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  • If the US can’t fix its gun policy, maybe an international lawsuit can (barf alert)

    11/19/2023 10:32:38 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 69 replies
    Boston Globe via MSN ^ | November 12, 2023 | Jonathan Lowy and Manuel Oliver
    …It’s time for a new approach. That’s why we are bringing the “Lawsuit for Survival” before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. It’s the first suit to demand that the United States uphold the human right to live, free from gun violence. It’s part of a broader global Campaign for Survival to reframe the gun debate by ensuring that all nations, including the United States, recognize and protect our most fundamental right.…Our suit asks the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which has jurisdiction over the United States as part of the Organization of the American States, to affirm that international...
  • Bathroom dispute threatens top OAS meeting in Peru

    07/15/2022 1:33:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 15, 2022 | By FRANLIN BRICEÑO
    LIMA, Peru (AP) — A dispute over a gender-neutral bathroom has endangered Peru’s plan to host the next gathering of the Organization of American States’ top decision-making body. The OAS had requested at least one gender-neutral bathroom be available and Peru did permit bathrooms open to people of any sex during the 2018 Summit of the Americas in Lima. But Congressman Ernesto Bustamante of the conservative Popular Front party — who heads the Foreign Relations Commission — said allowing a gender-neutral bathroom would inevitably “introduce the existence of trans bathrooms and neutral bathrooms and common bathrooms in Peru’s internal law.”...
  • INVESTIGATION: Hunter Biden Had Tentacles In Dark Corners Of the World Far Beyond China, Ukraine

    12/01/2021 11:43:36 PM PST · by Liz · 32 replies ^ | May 18, 2021 | Luke Rosiak
    PART 2 OF 3. The Hunter Biden Files Hunter Biden and his business partners were involved in discussions about possible deals in dozens of foreign countries, often corrupt backwaters, at times invoking official channels like ambassadors, emails reviewed by The Daily Wire show. While most attention has focused on Ukraine, where a gas company paid the now-president’s son tens of thousands of dollars a month while he was in deep crack addiction, and China, Hunter and his partners at a consultancy called Rosemont Seneca were eager to do business in a vast array of other places. The map below highlights...
  • The Original Antigenic Sin: How the vaccines might be making COVID-19 worse

    11/20/2021 10:15:27 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/19/2021 | Dr. Paul Elias Alexander
    Doctors Vanden Bossche and Montagnier have warned us about vaccinating during a pandemic with heavy infectious pressure and the use of very narrow spike specific (an immature, sub-optimal, incomplete, immune library spectrum) yielding sub-optimal antibodies and possibly driving vaccine-mediated viral immune escape. I argue we are seeing just that now in the UK, Israel, and even the U.S. “It is clear that the new variants are created by antibody-mediated selection due to the vaccination,” Montagnier said. It is the vaccination and sub-optimal incomplete “unhinged and deranged” antibody responses that are driving the emergence of the variants. Is this why so...
  • Protests swell in Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

    11/15/2019 2:33:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    cbc ^ | Nov 13, 2019
    A day after Jeanine Anez claimed the presidency, violent clashes broke out between rock-throwing Morales' supporters and police in riot gear, who fired volleys of tear gas to disperse the large crowd of protesters. "My commitment is to return democracy and tranquillity to the country," she said. "They can never again steal our vote." Bolivia's top constitutional court issued a statement late Tuesday laying out the legal justification for Anez taking the presidency — without mentioning her by name. Eduardo Gamarra, a Bolivian political scientist at Florida International University, said the constitution clearly states that Anez didn't need a congressional...
  • Bolivia: Police Arrest Cubans Caught Paying Socialist Rioters

    11/14/2019 9:58:21 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Nov 2019 | Frances Martel
    Local civilians in El Alto, Bolivia, detained three Cuban nationals and handed them over to police on Wednesday, who found evidence that the foreigners were paying people to riot on behalf of the nation’s socialist party. The revelation follows the arrests of several Venezuelan and Cuban citizens among the thousands rioting in El Alto and La Paz, the seat of the executive branch, and the positive identification of a man injured during protests two weeks ago as an Argentine member of the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) terrorist group. Members of anti-socialist groups who organized peaceful protests against...
  • Our beef with Venezuela is on hold, but not over

    01/27/2019 3:03:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 27, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Last night was supposed to be the deadline for American diplomats in Venezuela to vacate the country as ordered by dictator Nicolas Maduro. After the United States, along with Canada, several South American nations and the EU moved to declare Maduro’s presidency illegitimate, the tyrant had basically cut off relations with America. The White House refused to obey the order and everyone was holding their breath, waiting to see what would happen next. But at the last minute, Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry sent out a “never mind” announcement and said the decision was on hold for thirty days. But that doesn’t...
  • Pope Francis, get out of Venezuela. You’re only making things worse.

