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  • UNESCO strips English city of Liverpool of its world heritage status

    07/22/2021 1:06:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2021 9:06 AM EDT | Andrew Macaskill
    The English city of Liverpool was removed from UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites on Wednesday because new buildings undermined the attractiveness of its Victorian docks, making it only the third site to be removed from the prestigious list. Liverpool was named a World Heritage Site by the United Nation’s cultural organisation in 2004, joining landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. After a vote in China by members of its World Heritage Committee, UNESCO said the new buildings in Liverpool were undermining the city’s “authenticity and integrity”. Liverpool —...
  • Opinion: The climate crisis can't be stopped, we must adapt

    07/17/2021 10:30:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.16.2021 | David Ehl
    The extent of destruction and death wrought by Germany's recent floods is slowly becoming apparent. Dozens of people have died, with many still reported missing. The disaster has devastated entire towns, washing away residential houses, cars and trees. Natural disasters are nothing new. They occurred long before the advent of the industrial age, when humans began burning fossil fuels on a large scale. Over time, however, atmospheric CO2 concentrations have doubled, raising Earth's temperature by 1 degree Celsius (1.8° Fahrenheit). A greater frequency and intensity of natural disasters has been the consequence. As vast swaths of western Germany are dealing...
  • UN rights boss urges reparations for slavery, racism

    07/12/2021 10:37:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.12.2021 | kmm/msh (AFP, AP)
    The UN human rights chief on Monday urged countries to take “a wide range of reparations measures” to address the legacies of slavery, colonial rule and racial discrimination. Michelle Bachelet made the comment while presenting a report into racism worldwide and its impact on people of African descent. The report was called for following the murder of (b)lack man George Floyd by a white US police officer in 2020. Research “could not find a single example of a state that has comprehensively reckoned with its past or accounted for its impacts on the lives of people of African descent today,”...
  • UN Gender Equality Forum will focus on labor, exclusion

    06/29/2021 11:07:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.29.2021 | Lisa Louis
    Co-chaired by France and Mexico, UN Women’s Generation Equality Forum in Paris will take place from June 30 to July 2 and feature 100 discussion panels, more than 700 speakers and delegates from 150 countries. The roundtables will revolve around four main topic areas: economic justice, sexual and reproductive rights, gender violence, and how to defend women’s rights. Gary Barker, one of the forum’s panelists and the CEO of the Brazil-based NGO Promundo, which engages men as allies for gender equality, told DW that the binding agreements from the forum would have an impact on people around the world. “For...
  • UN human rights chief calls for reparations over racism

    06/29/2021 2:25:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 29, 2021
    The United Nations Human Rights Council has urged global action including reparations to "make amends" for racism against people of African descent. Its new report also urges educational reform and apologies to address discrimination. The findings cite concerns in about 60 countries including the UK, Belgium, France, Canada, Brazil and Colombia. In a statement on Monday, UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet called "on all states to stop denying - and start dismantling - racism" and to "listen to the voices of people of African descent". The UN's report is based on discussions with more than 300 experts...
  • Biden Admin Walks Back U.S. Recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli Territory

    06/24/2021 7:47:52 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    freebeacon ^ | June 24, 2021 | Adam Kredo
    State Department pushes back on signature Trump admin foreign policy decision The Biden administration is walking back the United States' historic recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the contested Golan Heights region along Israel's northern border, a significant blow to the Jewish state and one of the Trump administration's signature foreign policy decisions. The Trump administration declared the territory—seized by Israel from Syria in 1967 and later annexed by the country—to be wholly part of the Jewish state in 2019. Then-secretary of state Mike Pompeo took a trip to the area in 2020 and reaffirmed that America formally abandoned a decades-long...
  • Racing Toward Madness: The New Iran Steal

    05/30/2021 9:28:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 30, 2021 | Donald Losman
    In a May 24 tweet Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged Palestinians to “purify the Holy Land from the contamination of the usurpers.” The following day, Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) stated that Iran is “enriching at 60%...only countries making bombs are reaching that level.” Both statements are screaming testimony to Iran’s intentions. Nonetheless, Biden administration officials are working very hard to re-join the 2015 JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), a deal which supposedly limited Iran’s race to nuclear weapons while simultaneously both releasing tons of money to Iran and eliminating harsh economic...
  • Apartheid and AOC's Malicious Ignorance-An intriguing stance on Islamic apartheid and jihad

