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  • Egypt’s civil society fears it will be silenced (NGOs = civil society?)

    10/04/2014 8:48:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2014 3:00 AM EDT | Merrit Kennedy
    Civil society groups in Egypt long had a tenuous position under the rule of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, but they were able to operate. Now those groups, ranging from human rights defenders to advocates of economic justice, fear even that margin of freedom is disappearing and that they are on the way to being silenced. The government of newly elected President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered non-governmental organizations to submit to regulations that gives the state sweeping authority over their activities and financing—and dangles over them the threat of prosecution if they violate vague guidelines against “hurting national security” or “affecting public...
  • Open Borders or Open Society

    07/22/2014 8:44:22 PM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    CNS news ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jen Kuznicki
    ...In a report out of Michigan, a protest was organized over the prospect now seemingly beyond the people's control, that the federal government under the leadership of Barack Obama will be sending dozens of the tens of thousands of children who have come into the nation through our southern border, to the small town of Vassar.  Filled with anger and resentment against the open border policies of this president, the people demonstrating described the move as anarchy.But, within the report, it was revealed that the move was being organized by a foundation called the Heartland Alliance: Grosse Pointe Park-based Wolverine Human Services...
  • The Obama Dallas Immigration Visit – Curious Case of Obama’s “Faith Leaders”

    07/20/2014 8:58:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    On July 9th 2014 President Obama made a visit to Dallas Texas for two reasons.   The first reason was fundraising, the second reason was to meet with Governor Rick Perry and “Faith Leaders” to discuss the border crisis....The impression intended would be that President Obama just met with a bunch of religious organizational heads, perhaps priests, pastors and ministers.  Along with “faith based” advocates who are helping to deal with the immediate needs of the illegal aliens, unaccompanied minors, and the larger “border crisis”.You would be wrong.To avoid my calling our President of The United States a liar, I will instead say President Obama is being...
  • How Little They've Learned: FPIC and Neo-Colonialism

    06/05/2014 6:24:46 AM PDT · by BenWolinski · 13 replies
    Newsvine ^ | Benjamin Wolinski
    How Little They've Learned: FPIC and Neo-Colonialism By Benjamin Wolinski There was a time when Western Europeans, armed with the technology and flush with the wealth of the Industrial Revolution, went to the nations of Asia, conquered them, and harnessed the resources of foreign lands for whatever purposes they chose. By the mid-20th Century, the nations of Asia had finally had enough of these imperialists and, one by one, sent the Europeans home. Now it's the 21st Century and Western Europeans, this time armed with the technology and flush with the wealth of the Information Technology Revolution, have returned to...
  • Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    04/08/2014 4:06:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/8/2014
    Russia claimed Tuesday that 150 specialists from an American private military group are in eastern Ukraine, the region where pro-Russia protesters are clashing with government forces. A woman who identified herself as an employee of the group, the security contracting company Greystone, declined comment. She also declined to provide her name. Greystone, on its website, identifies itself as a “provider of aviation and protective support services and training” formerly part of Xe Services, the security contracting company once known as Blackwater. A statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Americans were wearing the uniforms of Sokol, a Ukrainian...
  • What’s the Big Deal about Common Core State Standards?

    04/03/2014 1:24:52 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | April 3, 2014 | Celeste Busby
    Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are not “state standards.” They are nationalized, state-run standards so that every student in a given grade, in every state will be learning the same thing at the same time. Promoters of the Standards, Achieve, Inc., Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Organization (NGO) would like you to believe that the Standards had input from people in every state. The reality is that they were developed by a 24-member team, with David Coleman, from Student Achievement Partners (SAP), considered to be the chief architect of CCSS. (He is now head of...
  • John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine

    03/13/2014 11:59:01 AM PDT · by Errant · 141 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 13 March 2014 | Susan Crabtree
    Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance. Kerry will travel to London for a Friday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ahead of a Sunday referendum vote in the Crimea region to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. U.S. and European officials argue that Moscow is orchestrating the referendum and waging an intimidation campaign with thousands of Russian troops controlling the region. If Russian-backed lawmakers in Crimea go through with the...
  • Truce declared in bloodied Ukraine, but will it last through talks?

