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UN overwhelmingly votes for ending U.S. blockade against Cuba

12:05 pm The voting process begins. Result: 187 in favor; 3 against; 2 abstentions Against: Israel, the United States, Brazil Abstaining: Colombia and Ukraine The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday overwhelming voted in favor of the resolution demanding ending of…

The World Must Compel the U.S. to Allow Korea to Have Peace

By David Swanson I’ve never heard of or even seen fantasized a society or a government that wasn’t deeply flawed. I know neither North nor South Korea is an exception. But the primary impediment to peace in Korea appears to…

Return the Chagos Archipelago to Mauritius immediately

PRESS RELEASE Colonialism Reparation welcomes that the United Nations General Assembly has confirmed that the process of decolonisation of Mauritius was not lawfully completed giving the United Kingdom six months to withdraw its colonial administration from the Chagos Archipelago unconditionally…

No opinion can be given on a report of questionable impartiality [re: Venezuela]

By José Gabriel Feres* There is no doubt that we humanists repudiate and reject the practice of violating human rights wherever it comes from. Not only do our ideology and principles support us, but above all our struggle against all…

UN once again calls for the immediate release of the Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Press release Catalonian Government/UN | July, 5th 2019 Catalonia’s FA Minister, Alfred Bosch, agrees with the statement and insists that “rulings by international bodies have to be respected and human rights fulfilled” The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions (WGAD)…

The New Face of Activism: Youth

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, May 30 2019 (IPS) – Rather than waiting for adults to act, more young girls and boys are standing up and speaking out on the world’s pressing issues. In recent years, the international community has…

Calling Treatment of Julian Assange ‘Psychological Torture,’ UN Expert Demands End to US Extradition Attempt

“I condemn, in the strongest terms, the deliberate, concerted, and sustained nature of the abuse inflicted on Mr. Assange.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer For Common Dreams ~ After visiting Julian Assange in the London prison where he is serving a…

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Mean Using Public Money ‘To Destroy the World’: UN Chief

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres’s comment follows call by Pope Francis to “keep it in the ground” ~ by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams As Pope Francis called on global financial leaders to help keep dirty energy in the ground,…

UN demands the immediate release of Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Catalonia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfred Bosch, asks the Spanish authorities to comply with the Working Group’s decision In an official statement, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions demands the immediate release of three of the Catalan political prisoners. The UN Working Group,…

Bolivia’s universal healthcare is model for the world, says UN

The World Health Organization (WHO) has cited the universal healthcare system in Bolivia as a model for all. Media reports said: The U.N.’s World Health Organization praised Bolivia’s newly implemented universal health care system, known in the country as the…

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