    05/25/2021 7:17:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 25, 2021 | Joseph Puder
    The hypocrisy of the Left in the US is boundless. The likes of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) epitomize it. This New York Congresswoman has shamelessly called Israel an “apartheid state.” She didn’t call the Hamas terrorist regime in Gaza, which is “Judenrein,” (any Jew found in Gaza would be murdered) or Saudi Arabia, and Jordan, who do not allow Jews to live in its territories, apartheid states. They actually deserve that title. Conversely, Israel is an open democracy with a free press, the rule-of-law, and where human and civil rights are observed. Israel brought Black African Jews from Ethiopia, to...

    05/23/2021 10:38:02 AM PDT · by silent majority rising · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | May 23, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 1948, the armies of seven Arab nations invaded Israel. They failed to wipe out the newly reborn nation, but Jordan occupied part of Jerusalem and ethnically cleansed its Jews. Among the former Jewish neighborhoods was a small area named Shimon HaTzadik or Simon the Righteous after a high priest who became famous for talking Alexander the Great out of putting up an idol in the Temple. The Arab Muslim colonists who had occupied the area however called it Sheikh Jarrah after an associate of the Iraqi invader Saladin. Saladin had invaded Israel some 1500 years after Shimon HaTzadik’s death....
  • Tigrayan 'Youth Group' Massacres Hundreds in Ethiopia

    11/30/2020 7:26:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Nov 30, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Pro-China WHO boss Tedros is key figure in Tigray Peoples Liberation Front. “Scores, and likely hundreds, of people were stabbed or hacked to death in Mai-Kadra, a town in the South West Zone of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region on the night of 9 November,” Amnesty International is confirming. The human rights organization verified “photographs and videos of bodies strewn across the town or being carried away on stretchers.” Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s director for east and southern Africa, “confirmed the massacre of a very large number of civilians, who appear to have been day laborers in no way involved in the...
  • UN chief 'dismayed' by Israeli air strikes in Gaza

    05/16/2021 12:48:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/21
    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday he is "dismayed" by civilian casualties in Gaza and "deeply disturbed" by Israel's strike on a building containing international media outlets, AFP reports. The comments came after 10 members of a family were reportedly killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza, and another air strike demolished the 13-floor Gaza building housing Al Jazeera and The Associated Press news agency. .....
  • Will Returning to the JCPOA Prevent Iran from Getting ‎Nuclear Bomb?‎

    05/08/2021 1:59:24 AM PDT · by Irannewswire · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 8 , 2021 | Cyrus Yaqubi
    ‎‎ As indirect talks between the representatives of the Iranian and ‎American regimes in Vienna to return to JCPOA and lift the sanctions ‎of former US President Trump continue behind closed doors, and ‎different news of an approaching agreement is leaked after each ‎round of talks, the burning question still remains to be answered: Will ‎reaching a new accord under the same 2015 agreement prevent the ‎regime from gaining access to the atomic bomb?‎ Apparently, Joe Biden's diplomatic apparatus is naively optimistic that ‎negotiations and reaching an agreement can prevent the mullahs from ‎gaining access to the atomic bomb. But...
  • LGBT Activist Urges the Government to Fight 'The Pernicious Power of Prayer'

    04/24/2021 10:06:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/24/2021 | Tyler O' Neill
    Lawmakers in Britain and Australia have moved to ban “conversion therapy,” supporting laws that may criminalize everyday practices common to Christian churches around the world. While LGBT activists — and most Christians — have rightly condemned the historic abuses of “conversion therapy” in the past, modern sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) involve patient-directed talk therapy, not “shock therapy,” and the laws in Britain and Australia may criminalize preaching, counseling, and even prayer. Some activists and lawmakers in Britain have vocally demanded nothing less. One activist called for legal attempts to “deal with” the “pernicious power of prayer.” A member of...
  • UN: Only half of women in developing world have body autonomy

