Category Archives: Regimes

Hooray for Hungary & free speech

Andrew L. Urban For those who, like me, escaped from Hungary’s oppressive communist government in the 1956 revolution, there is sweet irony in the news that Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga is planning to sanction social media companies over what … Continue reading

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Chinese regime broadens repressions in 2020 – report

The Chinese regime has this past year broadened its repression of groups domestically while ramping up human rights violations around the world, a bipartisan U.S. congressional commission warned in its annual report, according to The Epoch Times. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) said … Continue reading

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By their actions …

Andrew L. Urban There is much outrage and ridicule from the US Democrats and lefties in general that Trump isn’t conceding defeat, claiming voting fraud that benefited his opponent, Joe Biden. But ‘ye shall know them by their actions’…. They … Continue reading

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Dead Man Voting

Andrew L. Urban Data from the official Michigan government voter index indicates that a man who died in 1984 has voted in the United States presidential elections on Nov. 3 via absentee ballot. Absentee, indeed. But this is just one … Continue reading

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Treat China as a political psychopath

Andrew L. Urban In respect of China, “The dilemma for Australia is how to steer the ailing ship of state through the decoupling storm at a time of historic weakness and uncertainty,” according to Alan Dupont, CEO of geopolitical risk … Continue reading

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Fact checking Google on a revolution

Andrew L. Urban. Apart from the self contradiction in one sentence to the next, the unsourced statement on a Google page for the Hungarian Revolution, that the US requested but was refused freedom of passage through Austria is a total … Continue reading

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Yeonmi Park escaped hell on earth – millions have not

One Young World Ambassador Yeonmi Park’s emotional speech at the One Young World Summit 2014 in Dublin has found renewed attention online. Yeonmi’s video, in which she details her harrowing escape from North Korea, was republished on the ‘Higher Perspective’ Facebook … Continue reading

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China desperate to keep out of Tiananmen Square

Andrew L. Urban China’s Communist Party fears a democracy movement arising from its own people far more than it fears any Western commentary. The more afraid of such a break out, the tougher its repressions, notably in Hong Kong, which … Continue reading

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The good news from Hong Kong

Andrew L. Urban. Angered and afraid, Hong Kong rose up last week and told China’s communist bullies to shove their extradition plans up their red flag. It would have diminished Hong Kong freedoms and curtailed democracy. The bad news is … Continue reading

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Jamal Khashoggi’s death and Saudi ‘intelligence’ service?

Andrew L. Urban. It’s not over yet, but I feel this is a crucial moment in the evolution of the story about the shocking death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Let’s take stock of what we know – and ask … Continue reading

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