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  • Brazil, China to ink deal on trade in national currency

    03/21/2013 3:51:30 PM PDT · by Track9 · 11 replies
    AFP - Brazil hopes to sign a bilateral accord with China to promote trade in their national currencies at next week's BRICS summit of the world's five emerging powers, Trade and Industry Minister Fernando Pimentel said Thursday. The initiative was tentatively agreed last June with the signing of a memorandum of understanding after a meeting of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and then Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao during the UN summit on sustainable development in Rio. Pimentel said that at the BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa on Monday and Tuesday "we plan to turn this memorandum into a final...
  • South Africa is an angry nation on the brink, warns Nelson Mandela's wife

    03/07/2013 3:50:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    TelegraphUK ^ | Thursday 07 March 2013 | By Aislinn Laing, in Johannesburg
    Graca Machel, the human rights activist and wife of Nelson Mandela, has warned that South Africa is an “angry nation” teetering on the brink of “something very dangerous” if extreme levels of violence in the country are not addressed. ... Mrs Machel was speaking at the memorial service on Wednesday of Mido Macia, a 27-year-old taxi driver who died in custody after he was tied to the back of a police van and dragged for 500 metres by officers, apparently for arguing over a traffic infringement. The death of Mr Macia came after other recent examples of police brutality, including...
  • Dishonest Dick Durbin smears NRA at hearing, uses dishonest tactics with panelists(Video)

    02/01/2013 8:16:01 AM PST · by infool7 · 17 replies
    the Right Scoop ^ | January 30th, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Smear-merchant Sen. Dick Durbin smeared the membership base of the NRA, including Wayne LaPierre who was present, in today’s gun violence hearing. After an unfair tussle over background checks with LaPierre, Durbin then asked LaPierre if he agreed to the sentiment of other NRA members that they needed ‘assault weapons’ to protect themselves from the government and the police. LaPierre responded that indeed the 2nd amendment was added to the Constitution by men who had lived under the tyrannical rule of King George and wanted to ensure that free people never lived under tyranny again. Durbin then looked directly at...
  • The racism bluff (Judeo-Christian anti-racism Vs Islamic bigoted propaganda)

    01/17/2012 3:11:20 AM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    JPOST ^ | Dec.21.2011 | G. D. Perendik
    The racism bluff By GUSTAVO D. PEREDNIK 12/21/2011 21:46 Judaism brought anti-racism to the world via the idea that all mankind was derived from Adam, the first man. Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin pioneered in 1885 the rebuttal of racist theories; since then there has been a constant endeavor to defeat racism through education and legislation. These efforts are undermined by those who deliberately exaggerate the problem of racism in present times in order to avoid criticisms of the many other evils in their societies. In a world in which Barack Obama was elected president of America, and that put a...
  • Even the Warmists Don't Believe In Global Warming

    12/29/2011 8:54:33 AM PST · by lowbuck · 17 replies
    Forbes Online ^ | 28 December 2011 | Louis Woodhill
    However, most commentators gave short shrift to the most important—in a sense, the only—outcome of the meeting. This was, of course, the agreement to hold yet another conference in yet another nice location (Qatar) about a year from now. The Durban conference was the seventeenth conference of its kind. They have been held annually since 1995 in places such as Geneva (in July 1996) and Bali (in December 2007). Don’t hold your breath for one to be held in Newark, New Jersey, or Fargo, North Dakota. Snip . . . The Progressives are well aware that their opposition to geoengineering...
  • The UN Climate Change Summit in Durban (Monckton says it's a disaster)

    12/13/2011 9:45:19 AM PST · by Signalman · 4 replies
    CFP ^ | 12/13/2011 | Dr. Ileana Paugh
    The UN Climate Change Summit in Durban has outlined the mandate to “respect the rights of Mother Earth” by paying a “climate debt,” a slush fund to bankroll the activities of a one-world government. I bet you did not know that Mother Earth had rights. Lord Christopher Monckton said that the treaty “calls for the west to achieve 50 percent CO2 emissions reduction within the next eight years, a feat that would completely bankrupt the global economy and spark a new great depression, as well as a more than 100 percent reduction by 2050, which presumably could only be accomplished...
  • Durban climate change conference: Big three of US, China and India agree to cut carbon emissions