    04/14/2021 10:39:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.14.2021 | mna/aw (Reuters, AFP)
    Almost half of women in 57 countries around the world are denied the freedom to decide on what to do with their own bodies, the United Nations said in a report on Wednesday. This includes issues around sex, contraception and health care. The My Body is My Own study lists attacks on women, including rape, forced sterilization, virginity tests and genital mutilation. The head of the UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA), Natalia Kanem, said: “In essence, hundreds of millions of women and girls do not own their own bodies. Their lives are governed by others.” Those other decision-makers...
  • Biden admin restores $235 million in aid to Palestinians stopped by Trump

    04/07/2021 4:35:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies ^ | April 7, 2021 | RYAN MORGAN
    On Wednesday, President Joe Biden’s State Department announced it is restarting $235 million in economic, development, and humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people paused under President Donald Trump.Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the aid to the Palestinian people “includes $75 million in economic and development assistance in the West Bank and Gaza, $10 million for peacebuilding programs through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and $150 million in humanitarian assistance for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).”Blinken said, “We are also resuming vital security assistance programs,” adding, “All assistance will be provided consistent with U.S. law.”The $235...
  • 2014 ‘A mass sterilization exercise’: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine

    04/11/2021 3:59:20 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 55 replies
    Lifetime News ^ | Nov 6, 2014
    “We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. “They were all laced with HCG.” Dr. Ngare, spokesman for the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, stated in a bulletin released November 4, “This proved right our worst fears; that this WHO campaign is not about eradicating neonatal tetanus but a well-coordinated forceful population control mass sterilization exercise using a proven fertility regulating vaccine. This evidence was presented to the Ministry of Health before the third round of immunization but...
  • Iran Ignores US Sanctions – Sends Tankers with 3 Million Barrels of Crude Oil to Syria – Biden Caves – Will Lift Sanctions for New Deal

    04/07/2021 7:03:32 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 26 replies
    GP via FOX News/ABC ^ | April 7, 2021 | Joe Hoft
    Iran knows they can do what they want with Obama/Biden in charge again. ..... Snip..... With Obama/Biden back in charge, Iran will do what it wants. Now with the help of the European Union, the US and Iran will hold indirect talks to get the Iran deal back on the table. Per ABC: The U.S. and Iran are holding indirect talks on Tuesday in what could be the first step toward reviving the 2015 deal that constrains Tehran’s nuclear facilities in exchange for sanctions relief. The meetings, hosted by the European Union, will work toward two separate agreements — on...
  • UN Chief to Look for 'Realistic Options' for Israel-PA Peace

    05/07/2015 6:06:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/15 | Elad Benari
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said that after a new Israeli government has been sworn in he will investigate whether there are "realistic options" for a return to peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), Reuters reports. "Once a new government has been sworn in, the Secretary-General will explore with Prime Minister Netanyahu realistic options for a return to meaningful negotiations on a two state solution," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, after Netanyahu was able to clinch a deal to form a coalition hours before a deadline. Dujarric also said Ban was "deeply concerned by recent...

    10/07/2015 6:11:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    At least it was sustainable fair trade carbon neutral corruption. John Ashe, the UN General Assembly president, has been busted on corruption charges. A former president of the U.N. General Assembly "sold himself and the global institution he led" by allegedly pocketing more than $1 million in bribes to finance a luxury spending spree, according to a federal prosecutor. Ashe, 61, is accused of tax fraud in an alleged conspiracy involving five others, including a billionaire Chinese businessman and a former deputy U.N. ambassador from the Dominican Republic, according to a criminal complaint. Ashe is accused of underreporting his income...
  • UN Chief Hopes Ceasefire will Lead to Peace Agreement

    08/27/2014 12:14:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/14 | Elad Benari
    In welcoming the long-term ceasefire in Gaza, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope on Tuesday that it will set the stage for talks on a final Israeli-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace deal. "The secretary-general remains hopeful that the extended ceasefire will act as a prelude to a political process as the only way of achieving durable peace," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, according to AFP. Ban warned that "a brighter future for Gaza and for Israel depends on a sustainable ceasefire" and that "any violations of the ceasefire would be utterly irresponsible." .....