The Taliban is a heartless and ruthless terrorist organization that operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the ten most distressing facts about the Taliban.
On June 24 in Ho Chi Minh City, blogger Pham Minh Hoang was deported and forced onto a plane to Paris after he was stripped of his citizenship.
The 2015 Health and Physical Education Curriculum was officially scrapped for the 2018-2019 school year. Then came the pushback.
While we celebrate the triumphant landing of robot rovers on Mars, let's pause to remember Laika the dog, first living creature from Earth to reach outer space, and her tragic story.
Israel has both a president and a prime minister. What is the difference between these two positions?
Irish Republican flags are potent symbols of resistance and patriotism in what has become history's oldest occupation. At various times in Ireland's history, many of these flags and emblems have been banned, such were their revolutionary significance.
It is but natural that the winds of change blowing over our society wil leave its mark everywhere. What effect will it have on politics? And how will that change our society?
Sure, he's a good looking guy; definitely a Renaissance man of sorts, but can we take him seriously?
Trump once said he truly believed Putin that Russia did not invade the Ukraine, blaming it on Obama. Well, we know Trump is just despicable as a person and POTUS, but since 2014, there is solid evidence that Trump is also gullible about many things. Ukraine is one.
Scotland will eventually become independent but careless action by advocates of independence could delay it for generations. A degree of ruthlessness and self examination is needed by the YES movement
Is Theresa May using Brexit in her war on Human Rights. If so will she repatriate powers over Human Rights to Westminster or dissolve Holyrood and will this accelerate Scottish Independence?
When photographer Zsofi Bohm witnessed the plight of refugees in Budapest, she was inspired to create a photo series bringing the issue closer to home.
This story could not happen here. It shows what can happen when an incompetent, ego driven, uncaring and callous government has complete control
We live in an age when those who are supposed to be examples of sound moral character turn out to have feet of clay; perhaps this was always so.
Kerala, a tiny state in south India, achieved demographic transition solely based on human development. It has left Western scholars confused who want to correlate everything with economic growth.
In 2013, Forbes Magazine said Russian President Vladimir Putin was the most powerful person in the world, and followed that up with three more similar acknowledgements.
Tweet analysis predicted the US election & the 2015 UK Election. Data driven messages helped Trump. Data Science threatens Democracy and a second Independence Referendum
Excessive rural to urban migration has led to negative impacts on African countries overall development as it has led to the growth of slums and unemployment. Here are some steps governments can take.
We all know Donald Trump needs lessons desperately. I had hoped that he could learn from elected North American leader, Justin Trudeau. Doesn't look likely.
'The peace that was never achieved, irrespective of the intentions.' A candid take on the most prestigious, yet most controversial honour in the world.
How religious divide becomes an effective political tool and propaganda machinery? An insight into one such tragic incident of communal violence in India.
Corruption has caused so many harm to many nations. It has its causes and can also be reduced when good solutions are applied.
With vast human and natural resources, Cuba could develop quickly and end decades of a jagged economy. The unhatched potential hinges on the new government's policy.
Not only will Trump have to deal with a nearly-nuclear armed Iran in the Middle East, he will also have to grapple with rising China looking for territory in the sea and a nuclear-armed North Korea.
The Philippine President campaigned on a promise that "the fish will grow fat" from the thousands that he promised to kill during his presidency. Who are the Filipinos who support him?
Could there be a connection between the questionable shares of some Canadian companies and the nation's crisis with missing and murdered Indigenous women?
An unreported submission to the Supreme Court may compromise both English and Scottish constitutions and negate the Royal Prerogative and Brexit is threatened by an unexpected resignation.
Complete instructions for how to make an appointment to renew or obtain a passport plus details about what to bring and how to prepare your application to save time and hassle.
I've long avoided watching Black Hawk Down. I hate war. I hate movies about war,particularly movies that glorify war. I had just spent several weeks in research preparing to write a paper on the tragedy of Somalia, so this time, given the opportunity I watched it.