    12/11/2011 10:26:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 4+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12/11/11 | Louise Gray
    Durban - A new deal to "save the planet" will force the world's three biggest emitters the US, China and India to cut carbon emissions for the first time, although scientists fear it will come too late to stop global warming. More than 190 countries managed to finally agree a new climate change deal amid chaotic scenes in the early hours of Sunday morning in Durban, South Africa. (Snip) In the end the wording was decided in an extraordinary 10 minute 'huddle' between the exhausted ministers to decide the fate of future generations.
  • Climate conference approves landmark deal

    12/10/2011 6:22:22 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 10, 2011 8:42 PM EST | unattributed
    DURBAN, South Africa (AP) -- The president of a U.N. climate conference has announced agreement on a program mapping out a new course by all nations to fight climate change over the coming decades. The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord that would put all countries under the same legal regime to enforce their commitments to control greenhouse gases. It would take effect by 2020 at the latest. Currently, only industrial countries have legally binding emissions targets under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Those commitments expire next year, but they will be extended for another five years...
  • Latest extortion attempt from Durban COP17: $1.6 Trillion

    12/10/2011 9:42:13 AM PST · by Signalman · 5 replies
    WUWT ^ | 12.10.2011 | Anthony Watts
    Gosh. Who knew that a massive tax could solve all imagined climate problems? David L. Hagen writes: The UN is demanding control over $1.6 trillion per year to control climate. Extract: 47. The provision of the amount of funds to be made available annually to developing country Parties, which shall be equivalent to the budget that developed countries spend on defence, security, and warfare. Fifty per cent of that amount shall be for adaptation, 20 per cent for mitigation, 15 per cent for technology development and transfer and 15 per cent for forest-related actions in developing country Parties;
  • Durban (South Africa Climate Summit) : what the media are not telling you

    12/09/2011 10:42:30 PM PST · by Enchante · 32 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | December 9, 2011 | Christopher Monckton
    A new International Climate Court will have the power to compel Western nations to pay ever-larger sums to third-world countries in the name of making reparation for supposed “climate debt”. The Court will have no power over third-world countries. Here and throughout the draft, the West is the sole target. “The process” is now irredeemably anti-Western. Ø “Rights of Mother Earth”: The draft, which seems to have been written by feeble-minded green activists and environmental extremists, talks of “The recognition and defence of the rights of Mother Earth to ensure harmony between humanity and nature”
  • Earliest Human Beds Found in South Africa

    12/09/2011 6:40:10 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 30 replies
    Science Magazine Online ^ | 8 December 2011 | Michael Balter
    Sleepy time at Sibudu. Researchers have found microscopic evidence (inset) of 77,000-year-old bedding at this South African cave. "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise," wrote Benjamin Franklin in his Poor Richard's Almanack. That may have held true a couple of hundred years ago, but when it comes to our ancient human ancestors, researchers don't know much about how—or even where—they slept. Now a team working in South Africa claims to have found the earliest known sleeping mats, made of plant material and dated up to 77,000 years ago—50,000 years earlier than previous...
  • Carbon dioxide emissions show record jump

    12/06/2011 10:01:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 06 December 2011
    Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have soared in the last 20 years, giving the world much less chance of avoiding dangerous climate change, new data show. The research was published as lead negotiators were arriving at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, where prospects of a new global treaty on climate change appeared to have stalled, with deep divisions between developed and developing countries. Emissions from burning fossil fuels rose by 5.9% in 2010, bringing the total rise since 1990—the baseline year for calculating emissions under the Kyoto protocol—to 49%. Measured over two decades, that is...
  • UN chief doubts comprehensive climate deal likely ("may be beyond our reach for now" .. WHEW!!)

