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  • Russia Vetoes Extension of Syrian Chemical Weapons Investigation Mandate

    11/20/2017 10:14:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/20/17 | Joseph Klein
    Russia has been playing games with innocent lives by undermining the ability to get at the truth regarding who is responsible for unleashing horrendous chemical attacks in Syria The mandate of an international expert panel investigating use of chemical weapons in Syria, known as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), has expired. JIM was established by the United Nations Security Council, unanimously, in 2015 to identify “to the greatest extent feasible” individuals, entities, groups or governments perpetrating, organizing, sponsoring or otherwise involved in the use of chemicals as weapons in Syria. With its...
  • Commentary: How Massachusetts Can Counteract Trump's Anti-Climate Policy

    11/08/2017 7:46:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    WBUR - NPR Boston ^ | November 8, 2017 | by Abby Maxman
    Earlier this year, President Trump announced his intent to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. However, we, the citizens and taxpayers of Massachusetts, have the opportunity to take action and make a difference in the lives of those most vulnerable to climate change. Last week, I testified in favor of Senate Bill 2056, and I urged our lawmakers to pass it. The bill would create a voluntary check-off option for residents to donate money on their tax return to the Least Developed Countries Fund. This special United Nations fund is singularly focused on helping the people and communities...
  • Nikki Haley Uses a Blowtorch on Barack Obama at the United Nations

    11/03/2017 6:43:12 AM PDT · by ptsal · 25 replies
    RedState ^ | 11-02-2017 | Staff - Streiff
    One of the many parts of Barack Obama’s strategy of dismantling US foreign policy and influence in the world was his attempt to “normalize” relations with Communist Cuba. **snip** This Assembly does not have the power to end the US embargo. It is based in US law which only the United States Congress can change. No, what the General Assembly is doing today, what it does every year at this time, is political theater. **full face slap** When the United States abstained on this resolution last year, its decision was explained by saying, “We recognize that the future of the island...
  • Nikki Haley tells United Nations: You're not the boss of U.S.

    11/02/2017 7:03:37 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2 Nov 2017 | FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
    Ambassador Nikki Haley blasted the United Nations Wednesday in a defiant speech to the 193-member General Assembly before it adopted a resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. Haley called the long-standing debate “political theater.” “Let’s be honest about what we really see going on here,” Haley said. “This assembly does not have the power to end the U.S. embargo. It is based in U.S. law, which only the United States Congress can change.” The United States voted Wednesday against the U.N. resolution condemning the American trade embargo against Cuba after abstaining last year, during...
  • The UN Funds Palestinian Lawfare Offensive against Israel

    11/01/2017 10:00:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/17 | Joseph Klein
    United Nations giving $1.3 billion across 16 different agencies to fund Palestinian lawfare campaigns against Israel The United Nations is at it again, finding any means within its power to hurt Israel. For example, the UN is planning to allocate many millions of dollars of UN funding, meant to assist the Palestinian Authority in development work, to be used instead to help the Palestinians pursue legal action against Israel in international forums. A document entitled the “United Nations Development Framework State of Palestine 2018-2022” states that such assistance is to include training and technical advice to enable the Palestinians to...
  • Mugabe named as goodwill ambassador by WHO

    10/20/2017 4:10:07 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 20 2017 | BBC
    Robert Mugabe has been named as a goodwill ambassador by the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • U.S. and Israeli UN Ambassadors take the “Outlaw” Iranian Regime to Task

    10/20/2017 8:35:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/17 | Joseph Klein
    Nikki Haley and Israel's UN Ambassador Danon at the Security Council this week denouncing Iran U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley used her entire speech to the UN Security Council on Wednesday to denounce the Iranian regime on multiple grounds. It was the Security Council first meeting on the ‘Situation in the Middle East’ after President Donald Trump’s statement on the new American policy on Iran. The session was supposed to be devoted to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, Ambassador Haley departed from the monthly ritual during which Israel is normally singled out for criticism by other Council members....
  • More Serial Human Rights Abusers Elected to UN Human Rights Council

    10/18/2017 10:43:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/18/17 | Joseph Klein
    The latest election of some of the world's worst human rights abusing countries to serve on the Council does not hold out any hope of real reform The United Nations General Assembly on Monday elected 15 member states to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2018-2020 term, including such notorious human rights abusers as Qatar, Angola, Pakistan, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Member states considered eligible for membership on the Human Rights Council are theoretically supposed to be able to demonstrate their commitment to the highest standards of human rights and their full cooperation with all...
  • Swedish Diplomat Hammarskjold May Have Been Killed in Air Attack: Study

    10/17/2017 10:56:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 18 October 2017
    A new UN report on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold in central Africa has concluded it appears "plausible" the aircraft came under attack. Sweden has called "an open wound" the unsolved questions over Hammarskjold's death, which came during the Cold War between Western nations and the Soviet bloc. The latest findings take into account newly-released information from the archives of Belgium, Britain, Canada, Germany and the United States.
  • U.N. cultural agency to pick new chief after U.S. walkout

    10/13/2017 7:36:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 13, 2017 | by John Irish
    PARIS - The United Nations’ cultural agency will elect a new chief on Friday, seeking someone who can revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States and Israel pulled out. Whoever gets the job will need to restore relevance to the agency whose mission to protect the world’s cultural and natural heritage has been hobbled by regional rivalries and a lack of money. After five days of secret balloting at UNESCO’s Paris HQ two former culture ministers, Qatar’s Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari and France’s Audrey Azoulay, face off in the final vote of the 58-member Executive Board, scheduled for Friday evening....
  • Why Dirty Diplomats Can Literally Get Away With Murder By

