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  • [From November 17, 2015] UN Working With Islamist Group To Resettle Over 15,000 Syrian Refugees In

    06/26/2016 8:59:07 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 17, 2015
    Who picks the Syrian refugees that resettle in the U.S.? Homeland Security? No, the United Nations, in concert with a global Islamist group. And they're sending "more than 15,000," not the widely reported 10,000. In fact, Washington has no role in selecting the thousands of Syrian refugees coming to your hometown. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is really behind the effort, and he's referred an additional 5,000-plus Syrian nationals here. The UNHCR is working "hand in hand" with an international Islamist group of 57 Muslim nations — the Organization of Islamic Cooperation — whose founding charter seeks to...
  • Why Leftists Love Unaccountable International Regimes - And Why We Should Be Wary

    06/26/2016 5:49:38 PM PDT · by walford · 4 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2016 | walford
    In the context of the recent "Brexit" referendum in the UK, the following is a discussion as to why the Left is so fond of unaccountable international organizations -- and why we should therefore be wary. "[Anxiety about the economy, terrorism and mass migration are providing] fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism." - US Vice-President Joe Biden***Obama Says Brexit Vote Reflects Fears of Globalization *** "People are waking up to realize that, look, this is potentially a misguided protest vote, but it is a protest vote, and politics is not working for a lot...
  • Disgraced ex-UN official’s death ‘conveniently timed’

    06/26/2016 4:08:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Page Six ^ | 6/25/16 | Richard Johnson
    The death by barbell of disgraced UN official John Ashe could become a bigger obsession for conspiracy theorists than Vince Foster’s 1993 suicide. Ashe — who was facing trial for tax fraud — died Wednesday afternoon in his house in Westchester County. The UN said he’d had a heart attack. But the local Dobbs Ferry police said Thursday that his throat had been crushed, presumably by a barbell he dropped while pumping iron. Ashe was due in court Monday with his Chinese businessman co-defendant Ng Lap Seng, who is charged with smuggling $4.5 million into the US since 2013 and...
  • UN Schools Caught Teaching Arab Children to Wage Jihad on Jews

    06/23/2016 5:04:00 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    Using funding from Western taxpayers, and Americans in particular, United Nations schools are teaching Arab children to glorify terrorism and wage constant war against their Jewish neighbors, according to a new film. In the explosive documentary released late last month by a pro-Israel watchdog group, schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are even exposed offering military-style training to young children. That training, combined with a curriculum that teaches fervent hatred of Jews, is a recipe for disaster, the producer said, citing the recent wave of attacks. But now, U.S. lawmakers are speaking out, with media reports...
  • Corrupt Communist Leads Race for UN Boss

    06/21/2016 3:04:12 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    The next United Nations chief may be an unapologetic communist who served a savage dictatorship that murdered hundreds of thousands of people and tortured even more. Her name is Irina Bokova (shown). And thanks to a slick public-relations operation and a team of “former” communist spies running her campaign, there is reportedly a good chance that the Bulgarian Communist Party operative could end up as UN boss in 2017 when current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s term expires. Bokova currently serves as the chief of the UN “Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization” (UNESCO). But her long career in the service of both...
  • U.N. agency assisting North Korea with pro-environmental practices

    06/18/2016 2:37:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | June 17, 2016 | Elizabeth Shim
    U.N. agency assisting North Korea with pro-environmental practices By Elizabeth Shim Contact the Author | June 17, 2016 at 9:22 PM SEOUL, June 17 (UPI) -- The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is to assist North Korea develop environmentally sound enterprises. UNIDO, the Vienna-based U.N. agency that aims to promote and accelerate industrial development in developing countries, said it is pursuing four different environmentally friendly projects in the country, Radio Free Asia reported. According to a UNIDO official, since March 2015, $123,700 has been allocated toward progressively reducing the discharge of hydrochlorofluorocarbons in North Korea. In 2015, $57,290 was spent...
  • Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Have a Problem With Israel [Zech 12]

