Flag at Maidan Nezalezhnosti, main Kiev, Ukraine square. Photo by Halibutt, WIkipedia Commons.
Flag at Maidan Nezalezhnosti, main Kiev, Ukraine square. Photo by Halibutt, WIkipedia Commons.


Forget ‘Fair And Balanced’ – OpEd

One searches almost in vain for honest reporting on the Ukraine conflict in the US corporate media, which is simply parroting the US government position, which is that the rebels in eastern Ukraine are simply tools of Russian aggression against Ukraine. Yet the murderous shelling of the people of the rebel regions of Lugansk and […]

Bill Donohue
Bill Donohue


Pope Francis Challenges Europeans – OpEd

Today Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament. This was one of Pope Francis’ signature statements. He beckoned his audience to recover their religious moorings, focusing on the positive link between Christianity and Europe. This means an appreciation of what he called the “transcendent dignity” of the human person. Dignity is given recognition in the respect […]

Map showing the location of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Map showing the location of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.


China Announces Net Results Of Xinjiang ‘Strike Hard’ Campaign

Chinese authorities have busted 115 terrorist cells in restive Xinjiang during the past six months, state media reported on Tuesday, part of a crackdown on Islamic separatist violence that has led to unprecedented restrictions on minority Muslim Uyghurs. Halfway through a one-year “strike hard” campaign in Xinjiang that the state-run China Daily said was “stopping […]

Catalonia's Artur Mas. Photo credit: Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya
Catalonia's Artur Mas. Photo credit: Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya


Catalan Leader Urges Early Independence Election

Catalonian President Artur Mas has called for a “plebiscite election” involving lists of pro-independence parties and civil society members. The poll is viewed as the region’s final battle for separation from Spain, if Madrid does not carry out reform. Speaking to a crowd of 3,000 people on Tuesday, Mas said he will “act accordingly” if […]