    02/19/2014 4:39:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/19/2014 | Nick Paton Walsh. Greg Botelho and Victoria Butenko
    <p>Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- Just before midnight Wednesday, Ukraine's president declared a truce in his nation, as well as the start of negotiations aimed at not only preventing further bloodshed but forging a lasting peace.</p> <p>The statement -- agreed upon with leaders of Ukraine's three top opposition parties -- seemingly offered a welcome respite from the violence and acrimony that's been emanating from the tumultuous Eastern European nation.</p>
  • New Guantánamo hearings limit media, NGO access

    01/24/2014 10:25:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2014 12:02 AM EST | Ben Fox
    Some prisoners at Guantánamo are getting an opportunity to plead for their release, but journalists and observers from human rights groups won’t get to hear them in what critics say is a break from past practice at the U.S. base in Cuba. The Department of Defense is restricting access to a series of hearings that start Tuesday, requiring reporters and observers from non-governmental organizations to view the proceedings only by video link from Washington. They also will not be able to listen when prisoners held for more than a decade without charge address a committee known as the Periodic Review...
  • Boneta Bill Part Deux

    01/18/2014 9:07:28 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 18, 2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Farming comprises less than three percent of an American labor force that feeds 307 million Americans and many other millions around the world yet government regulations are making it harder and harder for small farms to operate and bring wholesome foods to the market. Why should farmers be subjected to “annual property monitoring visits and inspections” by environmental groups, environmental councils, and local supervisors beholden to international agencies, groups that have no idea how their food gets to the table nor do they care? Virginians have fought back the NGO environmentalist assaults on their land, private property rights, and the...
  • Egypt convicts 43, including Americans, in NGO case

    06/04/2013 4:13:30 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 4, 2013 6:40pm EDT | Shaimaa Fayed and Maggie Fick
    (Reuters) - An Egyptian court convicted 43 Americans, Europeans, Egyptians and other Arabs on Tuesday in a case against democracy promotion groups that plunged U.S.-Egyptian ties into their worst crisis in decades. Judge Makram Awad gave five-year sentences to 27 defendants tried in absentia including 15 U.S. citizens. Another American who stayed for trial was given a two-year sentence but left Egypt on Tuesday on the advice of his lawyers. A German woman was also given a two-year sentence. ... The Egyptian investigation focused on charges that the groups were operating without necessary approvals and had received funds from abroad...
  • St. Louis gun control rally - turn over rights to UN

    04/03/2013 9:55:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/30/13 | Jim Hoft
    Today at the gun control rally in St. Louis - final speaker urges supporters to call congress and turn rights over to United Nations. Dr. Robert Flood , director of pediatric emergency at SLU.
  • Pope Francis Warns Church Could Become 'Compassionate NGO'

    03/14/2013 1:31:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/13/13
    Pope Francis has warned the Catholic Church would become "a compassionate NGO" without spiritual renewal. In a Sistine Chapel Mass with cardinals on his first day as Church leader, the pontiff said: "If we do not confess to Christ, what would we be? "We would end up a compassionate NGO. What would happen would be like when children make sand castles and then it all falls down." Francis is the first Latin American - and the first Jesuit - Pope. The BBC's David Willey, in Rome, says the 76-year-old has already been swift to stamp his style on the papacy....
  • Op-Ed: Europe, Stop Supporting Israeli Extremists!

    02/06/2013 5:01:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Ron Torossian
    When the world isn’t killing the Jews, it spends way too much time worrying about the State of Israel. The latest news comes courtesy of a new report by NGO Monitor which published a report titled "NGO Reports to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits in 2012". It is simply flabbergasting to read and discover that European foreign governments are so involved in funding the far-left in Israel. At least thirteen political advocacy non-governmental organizations were funded by Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and the Netherlands at a total tune of 21,671,115 NIS! The money was received primarily by organizations who are very...
  • It Takes a Village to Destroy One Thousand Years of Culture

    11/06/2012 8:58:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2012 | Lincoln Brown
    If you were looking for that last-minute pre-poll pitch to that favorite undecided voter in your life, you are done shopping. If any fence sitters needed convincing that the liberal agenda is costly, and hypocritical, let them feast their eyes on the following. David Williams of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance has uncovered a history of abuse of your tax dollars to fund “environmentally responsible” projects across the globe that have done little but fatten wallets and in at lest one case has resulted in the destruction of a village. The TPA is calling it “The Environmental Shakedown of American Taxpayers”...
  • Unreal… Islamist Wears Tattered & Torn US Flag As Scarf at DNC Jumah