    12/06/2011 9:26:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/6/11 | Arthur Max - AP
    DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — An all-encompassing climate deal "may be beyond our reach for now," the U.N. chief said Tuesday as China and India delivered a setback to European plans to negotiate a new treaty that would bind all parties to their pledges on greenhouse gas emissions. The European "road map" toward a new accord that would take effect after 2020 is a centerpiece of negotiations among 194 countries at a U.N. climate conference in the South African coastal city of Durban. It has been presented as a condition for Europe to renew and expand its emissions reduction targets...
  • Monckton on sensitivity training at Durban

    12/05/2011 9:50:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | December 5, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    It. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.From Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in Durban, South AfricaIt. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen. This is the ghastly secret that almost all the delegates here in Durban are desperate to conceal. Paper after paper, result after result, shows that the “global warming” we can expect from a doubling of CO2 concentration this century is just one Celsius degree or perhaps 2 Fahrenheit degrees, not the 3-4 C° once predicted by the UN’s well-tarnished climate panel. When a journalist with South Africa’s national broadcaster interviewed me in the conference center, I told him the climate scam was just that –...
  • Greenpeace activists living in a dream world

    12/02/2011 3:10:24 PM PST · by Clive · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-12-02 | Patrick Moore, Guest Columnist
    As environmental activists fly to Durban, South Africa to attack Canada’s climate change position at the UN climate change talks, I can’t stand idly by while false allegations continue to be made about one of Canada’s most innovative and important industries: The oil sands. Canadian oil is no “dirtier” than any other oil. When the full life-cycle is calculated, oil from the Canadian oil sands emits between 18 percent higher and 8 percent lower greenhouse gases compared to other sources of crude oil. I strongly favour reducing our dependence on fossil fuels by adopting technologies that use less of them....
  • U.N. Climate Conference's Goal? One-World Gov't

    11/30/2011 3:48:40 PM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies
    IBD ^ | November 29, 2011 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
    The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, opening on Nov. 28, called COP-17, is one of a series of U.N. meetings working toward a specific goal. Advertising for this meeting features a long list of celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, U2's Bono, Ted Turner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore and Michael Bloomberg. The U.N. goal is to move the United States into a global government by environmental regulations and a vast network of taxes. These newly imposed taxes will give the U.N. a tremendous stream of money in addition to U.S. dues and congressional appropriations.The plan for taxes was...
  • National Climate Ethics Campaign

    11/30/2011 9:27:36 AM PST · by Enchante · 24 replies
    National Climate Ethics Campaign ^ | 11/30/2011 | National Climate Ethics Campaign
    The National Climate Ethics Campaign is pleased to announce that the "Statement of Our Nation’s Moral Obligation to Address Climate Change" will be released Wednesday, November 30 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Room 406 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building (The Environment and Public Works Hearing Room). There are now over 1200 signers on the climate ethics statement. Please send the message pasted below to organizations, listservs, and people that might endorse it.
  • Durban Climate Change Conference 2011 opens in disarray

    11/28/2011 8:05:07 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:00PM GMT 28 Nov 2011 | By Aislinn Laing, Durban and Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent
    As delegates arrived in Durban on Sunday, dark skies gave way to thunder and lightning storms and torrential rain which waterlogged parts of the city’s conference venue and swept away tin shacks in townships on the outskirts of the city, killing eight people. On Monday, many of the estimated 15,000 delegates packed into the main hall for the opening session, only to be kept waiting for 40 minutes by South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. Aides to the president blamed the president of Chad, saying Mr Zuma arrived on time but was forced to wait for him. The 17th Conference of...
  • Durban Climate Conference: The Dream Fades

    11/28/2011 10:14:45 AM PST · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2011 | S. Fred Singer
    Things don't look promising for the perennial climate confab which convenes in Durban, South Africa today. There is little chance of extending the expiring 1997 Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Kyoto has turned into a giant international scam that has already wasted hundreds of billions, with little to show for it; in fact, the increase in atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases has been accelerating. What brings nearly 200 delegations together is a dream -- the forlorn hope that developed nations who have ratified the Protocol will come up with a $100-billion-per-year aid program. This is supposed to allow developing...
  • Ahead Of Climate Talks, U.S. Leadership In Question