    06/17/2016 3:20:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Observer ^ | 6/17/2016 | Jeff Robbins
    Sunday morning's massacre in Orlando by yet another jihadist came just days after two Palestinians walked into a Tel Aviv cafe and started blasting people away, reminding Americans and Israelis how much they have in common. Both have open societies that find themselves major targets of Islamic terrorists who are pleased to brutally end the lives of innocent people. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated grimly that "this terror threatens the entire world and it is necessary that the enlightened countries urgently unite to fight it." But Netanyahu has been delivering this message for decades, and he has no more...
  • UN chief 'shocked' that Hamas praised Tel Aviv attack

    06/08/2016 11:33:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday night condemned the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in which four Israelis were murdered. Ban also criticized Hamas for praising the attack. “The Secretary-General condemns tonight’s terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in which at least four Israelis were killed by Palestinian assailants and another four injured. He conveys his condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Israel,” said a statement issued on behalf of the UN chief’s spokesperson. “The Secretary-General reiterates that there is no justification for terrorism nor for the glorification of those who commit such heinous acts,” added...
  • Global Gun Control Advocates to Meet in NYC to Set UN Disarmament Agenda

    06/08/2016 1:28:39 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    New American ^ | June 5 2016 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Anti-gun globalists will meet in New York City this week discuss ways to confiscate small arms and ammunition from civilians and to consolidate monopoly control over those weapons in the hands of the governments of United Nations (UN) member states. The convention is part of a UN-controlled process of disarmament called the Programme of Action (PoA). From June 6-10 delegates from around the world will attend the Sixth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS6) of the PoA. This latest planning meeting will give delegates an opportunity to move the ball closer to the goal of ridding the world's civilian population of...
  • Obama Seeks Global Commitments: 1M More Refugees in School, 1M More Legally Working

    06/06/2016 10:09:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 6, 2016 | 9:56 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    On September 20, when world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama will host a summit on refugees where he will urge the international community to do more to help some of the world’s estimated 20 million displaced people. In addition to money, Obama and the summit’s other co-hosts will seek global commitments to enroll another million refugees in school; and grant another million refugees the legal right to work. …
  • Did the Roman Catholic Church work to create socialism in the United States?

    06/06/2016 5:24:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 118 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 6, 2016 | Marita Vargas
    Before answering the title question, let's look at a few facts drawn, for the most part, from an episode on Saul Alinsky and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) produced by Church Militant T.V. Find it here: http://www.churchmilitant.com/video/episode/ciax-2010-03-07. The broadcast dates back to 2010, but Catholics, Protestants, and religious skeptics alike should watch it because the fruits of the Alinsky-USCCB partnership have ripened. In 1938 when atheist Saul Alinsky was working with juvenile delinquents in Chicago, he struck up a friendship with two Catholic brothers, Joseph and Msgr. Peter Meegan who together acquainted Mr. Alinsky with the inner...
  • The Columbia River Treaty could mean the death of Idaho

    06/04/2016 3:59:20 PM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Idahoans for Liberty ^ | June 2, 2016 | Karen Schumacher
    With the new United Nations (UN) and federal government grand plan to steal what remains of our land through the ruse of ecosystem management, there is one grand daddy that will take all of Idaho in one fell swoop. In 1944 the United States and Canada began talks to jointly manage the Columbia River which crossed the border. Both came to an agreement in 1961 creating a treaty that would provide flood control, generate hydropower, and meet irrigation needs. This treaty, known as the ColumbiaTreaty, was finalized in 1961 and implemented in 1964. Because the river crossed borders, called transboundary,...
  • U.N. to Hungary: 'Family Should be Interpreted as Including the Diversity of Families'

    06/01/2016 12:04:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 1, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – The United Nations Working Group On Discrimination Against Women released a statement on Friday, following a ten-day mission to Hungary, that encouraged the country “not to disguise gender discrimination under an ideology of conservative family values.” The U.N. further stressed that “the formulation of family should be interpreted as including the diversity of families, recognized under international human rights law, and that it should never be used to undermine women’s reproductive rights.” The Working Group’s statement references the recent amendments to Hungary’s Fundamental Law of 2011, which states that “Hungary shall protect the institution of marriage as the...
  • Israel fills UN hall for anti-BDS conference

