Pandemic or Not, For Women of World’s Biggest Economy, Supply of Sanitary Pads Remains of Supreme Importance

It seems an eminently reasonable expectation to me but, as a man, I'm not qualified to comment. Please just read the story. JIN DING/CHINA DAILY I am simply amazed that in a crazed world of mostly ridiculous and highly irrelevant news reporting, China can still calmly and level-headedly find the time and news-space to consider... Continue Reading →

“For the Russian fighters on the battlefield such words as ‘honor’, ‘dignity’ and ‘courage’ are not meaningless”

This is about 'Private Military Companies', those unofficial armies of, I would say, almost exclusively ex-soldiers, meaning that they are in reality 'mercenaries' - paid, unlicensed, war machines for hire, and their role in the world where officially licensed soldiery i.e. the military wing of national governments, are just too expensive or too controversial to... Continue Reading →

A Lesson in True Democracy, From Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping, leader of the People's Republic of China, the most populous nation on Earth and perhaps the nation state most closely representative of true democracy on the planet, addresses the subject earlier this month. If people only knew how China is actually governed, they would realise the truth of that statement. Oh, I'm... Continue Reading →

New Zealand: Taking An Independent Position?

In a recent post I exempted New Zealand from comments on full alignment of that nation with the views and actions of the Five Eyes security alliance.  This is not really something new.  New Zealand has always been true to and followed its own principles.   For a small, geographically isolated nation, that is a laudable... Continue Reading →

Rumours of War…

I still want to talk about war, but I can't bring myself to do it just yet. Even though all the poster signs, all the voices, all the military movements playing out a colossal chess game across various global hot points, spell out that war is in the air and on people's minds, there are... Continue Reading →

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