    11/28/2011 7:02:23 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 5 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 11/28/2011 | Richard Harris
    Ahead Of Climate Talks, U.S. Leadership In Question by Richard HarrisNovember 28, 2011A new round of United Nations climate talks is getting under way in Durban, South Africa, Monday. And domestic struggles here in the United States are hampering the global talks.The United States is second only to China in emitting gases that cause global warming. Despite a presidential pledge to reduce emissions two years ago, we're spewing more carbon dioxide than ever into the atmosphere.That's putting a crimp on the 20-year-long struggle to develop a meaningful climate treaty.There was a glimmer of hope at a U.N. meeting two years...
  • U.S. blocks key fund in climate agreement: report (Africa hardest hit @ Durban scam)

    11/27/2011 7:01:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/24/11
    U.S. blocks key fund in climate agreement: reportLONDON | Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:03pm EST LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. is refusing to sign a flagship global climate fund as negotiations intensify ahead of the UN climate summit next week, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. It quoted U.S. officials as saying the United States, backed by Saudi Arabia, had still not agreed to adopt a blueprint for the Green Climate Fund. Countries agreed to create the fund last year to channel up to $100 billion a year by 2020 to help developing countries fight climate change and a U.N....
  • The Death of the Kyoto Process Climate Change Negotiations

    10/18/2011 2:31:42 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 16 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | October 18th 2011 | Christian Schwägerl and Gerald Traufetter
    There seems little possibility that next month's climate summit in Durban will produce an emissions reduction agreement -- meaning the world will soon lack any binding CO2 targets. Europe may soon find itself alone in the fight against global warming. A climate catastrophe descended on the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin early last week. Politicians and diplomats from around the world were attending a conference to discuss how global warming will affect the world. They examined scenarios depicting how millions of people living in coastal areas could escape flooding, what will happen to the fishing and mineral rights of island...
  • Propaganda is War by other Means

    09/25/2011 8:22:32 AM PDT · by tedbel · 2 replies
    Israpundit.com ^ | Sept 25/11 | Ted Belman
    There are those who embrace conspiracy theories of a government plan behind major attacks like 9-11 and Pearl Harbor, to lead us into war. As outlandish such theories appear to some, many embrace them because they believe that the government always manipulates public opinion to accept intended actions which the people would otherwise reject. When a government intends a war of aggression, it must first inculcate hatred of the indented victim. This is done through propaganda which follows the following principles; 1) Select a target to be hated. Personalize it. Focus attention on it. 2) Keep messages on target. Avoid...
  • From Huckabee to Palis and the Durbin 3 Parade of Protests (9-23-11)

    09/24/2011 9:29:57 PM PDT · by OddLane
    The Silent Majority No More ^ | September 24, 2011 | Pamela Hall
    Friday, 23rd of September, 2011. The very racist Durbin 3 aka “meeting- of-tyrants” continues at the very corrupt U.N. And as the fawning media continues to support the Hamas-driven genocidal “Fakestine”: WE MUST NOT BE SILENT.
  • ‘Diplomacy of September’

    09/20/2011 5:59:06 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/20/2011 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    In her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "The Guns of August," Barbara Tuchman chronicles how a cascading series of seemingly minor developments led inexorably to World War I and the worst carnage known to man up to that time. In the future, historians may point to the present "Diplomacy of September" as the catalyst for the next horrific conflict now in the offing in the Middle East, and potentially beyond. I am thinking specifically of three agenda items slated to take place in the United Nations or on the margins of its meetings in coming days: The first is a portentous move...
  • Watchdog Group Demands Removal Of Libyan Human Rights Investigator

    03/08/2011 1:33:34 PM PST · by PRePublic · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | March, 2011
    Watchdog Group Demands Removal Of Libyan Human Rights Investigator By: Brian Teegarden | “AP/Foxnews.com U.N. Watch, an organization that monitors the world body, says Libyan envoy Najat Al-Hajjaji should be the ‘last person’ investigating human rights abuses, as Libyan jets drop bombs on rebel forces in her homeland. A watchdog group is asking the U.N. to immediately remove a Libyan envoy from her post as an investigator on human rights violations by mercenaries, saying that as a mouthpiece for a regime that’s “deploying hired guns to massacre its own people” it’s “outrageous” to have her in that position. But it’s...
  • 'Evil spirits’ disrupts teaching (Durban, SA; police cordon off road near school)