    05/31/2016 7:17:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2016 7:52 PM EDT | Michael Astor
    Over 1,500 students filled the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for a conference sponsored by the Israeli mission on how best to combat a movement on many U.S. campuses calling for a boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians. Taking place in the same hall where 40 years ago 72 nations voted to equate Zionism with racism, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon called the conference an “historic” event. Separately, Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour dismissed the conference as “no big deal.” The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) seeks to ostracize Israel...
  • Canada once again backs Israel at the UN

    05/29/2016 9:46:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 5/29/2016, 5:59 AM | Dalit Halevy
    Canada once again backed Israel at the UN this week when it voted against the World Health Organization’s (WHO) resolution singling out only Israel for “mental, physical and environmental health” rights abuse. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government joined the Israel, the United States, Australia, Paraguay, Guatemala, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea as the only countries to vote against the resolution, which was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation. …
  • WHO singles out Israel as world’s only ‘health rights violator’

    05/26/2016 3:25:20 PM PDT · by Lera · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/26/201 | Shoshana Miskin
    World Health Organization's UN resolution marks Israel as the world's only violator of 'mental, physical and environmental health.' The World Health Organization (WHO) called for an investigation into alleged abuses of "mental, physical and environmental health" rights by Israel, the only country singled out during the U.N. agency's annual assembly in Geneva. The motion was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation, and it commissioned a WHO delegation to investigate and report on "the health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory" and "the occupied Syrian Golan." France, Germany and the United Kingdom were among the 107...
  • UN Plots War on Free Speech to Stop "Extremism" Online [End of Free Speech as we Know It]

    05/27/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/14/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations Security Council wants a global "framework" for censoring the Internet, as well as for using government propaganda to "counter" what its apparatchiks call "online propaganda," "hateful ideologies," and "digital terrorism." To that end, the UN Security Council this week ordered the UN "Counter-Terrorism Committee" — yes, that is a real bureaucracy — to draw up a plan by next year. From the Obama administration to the brutal Communist Chinese regime, everybody agreed that it was time for a UN-led crackdown on freedom of speech and thought online — all under the guise of fighting the transparently bogus...
  • U.N. Chief's Message to Graduates: Don't Vote for Climate-Change Deniers

    05/25/2016 5:08:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2016 | 11:55 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Now that you’re done with finals, help us meet the climate change test,” United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told Columbia University graduates last week. […] “Don’t vote for politicians who deny the problem,” he said. “Don’t buy products that aren’t sustainable. And for heaven’s sake, turn off the lights!” …
  • UNICEF lobbies Canadian Parliament to allow euthanasia for children [Prov 8]

    05/25/2016 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 24, 2016 | Staff
    OTTAWA, May 24, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — UNICEF Canada is pushing for assisted suicide and euthanasia for children — or "mature minors" — arguing that this conforms with the Charter, Canadian legal precedent and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. That would include euthanasia or assisted suicide for mature minors who suffer from a non-terminal illness or disability, according to UNICEF Canada's policy director Marvin Bernstein. UNICEF, or United Nations Children's Fund (originally, Emergency Fund) is a UN organization that is, according to its website, "on a mission to reach every child and ensure their well-being, no matter...
  • Candidate for UN health chief eyes global tax to help WHO

    05/18/2016 2:18:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2016 2:40 PM EDT | Raphael Satter
    A French diplomat competing to be the world’s top health official says a tiny international tax can help fill the World Health Organization’s coffers, a proposal aimed at bringing order to the U.N. agency’s fragmented budget. Dr. Philippe Douste-Blazy told journalists at the Foreign Ministry in Paris that “micropayments” tacked on to as-yet-undetermined international business operations could support WHO’s budget. “I’m persuaded that innovative financing can play a role in the support of WHO,” he said. …
  • UN paints bleak picture of stagnating world economy