Tory resistance to an Independence referendum may not be what it seems. A referendum is neither necessary nor sufficient for independence which can be declared legally without a referendum.
Macron's meteoric rise, which saw him become France's youngest leader since Napoleon, has drawn comparisons to the most famous French leader in history.
Most people would agree that humans rights need to be protected, but are we always clear about what counts as a violation of them?
With college campuses across the country becoming the breeding grounds for anti-Semitism, I set out to sort fact from myth on this controversial conflict.
Hillary Clinton cannot be trusted to usher in an era of peace and prosperity. She has promised to start World War III with Russia while Donald Trump has promised a warming of relations with Putin.
Paul Manafort, Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovych all walk into a bar and Donald J. Trump becomes President of the United States in 2016. Is this the future American voters’ desire?
Give them enough rope, and they might just hang themselves. Or how Theresa May is setting Brexiteers in her cabinet and Nicola Sturgeon up for failure.
More than one Canadian stock trader suspects that the brother of Kirkland Lake Mayor Tony Antoniazzi, Paul, the CEO of Opawica Explorations and RT Minerals, is hyping stocks on Twitter using aliases.
Argentina has been marked by rising inflation, continuous blackouts, floodings, protests against the governments and strikes of public services. It has been getting harder for me living in Argentina and my life quality has degraded. This is an update of the current living conditions in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and his posse tabled important legislation to focus on making beer available in convenience stores. With apologies to 1990s exercise guru Susan Powter for acquiring her mantra, Ford Nation needs to "stop the insanity."
There is experience in the world to prevent and avoid xenophobia and Genocides. I watch with concern the intentions of the USA President Donald Trump to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
MOATS is an acronym for the Mother Of All Talk Shows, the popular, though often controversial talk show hosted by George Galloway since 2006. It is now back on air and accessible via a variety of different platforms.
Nuclear power does not add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere but it comes with a unique set of its own hazards.
North Korea is not a country that immediately pops to mind when we think of sophistication or technology. Most people outside of the capital do not have electricity. (adsbygoogle = window.adsby
Westminster may have to choose between Brexit and the Union but thinks Scotland too scared for independence. Labour and Tories show contempt for Scotland by denying the devolved assemblies Brexit vote
Resentment for the US's interventionist approach in Latin America was building. The Soviet Union knew it and wanted to take advantage of it. Six Latin American countries decided to collaborate with the CIA in order to push back Socialism. But did they go too far? Read about it here.
Personal view from my experiences of Americans online, where their lack of knowledge and understanding of the British Social and Political ethos leads to fears and misconceptions.
Hong Kong is a special administrative region under the sovereign control of China. The 2019 protests in Hong Kong are mainly about democracy and the autonomy of Hong Kong.
This article explain the political process involved in the change in Singapore from a underdeveloped country to an industrious one. It tells how their prime minister Lee Kuan Yew successfully transformed this small island nation.
Margaret Thatcher the first female prime minister of Britain, was a controversial leader of a conservative ideology during her time in office.
Terrorism will continue when we provide a reason to keep it alive and well. With a war in Syria, and bombing Yemen, Libya, and others, it leaves many young people in a place with no hope.
Whether you agree or disagree that the world's democracies are in need of reform, you will enjoy these out of the box ideas for creating a different type of democracy.
Rightfully proud and independent, the only democracy in the Middle East might be better off, should the time come, asking help from Asia rather than the West.
Global fears of World War III have spiked since the election of Donald Trump. Here are 3 reasons why WWIII could start in the Baltic states.
The elite get what they want unless the people unite and stand up to them. Do Trump and other nationalist-themed movements across the world signal the beginning of the end of globalization?
An opinion piece of the former Philippines President Corazon C. Aquino’s speech given to the United States Congress in September 1986.
Abolishing the Scottish Parliament has political advantages for Westminster and Theresa May since a second Independence Referendum NO vote is uncertain and Labour are a useless ally
From the merger of the German chemical company Bayer and the US breeder Monsanto seed germinates a superpower in the field of seeds and pesticides. Together they control a quarter of the world market.
