celebs is ‘make do with less.’ And that really sticks in my throat
On Saturday night, the BBC devoted hours of programming to Global Citizen Live: Music Festival for the Planet – a collection of pop concerts and performances from London, New York, Paris, Lagos, Mumbai, Seoul and Sydney in support of the Global Citizen movement. Up to a billion people around the …Read More »
It’s extremely unlikely Biden will be removed from office on a wave of righteous indignation alone. Despite the nationwide rage at his lackluster performance safeguarding American troops and civilians from terrorists as they desperately await rescue with just four days to go before the Taliban declares open season on them, …Read More »
As Manchester City and Juventus negotiate, what is really behind the Premier League giants’ swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo?
As if the drama of Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract talks breaking down, ending a 21-year relationship with the Catalans, and then joining PSG wasn’t exhausting enough, one of the most chaotic transfer windows of modern times has more in store. Real Madrid, whose rogue president Florentino Perez claimed they were broke …Read More »
While attempting to brush off the ongoing catastrophe in Afghanistan, US Vice President Kamala Harris is pursuing her long-awaited tour of Southeast Asia, with stops in Singapore and Vietnam. Here, she has accused Beijing of “intimidation” and “coercion” in the South China Sea, a key strategic waterway which Beijing has …Read More »