Arrested for making a joke or legitimate observation? This has become a reality with hate-speech law, under which all hate is equal — but some forms are more equal than others.

A Chinese civil rights monitoring group has issued a report documenting the existence in Communist China of “black jails,” off-the-radar detention centers where potentially thousands of individuals — 80 percent women — who have raised the ire of local officials are imprisoned without trial, facing violence, abuse, and even death at the hands of the thugs running the unofficial facilities.

The Honorable Daniel Hannan, British Member of the European Parliament, author, columnist, blogger, talks to The New American about why he and many of his fellow countrymen favor getting out of the EU.

A group monitoring the church in China has reported that, according to Christians in the country, the communist government continues its aggressive crusade to stifle Christian worship and culture.

Citing multiple real and imagined crises facing the world today, United Nations boss Ban Ki-moon celebrated the 69th anniversary of the dictator-dominated outfit he leads by claiming it is now “needed more than ever.” Rabidly pro-UN President Obama, meanwhile, issued a presidential proclamation celebrating “UN Day,” urging America’s 50 governors and all officials under the U.S. flag to also “observe” the controversial day with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Obama and the UN chief both suggested that the would-be global government should be further empowered, too.