The United Kingdom appears to be turning into a police state faster than even the most alarmist analysts believed possible. In what sounds like it could have come from George Orwell's nightmares, anti-immigration activist Tommy Robinson, without even having access to his lawyer, was sentenced to more than a year in prison after being caught reporting on the trial of an Islamic child-rape gang — and then, making matters worse, the judge gagged the press about the scandal, even forcing newspapers to delete their published articles. Unfortunately for British authorities, though, the news got out anyway. Now, the story is an international sensation. Meanwhile, growing domestic protests are demanding that the high-profile anti-Islamization activist be freed immediately, and supporters of the arrested activist around the world vowed to redouble their efforts.
On Friday, Irish citizens voted to repeal its constitution’s eighth amendment, which “acknowledges the right to life of the unborn,” with 66 percent of voters voting in favor of the repeal. With the eighth amendment out of the way, the Irish government is expected to introduce legislation by the end of the year that will legalize abortions up to 12 weeks, and potentially longer, for any reason. The vote marks a significant departure from the nation’s once strongly pro-life, Catholic roots.
On May 25, Ireland is set to hold a referendum that would repeal the country's Eighth Amendment, which protects the right to life of the unborn. If passed, the government would then push legislation that would allow abortion up to 12 weeks for any reason. The vote appears to be close at the moment despite Ireland's deep pro-life roots, largely as a result of the unfair campaign advantages given to those who favor the referendum.
Activist organizations and “think tanks” funded by billionaire George Soros are leaving Hungary, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his ruling Fidesz party move to clamp down on foreign interference.
On May 25, the people of Ireland will be voting on whether to retain their Eighth Amendment, which protects the right to life, or repeal it. The vote is the result of intense pressure from pro-abortion advocates.
Israeli forces bombed Iranian military installations in Syria on Wednesday in response to “20 rockets” fired by the Iranian forces, which were fired after Israel fired on an Iranian base in Syria on Tuesday, the day Israel ordered Human Rights Watch to leave the country.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Union’s executive arm, thinks the EU should borrow more heavily from what he calls the "creative aspirations" of Karl Marx.
"Happy birthday, Karl Marx," is what the president of the European Commission is slated to, in effect, say on May 5, the occasion of the radical philosopher's 200th birthday.