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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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Kiev Ukraine: Keynote for Ministry of Trade on Women Entrepreneurship

I’m thrilled to be the keynote at a Ukrainian event called “SheTalks” which will be attended by women in the city. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Trade to encourage exports, startups and entrepreneurship across Ukraine. The country, notably in the IT sector, is hugely entrepreneurial and its services now represent more than 10%… 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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Laws Flouted by B.C. politicians

Canada’s constitution and federal system is almost as dysfunctional as America’s, only different. Last week, a national tragedy continued thanks to newly elected politicians and others in British Columbia who have about as much respect for the rule of law as does President Donald Trump. On July 25, the province’s $36-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG)… Read More

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