US, Canada, And Ukraine Only Countries To Oppose UN Resolution Condemning Nazism

By: Thursday November 27, 2014 7:43 am

In an awkward vote at the UN both the US and Canada as well as Ukraine voted against a resolution that condemned the glorification of Nazism. Ukraine has a complicated history with Nazism especially as it has neo-Nazis within the new power structure in Kiev, but the US and Canada would seemingly have no trouble [...]

UN Preparing Investigation Of Spying During Climate Talks After Snowden Disclosure

By: Tuesday November 4, 2014 5:56 am

The British equivalent of the NSA, the GCHQ, was reportedly deployed by the British government to at least two climate talks to spy on other countries according to documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Now UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has said there will be an investigation into the spying and the use of [...]

Leading US Jewish Publication Questions Netanyahu’s Grasp On Reality

By: Friday October 31, 2014 11:00 am

Haaretz Daily Cartoon – 30/10/14 http://t.co/ueOAVVKkc3 pic.twitter.com/xWXJ5OgQL6 — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) October 30, 2014 The bitter back and forth between Israeli and US officials in the Obama Administration that spilled out into the open earlier this week has taken another twisted turn. After The Atlantic reported that a Senior Obama Administration official called Israeli Prime Minister [...]

Study: Earth Lost 50% Of Wildlife In Last 40 Years

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 9:47 am

According to a new study from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London, planet Earth has lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years. The metric used to make the determination was the Living Planet Index (LPI) which has declined by 52% since 1970. The LPI measures more than [...]

Obama Tells UN General Assembly ‘The Cause Of Empire Leads To The Graveyard’

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 9:29 am

In what may be one of the most well publicized acts of cognitive dissonance in history US President Barack Obama, leader of the most powerful empire in the world, told the United Nations General Assembly that “the cause of empire leads to the graveyard.” Not surprisingly, Obama was not talking about US foreign policy in [...]

Flood Wall Street Actions Come After Massive Climate March

By: Monday September 22, 2014 8:54 am

The crowd is swelljng. Lots of media. Low-key NYPD presence. So far. #FloodWallStreet pic.twitter.com/7GC45oee5z — Arun Gupta (@arunindy) September 22, 2014 While Sunday saw a massive march against climate change with an estimated 300,000 people attending, today activists are participating in Flood Wall Street under the slogan “Stop Capitalism. End the Climate Crisis.” The direct [...]

David Gregory Caught Using Unverified Israeli Propaganda Video To Smear UN

By: Monday July 28, 2014 5:33 am

Tim Russert spins one more time in his grave. In yet another embarrassing moment for Meet The Press, David Gregory was caught using Israeli government video claiming to show rockets being fired from a UN school with no verification, only to have to to walk back the claim later in the show. Gregory accusingly introduced [...]

US Only Country To Vote No On UN Resolution Against Killing Civilians In Gaza

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 5:31 am

L.1 adopted w 29 votes for, 1 against and 17 abst, establishes #commissionofinquiry on current #humanrights in OPT. pic.twitter.com/00F5QoMSP2 — HRC SECRETARIAT (@UN_HRC) July 23, 2014 American exceptionalism strikes again. This time it manifested itself as the US being the only country on the United Nations Human Rights Council to vote against investigating the killing [...]

UN Says Iran Completed Process Of Eliminating Enriched Uranium

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 5:24 am

Only a few short months ago the permanent war crowd were calling for air strikes on Iran, today the UN nuclear agency says that Iran has made all of the enriched uranium that could be used to make nuclear weapons into more harmless forms. That’s right, feel free to exhale and relax from the resolution [...]

UN Climate Change Report Says Worst Is Yet To Come

By: Monday March 31, 2014 5:55 am

After decades of near total inaction by the major world economies a new report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims the worst effects of greenhouse emissions have yet to be felt. Already the effects of climate change are being seen with coastal flooding, severe weather, and rapid extinctions of wildlife, [...]

Angola Reportedly Bans Islam, Dismantles Mosques

By: Monday November 25, 2013 7:47 am

The nation of Angola has reportedly banned the religion of Islam from the country and begun a demolition program of mosques and other Islamic sites. Islam has existed within the country for a number of years though the overwhelming majority of citizens are Christian. The Minister for Culture in Angola, Rosa Cruz, is quoted as [...]

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