"Happy birthday, Karl Marx," is what the president of the European Commission is slated to, in effect, say on May 5, the occasion of the radical philosopher's 200th birthday.
It’s bad enough that the British government played medical judge and jury before the death of little Alfie Evans, denying his parents the opportunity to take him to Italy for care. They also, say critics, have used the hate-speech principle to cover up their own complicity.
The world waited with bated breath as a British Appeals Court handed down a decision that determined the fate of 23-month-old Alfie Evans, who has been held as a virtual prisoner by the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England. Sadly, the court of appeals has rejected the parents’ request to allow Alfie to be transported to an Italian hospital for alternative treatment, virtually sentencing the toddler to death.
The fight to save the life of 23-month-old Alfie Evans in England closely mirrors that of Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old who died after being removed from life support after Gard’s parent’s endured hellish legal battles with a London Children’s hospital and multiple courts. Like Gard, Evans is believed to have encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, and if Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has its way, Evans will be left to die against the wishes of his parents and advocates across the world, just as Gard was.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won reelection, and his Fidesz party won 133 of the national assembly’s 199 seats, likely positioning it to obtain a super majority.
Known for being the first European capital with a Muslim mayor, London is now known for a crime wave that has seen the city surpass NYC in homicides for the first time in two centuries.
Since England banned handguns in 1997, the murder rate has gone up 50 percent. Especially troublesome is a surge in the number of murderers using knives.
Johan van Hulst, a Dutch professor credited with saving 600 Jewish children from the Holocaust, died March 22, aged 107.