    05/13/2016 7:02:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    .local10.com ^ | Edith M. Lederer
    The report blames a host of factors for this year's lackluster economic prospects including persistent weak demand in the major economies which remains a drag on global growth, the low price of oil and other commodities which are hurting exporting countries, severe weather-related shocks especially severe drought related to El Nino, political challenges, and large capital outflows in many developing regions. Dawn Holland, a senior economist in the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said the 2.4 percent growth predicted for this year is 1 percent lower than the average annual rate of growth of 3.4 percent in the...
  • U.S., Britain, France block Russia bid to blacklist Syria rebels (who are al-Qaeda)

    05/12/2016 7:37:06 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 9 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Wed May 11, 2016 8:50pm EDT | Michelle Nichols
    Britain, the United States, France and Ukraine blocked a Russian proposal at the United Nations to blacklist Syrian rebel groups Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham for links to Islamic State and al Qaeda militants, diplomats said on Wednesday. Russia made the proposal late last month and the U.S. mission to the United Nations had signaled it would oppose the move, saying it would undermine attempts to get a sustained halt in the fighting in Syria. ...snip... Russia's Foreign Ministry has long said that Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham should not be involved in Syria peace talks. Ahrar al-Sham is an...
  • Many states question Irish record on abortion at UN

    05/11/2016 4:51:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 05/11/2016 | Kitty Holland
    The rights of people with disabilities, access to abortion services and prisoners’ rights were most frequently raised at the United Nations in Geneva today, where Ireland faced questioning on its human rights record. […] While six states — including Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden — had lodged advance questions on access to abortion services, the issue was raised by many more states at the session in Geneva, including Canada, France, the US, Lithuania, Macedonia, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea and Iceland. Slovenia recommended Ireland “decriminalize abortion in all circumstances and, as a minimum, ensure access to safe abortion also in...
  • Marco Rubio Reappears, Praises NATO and the United Nations

    05/11/2016 12:13:14 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    Senator Marco Rubiobot reappeared for his first “on camera” interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper since dropping out of the presidential primary race. Delivering and repeating his scripted and well-rehearsed talking points, a trademark of his political career, Rubio dismissed any notion that he would be a vice-presidential pick for Donald Trump and quixotically obfuscated away from any endorsement; preferring instead to repeat the ‘I-signed-a-pledge’ meme ad nauseam. The best part of the interview was toward the end. After Rubio praised NATO and the United Nations Jake Tapper correctly pointed out that Marco Rubio’s foreign policy, and global world view, is...
  • Terror victim's husband slams outgoing UN chief Ban Ki-moon

    05/08/2016 4:06:35 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/16
    Natan Meir, husband of Dafna Meir who was stabbed to death in her home in Otniel, sent a letter to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, condemning his attitude and alienating him and his daughter, Ranana, during their visit to the UN. ..... “In our presence, the Palestinian representative complained that hundreds of Palestinian children are in Israeli prisons. One of the children he talked about murdered my wife! Despite the terrible scandal of misrepresentation, nobody prevented him from continuing his speech,” wrote Meir. "Israel's UN ambassador introduced me and my daughter and told our story. Not one UN...
  • Venezuelan UN Ambassador equates Israeli actions to 'final solution'

    05/08/2016 1:09:47 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 16 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 7 May 2016 | Itamar Eichner
    Following a presentation on law enforcement of Jewish radicals who attack West-Bank Palestinians at the UN, the Venezuelan ambassador accused Israel of carrying out 'final solution' for Palestinians. Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN Rafael Ramirez accused Israel of implementing a "final solution" against the Palestinians in the UN Security Council on Friday. "Is Israel trying to impose a 'final solution' on the Palestinians in the West Bank?" Ramirez asked at the Security Council meeting. Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon immediately condemned the statement, and Ramirez apologized to "the Jewish people, if they were offended by my statement." The...
  • 120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran

    05/05/2016 5:06:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 7:17 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country. A communiqué issued by the NAM’s Coordinating Bureau follows an Iranian appeal to the United Nations last week to intervene with the U.S. government to prevent the loss of their funds. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the ruling an “outrageous robbery, disguised under a court order.” The NAM, comprising mainly developing countries, called the U.S. waiver of “the sovereign...
  • Senior UN official denies Hamas uses cement for terror tunnels

