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'Crawl back under your rock,’ Swedish FM tells anti-PC academic Jordan Peterson

Sweden’s Foreign Minister has issued a rather undiplomatic request to Canadian academic and internet sensation Jordan B. Peterson, thrilling a Stockholm audience by expressing her desire to see him fade from the public eye. Speaking on a “pro-women” panel in Sweden’s capital on Wednesday, Margot Wallström said that Peterson should “crawl back under the rock he came from,” adding that ...

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DeVos plans to buy guns for teachers with ‘academic enrichment’ funds – reports

In a bid to make US schools safer, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reportedly considering using federal funds reserved for the country’s poorest schools to buy guns for teachers instead. While it has been a long-standing federal government position to not use federal funds to arm schools or staff, DeVos’s department are eyeing the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSEA) ...

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Attack on academic freedom or stand against pseudoscience: Is Hungary right to ban gender studies?

Viktor Orban’s Hungary risks becoming a European pariah after declaring it will no longer certify gender studies courses. Even if they’re right about their academic worthlessness, should officials tell universities what to teach? “Astonishment” was the word Budapest’s Central European University (CEU) used in response to the government’s measures – “without any justification or antecedent” – first proposed last year ...

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‘Carl Sagan’s rolling in his grave’: Academic hits out at profit-making on alien-bound Golden Record

The iconic record sent into space with the Voyager probe to enlighten aliens about life on Earth is being exploited for profit, project contributor Janet Sternberg told RT. Sternberg, who is a professor of media ecology, provided the Portuguese language greeting on the Golden Record, a 12-inch gold-plated disk included aboard the 1977 Voyager mission. The record, which was curated ...

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Brexit will END the EU unless remaining 27 nations negotiate as one, German academic warns

Eva Heidbreder, of the Center for European Studies, argued Britain’s historic vote to leave the bloc posed a “crucial challenge” to the survival of the bloc.  She added that the surge in populism across the continent needed to be curtailed in order to secure the project’s future.  Speaking to the Geneva Hub for Democracy, she said: “Is the EU really ...

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BREAKING: North Korea detains American academic for 'hostile acts' as US tensions rise

Tony Kim, 58, also known as Kim Sang Duk, is being held in North Korea after being accused of carrying out “hostile acts”, Korean Central News Agency has said. A former accountant in California, he was detained at Pyongyang Airport as he tried to board a plane to leave the country. The American citizen’s detention comes as tensions between North ...

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IREXIT? Ireland must now leave the EU to avoid a post-Brexit disaster, says academic

Bruce Arnold, OBE, penned a scathing review of the EU and the effect Brexit will have on Ireland, which will be the UK’s only land border with the bloc.  With Prime Minister Theresa May set to trigger Article 50 in the coming weeks, kick-starting the formal two-year process to leave the bloc, lengthy talks are expected which will include how ...

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Academic raises concerns over long-term impact of mass migration to Germany

Karl Brenke claimed “about 80 per cent” of new arrivals had no formal education and that there was not enough jobs to go around. Speaking to Al Jazeera, he cited language barriers as an issue too but maintained the lack of employment opportunites was a primary cause for concern. The labour market analyst said: “About 80 pc of the refugees ...

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