Liberal Reform

Violent Crime Rises in U.S. Cities, Putting Criminal Justice Reform at Risk

June 5, 2021 AAFTER GEORGE FLOYD’S murder a year ago, the mayor of Atlanta berated rioters who were destroying parts of his city. “It’s not a protest… It’s chaos,” Keisha Lance Bottoms said. “If you care about this city, then go home.” The speech got off to a good start …

Read More »

What happened around Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989?

The student protests that engulfed Tiananmen Square in 1989 – and the Chinese government’s violent reaction to them – have become synonymous with Communist repression. Today, mention of the events of June 4 is strictly censored in China. In Hong Kong, the only place on Chinese soil where large commemorative …

Read More »

Queensland resists Morrison government’s overhaul of environmental laws without better protections | australian politics

Queensland has said it will resist pressure from the Morrison government for states to take greater responsibility for environmental decision-making, unless it supports stricter national standards to protect wildlife. The Federal Coalition is attempting to amend national environmental laws to allow it to sign bilateral agreements with states and territories …

Read More »

Ottawa pledges to support vulnerable populations in response to MMIWG survey

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on June 2, 2021 in Ottawa. Adrian Wyld / The Canadian Press The federal government is pledging increased funding for community organizations that support vulnerable populations as part of its official response to the National …

Read More »

Book calls for rethinking capitalism amid COVID-19 ravages

Instead of being the large leveler, as pandemics have been throughout history, the coronavirus pandemic exposed and exacerbated pre-existing inequalities of wealth, race, gender, age, education, and geographic location. It is the paradox with which Ian goldin – the former CEO of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and now …

Read More »

Jeff Suzuki of Los Gatos leads curriculum reform in his hometown

LOS GATOS, CA – A successful local school district is now the chief architect of its transformation. Amid the Black Lives Matter protests this summer, Jeff Suzuki has started a grassroots movement that aims to tackle systemic racism in his hometown of Los Gatos. Suzuki’s group, the Los Gatos Anti-Racism …

Read More »

Industry minister open to “improvements” to privacy law that watchdog reviewed

OTTAWA – The Liberal government is open to “improvements” to its new digital privacy law after a federal watchdog criticized the bill as a step backwards. Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne said he still believes the law strikes the “right balance” between privacy rights and the ability of businesses to retrieve …

Read More »

Editorial: Abolish the police? No. Reform the police? Absolutely

As talks continue in the Senate on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, a comprehensive bill to improve and monitor police behavior, the main bone of contention is how best to hold police officers down. responsible for the faults, such as the excessive force that sometimes injures …

Read More »

OPINION-Chinese Nationalism and Curriculum Reform in Hong Kong

Judging by the recent content of curriculum reform in Hong Kong secondary schools, strengthening Chinese nationalism, national identity and national security have become the focus of education reform in the Region. Hong Kong Special Administration (HKSAR). In mid-April, the Education Department of the Hong Kong SAR government released a detailed …

Read More »

The Republican Party must “challenge” the speech of the Democrats

TO CLOSE Robin Armstrong had a singular message Thursday night for the Taylor County Republican Party: “Until we have the power to define the narrative, we will have to challenge the narrative.” About 90 Republicans gathered at their monthly meeting at 201 Mesquite Event Center. Buy a photo Carolyn Sandner …

Read More »