    05/03/2016 6:20:49 AM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/3/2016 | Matt Wanderman
    UN Assistant Secretary-General says 'no proof' Hamas uses construction material for 'military purposes.' UN Assistant Secretary-General Robert Piper claims that there is no proof that Hamas is taking advantage of UN-provided construction material for "military purposes," the pro-Hamas Middle East Monitor reports. He made his remark after Israel announced that it was blocking the transfer of cement into Gaza because Hamas uses it to build terror tunnels. Piper said that the United Nations has provided 1.2 million tons of construction materials to Gaza, though he did not explain why despite that very few reparations have been carried out since 2014's...
  • UN Security Council to informally discuss international protection for Palestinians

    04/27/2016 9:23:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 4/27/16 | Tova Lazaroff
    The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will discuss providing international protection for Palestinians during an informal May 6 meeting, PLO Ambassador to the UN in New York Riyad Mansour said on Wednesday. “We would like to see an international force to separate between us and the Israeli occupying authorities,” Mansour said. Such a step is not feasible at this time, so it is possible for the UNSC to take a smaller step to help the Palestinians, he said. “Now the security council is beginning the discussion,” Mansour told reporters. The Palestinians have persistently called for the UNSC to hold a...
  • Oops! Federal Law Prohibits Obama Funding UN Climate Bureaucracy

    04/25/2016 2:34:56 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 April 2016 | Alex Newman
    Thanks to a Clinton-era statute and an obscure vote last month by the United Nations, federal law now officially makes it illegal for the Obama administration to send a single penny of your money to the UN climate bureaucracy. That is good news for U.S. taxpayers, of course. But it puts the UN and the Obama administration in an awkward position as they struggle desperately to convince other governments that the UN's much-touted “global-warming” regime, officially signed Friday, is not going to crumble in the face of a hostile Congress and a U.S. Constitution that has been trampled at every...
  • Report: U.N. Pressing for ‘Alternative’ Ways to Admit More Syrian Refugees to U.S.

    04/25/2016 2:16:39 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Caroline May
    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is considering “alternative” ways to admit more Syrian refugees to the United States, beyond the current refugee resettlement program, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. “The legitimacy and transparency of these new ‘alternative pathways,’ aimed at admitting increasing numbers of Syrian refugees into the United States without calling them ‘refugees,’ remain to be seen,” CIS senior researcher Nayla Rush wrote in a report Monday. “They might even amount to convenient admissions detours at a time when the U.S. refugee resettlement program is under tight scrutiny
  • Report: U.N. Pressing for ‘Alternative’ Ways to Admit More Syrian Refugees to U.S.

    04/25/2016 1:36:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/25/16 | Caroline May
    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is considering “alternative” ways to admit more Syrian refugees to the United States, beyond the current refugee resettlement program, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. “The legitimacy and transparency of these new ‘alternative pathways,’ aimed at admitting increasing numbers of Syrian refugees into the United States without calling them ‘refugees,’ remain to be seen,” CIS senior researcher Nayla Rush wrote in a report Monday. “They might even amount to convenient admissions detours at a time when the U.S. refugee resettlement program is under tight scrutiny.” According to Rush, facing a target to...
  • Question

    04/22/2016 10:40:39 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 04-23-16 | Vanity
    Not sure how this will turn out. This was something I saw earlier today that I thought was important. When I went back through threads, I couldn't find it. When I searched online and found this image, it said Free Republic had removed it. What I need to know is - was it removed because it was proven false, or because it was a Getty image or some other copyright issue? Very important to know. Thank you.
  • U.S. Signs UN Climate Pact Blasted as Disastrous by Scientific, Economic Experts

    04/22/2016 3:06:06 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 April 2016 | by William F. Jasper
    Presidents, prime ministers, dictators, and potentates from 175 countries gathered at the United Nations in New York Friday to sign the UN’s Paris climate accord, which proponents say is aimed at slowing the (fictitious) crisis of global warming by reducing manmade greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2). Secretary of State John Kerry (shown), with his granddaughter on his lap, signed for President Obama, who was returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. President Obama declared last December, following the Paris summit that the newly-created pact "represents the best chance we have to save the one planet...
  • Alec Baldwin: Climate Change Denial ‘A Form of Mental Illness’

