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Hong Kong's rising defiance challenges Beijing's playbook on dissent

ABOVE: Pro-democracy protesters clash with police in Hong Kong

HONG KONG – China’s Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to… 996 more words

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The Freedom of Speech and Respecting Differences of Opinion

One of the things that I think is bad about the political climate of today is a lack of respect for differences of opinion among the various sides. 1,863 more words

Ungoverned Spaces

The world at the moment seems a mess.  Lot’s of despair and difficulty — and the news is laden with diplomatic and military discussions of Ungoverned Spaces — and the dissatisfaction and dissent that flourishes in them. 178 more words

Int'l Festival Heads Criticize China Over Beijing Indie Event Closure

HONG KONG — More than a dozen international film festival heads have signed a petition denouncing the Chinese authorities’ halting of the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival. 623 more words

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China Halts Independent Film Festival Again

The Beijing Independent Film Festival was shut down on Saturday by authorities.

Festival organizers, headed by Wang Shu, said that their selection of films did not include movies that were critical of government. 173 more words

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Who Are The Real Schismatics?

The LCWR was given 5 years (starting in 2012) to implement a reform and thereby conform itself which Church doctrine and morals. What have been the results of this reform and how has the treatment of the LCWR differed from  the SSPX? 1,075 more words

Los Alamos political scientist fired for questioning nuclear weapons dogma

Political scientist James Doyle had spent almost 2 decades working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) on nonproliferation and nuclear security issues when he decided to write a scholarly article questioning the dogma of nuclear deterrence.

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