Articles by Diane Francis

Ukraine’s Battle Against Russia’s Corrupt Systems

OCTOBER 16, 2017 How to Continue the Revolution of Dignity BY DIANE FRANCIS Credit: Міністерство охорони здоров’я України Facebook Page Ukraine’s halting but steady climb toward becoming a just and smart European nation will take a giant leap forward if major health care reforms are adopted this week. Health care is always a contentious issue… Read More

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Bloomberg article insulting to Ukrainians

The Only Thing Catalonia and Crimea Have in Common Is the Letter C BY DIANE FRANCIS People wait to watch the delayed session of the Catalan regional parliament on a giant screen at a pro-independence rally in Barcelona, Spain, October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes A Bloomberg piece in October titled “Why Catalonia Will Fail Where… Read More

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Canada on Downstroke by Impeding Pipelines

Canadian leaders cannot despise oil and pipelines and maintain high living standards. Without the goose, there will be no golden eggs. It’s that simple. This week’s cancellation of another oil pipeline – from Alberta to New Brunswick – should not be a cause for celebration as it is in some minds. It represents Canada’s Peak… Read More

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Facebook’s unethical business model

Why there’s nothing to like about Facebook’s ethically-challenged, troublesome business model Diane Francis: It’s obvious that the U.S. and Canada should follow the European example of curbing Facebook’s bad practices and protect the privacy of their citizens It’s been a tough week for Facebook Inc. as it capitulated to U.S. Congressional pressure and handed over… Read More

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Ukraine Optimism: My Interview in Kyiv

Award winning author, journalist Diane Francis Tells Bohdan Nahaylo why she’s Investing in Ukraine, and more Feature Interview: Award winning author, journalist Diane Francis Tells Bohdan Nahaylo why she’s Investing in Ukraine, and more.   Hromadske Radio is independently funded. We are appealing for funds through a crowd funding initiative. Should you feel inclined to donate, you… Read More

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Hurricane Donald Trump finally did some good

Hurricanes in Houston, and in the White House, have turned the normally sleepy summer into a blockbuster news season. It appears that Mother Nature’s punishing monster storms have made U.S. President Donald Trump a Democrat again and helped remove the gridlock in Congress. They could also bring economic benefits, and not just south of the… Read More

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Stalin’s genocide in Ukraine in the 1930 still shapes Ukrainians and Russians

In the 1930s, Joseph Stalin committed crimes against humanity by purposely starving to death more than four million Ukrainians for resisting his Five-Year Plan to collectivize agriculture. Millions more fled and in 1937, Stalin executed or imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian leaders and influencers. For three more generations, Russia kept Stalin’s genocide hidden until… Read More

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Trump Must Resign or Be Forced Out

Branding and celebrity are the new gold, but branding is tricky and can work in reverse. One year ago, the Grand Old Party co-branded by nominating a narcissistic novice named Donald Trump as their candidate and now faces a backlash after Trump failed to condemn white supremacists and Nazis who violently protested in Charlottesville. Within… Read More

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