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John Hayward

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I'm a conservative because there is so much about the American tradition that is worth conserving. I worry that people aren't as frightened of authoritarians and totalitarians as they should be. Freedom and capitalism are inseparable, because without capitalism, freedom just means shouting your opinion and hoping somebody important is listening.

National security, technology, global political and economic strategy

Associate in Arts, Edison Community College, 1986

Hayward has been a writer for Breitbart News Network since 2013. Prior to that, he worked for two decades in computers and business consulting before becoming an amateur blogger under the pseudonym "Doctor Zero" for Hot Air. As he developed a large following, he also received criticism for being an anonymous voice, so he decided to reveal his full name and go public. Shortly thereafter, he began doing radio interviews across the country for his writing and was contacted by Human Events in Washington, D.C. to become a full-time professional columnist.

Management at Breitbart News noticed his work and invited him to join Breitbart.com. Hayward jumped at the opportunity to "join a platform with so much reach, to be a part of something so huge."

Hayward's work has been cited by radio and television outlets from Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin to Fox News. His essays have been incorporated into several high school and college textbooks, and he gives occasional lectures on media analysis and writing online. He frequently guest-hosts Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM channel 125, the Patriot Channel.

Articles by John Hayward

Hong Kong Shuts Down Tiananmen Massacre Museum Prior to Anniversary

Hong Kong’s June 4 Museum – whose exhibits preserve the memory of the Tiananmen Square massacre, despite the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) efforts to erase it from history – announced on Wednesday it must temporarily close due to a licensing investigation.

Artefacts recovered from the scene of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, including bullets, are displayed at the June 4 Museum in Hong Kong on April 26, 2019. - The museum, which opened at its new location in the Kowloon district in Hong Kong on April 26, is a permanent museum …

Report: 97% of Indian Households Lost Income Due to Coronavirus

The Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), a privately owned think tank based in Mumbai, said Monday over 10 million Indians lost their jobs during the “second wave” of coronavirus infections and 97 percent of Indian households reported a decline of income since the beginning of the pandemic.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 29: Indian migrant workers and labourers along with their families stuck in the national capital, with and without protective masks crowd to board buses to return to their native villages, as nationwide lockdown continues over the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 29, 2020 in …

Poll: 70% of Russians Support Return of Gulags

A poll released by Russia’s state-funded VTsIOM polling agency on Tuesday found seven out of ten Russians supporting the return of gulag labor camps, a notorious Stalinist practice that used prisoners for slave labor on state construction projects. 

In this file photo taken on Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, Guards and an unidentified inmate stand near the entrance to the prohibited area around the prison in the town of Krasnokamensk in Siberia's Chita region near the Chinese border, Russia. A hunger strike by jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny …

Turkish Mobster YouTube Star Accuses Erdogan Adviser of Arming Al-Qaeda in Syria

Turkish mob boss Sedat Peker, who became a social media sensation in May with a series of YouTube videos dishing dirt on powerful politicians, dropped his heaviest bombshell yet on Sunday with a new video accusing a top adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of sending weapons to the Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.

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W.H.O. Awards Chinese Regime Health Official for Pandemic Handling

At the World Health Assembly in Switzerland on Friday, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) awarded its 2021 Sasakawa Prize to Dr. Wu Hao, head of the Fangzhuang Community Health Service Center in Beijing. Chinese state media, and its tightly controlled social media, trumpeted the award as vindication for China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

At the World Health Assembly in Switzerland this weekend, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) awarded its 2021 Sasakawa Prize to Dr. Wu Hao, head of the Fangzhuang Community Health Service Center in Beijing.

Report: China Could Use Huawei Cloud to Blackmail Global Economies

A report published by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) warns China could gain “coercive leverage” – in essence, blackmail material – over Asian, African, and Latin American countries thanks to telecom giant Huawei’s strategy to provide massive amounts of Internet storage to dozens of governments at discounted prices.

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Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for Mob Boss YouTube Star

Flamboyant Turkish mobster and YouTube sensation Sedat Peker apparently reached the limits of his government’s patience on Thursday, as Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu – a frequent target of Peker’s dirt-dishing videos – filed a lawsuit against him, prompting a warrant for his arrest from the Ankara public prosecutor’s office.

A photograph taken on May 26, 2021 in Istanbul shows on a mobile phone Sedat Peker speaking on his youtube channel. - Millions of Turks have been glued to their screens, watching a mobster tell wild stories about international drug smuggling, murders and the murky ties between politicians and the …

Report: Iran Ex-President Ahmadinejad Claims Terrorist IRGC Is Silencing Him

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, disqualified from running in the June 18 presidential election along with almost all other prospective candidates, claimed on Wednesday that the brutal Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) told him to “keep silent and cooperate” if he wanted to avoid losing more than just his presidential aspirations.

Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad listens to journalists while registering his name as a candidate for the June 18, presidential elections at elections headquarters of the Interior Ministry in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The country's former firebrand president will run again for office in upcoming elections in June. The …

Hong Kong Officially Bans Tiananmen Massacre Vigil for Second Year

One month after Hong Kong’s Beijing-controlled government signaled it would prohibit the annual candlelight vigil to commemorate the victims of China’s Tiananmen Square massacre, Hong Kong police made it official by banning marches on May 30 and June 4.

People gesture the popular protest slogan 'Five demands, not one less' as they attend a vigil in Victoria Park in Hong Kong on June 4, 2020, after the annual remembrance that traditionally takes place in the park to mark the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown was banned on public health grounds …

China Plans Olympic Ski Events in Region Noted for Persecuting Catholics

Human rights watchdog group Bitter Winter noted on Wednesday that while China’s hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics has been roundly criticized over Beijing’s abuse of Uyghur Muslims, a less well-known outrage is China’s decision to hold skiing competitions in the Chahar region, where Catholics were brutally oppressed after World War II.

Skiers hold a banner which reads "14th Chongli International Ski festival" at a ski resort in Zhangjiakou in northern China's Hebei province on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Zhangjiakou is the site for the Nordic events for Beijing's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Summer …

World Health Organization Suggests Second Coronavirus Origin Mission to China

Dutch virologist Marion Koopmans, a member of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) task force that visited China in March to investigate the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus, said Tuesday that another “research” trip to China would be useful, but should be kept separate from any effort to “audit” false or incomplete data provided by the Chinese.

WUHAN, CHINA - JANUARY 28: An aerial view of the city sunset on January 28, 2021 in Wuhan, China. In order to curb the spread of the new crown pneumonia COVID-19 disease, the Chinese government closed the city of Wuhan for 76 days starting January 23, 2020. (Photo by Lintao …

Turkish Mob Boss Accuses Erdogan Establishment of Murder, Corruption

A Turkish mob boss named Sedat Peker caused an uproar by setting up a YouTube channel this month to broadcast allegations of corruption against high-ranking officials in the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As of this week, Peker’s channel has become a viral sensation in Turkey.

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Kenya Opens $3 Billion Chinese-Built Port

Kenya on Thursday opened a new port in the northern city of Lamu, financed with a $3 billion investment from the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), an enterprise owned by the Chinese government.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (3rd L) arrives for the inauguration of the first berth at new Lamu Port, in Lamu, Kenya, on May 20, 2021. (Photo by Dihoff MUKOTO / AFP) (Photo by DIHOFF MUKOTO/AFP via Getty Images)