This documentary can potentially jeopardize diplomatic relations between India and the UK at a crucial political juncture in either democracy. The BBC — which enjoys significant clout with British administrative and quasi-state authorities — must be held accountable for character-assassinating a democratically-elected leader, questioning the independent investigative agencies, and casting aspersions on the institutional integrity of the Supreme Court of India.
As Gujarat's chief minister, Narendra Modi was directly responsible for halting or abetting the riots. Unfortunately, he didn't bat an eyelid as thousands of innocents were persecuted on the streets. The climate of impunity created by the state government propelled the rioters to lynch Muslims indiscriminately. Modi may not have had a direct role in the mass killings, but concerningly, the prime minister still chooses to look the other way as his supporters intensify the calls to turn the country into an exclusive Hindu state.
There's a 54% chance that there will be a non-BJP Prime Minister of India before 2030, according to the Metaculus prediction community.
Through its brutal actions, the Boluarte regime forfeited any legitimacy to lead the divided country. Even curfews cannot keep impoverished Peruvians from standing up for Castillo and democracy. The fury is justified since it was Washington that orchestrated the coup against Castillo to secure US corporate and geopolitical interests. It's time for US imperialism and its increasingly repressive Peruvian puppet government to accept reality and return Peru to the Peruvians.
Boluarte has the right to continue Castillo's remaining term after his failed coup attempt. While most Peruvians supported Castillo's ouster and arrest, it is nevertheless true that Boluarte has so far failed to quell general public discontent and stabilize the situation. While the protests have included acts of vandalism and looting, which no government in the world would stand idly by, Boluarte must now ensure that the security forces' crackdown does not escalate further. Otherwise, her days in office are likely numbered.
There is a 50% chance that Peru's GDP per capita will be at least 20.4k in 2030, according to the Metaculus prediction community.
These meetings must see Germany — which has a unique historical responsibility to uphold the sovereignty and freedom of Ukraine — consent to the use of Leopard 2 tanks by Kyiv. Ukrainians were some of the greatest victims of Hitler and Stalin, and Berlin now has the opportunity to intercede on Putin's war of terror against an innocent people. The whole of the West will judge the courage of Germany on whether it allows tanks to be sent to Kyiv.
By sending more and more advanced weaponry to Ukraine, America's policy of seeking the strategic defeat of Russia is leading the world to a catastrophe. The US and NATO are increasingly intertwined in this conflict and if this policy continues, we'll be headed for nuclear Armageddon. Is this the path we should be taking?
There is a 2% chance that Ukraine will officially recognize a former Ukrainian territory (Luhansk, Donetsk or Crimea) as independent before 2024, according to the Metaculus prediction community.
Biden’s latest refugee program is forward-thinking and could accelerate lagging refugee admissions in the United States. Allowing Americans to play an active role in the immigration process will enable American citizens to support a critical humanitarian mission. Furthermore, a private refugee sponsorship program could reduce government costs and help revive the US economy after COVID.
This isn't a compassionate refugee program, it's another tactic to bring in more new immigrants — aka frequent Democrat voters — into the US. The US has already accepted 1M refugees over the past 20 years, most of whom then pursue green cards and eventually citizenship. Programs like this cost Americans billions of dollars a year and, more importantly, inorganically shift the electoral landscape.
There's a 50% chance at least 186K refugees will be admitted to the US from 2021 to 2024, according to the Metaculus prediction community.
While some claim this leak was intended to create a public backlash, and others maintain that the intention was to ensure justices reconsidered reversing Roe v. Wade, it is clear the purpose of the leak was an attack on conservative judges. This is a stain on the entire system's integrity.
Public opinion over the Supreme Court has been damaged in recent years by the politicized appointments of conservative judges making morally-questionable rulings. With too many personnel having access to the document this mystery is unlikely to ever be solved. How do we know the leak didn't come from those with right-leaning ideology?
Judge Middlebrook issued a scathing ruling. As Trump continues to grasp at courtroom straws in an attempt to smear his political enemies, Middlebrooks and the rest of America will see how far the one-time president has fallen as they witness his reaction to not getting his way.
We seem to have forgotten that the claims made in Trump's lawsuit have all been established facts for a while now. The DNC did pay British spy Christopher Steele to create a fake Trump-Russia dossier, which the FBI then used to obtain its secret FISA warrant to surveil the Trump campaign. And when the FBI later offered Steele $1M to prove his claims, he couldn't do it. These are well-known facts, not "frivolous" conspiracy theories.
The recent layoffs in the tech sector highlight these companies' irresponsible hypergrowth. Following the pandemic, tech companies like Alphabet, Meta, and Microsoft hired in great numbers at an unsustainable pace and now a change in the economy is causing them to layoff many employees to rectify their mistakes.
There are many reasons why the company needs to cut jobs, not just post-pandemic over-hiring. Ad growth has slowed, and the company is facing competitive and regulatory threats. The tech sector is not immune to economic turbulence and recent recession fears are impacting many industries. While these layoffs are unfortunate, they are not entirely the company's fault.
While caution and admitting a tough situation faces the global economy reigned supreme, the stance by many at the World Economic Forum was that the future may not be that bad. Recent economic signals have given reason for hope. With luck, growth in the short term may be a reality.
The reality of the World Economic Forum is a devastating socioeconomic system hurtling towards disaster. The ruling elite and their political representatives continue to place the burden of their failing system on the working classes. It is still up to the international community to enact real change in the world — whatever pronouncements of "staying the course" may come from the Forum.
There's a 50% chance that the world's GDP will be at least 166 trillion USD by 2025, according to the Metaculus prediction community.
This case has already damaged SSL's reputation and it risks affecting Jamaica's entire financial system as it faces a growing trend of young professionals defrauding their employers. If even a national hero like Bolt cannot trust the country's institutions, regular depositors are likely to become anxious and cause a bank run.
Yes, there are questions still to be answered but the public must be sure that Jamaica's government will be fully transparent and leave no stone unturned in this fraud probe. The FSC and its decisions will be included in the investigation, as the Commission raised issues about SSL's culture of non-compliance and mismanagement of clients' funds in 2017 but took little action.
Not only did Boeing commit fraud by misleading regulators about the safety of its aircraft, but it also went behind victims’ backs to strike a deal with the DOJ to gain immunity from criminal prosecution. Victims’ family members are also victims and should have been consulted before Boeing and the DOJ reached their agreement.
While the DOJ and Boeing regret not consulting the family members of crash victims, they had no legal obligation to do so. The government investigated Boeing’s errors and reached an agreement that holds the company accountable and institutes measures to prevent future tragic crashes.