    03/03/2011 5:15:46 PM PST · by Stoat · 28 replies
    The Durban Daily News ^ | March 3, 2010 | Slindile Maluleka
    ‘Evil spirits’ disrupts teaching March 3 2011 at 09:22pm By Slindile Maluleka INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Teaching at a Durban school was disrupted yesterday and today amid a wave of hysteria as pupils claimed they were being possessed by evil spirits.Durban Girls’ Secondary School in Dartnell Crescent, Greyville, was closed again today because of further disruptions.Police, who were called to the school yesterday, cordoned off the road as some pupils were reportedly seen running wildly across it soon after 10am. Some were rolling on the pavement.The school’s governing body chairman, Sam Kikine, who arrived later, confirmed that the pupils were hysterical.“The incident...
  • Durban III Set for New York City in September 2011 (UN)

    11/03/2010 6:16:30 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 2, 2010 | ANNE BAYEFSKY
    The United Nations is planning to hold “Durban III” in New York City in September 2011, marking the tenth anniversary of the 2001 Durban conference, and the non-governmental forum which preceded it, held in Durban, South Africa in 2001. Durban I produced the infamous Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA), which charges Israel with racism but names no other state in the world. Durban II, held in Geneva in April 2009, was headlined by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who saw the occasion as ideal for issuing another denial of the Holocaust and an endorsement of genocide against the Jewish...
  • Today is United Nations Day: Top 10 Reasons I Hate the UN

    10/24/2010 9:49:23 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 3 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    Top 10 Reasons I Hate the UN10. UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationMay 28, 2009:I’d think that seriously advocating book burning at any time would disqualify you, since presumably there are equally qualified candidates for the UN’s cultural heritage agency who’ve never advocated destroying cultural heritage. But Israeli society is toxic anyway – especially compared to the glory that is the contemporary Egyptian public sphere – so no loss:Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni, a candidate for the top job at the United Nations culture agency UNESCO, apologised on Wednesday for calling for Israeli books to be burnt… Hosni...
  • Durban, world's most dangerous destination

    09/20/2009 6:38:13 PM PDT · by Saije · 21 replies · 1,449+ views
    PressTV ^ | 9/20/2009 | Staff
    The holiday review website Zoover has released a list of the world's most dangerous destinations with the harbor city of Durban at the top. The South African city of Durban is first on the list for being notorious for lack of personal safety. Durban is followed by Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is known for its criminal activity and corruption. "At first glance it appears to be a beautiful city but in reality it's polluted and we were robbed at gunpoint of our money, sunglasses and sports shoes in the Ipanema suburb," said traveler Jeroen van den Bos. The...
  • Author of Durban I gets Medal of Freedom

    07/30/2009 2:03:28 PM PDT · by Piranha · 15 replies · 1,525+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 30, 2009 | Jennifer Rubin
    Mary Robinson, U.N. Commissioner and former president of Ireland, is being awarded the Medal of Freedom by Obama. Well, isn’t that just dandy. Who is Mary Robinson? You may remember her role in presiding over the infamous Durban I Conference. At the time she joined Rashid Khalidi at Columbia University (no, you can’t make this up), this report summarized the objections to her hiring, given her record in overseeing the infamous Israel-bashing event: Columbia has “become a hotbed of anti-Israel haters,” said the president of the Zionist Organization of America, Morton Klein. “It’s especially astonishing that a school with such...
  • Sen. Durbin Sold $115,000 of Stock After Briefing (Insider trading)

    06/16/2009 11:44:48 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 17 replies · 849+ views
    News Max ^ | June 16, 2009 | Jim Meyers
    Sen. Dick Durbin, the Democratic Party's Whip, unloaded more than $115,000 worth of stocks and mutual fund shares as the U.S. stock markets plunged last September. The Illinois lawmaker's 2008 financial disclosure statement reveals that he sold mutual fund shares worth more than $42,000 on Sept. 19, the day after then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke urged congressional leaders to come up with legislation to aid financially troubled banks. Also on Sept. 19, Durbin bought $43,562 worth of stock in Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Bloomberg News reported. By October 2, he had sold investments worth...
  • Hey Kristof... You're Late!