    09/01/2012 11:03:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Nice prayer service, Democrats. A Muslim leader wears a tattered and torn US flag as a scarf at the Jumah at the DNC event today in Charlotte. Muslims gather for outdoor “Jumah” prayers at Marshall Park in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday, the first of several events planned by the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs in the run up to the Democratic National Convention in the city. (MSNBC) Of course, the women were lined up behind the men. It’s the DNC’s very own War on Women. The Obama Campaign listed an “Islamic Jumah at the DNC” as an “official function” at...
  • Russia’s NGO conundrum

    08/23/2012 4:05:08 AM PDT · by Sir Francis Dashwood · 1 replies
    Rissia & India Report ^ | July 10, 2012 | Ajay Kamalakaran
    Russia’s NGO conundrum July 10, 2012 Ajay Kamalakaran Not all NGOs receiving funds from overseas are indulging in malpractices but the Russian Government has every right to ask questions. Foreign governments that want to use the NGO route as a means for a coup d’état or to meet other political ends will have to find another way to advance their agenda. Source: Julian Hibbard There seems to be a particular feeling of discomfort in the West over Russia’s new bill that calls for certain categories of NGOs receiving foreign funding to register with the Justice Ministry. The main aim of...
  • Int'l Aid Groups Blame Israel That Gaza Water Unfit to Drink

    06/14/2012 5:16:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/12 | Chana Yaar
    Two international aid organizations claim that Gaza's water is unfit to drink. But instead of blaming the Hamas terrorist rulers who have maintained a choke hold on the region since June 2007, the groups claim Israel is responsible for the contamination. The “Save the Children” foundation and “Medical Aid for Palestinians” charity insist that Israel's blockade of Gaza prevents “crucial sanitation equipment from getting in,” the BBC reported Thursday. “The blockade must be lifted 'in its entirety,'” wrote the BBC, quoting a report by the charities, “Gaza's Children: Falling Behind.” The British-based website also noted in a single line that...
  • Arab Susya Quakes as Regavim Walks Tall

    05/09/2012 3:44:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/5/12
    A lone Jew dedicated to fighting for Judea and Samaria in Israel's courts has struck fear into the Arab residents of Arab Susya. The Susya in question, which lies between Kiryat Arba-Hevron and Arad, is eponymously named for a nearby Jewish community that pre-dates its construction. "He comes with small weapons and his camera, sometimes with armed forces, sometimes with settlers,” Susya resident Nasser Nawaja told the Bethlehem-based Maan News Agency. The man in question is Ovad Arad, director of the Judea and Samaria section of the Regavim non-governmental organization. Arad is tasked with photographing and documenting illegal Arab construction...
  • U.S. pro-democracy workers flying out of Cairo, travel ban lifted

    03/01/2012 4:31:46 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 10+ views
    Sam LaHood, the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and six other U.S. pro-democracy group workers flew out of Cairo Thursday after Egypt lifted a travel ban that had barred them from leaving the country for over a month, democracy groups and Egyptian media reports said. A U.S. military plane waiting at Cairo airport since Wednesday was transporting the seven Americans and other foreign NGO workers to Cyprus. A U.S. military plane waiting at Cairo airport since Wednesday was transporting the seven Americans and other foreign NGO workers to Cyprus.
  • Egypt to prosecute 44 workers, including 19 Americans, after raids on rights groups

    02/05/2012 9:08:04 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/5/2012
    The son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is among 19 Americans being referred to criminal trial for allegedly receiving foreign funds illegally and being involved in banned activity in Egypt, several news agencies reported Sunday.
  • Egypt to try 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, over funds

    02/05/2012 8:56:03 AM PST · by Innovative · 11 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 5, 2012 | Hamza Hendawi and Maggie Michael, AP
    Egyptian investigating judges on Sunday referred 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, to trial before a criminal court for allegedly being involved in banned activities and illegally receiving foreign funds. The decision is likely to further sour relations between Egypt's military rulers and the United States, the Arab nation's chief western backer for more than 30 years. The referral is the latest development in a long-running row between Washington and Cairo over an Egyptian crackdown on U.S.-funded groups promoting democracy and human rights.
  • Egypt bans travel for US official's son, 9 others

