So Wolfowitz goes without being held accountable for his criminal scheming against Iraq. After I wrote the piece below, an academic friend told me, "Although he did have to step down, it was hardly a fall -- guy walks away...
Anti-war protesters gave former British premier Tony Blair a torrid reception when he turned up to sign copies of his autobiography at a book-store in Dublin. http://www.youtube.com/v/06pYCF6HNzw?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0 One activist, Kate O'Sullivan, who managed to enter the book-store, tried to make a...
Many Malaysians have expressed disappointment  over the BBC's backing down from a 'HARDtalk' interview with RPK. Much of this sentiment, I believe, stems from a perception that the BBC is a bastion of impartial, independent reporting. Far from it. The...
Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity had a profound impact on history. The imperial values of the Roman Empire were pitted against the values of the Gospel, as expounded by Christ in the Beatitudes (Blessed are the poor, blessed...
The Beirut-based journalist Robert Fisk once said, "War is the total failure of the human spirit". I know what he is trying to say. War brings out the worst in human nature. Bloodbaths. Torture. Senseless killing. Indiscriminate bombing. Rape. Then again,...
http://www.youtube.com/v/GtREqAmLsoA&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 This is slick, very slick - and impressive. This 'informercial', just released in the US, cleverly tugs at heart-strings. I just hope Obama remembers the ordinary people he talked about if he comes to power.  But I am also...
Some good news at long last. Just got a call from The Herald editor, Fr Lawrence Andrew. The Herald has received the approval letter for its new annual publishing permit - without any condition! Nothing mentioned about the use...
This is the woman the US corporate media are hailing as a "star is born" - the new US vice-presidential candidate from the Republican party. This from an AP report: ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at...
Middle East Catholic bishops meeting at a special synod in Rome over the last fortnight have called for Israel to end the Occupation of Palestinian territories so that a two-state solution can be found. The bishops are the ones who...
I used to walk along the aisles of the magnificent Westminster Cathedral, the "mother church" of the Catholic community in the UK, in awe of its unusual Byzantine style, its heavenly choirs and the majestic organ music that reverberated...

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