    05/12/2009 9:54:03 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 421+ views
    michnews ^ | March, 2009
    Hey Kristof... You're Late! Posted in: Gerald A. Honigman By Gerald A. Honigman Monday, March 23, 2009 While The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof is no stranger to these positions throughout the year, he frequently comes out with his gems of Middle East wisdom right around Bike Week here in Daytona Beach, Florida, when tens of thousands of Harley enthusiasts arrive to also spread their hot air exhaust around town. This year Nick was a few weeks late. Like others of his ilk--Thomas Friedman (better of late), David Ignatius, Richard Cohen, just to name a few, who are also obsessed...
  • Lieberman is no racist (Israeli Arabs are the racists)

    04/26/2009 11:07:49 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 543+ views
    haaretz ^ | Apr, 26, 2009
    Lieberman is no racist By Yehuda Ben-Meir Last update - 11:01 26/04/2009 I did not vote for Avigdor Lieberman and never will. I do not agree with some of his political positions and do not accept his framing of certain issues. But I am appalled by the left's delegitimizing of Lieberman and anyone connected with him. I do not believe that Israel's Arab citizens must be required to declare their loyalty to the Jewish state. What must be demanded of them and of all Israeli citizens, whether Jewish, Druze or other, is unflinching loyalty to the State of Israel and...
  • ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN'S PERSECUTION OPPRESSION OF MINORITIES - ISLAMIC APARTHEID [update]

    04/24/2009 12:56:25 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 463+ views
    ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN'S PERSECUTION OPPRESSION OF MINORITIES - ISLAMIC APARTHEID In General, Christians, Baha'i, Kurds, Jews, Azeris, Baluchis, Ahwazi Arabs Again, religious persecution in IranFebruary 20, 2009Ethel C. FenigAs Thomas Lifson noted yesterday Iranian authorities destroyed a Sufi holy site, continuing their practice of pressuring and discriminating against religions that do not strictly follow the Shi'ite form of Islam.  But the Sufis are not the only religious minority suffering discrimination in Iran.   The 2500 year old Jewish community, which numbered over 80,000 thirty years ago at the time of the Khoemeni Revolution which overthrew the Shah, has dwindled to about...
  • INSUFFERABLE IRANIAN: A'JAD HARMS HIS OWN CAUSE

    04/24/2009 3:14:44 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 462+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 24, 2009 | Amir Taheri
    IRANIAN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may have shot himself in the foot. Ahmadinejad gave a vitriolic anti-American and anti-Israeli speech at the "Durban II" anti-racism conference in Geneva April 20 as part of an effort to launch his re-election campaign with a big bang and to bolster the claim that he is the global standard-bearer of anti-Western movements. The speech was designed to shock and provoke, and it did that -- but it also highlighted the Islamic Republic's increasing diplomatic isolation. Ban Ki Moon, who briefly pulled off his earpiece so as not to hear the translation of Ahmadinejad's incendiary claims,...
  • An Islamist 'New World Order'.......

    04/22/2009 2:41:52 PM PDT · by TaraP · 6 replies · 1,151+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 22nd, 2009
    The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) member-states at the Durban II gathering in Geneva is pushing for "a new world order" that would expand and impose "nondemocratic and illiberal values on the West," says the Danish editor who in 2005 commissioned and published a series of cartoons, one of which depicted the prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban that led to worldwide Muslim rioting.... Flemming Rose, editor of Jyllands-Posten, Denmark's largest-circulation newspaper, is visiting Israel under the auspices of the Hebrew University's Shasha Center for Strategic Studies, headed by former Mossad director Efraim Halevy. He's here to...
  • Ahmadinejad Stinks Up Geneva

