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New World Disorder: Mass protests storm Australia, France, Germany, Italy
Thousands have swarmed the streets of Australia, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa to protest against COVID restrictions. Pleas from authorities not to attend fell on deaf ears, authority lost.
474 days ago
People who protest against COVID restrictions on the basis that their rights are being trampled represent what is wrong with today’s liberal democracy. There is 100 per cent focus on rights and none on obligations. In reality, rights and obligations are two sides of the same coin. For society to function, each person has the obligation to give up part of their right to do whatever they please. If not, life for everyone in society would be “nasty, brutish, and short”, as the English philosopher Thomas Hobbs succinctly put it.
474 days ago
If the fundamental rights of the people are permanently disregarded, if a corrupt gang of politicians permanently lies to the people, then it is no wonder when the people protests.
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Great singer, and idiot as a person: Elton John quits Twitter
The great and very old British musician Elton John quit Twitter on Friday, the latest ex-high-profile celebrity to leave the social media platform following its acquisition by b...
US President Joe Biden To Announce Support For African Union Joining G20
Biden will make the announcement during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, White House adviser Judd Devermont said.
China warns Belgium is ‘playing with fire’ on Taiwan
Beijing wants lawmakers to change a resolution set to be discussed next week.
UK parliament dogged by misconduct claims as two more MPs suspended
Rishi Sunak promised integrity in politics but some in his party think an electoral loss is needed to clear out unpleasant MPs.
Croatia to join Schengen free-travel zone in 2023
But Romania and Bulgaria were left out as Austria objects to their inclusion.
Britain’s economic self-harm gives EU excuse to snatch more financial control
London’s grip on a key part of Europe’s financial system worries Brussels’ policymakers.
Ukraine attacks Olympics chief over Russian, Belarusian athletes at Paris 2024
‘Using sports to whitewash war crimes is sickening,’ says Ukraine’s foreign minister.
Von der Leyen’s COVID vaccine deal comes under fire from EU capitals
‘What was promised? We would really like to know,’ said one Belgian official.
Germans on the verge of a nervous breakdown
It’s a sign of the nation’s fraught state of mind that many seriously believe this week’s unlikely plotters could have toppled democracy.
Qatar ‘corruption’ scandal rocks EU Parliament
Top MEP Eva Kaili suspended as lobbying inquiry threatens to snowball.
UK government unveils major financial reform package after Brexit
Plans seek to reinforce London as a global finance center after leaving the EU.
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