    02/13/2017 8:28:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 8, 2017 | Andres Oppenheimer
    Many of us have praised Pope Francis for his humbleness and for his tolerance toward victims of discrimination who had long been neglected by the Vatican, but it’s time to tell him loud and clear: Get out of Venezuela. The Vatican’s mediation effort in Venezuela has been — to use a word much in vogue in Washington these days — a disaster. It has legitimized that country’s authoritarian ruler Nicolás Maduro, throwing him a lifeline when millions of protesters were demanding his resignation on the streets in October 2016. And it has helped him get back on his feet by...
  • An easy move Trump could make in dealing with Venezuela

    03/18/2017 2:10:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 18, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    It was only yesterday when Ed was talking about the decision by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to crack down on “illegal bakers” who were committing the unimaginable sin of making brownies using… flour. As ridiculous as the story sounds, it was only one more of many bricks in a constantly growing wall which should be telling us that this guy needs to go. The people of Venezuela are literally starving to death in the streets while Maduro and his cronies continue to eat well and live comfortable lifestyles. But what, if anything, can we realistically do about it? The editorial...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • ‘El Chapo’ may not be coming to America any time soon

    05/21/2016 10:09:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | May 21, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    So who’s ready for an American trial of Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman? You may be getting understandably excited about the prospect. After all, the gang lord was already moved from the Altiplano lockup further south in Mexico (and the scene of his now famous tunnel escape) to a cell in Ciudad Juarez, just over the border from us earlier this month. And the Mexican Government has approved his extradition. He’s certainly in high demand on this side of the Rio Grande. We’re looking at bringing him to Brooklyn to stand trial, but he’s also wanted for...
  • BREAKING - American Spring Insider: "Bloodbath" Coming to DC in May - Resigns in Disgust!

    04/14/2014 3:55:07 AM PDT · by iontheball · 35 replies
    PPSimmons ^ | April 13, 2004 | PPSimmons
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  • Venezuela update -- it's still a mess

    03/08/2014 10:52:16 AM PST · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 8, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Little new information escapes from Venezuela, beyond that protests and repression by the Chavista/Cuban regime continue.As Daniel reported today (Saturday), the Organization of American States (OAS) produced a resolution about the situation in Venezuela. The regime scores because not only the OAS will not send any mission or observation, not only the OAS will not go beyond an exhortation but the OAS also writes "Its appreciation, full support, and encouragement for the initiatives and the efforts of the democratically-elected Government of Venezuela ...". there is an "and" after that to include other sectors but the first part is the one...
  • Ten Million Man March

    01/18/2014 8:41:26 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 63 replies
    Operation American Spring ^ | 2014 | Steve Newton
    Ok. Jim has proposed a protest in Washington. I suggest that we joined forces with Operation American Spring on the 16 of May. This is contingent on Jim Rob agreeing with the date and principles of the protect by Operation American Spring.
  • Operation American Spring: General & Colonel Call For a Massive March on Washington

    01/05/2014 2:46:37 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 39 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 4, 2014 | Suzanne Hamner
    Today started like any other day for me: take the “terrorist princess” outside, get a cup of coffee, and sit down to peruse the news while checking email. After seeing a news post about the Obama administration using two executive orders that will determine who in this country will or will not be allowed to purchase guns, I became infuriated and decided to turn to my email. Yesterday, I had received a tag about an interesting event scheduled for May 16, 2014; however, I had a hard time trying to fathom it so I began my research. Little did I...
  • It Is About the United States

    06/08/2010 7:58:59 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies · 80+ views
    JINSA ^ | June 8, 2010 | JINSA Reports
    Turkey and Honduras, in different ways, highlight the lack of effective leadership the United States currently is able to exercise in the world. Turkey: Turkish government support for the IHH ship in the Gaza flotilla is now well understood and the anti-Semitic ravings of both official Turks and the Turkish media have made Turkey's intention to split from Israel clear. But it is a mistake to think this is only about Israel. Support for the flotilla was only the latest in a series of Turkish decisions designed to distance itself from the United States and move toward closer political relations...
  • Latin American Parliament suspends Honduran congress

    12/05/2009 4:59:32 AM PST · by don-o · 12 replies · 461+ views
    China Review ^ | December 5, 2009
    PANAMA CITY, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- The 25th Ordinary Assembly of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) decided on Friday to suspend the Honduran Congress from it, for supporting the coup against ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Most of the Latin American deputies voted in favor of the suspension, Parlatino Executive Secretary Humberto Pelaez from Columbia said. "The suspension measure was approved by 103 votes in favor, three against and seven abstentions," Pelaez told a press conference after the Ordinary Assembly in Panama City. Pelaez urged the Honduran congressmen to think over and work to reinstate the constitutional order in their...
  • Obama To Meet With Honduras’ Lobo At White House In October

    09/28/2011 8:57:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Latin American News Dispatch ^ | September 23, 2011 2:48 pm | none stated
    U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo next month at the White House to discuss a broad range of bilateral and regional economic and security issues, according to a press release. The Oval Office Meeting on October 5 will come only a few weeks after Lobo’s address at the United Nations, where he highlighted his country’s commitment to restoring human rights in the aftermath of the June 2009 coup that ousted then-President Manuel Zelaya. “The President also welcomes the opportunity to underscore the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Honduran people, as well as...
  • A misguided Republican attack on the Organization of American States [OAS]

    07/29/2011 4:59:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2011
    A Republican move to end $48.5 million in funding to the Organization of American States is the wrong tack to take in a region where U.S. influence appears to be eroding. For much of the last decade, the United States has been relatively disengaged from Latin America, getting involved mostly to combat drugs or violence. Now, the House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved a measure that would further limit the U.S. role in the region. Under the proposal, which would have to be approved by both the House and the Senate, the U.S. would eliminate its $48.5-million contribution to the...
  • House panel votes to defund the OAS

    07/21/2011 9:10:12 AM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 9 replies
    FP Foreign Policy ^ | July 20, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    The House Foreign Affairs Committee began its Wednesday markup of the State Department authorization bill by voting to end funding for the Organization of American States (OAS), with Republicans lambasting the organization as an enemy of freedom and democracy. The one-hour debate over the GOP proposal to cut the entire $48.5 million annual U.S contribution to the OAS is only the beginning of what looks to be a long and contentious debate over the fiscal 2012 State Department and foreign operations authorization bill written by chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). Democrats accused...continued here