    04/22/2009 7:04:20 AM PDT · by Jbny · 6 replies · 575+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 22, 2009 | Michael J. Totten
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a blistering tirade against Israel on Monday at the supposedly “anti-racist” Durban II conference in Geneva, Switzerland, and dozens of national delegates from Europe walked out in disgust. The sheer number of people who refused to sit there and listen to him must be seen to be believed. His bad reception didn’t end there. Hundreds of protesters followed him as he delivered a press conference and shouted “Shame! Shame! Shame!” as they held up signs reminding all who could see them that “Iran Funds Hamas and Hezbollah.”
  • The farce of Durban II

    04/21/2009 7:28:49 AM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies · 427+ views
    National Post ^ | 2009-04-21 | (editorial page)
    Gary Clement/National Post Never have we been more proud of our government for doing nothing. This week, Geneva is hosting the successor to the 2001 Durban Conference, an event that was convened under the auspices of human rights, but which degenerated into virulent Jew-and Israel-hatred. Most nations are represented in Geneva this week -- but not Canada. Along with Australia, Germany, the United States, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland and Israel itself -- an honour roll of principled countries -- the Canadian government decided it could not be party to a conference glorifying bigotry under cover of "human rights"...
  • Merging bigotry: Arabism & Islamism

    04/21/2009 10:23:50 AM PDT · by Masti · 1 replies · 774+ views
    Merging bigotry of Arabism & Islamism The bigotry linkage of Arabism's supremacy and radical Islam, by A 'Short Critique of Islamic Fundamentalism' Around the late 1920s the Moslem [Muslim] Brotherhood was formed by Arabist thinkers racial supremacy [1]. Even though the Islamists and the Pan-Arabists had their similarities in the past (1940s - 1966), and their differences. And today those two movements still have their similarities and differences -- as shown by bin Laden's Qaeda, which represents the most violent wing of Islamism, and Saddam Hussein's Baath Party, which represented the most violent wing of Pan-Arabism , yet, The Islamists...
  • Civil Rights Groups

    04/21/2009 8:41:16 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 173+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 21, 2009 | Leslie Fulbright
    The nation's largest civil rights organizations said Monday that they were profoundly disappointed by the Obama administration's decision to boycott the U.N. conference on racism this week in Geneva. After weeks of discussion, the White House announced Saturday that it would not send a delegation to the Durban Review Conference because of objectionable language in the gathering's official document. There had been concern that the document and speakers at the conference would be critical of Israel, because at the last race summit in South Africa in 2001, some Middle Eastern states compared Zionism to racism. On Monday, several diplomats walked...
  • Elie Wiesel Verbally Abused as "Zio-Nazi" by Ahmadinejad Entourage at Durban II

    04/21/2009 7:31:18 AM PDT · by JDAM2007 · 6 replies · 425+ views
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  • Iranian President Causes Uproar with Anti-Israel Speech (Obama, your Iranian buddy needs a hug)

    04/20/2009 3:52:38 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies · 528+ views
    washington post ^ | 4/20/2009 | Edward Cody
    In a defiant speech, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad argued before a United Nations anti-racism conference Monday that Israel is a "paragon of racism," founded on what he called "the pretext of Jewish sufferings" during World War II. The comments, a hard-edged version of Ahmadinejad's often-repeated anti-Zionist views, prompted several dozen European diplomats to walk out of the opening session of the week-long Geneva meeting, which the Obama administration and eight other Western nations already were boycotting. In addition, a handful of pro-Israel protesters shouting "shame, shame" and "racist, racist" threw things at the podium and prevented Ahmadinejad from entering a...
  • Obama Weakly Explains U.S. Boycott of Durban II

    04/20/2009 12:13:30 PM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 390+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, April 20, 2009 | Ted Belman
    Obama said in Trinidad, after attending the Summit of the Americas, that the language of the draft declaration prepared for the conference “raised a whole set of objectionable provisions” and raised the risk of a repeat of the 2001 Durban Conference, “which became a session through which folks expressed antagonism toward Israel in ways that were often times completely hypocritical and counterproductive.” “We expressed in the run-up to this conference our concerns that if you adopted all of the language from 2001, that’s not something we can sign up for. Our participation would have involved putting our imprimatur on something...
  • Iran's President Slams Israel, Prompts Walkouts (Durban II)