Brendan Hughes, the urban guerilla fighter, the prison escaper, the hunger striker, the IRA intelligence officer who bugged the British Army's HQ and later evened-up Republican firepower with his introduction of the Armalite into IRA arsenals, will never be forgotten.
An eyewitness under sworn testimony in the Senate testifies he witnessed the now President of the Philippines murder eight suspects.
Napoleon reportedly said: “China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.” This is an anachronism and in any case, it's only partially true. China is a sleeping giant, but like Gulliver, only a giant to the Lilliputians. China has now awoken a Brobdingnagian.
What will be the political consequences of Article 370? This is my take on what it means for Kashmir's inhabitants.
The greatest Canadian story never told. If Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders disclose what investments they own, shouldn't Canadian MPs? Further, is the entire expense debate a 'straw man' argument?
The article speaks about the various initiatives Venezuela took to gain regional dominance in the Carribean and whether or not America was challenged by it
The NHS is a political football that’s frequently dissed with bad press. The aim of this article is to dispel some of the myths and propaganda (much from the USA) and show the NHS for what it is.
Can the two groups try to merge their two claims into one? Can the two states become a single, peacefully and mutually agreed upon state?
The different symbols in Northern Ireland are controversial and represent all the people of Northern Ireland. This is a guide to the symbols' meaning, as well as important advice for employers in Northern Ireland on the use of symbols in a shared workplace.
A former Soviet spy became a double agent and criticized Vladimir Putin; he paid for this with his life.
Mandela Madiba Rolihlahla was not a mythic figure, but a real and live leader of our times. This is his path to greatness- from African leader, to prisoner and to President and icon Of South Africa
Britain faces it's biggest challenge since the end of WW2. Should the UK leave the EU and move into the EEA? What challenges and benefits come with this?
Affordable housing in Kenya has become a national issue with a standing deficit of 250,000 units. Real estate has grown more in the upscale market leaving huge gaps for low-cost houses.The Kenyan government came up with the big four agenda, with affordable housing as one of its pillars.
There are many things wrong with the world, and here are what I personally deem to be the 5 worst ones. The purpose of this hub is to inform people of these problems, using statistics and facts, and explaining where it is complicated. Watch out for...
Muammar Gaddafi was labelled as a 'tyrant', a 'terrorist' and a 'dictator', but was he really a bad leader of Libya? Even though there was no democracy in Libya, the facts about Libya and Gaddafi
Domestically and internationally, China continues to act as a miscreant. What should our approach be? Is a trade war the solution?
A Very British Jihad, published on Kindle in 2019, was a groundbreaking expose of state-sanctioned murder in the North of Ireland. These were dangerous times, not just for Republican activists or Catholics but for lawyers, journalists, and human rights campaigners.
The Union Jack is one of the most recognisable on Earth. But where does this famous flag come from? How does it relate to the four home countries of the United Kingdom? And what is its future?
For more than 200 years, Canada has been deaf to the calls for union with America and has maintained its independent status as a sovereign nation.
The True Puppet Master, A globalist, an influencer..manipulative and crafty - pay attention and you'll see why the Democrats do what they are told to
Two years ago, an arbitral tribunal formed pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea issued a blockbuster award finding much of China’s conduct in the South China Sea in violation of international law.
Seamus Costello was a giant of Irish revolutionary politics. His belief that national liberation and the class struggle are symbiotic is being vindicated daily as we move closer to a border poll.
Ex-Baathists have influenced the success and the current structure and character of the Islamic State.
The British public blames the government for not controlling immigration. The Conservatives are blaming the previous Labour government and everyday more and more people are seeking visas and asylum.
Strategic voting occurs when a person chooses to vote against their preferred candidate in an attempt to keep a less desirable choice from attaining office. People participate because they feel it will increases the odds of a party with their preferred principles and policies winning that seat.