    01/26/2012 11:22:10 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Egypt has banned the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and at least five other Americans from leaving the country, officials said Thursday, heightening tensions over an Egyptian investigation into groups that promote democracy and human rights.
  • Religious Soldiers: Stop Provoking Us

    01/24/2012 4:25:47 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee hosted Major General Orna Barbivai Monday and discussed the Tal Law and the need to enlist hareidim to the army. However, an NGO that advocates for the rights of religious soldiers says that elements within the IDF are purposely provoking kippah-wearers. According to Eliyahu Lax, Chairman of the Organization for the Religious Soldier, public promises to make army service more religious-friendly do not materialize on the ground. Lax said that in Bahad 1, where the Officer's Training Courses are held, "they did not give cadets time for prayer, there has been women's singing...
  • So what's changed in two years? Staggering pictures show how Haiti is still a shattered wreck

    01/13/2012 7:07:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2012 | Staff
    Two years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti is struggling to rebuild its ravaged buildings and hundreds of thousands of victims remain homeless. The 7.0 magnitude quake on January 12, 2010, lasted only a few seconds but killed around 300,000 people and left more than 1.5million without homes. Since then, however, reconstruction has been painfully slow, with squalid tent camps housing more than a half a million people in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.
  • B'Tselem NGO : Idea of 'Shooting Settlers is Unacceptable'

    12/15/2011 3:45:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/11 | David Lev
    Even the far left B'Tselem organization criticized the extremist comments made by Labor MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, who suggestied that IDF soldiers “shoot settlers” who clash with them when security forces try to demolish homes in Judea and Samaria. Some of the radical left applauded his remarks. The B'Tselem group, known chiefly for its advocacy for Arabs in disputes with the IDF and over Jewish property rights in Judea and Samaria, condemned the idea, saying that shooting live ammunition at Jewish protesters was “an unacceptable method of dealing with civilian violence by Jewish residents” of Judea and Samaria. In a statement,...
  • A 'Human Rights' Swindle in Colombia (NGO Fraud)

    11/08/2011 10:32:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2011 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    As Occupy Wall Street droned on about the evils of corporate avarice last month, a multimillion-dollar international scandal broke in Bogotá, exposing greed and corruption in the "nongovernmental organization" (NGO) world of human rights.
  • They're our streets. It's our money. So why isn't it our decision?

    09/28/2011 5:42:26 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 1 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-28-11 | Joe Soucheray
    The residents, quaintly enough also known as taxpayers, don't want that island. They have formed their own ironic offspring known as Local Taxpayers for a Livable Community, distinguished from TLC by the fact that they are not funded but, in fact, are the funders. My hope for LTLC is that they are not too late in the sense that a wild horse has already left the barn. Let us understand our civics, shall we? The people who pay the bills, the taxpayers, watch, seemingly helplessly, as millions of dollars in federal funds - their money - is won by outfits...
  • The Rise of Islamic No-Go Zones

    09/01/2011 5:47:21 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | Sept 01, 2011 | Mark Tapson
    Three and a half years ago, one of the Church of England’s most senior bishops, Pakistani-born Michael Nazir-Ali​, warned that Islamic extremists had created “no-go”areas across Britain too dangerous for non-Muslims to enter. His politically incorrect concern sparked a firestorm of denial and criticism. The Muslim Council of Britain, for example, dismissed it as the Bishop’s “frantic scaremongering” and “intolerance,” and scoffed, We wouldn’t allow “no-go” areas to happen. I smell extreme intolerance when people criticise multiculturalism without proper evidence of what has gone wrong. Well, the evidence of how multiculturalism “has gone wrong” is in. This week Soeren Kern...
  • White House Set to Release National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism

    08/03/2011 10:38:49 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 51 replies
    security debrief ^ | 8-2-11 | Matthew Levitt
    The new report’s title offers a glimpse into the strategy’s likely focus on countering violent extremism on the domestic front by working with state and local governments, nongovernmental and community organizations, and a wide spectrum of private American citizens. Such efforts should hone in on three key areas of concern: countering extremist ideologies, enhancing social cohesion, and building resiliency within American communities...
  • Local Government and Public Service Reform Institute (LGI=George Soros)