    04/22/2016 12:00:18 PM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Apr 2016 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview with AFP, actor and comedian Alec Baldwin sounded off on climate change at the United Nations. Baldwin touted the importance and described those skeptical of the theory to be suffering from “mental illness.”
  • UN ambassador Samantha Power's motorcade in Cameroon strikes and kills 7-year-old boy

    04/19/2016 9:19:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s not a good look for the convoy of a crusader against genocide to mow down a little African boy as her motorcade roars through a rural area at high speed (often exceeding 60 miles per hour on two-lane country roads), accompanied by a helicopter overhead, journalists in tow, eager for a photo op with refugees.  But that was the situation facing Samantha Power yesterday in Cameroon.  The Associated Press reports: U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power’s trip to Cameroon’s front lines in the war against Boko Haram started horrifically today as an armored jeep in her motorcade struck and killed...
  • UNESCO renames Western Wall “Al-Buraq Plaza”

    04/17/2016 3:07:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/17/16 | Robert Spencer
    There is a concerted effort among “Palestinians” and their supporters to erase all evidence of the historical connection of Jews to Israel. The UN, controlled by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, is a willing partner in these efforts. Besides being motivated by Islamic Jew-hatred, this endeavor is in line with the Islamic supremacist tendency to appropriate the holy places and sacred figures of other religions.“UNESCO Renames Western Wall ‘Al-Buraq Plaza,’” by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News, April 17, 2016 (thanks to Janice): On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a...
  • U.N. Human Rights Chief Condemns ‘Ugly’ Tone of U.S. Election(RuhRoh!)

    04/17/2016 6:32:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    time.com ^ | 4/15/2016 | Justin Worland
    And there was little doubt who he was talking about The head of the United Nations Human Rights Office challenged the rhetoric of Republian presidential contender Donald Trump in a speech Friday, saying he and other presidential candidates had resurrected the “ugly phantom of racial and religious division.” In a reference to Trump, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, rued that “a front-running candidate to be President of this country declared, just a few months ago, his enthusiastic support for torture,” before condemning “hateful slander” leveled at foreigners.
  • Paris climate deal to be signed by over 130 countries at UN ceremony

    04/16/2016 8:22:27 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 8 2016 | AP
    Landmark event on 22 April to mark the record for highest number of countries signing an international treaty A record number of more than 130 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at UN headquarters on 22 April, the United Nations said on Thursday. [ ] The UN said signatures from over 130 countries, including more than 60 heads of state and government, would surpass the previous record of 119 signatures on the opening day for signing an international agreement. That record is held by the opening day signing of the Law of the...
  • Netanyahu: UN reached new lows denying Jewish Temple Mount ties

    04/16/2016 5:51:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/16 | Tova Dvorin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blasted a UNESCO decision divorcing Judaism from the Temple Mount Saturday night, after a motion over the weekend only referred to the site with Arabic terminology. "This is yet another absurd UN decision," Netanyahu stated late Saturday. "UNESCO ignores the unique historic connection of Judaism to the Temple Mount, where the two temples stood for a thousand years and to which every Jew in the world has prayed for thousands of years." "The UN is rewriting a basic part of human history and has again proven that there is no low to which it will not...
  • U.S. envoy to U.N. urges more action on dangers of texting behind wheel

    04/16/2016 9:05:05 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/15/2016 | David Shepardson
    Texting on mobile devices while driving is a growing "global killer" and not enough attention is being paid to the dangers of distracted drivers, Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Friday. The U.N. General Assembly said on Friday it had asked the secretary general to consider establishing a voluntarily funded Road Safety Trust Fund to support efforts to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from traffic accidents. Road crashes kill more than 1.25 million people and injure as many as 50 million people a year globally, according to the world body. It has urged...
  • Jordanian U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Blasts Trump's "Hateful Slander Of Foreigners"

    04/16/2016 8:21:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Breitbart News,Tom Miles For Reuters
    The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights launched a thinly veiled attack on U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and other presidential hopefuls on Friday, in a speech entitled “The road to violence.”
  • UN Official: Denying Abortion Violates International Treaty on Torture