Haiti has long been rated one of the worst countries in the world for human trafficking, and was in the top three in the US State Department's own 2016 report.
Machine translation is not a purely technical issue with European Union translation, but instead it is closely linked to political visions and strategies.
The purpose of this hub is to enable you to recognize the propagada techniques that are used . It gives examples of the various techniques and how to overcome them to form your own opinions.
With Jeremy Corbyn gaining a convincing lead in the polls, there is hope at the end of a very dark tunnel.
Fascism and National Socialism are often mistaken for being one and the same thing. Yes, these ideologies did have a lot in common, yet some of the differences are substantial.
As an expat living and working in Saudi Arabia, I want to give you the real truth about working in the Kingdom. What are the rules and laws that you must follow if you are going to work here?
The Syrian crisis is entering its eighth year and the current situation signifies no sooner ending. The loss of human lives, the destruction of Syria and the complete demolition of Syrian infrastructure are horrible. It signifies that Assad and foreign powers have no urgency in preventing more loss.
An analysis of James Connolly, the Irish Republican leader of the 1916 Easter Rising, the Marxist revolutionary and Trades Union Organizer.
Voting in local and national elections is a must for some citizens, but for others it is something that's best left ignored!
U.S. Presidents visit Berlin. They've done so to show solidarity to countries close to the Warsaw Pact. Is it still important? What do Berliners think of Presidential visits in the 21st century?
This young politician did something so astounding that even I with my skeptical country attitude had to sit up and give credit where it was due. Justin Trudeau had to earn my respect and that was something that he certainly did
It's untrue that the non-aggression meaning of libertarianism exists only in the United States. In fact the "NAP" definition continues to spread around the world...
The challenge of providing treatment in a country that previously lacked words for depressive and anxiety syndromes
Premier Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause smacks of bullying, but it's really (probably) sour grapes.
Notification for pay revision of university and college teachers is released following 7th CPC recommendations to CG employees
I became aware as I drove home along Umbilo Road and bought, as I did every afternoon, my copy of the Daily News from a street vendor. Only when I got home and opened the newspaper did I start to get an inkling of just how different that day was.
After the Supreme Court nullified President Kenyatta's win for a 2nd term, the country is faced with challenges never experienced before as his opponent, Odinga doesn't want to accept defeat.
Central America has been abused both by Spain during colonial times and later by the United States. This article provides the reader with a brief look at what has occurred in the past.
There is daily news on the Syrian conflict and the ISIS forces fighting in Syria, but what was the actual cause of the conflict and what exactly is the motive of ISIS and the rebel forces?
From its humble beginnings, the United Arab Emirates has progressed tremendously within just half a century. This articles reviews briefly where it has been and where it is going.
It is human nature to assume that everyone sees you in the same light that you see yourself. It can come as quite a shock when there is a difference between these two perceptions. America's international standing appears to be one such area and...
With the Tories discussing Abolishment of the Scottish Parliament, possibly by statutory instrument, easy scenarios for Independence are becoming less likely.
An in-depth look at the French citizenship process from the basic requirements to all the necessary paperwork. Prepare yourself by learning the steps to become a French citizen outlined in this guide.
As we near the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, we look back at the burning questions about her death that remain unanswered.
Those cynics who perpetually sneer, “If libertarianism is such a good idea why aren't there any libertarian countries?” will find their answer in this article.
Middle Eastern politics has changed throughout history due to external influences pulling the cultures in new directions and internal turmoil.
This blog is about the life of a refugee in our modern times and the effects and consequences of the deportation of immigrants.
The gifts the Tories seem to be giving to the Independence movement should be treated as traps. Economic NO voters should be targeted as potential YES voters.
Resources for menstrual health and hygiene are often neglected in some developing countries. Why is there a lack of menstrual health education, and why does it matter?
The UK will vote in June to see whether or not to stay in the European Union, but the lines are being blurred by those for and against. So who's lying? who should we trust? The answer is none of them.