    11/16/2010 7:21:36 PM PST · by bronxville · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Local Government and Public Service Reform Institute LGI And Its Mission July 19, 2010 One of the most challenging issues facing open society in the transition region of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, as well as the new countries covered by Open Society Institute, is effective, democratic governance. Established in 1997, LGI supports the OSI mission by working to promote democratic and effective local government and public administration, and by advancing policy analysis as a tool for decision making in public affairs. LGI supports governmental reform, in collaboration with its civil society partners, by monitoring and benchmarking government...
  • Tunisian Revolt: Another Soros/NED Jack-Up?

    02/05/2011 4:07:23 AM PST · by bronxville · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy Journal ^ | January 18, 2011 | Dr. K R Bolton
    Tunisian Revolt: Another Soros/NED Jack-Up? National Endowment for Democracy (NED) by Dr. K R Bolton January 18, 2011 “Spontaneous” demonstrations of thousands of youths pouring out into the streets with such force as to compel the flight of a long-time president… To which country are we alluding: Georgia, Serbia, Myanmar,[1] Ukraine, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Iran, Hungary…? This time it is Tunisia. All of these “revolts” followed the same pattern. Already the Tunisian revolt is being called a “color revolution” by media and political pundits, and it has also been provided with a name; the “Jasmine Revolution,”[2] like the abortive “Green” and...
  • Exposing the puppetmasters

    01/15/2011 7:50:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/15/11 | Caroline Glick
    Israel is, finally, investigating how fifth-columnist non-profits are being funded. So why are pols crying foul? http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Israel is today in the throes of a powerful backlash against the Knesset's decision last week to establish a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the foreign funding of Israeli NGOs that engage in political warfare against the state. Opposition leader Tzipi Livni claimed on Tuesday that the commission shows that "Israel today is deteriorating and abusing the very values for which we want to fight. The way that Israeli is presented by the belligerent, violent government is hindering Israel's ability to defend...
  • The NGO Army of George Soros & Maurice Strong

    11/11/2010 10:08:34 AM PST · by maggief · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 11, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    “Be Prepared” must be the two most commonsense words known to humanity. And in times like these, being prepared is survival. The NGOs (non-government organizations) already unleashed in France, Germany, England and Greece will soon be taking to the streets in America, George Soros-described as “the biggest obstacle to One World Government”. NGOs, long fomenting for revolution, and on the payrolls of the One World Order deadly duo George Soros and Maurice Strong, are not the good guys. The political, strategic spawn of Soros and Strong, they are the paid agents of change, looking to Barack Obama to get the...
  • Hummus and Whiplash in Ramallah with Bassem Eid

    08/10/2010 9:04:11 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies
    JewishJournal.Com ^ | August 10, 2010 | By David Suissa
    It was the best hummus I’ve ever tasted. It came in a bowl, drenched in olive oil, with a few small garbanzos and shreds of parsley and hot green peppers sprinkled on top, and just the right amount of lemon juice. The elderly Palestinian man had made the hummus from scratch and served it to us with a salad plate, a bowl of falafels and a tall stack of hot pitas for just under 8 shekels. I was eating in a refugee camp in Ramallah with Bassem Eid, the founder and director of an NGO called Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring...
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • A Gaza child "killed by Israel" miraculously comes to life

    04/02/2010 4:08:30 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 1 replies · 423+ views
    Elder of Ziyon ^ | 4-02-10 | Elder of Ziyon
    From Ma'an, March 30: A child was shot and killed east of the Yasser Arafat International Airport in Rafah on Tuesday, medics said. Muawiya Hassanein, director of ambulance and emergency services in Gaza, said Muhammad Zen Ismail Al-Farmawi, 15, was shot dead near the southeasterly border by Israeli forces, while local sources who wished to remain anonymous said the death may have been an internal matter. Hassanein said ambulances had been unable to retrieve the body because of ongoing clashes in the area, while an Israeli military spokesman said he had no knowledge of the incident. DPA adds witnesses to...
  • Private organizations helping Iraqi women

