Category Archives: Personal

A New Battle for Freedom: A Letter to Friends on the Fourth of July.

It’s Independence Day again here in Washington D.C. traditionally a time to renew our commitment  to “freedom” for Americans. On this 242nd birthday of the nation most  Americans are united in fear for the loss of basic freedoms under President Donald Trump: free speech, press and religion, due process and control over their bodies. Trump, meanwhile foments fears among … Continue reading A New Battle for Freedom: A Letter to Friends on the Fourth of July.

Homage to Barcelona

Exclusive: Like many separatist movements, the push for Catalonian independence from Spain results from a mix of historic grievances, cultural pride and economic challenges, as war correspondent Don North describes. By Don North Before embarking for a visit to Barcelona, the hotbed of Catalonian independence, I was disappointed to find little historical analysis about the enigma … Continue reading Homage to Barcelona

The Dangerous Business of Journalism

As information warfare becomes a hotter topic, journalists have become bigger targets for repression and even assassination, a troubling trend that is spreading across the globe, reports veteran war correspondent Don North. November 7, 2017 By Don North Amid a surge in violence against journalists, two Paris-based press-freedom organizations have launched a project aimed at … Continue reading The Dangerous Business of Journalism

Remembering My Grandfather Henderson Who Died This Day 99 Years Ago in WWI

Archibald Henderson died this day the 18th of July, 1917, 99 years ago at age 33. Archibald had served in the British Army’s 4th Hussars for four years before emigrating from Glasgow, Scotland to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He married Helen Anne Henderson in 1910. They had one daughter Margaret, my mother, born in 1912. When … Continue reading Remembering My Grandfather Henderson Who Died This Day 99 Years Ago in WWI