    04/14/2016 10:18:09 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2016 | Austin Ruse
    The UN “Special Rapporteur” on torture says if a woman cannot have an abortion, then she has experienced torture under international treaty obligations. In a newly released report, Juan Mendez says laws against abortion are responsible for “tremendous and lasting physical and emotional suffering”, subject women and girls to “humiliating and judgemental attitudes,” and remarkably contribute to “prison overcrowding.”
  • Palestinians hope for Obama change of heart with UN vote

    04/10/2016 11:34:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2016 12:23 PM EDT | Aron Heller
    With President Barack Obama in his last months in office, the Palestinians are hoping he will follow up his historic breakthroughs with Iran and Cuba with a push for their cause as well. The first step is reintroducing a United Nations Security Council resolution the United States vetoed back in 2011 seeking “accountability” for Israeli West Bank settlement building. In an interview, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said the hope is that Obama, freed of re-election concerns, will break with American protocol and refrain from vetoing it this time around. …
  • Exposed: UN implicitly honors murderers of Israelis

    04/04/2016 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/4/2016 | Ari Yashar
    NGO funded by UN bodies and foreign governments plants trees to honor 209 terrorists, in latest implication of quiet UN terror backing. A Palestinian NGO funded by UN bodies and foreign governments held a tree planting ceremony last Friday for "Land Day," in which it honored 209 "martyrs of the intifada" in a mass celebration of the recent terror wave. The event held by the NGO, Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), was exposed by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) on Monday. PMW noted that among the "martyrs" were numerous terrorists who murdered or tried to murder Israelis since last September,...
  • WHO says new case of Ebola confirmed in Liberia

    04/01/2016 6:04:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 8:54 AM EDT
    The World Health Organization says a new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, days after saying the outbreak no longer qualifies as an international health emergency. […] Flare-ups have occurred before in Liberia, and in Sierra Leone and Guinea, though health authorities say those are not linked to the original chain of transmission. WHO says Guinea has confirmed eight cases and seven deaths since late February. …
  • North Korea threatens China with a 'nuclear storm'

    03/31/2016 4:00:20 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 74 replies
    The Week ^ | March 31, 2016 | Becca Stanek
    The United Nations' recently implemented sanctions against North Korea are already driving a wedge between longtime allies North Korea and China, a document from the Workers' Party of North Korea reveals. In the document, the Workers' Party condemns Beijing for partaking in the sanctions aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear program and urges its people to confront China with a "nuclear storm" for its alleged "betrayal of socialism," Daily NK reports.
  • Communist Candidate for UN Boss Relies on “Little KGB” Spies

    03/30/2016 2:42:55 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/29/2016 | Alex Newman
    Authorities in Bulgaria recently unveiled an official committee to help secure the top spot at the United Nations for Bulgarian communist operative Irina Bokova (shown), and the devil is in more than just the details — it is embedded in the whole sordid affair. Among other concerns, the official campaign team is dominated by known communist agents who worked for the ruthless Bulgarian “security” service known as the “little KGB.” The team is even led by a prominent former spy for the murderous Soviet-backed regime that once enslaved the Eastern European nation. Top establishment media outlets have called Bokova...
  • Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare

    03/29/2016 3:50:09 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Fraud: While the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed the catalyst driving the climate scare. We have been told now for almost three decades that man has to change his ways or his fossil-fuel emissions will scorch Earth with catastrophic warming. Scientists, politicians and activists have maintained the narrative that their concern is only about caring for our planet and its inhabitants. But this is simply not true. The narrative is a ruse. They are after something...
  • Western powers demand UN action on Iran missile tests

    03/29/2016 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    Western powers are demanding that the UN Security Council take actions over Iran’s repeated ballistic missile tests, Reuters revealed on Tuesday. In a joint letter to the Security Council seen by the news agency, the United States and its European allies say that by launching nuclear-capable missiles, Iran has defied a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorsed last year's nuclear deal. Iran's recent ballistic tests involved missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and were "inconsistent with" and "in defiance of" council resolution 2231, adopted last July, says the joint U.S., British, French, German letter to Spain's UN Ambassador Roman...