Ronnie Bunting, assassinated along with his friend and comrade, Noel Little, was a prime example of an IRSM activist. He gave his life for a secular, Socialist Irish Republic. Ronnie's ideology lives on and will never go away.
Meghan Markle was a commoner, but that changed when she married Prince Harry on May 19, 2018. She is now an official part of the royal family. She is the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband is the Duke of Sussex.
In recent times, the influence of the various loyal orders has diminished. However, membership of these secret societies, with their bizarre rituals, is still a significant phenomenon in the North of Ireland.
On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. This article gives the author's first impressions of the referendum campaign, and the aftermath of the result
Ontario premier Doug Ford warns teachers not to strike, moves to merge 59 ambulance services into 10 while promising there will be the same number of paramedics. We're in trouble.
Brexit - A look at whether the referendum result is essentially the United Kingdom committing harakiri by leaving the European Union and entering post Brexit chaos.
Ireland's political murals largely reflect a culture born of resistance and anti-imperialism in Irish Republican working-class areas. Loyalist murals stress their sense of Britishness and fealty to an empire of old. Mural tours are increasingly popular, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
Brexit and the US Presidential election result have been linked together as anti-establishment protest votes. But is that really the case? What are the similarities and what really motivated Brexit?
The conservatives plan was a simple one, they wanted to make the Liberal speakers appear inept and incompetent. They wanted the House of Commons cloaked in negativity in direct opposite of Justin Trudeau's commitment to sunny ways. How were they to enact this? A simple game of distraction.
Unless you have lived under an oppressive government, it is hard to imagine the freedoms we take for granted are denied to others. There is not freedom of religion or the press in North Korea.
When economic and geopolitical interests collide, the end game generally leads to the negotiating table.
Barzan Hussein Liani was detained without charge by the de facto ruling Kurdish Democratic Party Union (PYD) in the Syrian Rojava region, on May 13th.
A former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter are believed to have been poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent in Salisbury. Russia is currently being held accountable for these actions, but speculation continues to rise over how the poison was administered and how events unfolded.
Even though tourists in North Korea are warned they should behave exactly as they are expected to, some still fail to follow the rule, sometimes leading to tragic consequences.
The moral sensibilities of Western nations are often hyped up as the best of human ideals. Various countries have sought to preach it in every part of the globe. Yet, many times they fail to take root. If our values are superior, why would they fail to catch on?
Toby Harnden's book, 'Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh', is very pro-British in outlook. However, it is worth reading, not least for its insight into the often naive British military occupation's thinking into the capabilities of South Armagh's elite insurgents.
This article will argue that whilst we appear to be experiencing a global swing to the right, it is only as a reaction to a more recent swing to the left, and that ultimately, the populus collectively
The radio and other mass media enabled the Rwanda genocide in 1994. This essay looks at the situation and how different theories were applied to mobilize civilians to become the perpetrators.
The hijack story that exposes the weak diplomacy and goof-ups in the fight against terrorism, leaving behind some crucial unanswered questions!
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been demonized for many reasons. The media has feasted on many of his tirades yet failed to see beyond the words or zoom in on the actions he has done.
Oil-rich Venezuela is imploding economically, socially, and politically. This article will try to explain some of the conditions leading to the failure of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro's Bolivarian revolution.
Just like any 30-year old who inherits the family business, controls some nukes and has a bad haircut.
The UK Government claims only the Scottish People can dissolve the Union. A rise in demands for English independence suggests England is now ready to set Scotland loose. A no Deal Brexit is most likely but cancellation of Brexit is also possible and may boost support for independence almost as much.
Robert Mugabe is well-known for his utterances which has turned him into an icon as regards to his funny, dumb and satirical quotes. This hub article lists his funniest ones.
The BRIC economies are comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. They are emerging markets predicted to be able to surpass the G7 countries—U.S.A., U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Canada, and Japan—sometime in the future. This article will look at their chances of accomplishing this.
