I'm going to be honest, while I frequently stay up to date on politics, I never knew how much Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or RBG for short, influenced women's rights. Her famous quote "Women belong in all places where decisions are being made," is a perfect representation of how women need to be involved in politics.
James Baldwin wrote, “One’s bitterness begins to be palatable and hatred becomes too heavy a sack to carry.”
At the age of 21 in 2009, my daughter was diagnosed with bone cancer, Osteosarcoma. At that time she was an independent videographer contracting with ESPN, the US Army and local media. She lived a dream life of travel, earning an income that allowed her to be self-sufficient, meeting new people and working at a job that rewarded her passions and skills.
For many, it is generally accepted that far-left ideologies are tantalisingly alluring, yet unavoidably unworkable. Nevertheless, this does not stop supporters of such movements from promoting the cause as often as they can, in any way they can.
A unipolar order in the international world can be described as an allotment of power in which one state, the superpower, exercises its influence in terms of culture, economy, and military. It illustrates the nature of the global system at any given time. In the unipolar order, the superpower or the leader state normally dictates the internal politics and the communal character of the sub-ordinate states that are parts of the hegemonic subject of influence.
Yesterday, Boris Johnson addressed 250 Members of Parliament (MPs), asking them, to back his 'Internal Market Bill'. Boris outlined that not supporting such a bill could threaten what he called, "the integrity", of the UK. In other words, not backing the bill, could threaten the very fabric of the four nations, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, that make up the United Kingdom.
The head of Australia's foreign intelligence service has used a rare public appearance to highlight the agency's new recruitment strategy for the next generation of intelligence officers. Australian intelligence agency ASIS has hired and recruited with a fairly novel approach. Melbourne-based Cummins & Partners is recruiting its next-generation intelligence officer as part of a new recruitment campaign aimed at luring them to Australia.
In the nine weeks leading up to November 3, the U.S. presidential election, in which Donald Trump is up for re-election to his second term, will continue to be a topic of forced political analysis. It's not that things don't happen in other regions. In the Mediterranean, Greece and Turkey are playing a dangerous war game, with the dispute over energy resources and geopolitical preponderance as its background. In Belarus, the revolt against the eternal president Aleksander Lukashenko is recreating the war of attrition between the European Union representing the "West" on one side, and Putin's Russia on the other. In the South China Sea, a rain of missiles fired by Beijing to reaffirm its claim to sovereignty showed the growing military trend that the strategic rivalry between the Asian giant and the United States is taking on. This is without mentioning the crisis in Lebanon, where France is playing its role as the ruling power in the framework of a fluid situation in the Middle East.
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are facing a challenge from the Labour party to extend the furlough scheme. The furlough scheme paying 80% of workers wages, is due to finish, at the end of September.
In a society that has become so polarized that it seems impossible for any two people to agree on anything, especially politics, there is a desperate need for unity. Sadly, it cannot be unity for unity's sake, it must be unity around something meaningful and substantial. If our society were to better understand the principles of freedom, I have little doubt both conservatives and liberals could unite around them. Sadly, we don't. Even worse, we may no longer have time to learn. An aggressive and dangerous enemy is descending upon both Liberals and Conservatives alike, and while the former two are busy demonizing each other over stupid issues, this new enemy threatens to swallow us whole.
There's a day fast approaching within which the freedom of the people of Scotland will come to the fore. You may ask why they are askign for 'freedom'? Do they feel trapped, incarcerated, penned in maybe?