    04/20/2009 7:47:40 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 17 replies · 815+ views
    WSJ/AP ^ | 4/20/2009
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Israel of being the "most cruel and racist regime," sparking a walkout by angry Western diplomats at a U.N. racism conference and protests from others. In a rambling speech, Mr. Ahmadinejad on Monday pointed the finger at the U.S., Europe and Israel and said they were destabilizing the entire world. Some European diplomats immediately walked out of the room when Mr. Ahmadinejad said Israel was created on the "pretext of Jewish suffering" from World War II. A wigged protester shouting "Racist! racist!" threw a soft red object at Mr. Ahmadinejad, hitting the podium and interrupting...
  • US to boycott 'Durban II' racism conference, 'with regret'

    04/18/2009 8:15:21 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 1,269+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 19, 2009 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN AND HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    The Obama administration will "with regret" boycott a UN conference on racism next week over objectionable language in the meeting's final document that could single out Israel for criticism and restrict free speech, the State Department said Saturday. The decision follows weeks of furious internal debate came after fierce lobbying by Israel and Jewish groups against US participation. A final draft of the statements, released late Friday, made changes to sections that had referred to a "hierarchy" among forms of racism, but left intact sections that the US had said would cause it to boycott the meetings. The conference is...
  • A few pointers about the racist UN - Durban "anti-racism" conference

    04/19/2009 8:30:13 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 260+ views
    A few pointers about the racist UN - Durban "anti-racism" conference   1) When will Arab racists & Islamic bigots let go of the UN and stop hijacking it with it's lobbies (silencing Arab racist genocide in Darfur, yet daming innocent Israelis who merely try to survive)?   2) Why is Arab terror singling out Jews not racist?   3) Why is the essence of the entire "conflict'" in the M.E. not a form of bigotry by Arab Muslims who can't "accept" the non Arab non Muslim pluralistic democratic Israel?   4) Are Jews living or allowed to live in...
  • UN Watch Turns Tables on Libyan Chair, Exposes Durban 2 Hypocrisy

    04/19/2009 1:25:30 PM PDT · by Milagros · 6 replies · 1,261+ views
    unwatch ^ | Apr, 2009
    UN Watch Turns Tables on Libyan Chair, Exposes Durban 2 HypocrisyQaddafi rep panics and cuts off torture victim testimonyThe U.S. has decided not to attend the Durban II conference opening Monday in Geneva -- click here for more.   Meanwhile, the top story on Swiss TV news last night was the surpise "coup d'eclat" by UN Watch, when it turned the tables on the Libyan chair of the Durban II planning committee, in a showdown yesterday that exposed the U.N. hypocrisy whereby the chief organizers of a world "anti-racism" conference are themselves the worst perpetrators of racism and discrimination. See the...
  • Australia to boycott UN anti-racism conference

    04/18/2009 10:36:51 PM PDT · by Dundee · 5 replies · 487+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 19, 2009
    AUSTRALIA will not take part in a controversial United Nations anti-racism conference in Geneva this week. The Federal Government's decision to boycott the Durban Review conference was prompted by the outcome of the original event in 2001, which was marred by claims of anti-Semitism... Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith said the Geneva meeting reaffirms the 2001 outcomes, singling out Israel and the Middle East. "Regrettably, we cannot be confident that the review conference will not again be used as a platform to air offensive views, including anti-Semitic views,"... "...additional concern are the suggestions... to limit the universal right to free...
  • Germany expected to boycott UN anti-racism meeting

    04/17/2009 1:32:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 876+ views
    Topnews ^ | April 16 2009 | DPA
    Berlin - Germany is likely to stay away from a UN meeting against racism next week in Geneva amid western concerns that the event may take on anti-Semitic overtones, a senior official confirmed in Berlin Thursday. To the dismay of UN human rights chief Navi Pillay, the United States, Australia and other western nations have objected to wording about Israel in a draft declaration and said they do not plan to send any envoys to the five-day meeting in Switzerland. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has caused upset by calling the Holocaust a "myth" and demanding the abolition of Israel,...