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25.09.2019

‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg’s powerful speech to the UN

‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg’s powerful speech to the UN

By Countercurrents Collective Greta Thunberg, the young climate crisis activist on Monday opened the United Nations Climate Action Summit with an angry condemnation of world leaders for failing to take strong measures to combat climate crisis – “How dare you,” she said. “This is all wrong,” said Thunberg, the 16-year-old… »

16.08.2019

Will Sanctions Undermine 1947 US Treaty with UN?

Will Sanctions Undermine 1947 US Treaty with UN?

When Yassir Arafat was denied a US visa to visit New York to address the United Nations back in 1988, the General Assembly defied the United States by temporarily moving the UN’s highest policy making body to Geneva– perhaps for the first time in UN history– providing a less-hostile political… »

17.04.2019

Stop the ongoing U.S. economic terrorism against Iran and help its people!

Stop the ongoing U.S. economic terrorism against Iran and help its people!

By Jan Oberg You have certainly not heard much about this in the West. And it didn’t get a fraction of the media attention (and none of the hundreds of millions of Euro pledges by the perversely rich) that the Notre Dame fire did. However, if disastrous floods had hit 28… »

06.04.2019

Fight against Climate Change and Poverty Will Fail Without Overhaul of Global Financial System, Warn over 60 International Organizations in New UN-Led Report

Fight against Climate Change and Poverty Will Fail Without Overhaul of Global Financial System, Warn over 60 International Organizations in New UN-Led Report

A major new UN-led report, involving more than 60 international organizations, warns that a comprehensive overhaul of the world’s financial system is necessary, if governments are to honour commitments to tackle critical issues, such as combating climate change and eradicating poverty by 2030. The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report,… »

30.09.2018

Rohingya Massacres: U.S State Department Posts Report As UN Agency Formed To Assist ICC

Rohingya Massacres: U.S State Department Posts Report As UN Agency Formed To Assist ICC

By Dr Arshad M Khan Very quietly, without fanfare, in a story that went by almost unnoticed, the U.S. State Department website posted a report this week on the Rohingya massacres and atrocities.  Based on a survey, for which it contracted a Washington-based law firm (PLPG — Public International Law and… »

28.09.2018

Washington amplifies war threats against Iran, bullies the world

Washington amplifies war threats against Iran, bullies the world

By Keith Jones US President Donald Trump used his second day of high-profile appearances at the United Nations Wednesday to amplify Washington’s war-threats against Iran and bully countries around the world. At a UN Security Council session ostensibly devoted to preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of… »

08.11.2017

The Spiritual Sources of Legal Creativity: The Legacy of Father Miguel d’Escoto

The Spiritual Sources of Legal Creativity: The Legacy of Father Miguel d’Escoto

By Richard Falk What follows is the modified transcript of a talk given at Fordham University School of Law [24 Oct] honoring the memory of the recently deceased Maryknoll priest, Father Miguel d’Escoto, who had been both the Foreign Minister of Sandinista Nicaragua and President of the UN General Assembly,… »

29.09.2017

Dennis Kucinich Speaks at UN for Nuclear Weapons Ban

Dennis Kucinich Speaks at UN for Nuclear Weapons Ban

By Dennis J. Kucinich, on Behalf of the Basel Peace Office Remarks to the United Nations General Assembly, High Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Your Excellency, President of the General Assembly, Distinguished Ministers, Delegates and Colleagues: I speak on behalf of the Basel Peace Office,… »

29.03.2017

Defending the UN against Trump’s erasing the UN

Defending the UN against Trump’s erasing the UN

By Richard Falk Donald Trump has articulated clearly, if somewhat vaguely and incoherently, his anti-globalist, anti-UN approach on foreign policy. For instance, in late February he told a right-wing audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference that “there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency, or… »

09.09.2016

Believe It or Not, Pulses Reduce Gas Emissions!

Believe It or Not, Pulses Reduce Gas Emissions!

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 7 September, 2016 (IPS) – Lentils, beans, chick peas, and other pulses often produce negative “collateral social effects” on people hanging around, just a couple of hours after eating them. But,… »

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