Category: Foreign Affairs

Dr Bronwyn Howell

Consequences of the Christchurch Call: Social engineering by internet platforms?

When seventeen countries, the European Commission, and eight tech companies signed the “Christchurch Call” pledge in May, it was heralded as a triumph in the fight against the promulgation of violent extremist content online. The Call was led by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron.


Alex Berenson

The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, And Violence

Cannabis advocates have followed the same playbook. They press for medical legalization, then argue for recreational use. Linking legalization to medical use has proven the crucial step. It encourages voters to think of marijuana as something other than an intoxicant.


Dr Muriel Newman

A Sacrificial Lamb

The Prime Minister’s plan is to put so much pressure on farmers that she will drive them out of business – just as occurred in the coal industry, and oil and gas. So exactly how is she doing this? Here are five ways.


Brian Giesbrecht

New Zealand’s Maori Child Welfare Problem

In Canada we have settled into a stagnant pattern on Indigenous issues. Indigenous advocates argue for the continuation of the separatist status quo, but with more money and power for themselves. The chiefs’ main concern is to keep the money flowing. No politician dares to publicly oppose this separatist, racialized dystopia, and expose it for the nonsense that it is.


Bob Troyer

It’s high time we took a breath from marijuana commercialization

I’m not sure the 55 percent of Coloradans who voted for commercialization in 2012 thought they were voting for all this.


Dr Muriel Newman

Election Lessons

The ‘elites’ in Labour and the Greens have captured the agenda, attacking free speech, advancing race-based privilege, and prioritising identity politics, alienating middle of the road voters in the process.


Claire Lehmann

At Australian Ballot Boxes, the Left’s Empathy Deficit Came Home to Roost

More broadly, the modern progressive left has lost touch with the fact that what ordinary people want from their government is a spirit of respect, dignity and hope for the future.


Dr Muriel Newman

Criminalising free speech

The danger is that hate speech restrictions will be the thin end of the wedge, and will escalate from addressing extremism to criminalising speech that socialists like our Prime Minister and her parties think is objectionable.


Dr Bronwyn Howell

Calling out the ‘Christchurch call’

In the bargaining of the Paris summit, the tech companies have agreed in effect to act as the agents of the governments in delivering their political objectives of countering “violent extremist narratives” and engaging in “the fight against inequality.”


Dr Muriel Newman

Climate Change Hysteria

It is deeply concerning that our PM has taken on the role of international cheerleader for the climate change movement. With the support of the UN, she is determined to see New Zealand leading the world in climate restrictions.