Ever wondered why there's so much terrorism around? What feeds and sustains terrorism? Who is responsible, and what can we do to rid the world of terrorism? Read on to learn this and more.
Corruption has become a problem of global proportion. This article will look at what I believe are the six most corrupt world leaders in recent history. Unfortunately, there are many more than just these six.
The Unionist civil wars over Brexit may destroy the Rainbow Tory parties. If the YES movement resolves Oil, Currency, Pensions and fights the Tories for Human Rights we can start campaigning.
Canadian investors are voicing concerns about northern Ontario CEO Paul Antoniazzi. MP Charlie Angus speaks out on Gerald Stanley acquittal. Plus, use of force down by Sudbury Police.
The events in Europe this week have had our heads spinning as Britain seemingly tore up the E.U. Why did they do it? and how will it affect the rest of us?
This article explores whether or not the Russian Federation represents a true democracy through an analysis of its past thirty-year history.
According to emerging studies, it has been reported that the sensationalist media coverage of terrorist acts has the tendency to trigger further attacks
A case in comparison analysis of how Argentina and Chile after transitioning to democracy dealt with the politics of reconciliation with society as a whole, and how they were able to move forward.
Many people are quite confused about President PNoy's intentions as he seems to be sending mixed signals regarding Freedom of Information Act.
The One Child policy of China has led to selective abortion, killing, and dumping of girl children. It has severely skewed the sex ration and left over 30 million men without women for marriage.
Why Does Iran Hate America? - The 1953 CIA coup that ousted a democratic government in Iran, the subsequent Iranian revolution, and the Iran-Iraq War have generated hate towards America.
Canadians are a proud group of people, and why not? There are many things to be proud of. Here is a list of my Top-Ten Canadian Contributions to the American way of life.
Government, the Media, Non-Profits, and Business are under a cloud of suspicion across the world; the decline in trust of these organization is led in part by the propagation of fake news
In the new Presidency, many of the past policies will play a part going forward. A review of intervention expense in other countries explains much of the national debt now standing at $18.8 Trillion.
Today many Countries of the world are in politics but the differences between their politics is that during elections, some use the Secret Ballot System while others use Open Ballot system. The differences between them have a great effect even to...
Benjamin Fulford is a very controversial conspiracy theorist who interviewed David Rockefeller and also worked for Forbes magazine.
This article will explore the rise in political power by Latin American women through the guerrilla insurgencies they joined.
Lopez Obrador’s victory is an important historical moment for Mexico, a country that was ruled by a single party, the PRI, for over 70 years. The majority of the Mexican population has chosen a new alternative. For the first time, Mexico’s presidency will go to a leftist candidate.
The most controversial of all 9/11 memorials sits on the New Jersey shoreline of New York Harbor, just south of the Statue of Liberty. The site has an unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline once dominated by the twin towers. Renowned Russian sculptor Zurab Tseretel created an extraordinary masterpiece as a gift to the people of the United States of America from the people of Russia. Originally calling it the "Tear of Grief," the artist suspended a forty-foot stainless steel teardrop within a
The Thai King, who surprised many by announcing his marriage just before his coronation, has now taken a consort and awarded her the title of royal consort, making her the 5th woman in his life.
With a coalition government a serious possibility, the role and impact of regional parties on both national politics and the direction the economy takes, will be significant.
Although his brother Raul has been running the show for the last several years, it's hard to imagine a Cuba without Fidel Castro.
Vietnam has had fast and stable economic growth in recent years, but rapid changes have also transformed its society and culture in the process. This article outlines some social issues that Vietnam is currently facing.
North Korea has not been able to overcome the great famine which occurred over 30 years ago. The population has continued to suffer from malnutrition ever since. Somehow, despite the lack of food in the rural areas, the elite continue to live in a land of plenty.
The European Union has come under increasing economic and political stress in recent years, for reasons such as the economic crash of 2008 and a massive increase in the number of asylum seekers.
Kim-Yong-Un has captured the media with his nuclear tests. Is he for real? Or is he a flash-in-the-pan?