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The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World

No presidential candidate who does not call for the end of bipartisan militarist aggression can stem the domestic descent into social brutalization. If none calls this foreign policy debacle “imperialism,” elections will be a sleepwalker’s exercise. Nothing will change. Except,…

International organization criticizes Macedonia

Geneva, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the High Commisionner of the United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a communique Monday, in which it criticized the violence by the Macedonian police against migrants and refugees in the mutual border…

Hold-out deal in Argentina makes solving debt crises more difficult, UN rights experts say

By Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky and Alfred de Zayas for ALAI In the context of the Argentinean Congress discussing the implications of a proposed agreement between Argentina and hedge funds, the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt on human…

Call for the UN to appoint a Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a call to the UN to take concrete action by creating the position of a Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists, as November 2, 2015 will mark…

UN stop privatising-profiting from prisons, checkout UK’s G4S in Israel

G4S profits from Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine. So why is the UN giving them $22 million? Dear readers, Waging violence is bad enough. Profiting from it? That’s even worse. But that’s what G4S, a British “defense” conglomerate, does everyday.…

This is what the disarmament and anti-war groups are up against…

Disarmament Digest Monday 23 November 2015 News: Nuclear: Russia resumes nuclear trade with Iran as sanctions lifted Russia will resume exporting nuclear technology to Iran, President Vladimir Putin has decreed on a visit to Tehran. Russia says it will help…

Northern Ireland still faces urgent challenges nearly 20 years after Peace Accord – UN Expert

20 November 2015 – While much has been achieved in Northern Ireland in the nearly 20 years since a peace accord ended decades of fighting between British forces and the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the different communities, urgent issues…

U.N. Rights Commissioner blasts harsh treatment of refugees

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 2015 (IPS) – As the flow of migrants continues to rise – from war-ravaged countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa to Europe – so do the horror stories of the harsh…

The greatest factory of shame is the blanket denial of human rights

A Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council 29th Session WORLD: ‘The greatest factory of shame is the blanket denial of human rights’ Mr. President, Excellencies, Colleagues, Seventy years…

Latin America’s Social Policies Have Given Women a Boost

By Fabiana Frayssinet. BUENOS AIRES, May 8 2015 (IPS) – Although they do not specifically target women, social policies like family allowances and pensions have improved the lives of women in Latin America, the region that has made the biggest…

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