    11/20/2009 3:40:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 206+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Maj. James Rawlinson, USA
    KIRKUK — The use of non-governmental organizations to champion social issues is often a successful method of combating social and cultural woes. Some examples include anti-smoking and –litter campaigns in the United States. While the government of Kirkuk continues to develop, private citizens are encouraged to take on social challenges. The role of women in Iraq, and their contributions to Kirkuk, was the subject of a conference Nov. 19 at the Kirkuk Government Building. Non-Governmental Organizations representing women's issues attended the conference, which included groups who addressed issues ranging from illiteracy, domestic violence, small business development and civil rights awareness....
  • United Nations Still After Your Guns

    09/29/2009 5:52:46 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 26 replies · 1,594+ views
    The UN General Assembly has been in session, and if typical of them, nasty things are probably in store for American gun owners as a result. The Citizen's Committee For The Right To Keep and Bear Arms (CCKRBA), in a recent mailing, said that The UN is still actively pursuing the guns you own, and the ones you want to buy. Don't count out associated non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as The International Network On Small Arms (IANSA.) IANSA's Rebecca Peters was largely responsible for the disarming of Australians and the associated increase in violent crimes there as a result of...
  • Human Rights Watch Partners With Saudi Arabia to Attack Israel

    07/15/2009 9:15:19 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 1,005+ views
    WSJ/The Lid ^ | 7/15/09 | The Lid
    The International NGO, Human Rights Watch (HRW) is once again proving once again why its top banana Ken Roth is a perennial nominee for the Self Hating Jew Awards. They have a simple strategy, Advocacy not Accuracy. HRW is famous for inventing and/or twisting facts to slander Israel. They tend to use Palestinian sources only, without bothering to verify. HRW refuses to recognize terrorist attacks against Israel as provocative. For example, a year before the Gaza War they objected to Israel's limited response to the rocket attacks on Sedrot. In Jan 2008, Joe Stork of HRW wrote a 34 paragraph...
  • U.N. to Emerge as Global IRS

    06/24/2009 12:49:56 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 100 replies · 4,889+ views
    AIM (Accuracy in Media) ^ | June 23, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    While our media sleep, the United Nations is proceeding, with President Obama's acquiescence, to implement a global plan to create a new international socialist order financed by global taxes on the American people.The Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development that begins on Wednesday will consider adoption of a document calling for "new voluntary and innovative sources of financing initiatives to provide additional stable sources of development finance..." This is U.N.-speak for global taxes. They are anything but "voluntary" for the people forced to pay them.The most "popular" proposals, which could generate tens of...
  • Amnesty International's Obsession With Destroying Israel

    05/27/2009 9:55:23 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 423+ views
    NGO Monitor/The lid ^ | 5/28/09 | The Lid
    ... Am-Nasty, an organization that cares more about politics than helping the powerless. In fact Am-Nasty HARMS the cause of Human rights much more than it helps. This supposed Human Rights groups has a political obsession with harming Israel that makes it ignore some of the real human rights abuses in the world. * In 2008, Amnesty again focused disproportionately on Israel’s response to aggression from Gaza, and led the NGO campaigns accusing Israel of “collective punishment” and “war crimes.” * Amnesty’s publications in the region portray Israel as among the worst human rights violators in the Middle East (second...
  • GE seeks government partnership in new economy (Glenn Beck nailed it!)

    03/03/2009 1:35:25 PM PST · by DTogo · 22 replies · 1,054+ views
    WSJ Market Watch ^ | March 3, 2009 | Christopher Hinton
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- General Electric Co. is reading the tea leaves of the troubled global economy and has found a new partner to help it weather the storm: government. In the new economy, the interaction between government and business will be changed forever, with government as a stronger regulator, an industry policy champion, a financier and key partner, GE (GE 7.01, -0.59, -7.8%) Chief Executive Jeff Immelt wrote in a letter to shareholders, published late Monday. ...Another driver is infrastructure work tied to Obama's stimulus package, which seeks to rebuild highways, water systems, electrical grids and make government buildings...
  • NGO Committee Rejects Brazilian Homosexual Group for UN Accreditation

