Category: Viewpoints

Objective journalism is a farce. Every journalist allows personal opinion to influence their work. The Fifth Column’s journalist openly share their biases with the reader. The opinions are those of the author and do not reflect the opinions of The Fifth Column.

What Does Kim Jong Un Want?

North Korea (FPIF) – Virtually every week, politicians and journalists and policy experts attempt the impossible: mind reading. Specifically, they want to know what’s going on inside one man’s mind. They want to know what Kim Jong Un is thinking and,…

We All Fall In Line

(TFC) – The Canadian government says two things. One: “We must urge the international community to investigate to find out if Assad is responsible”. Two: “Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must be punished for using chemical weapons against civilians”. This form of…

Down and out in Crimea

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Crimea (OpenDemocracy) – Three years after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, social inequality is on the rise across the peninsula – and it seems that honest work doesn’t pay. This month, Russia marked the third anniversary of its seizure and annexation of…