    10/12/2017 12:24:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 11, 2017 | Alex Taylor, Larry Celona and Ruth Brown
    It’s a sleazy scenario that plays out in bars and clubs across the Big Apple: Everybody’s having a great time until some creep just can’t keep his hands to himself. But early Sunday at Bar None — a Third Avenue dive in the East Village where NYU co-eds squeeze in every weekend to chug cheap Bud and dance to ’90s rock — one of these guys would finally face the consequences. A creep put his paws all over an unwitting young woman’s boobs and backside, she said, and the victim immediately reported the sleazy moves to a bouncer.
  • Protect indigenous people to help fight climate change, says UN rapporteur

    10/06/2017 7:13:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 6, 2017 | by Matthew Taylor
    Global leaders must do more to protect indigenous people fighting to protect their land and way of life if the world is to limit climate change, according to the UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. Speaking ahead of key climate talks in Bonn next month she urged politicians to recognise that indigenous communities around the world were the most effective custodians of millions of hectares of forest “which act as the world’s lungs”. “Indigenous people’s rights need to be protected in the best way possible, not just for them but because they are also able to provide solutions to many of...
  • In unsubtle critique, Israel gifts UNESCO Arch of Titus replica

    09/26/2017 5:16:19 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 26, 2017 | Raphael Ahren
    Cultural agency's chief Irina Bokova accepts frieze of menorah being carted off by Romans as 'recognition of the strength of our partnership with Israel' Israel handed a replica of a frieze from the Arch of Titus to the head of UNESCO, using the monument commemorating Rome’s victory over Jerusalem for a not-so-subtle critique of the organization’s resolutions that ignore Jewish links to the holy city. The idea originally came from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization passed a resolution last year that used only Muslim names for the Jerusalem Old City holy sites. The...
  • North Korea added to Trump’s travel ban

    09/26/2017 1:14:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Hankyoreh ^ | September 26, 2017 | Yi Yong-in, Washington correspondent
    The Trump administration has added North Korea to a list of countries subject to an anti-immigration executive order limiting or banning entry to the US. Trump announced the addition of North Korea to the travel ban list in a presidential proclamation on the evening of Sept. 24. “North Korea does not cooperate with the United States Government in any respect [in terms of information about those attempting entry] and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements,” the proclamation stated. In the proclamation, Trump stated the terms as applying to “immigrants and non-immigrants” - effectively banning entry to the US for all...
  • The media take North Korea's side

    09/23/2017 6:31:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 23, 2017 | Eddie Scarry
    Many members of the national media hate President Trump so much that they'll even defend North Korea if it keeps them consistent in their opposition to everything he does. After Trump said at the United Nations General Assembly this week that the U.S. would crush the little Asian country should Kim Jong Un attack the U.S. or our allies, reporters and commentators reacted as if he had just threatened Switzerland on a whimsy. Trump had simply said that the U.S. "has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no...
  • UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuse

    09/23/2017 12:22:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2017 6:59 AM | Krista Larson and Paisley Dodds
    She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers. The camp should have been safe the day she was raped. A delegation from the U.N. was paying a visit, and her grandmother had left her in charge of her siblings. That was the day, the girl says, that a Pakistani peacekeeper slipped inside their home and assaulted her in front of the other children. But that was not the end of her story. Even though she reported the rape, the girl never got any help from...
  • Has The Legal Authority Of The United Nations Surpassed That Of The United States Congress?

    09/23/2017 7:22:30 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    In March of 2012, Senator Jeff Sessions had a shocking exchange with Leon Panetta, Obama’s CIA Director. In the exchange caught on video, you can see General Kelly, the current White House Chief of Staff, sitting smugly behind Panetta. I find it very revealing that Kelly is present at this controversial time during the Obama administration, and now he is guarding President Donald Trump as White House Chief of Staff. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s declaration before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the President should not consult the Congress but look to the globalist power of NATO and the...
  • Russia might be about to invade Europe. Here's how America should respond

    09/22/2017 8:05:33 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 133 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 31, 2017, 9:37 AM | Tom Rogan
    Between Sept. 14-20, the Russian armed forces will conduct a major exercise, ZAPAD 2017. Employing forces from various Russian commands, the exercise will test the military's ability to conduct a combined arms offensive. That's exactly the kind of operation Russia would use to invade Europe. While there's nothing new in the Russians carrying out a military exercise, this situation is different due to the scale and location of the forces involved. Russia claims under 10,000 personnel will be involved but as many as 100,000 Russian soldiers are actually expected to deploy. Their number will include armored and artillery units, and...
  • Melania Trump: It Is Parents’ Responsibility to Raise Children Who Have Moral Clarity(trun)

    09/22/2017 5:47:57 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 72 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 20 Sep 2017 | Penny Star
    Melania Trump said on Wednesday that peace, human rights, and human dignity — especially for vulnerable children — will be the pillars of the work she does in her role as first lady of the United States.But she repeatedly said that it is, first and foremost, parents’ responsibility to raise their children to be moral, charitable, and to have love of country. Speaking to the spouses of dignitaries from around the globe who attended the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York City, the first lady said family is at the heart of instilling values in children. Trump...
  • Dionne: Trump’s tough talk makes America weaker

    09/21/2017 10:59:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 21, 2017 | By E.J. DIONNE JR.
    NEW YORK — The worst aspect of President Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Tuesday was not his immature taunting of a dangerous foreign leader when the stakes far outweigh those of a schoolyard fight. Calling North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” may make Trump happy by reminding him of the glory days of “Little Marco,” “Lyin’ Ted” and “Crooked Hillary.” But it does nothing to win over the allies we need. And his pledge “to totally destroy North Korea” is what you’d expect to hear in a bar conversation from a well-lubricated armchair general, not from...