    02/16/2009 9:04:49 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 321+ views
    http://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | February 16, 2009 | By Samantha Singson
    NEW YORK, February 16, 2009 (C-FAM) - After two years of debate, the UN committee responsible for reviewing applications from non-government organizations (NGOs) has voted to reject Brazil’s Associaçăo Brasileira de Gays, Lésbicas e Transgęneros (ABGLT) over questions of the group’s position on pedophilia. ABGLT came under scrutiny by the NGO committee over allegations that one of the organization’s founders was being investigated for posting essays promoting pedophilia on his blog. The NGO Committee member from Egypt urged the committee not to make a rushed decision on any organization where there was even the “slightest shadow of doubt” about its...
  • Back to Mercantilism

    02/11/2009 10:56:07 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 789+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 12, 2009 | J.R. Dunn
    I hate to hear about "partnerships" between government and business, or between government and other organizations. When there is a partnership between an ant and an elephant, who do you suppose makes the decisions? - Thomas Sowell We'll be hearing a lot about state-business "partnerships" over the months to come. Much of Obama's "stimulus" plan, and virtually the whole of the bank-bailout plan (if I'm deciphering Secretary Geithner's obscure and confusing outline correctly) are based on the concept. In fact, most of the country's financial establishment is already operating under such a compact. That being the case, a close examination...
  • 1) Palestinian Muslims war crimes 2) bias & Terrorists-appeasement among "human rights" NGO groups

    02/09/2009 2:15:52 PM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 370+ views
    Palestinian Muslims war crimes and anti Israel bias & Jihadists-appeasement among "human rights" NGO groups Hamas war crimes? Obviously (b'tzelem). So blame the victim http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/3327751/hamas-war-crimes-obviously-so-blame-the-victim.thtmlIt’s because the war crimes by Hamas are too obvious. 'No need to probe Hamas because its war crimes are so blatant' Jerusalem Post http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304687815&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFullNew Gaza study: Extreme NGO anti-Israel bias Ynetnews http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3667108,00.html
  • United Way Announces 2009 'Agenda for Change'

    01/27/2009 4:52:15 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies · 759+ views
    Madistan.com ^ | January 27, 2009 | Staff Writer
    United Way of Dane County is moving forward on its mission to effect change in the community by announcing expanded programs and initiatives in its Agenda for Change for 2009. The United Way collected more than $17 million in contributions in its 2008 campaign, paving the way to continue investing in programs and initiatives aligned to respond to issues the community identified to have the greatest impact in crucial areas, including schools, early childhood development and safety. "The community responded in a very challenging economic climate, and we are excited to share details of how their investments will solve the...
  • NGOs--> The "Worker Bees" of The ANTI-ISRAEL JIHAD

    01/21/2009 9:02:39 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 299+ views
    NGO Monitor/Yidwithlid ^ | 1/21/09 | Yidwithlid
    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has become extremely powerful and influential, particularly with respect to "human rights" related issues and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Their Anti-Israel reports, protests and lobbying activities have a dominant impact, particularly in the United Nations as well as on the policies adopted by many governments. Their words are taken verbatim by the media and projected as the truth. A key strategy of the NGO community was introduced to the world in 2001 at the initial UN Conference on Racism in Durban. The tact they took was to delegitimize Israel by turning it into a demon state, warping its...
  • NGOs aid Hamas PR campaign

    01/12/2009 4:38:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-12-08 | ANNE HERZBERG
    Since the beginning of the war with Hamas, human rights organizations have accused Israel of "genocide," "willful killings," "targeting civilians" and "grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions." Taken at face value, these statements appear to describe flagrant violations of international law and horrific abuses of human rights. Yet, upon closer inspection, these condemnations must be seen as part of a wider campaign to promote the Palestinian cause. The exploitation of international legal rhetoric has become a major weapon in the political war to delegitmize Israeli antiterror operations. Under this strategy, crystallized at the NGO Forum of the UN's 2001 Durban...
  • Nonprofit Bailout included in Stimulus Package

    01/16/2009 11:39:42 AM PST · by vadum · 81 replies · 2,946+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | January 16, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Left-of-center nonprofits are getting the bailout they wanted from the U.S. government, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports. The news comes a month after Independent Sector president Diana Aviv demanded it. Our lawmakers are intent on pissing away billions of dollars on utterly useless giveaways to their supporters in the liberal nonprofit establishment. The money will have virtually no positive impact on the economy, except perhaps that it might bolster employment at nonprofit groups. One of the more egregious line items is the $1 billion allocation for community development block grants (CDBG). These are slush funds that liberal groups like La...