Christian Persecution, IP Rights, and Race Woes on the Beach


Welcome to the Being Libertarian global news roundup.

Little of note from the US or Canada this week. However, other parts of the world have more than made up for it!

Each week we will be rounding up the most important stories from across all of our publications so that you can stay up to date all on that happens in this crazy world of ours. Check it out!


  • The celebration for Kwanzaa was recently observed. Read more on the holiday here.
  • Christmas, too, has come to pass, and all of us here at Being Libertarian LLC wanted to wish you the best!

United Kingdom

  • Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt calls for a worldwide investigation into the persecution of Christians after reports that the number of Christians killed for their faith has doubled this year.
  • Further decline predicted for the economy as retail performance has slumped and Boxing Day sales suffered their third consecutive year of poor performance.
  • Public Health England are considering the implementation and enforcement of a calorie cap on restaurants and supermarkets, aiming to reduce public consumption by 20% by 2024.
  • Read more on these stories here.


  • A seven-hour assault on a government building in Kubal, Afghanistan led to 47 dead and 25 injured.
  • China has submitted a new IP law to prohibit forced technology transfer from foreign firms to their Chinese partners.
  • A high-profile Chinese human rights lawyer, detained more than three years ago, finally faced trial Wednesday.
  • Read more on these stories here.

South Africa

  • Residents forced to vacate Clifton Beach led to racial contention and raised important questions on the concept of public property. Read more here.
  • The Cape Times accused of demonizing white South Africans, and farmers particularly. Read why here.

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Killian Hobbs

Redheaded lover of Liberty, Economics, Philosophy, and Debate. Proud Canadian and prouder part of Being Libertarian, Think Liberty, and The Rational Standard as News Editor and Managing Editor for Think Liberty. You can also listen to my podcast "Coffee Shop Philosophy" on the Think Liberty Network.

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