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  • Elderly face NHS discrimination under new UN death targets [coming soon!!]

    05/28/2015 4:58:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/29/15 | Sarah Knapton
    The NHS will be forced to discriminate against the over 70s to meet ‘highly unethical’ UN health targets which seek to reduce premature deaths in younger people, senior medics have warned. Under the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, UN member states must cut the number of deaths from diseases like cancer, stroke, diabetes and dementia by one third by 2030. However because many are age-related illnesses people who succumb to those diseases from the age of 70 are not deemed to have died prematurely and so are not included in the target. In an open letter published in The Lancet, an...
  • UN Official Reports on Islamic State's "War on Women" (sexual slavery as strategy)

    05/27/2015 3:40:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 27, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    A United Nations official has painted a chilling picture of how the Islamic State group oversees a vast network of sexual slavery, including an elaborate pricing system, violent treatment by slave masters and casual branding of female bodies and reselling of "used goods." ISIS is organized and coordinated and "operates on a widespread and systematic basis to commit a staggering array of atrocities," said Zainab Bangura, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. "They are institutionalizing sexual violence; the brutalization of women and girls is central to their ideology. They use sexual violence as a 'tactic of terrorism'...
  • President Obama to Use the UN to Stab Israel in the Back

    05/26/2015 4:14:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/15 | Joseph Klein
    Obama cannot be trusted. He is willing to sell Israel down the river to secure his own legacy as a “peacemaker.” President Barack Obama visited an influential conservative Washington D.C. synagogue on May 22nd with the avowed purpose of assuring his audience of about 1000 people that his “commitment to Israel’s security is and always will be unshakeable.” Donning a yarmulke and speaking from the synagogue sanctuary’s bimah where the Torah is recited, Obama claimed that “no U.S. President, no administration has done more to ensure that Israel can protect itself than this one.” Carried away by his own self-proclaimed...
  • Ted Turner’s United Nations Foundation closing the gate on Free Society

    05/26/2015 8:47:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Call it Caliphate, UN style. Freedom and individual rights will be nothing but archaic words when a high-handed United Nations gets to deliver its upcoming, etched-in-concrete 2015 Global Social and Environmental Agenda, effectively imprisoning humanity for the next 15 years and beyond. The rope around society’s neck will tighten to chokehold point, and that’s the full intent of media mogul Ted Turner’s long-running The United Nations Foundation. As long as the aims of The United Nations Foundation remained in the murky abstract, its chief pooh-bahs could always fend off resisters by smearing them as conspiracy nuts imagining black helicopters hovering...
  • Former UN Ambassador Dore Gold Appointed Director General of Israel Foreign Ministry

    05/25/2015 9:13:10 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach
    Israel News Agency ^ | May 25, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — May 25, 2015 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the appointment foreign policy expert and former UN Ambassador Dore Gold as director-general of the Israel Foreign Ministry. Dr. Gold, who currently serves as the Director of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, will replace Nissim Ben-Sheetrit. Ben Sheetrit is a veteran ministry employee who started out in the minsitry’s administrative track and then moved over to its diplomatic side. Ben-Sheetrit, a former ambassador to Japan, was appointed by former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman in November 2013. Dr. Gold is considered...
  • Foundations plan to pay news media to cover radical UN agenda

    05/25/2015 7:44:15 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23 2015 | George Russell
    EXCLUSIVE: The United Nations Foundation created by billionaire Ted Turner, along with a branch of media giant Thomson Reuters, is starting to train a squadron of journalists and subsidize media content in 33 countries—including the U.S. and Britain--in a planned $6 million effort to popularize the bulky and sweeping U.N.-sponsored Sustainable Development Goals, prior to a global U.N. summit this September. where U.N. organizers hope they will be endorsed by world leaders. The unprecedented media push is formally intended to start on May 25 but is already underway. It is intended to help breathe some new life into a sprawling...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • UN Plots Future of Education: Creating Green “Global Citizens”

    05/22/2015 12:51:41 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | May 21, 2015 | Alex Newman
    Speaking at the United Nations World Education Forum in South Korea this week, UN chief Ban Ki Moon and UNESCO boss Irina Bokova declared that globalized schools around the world need to re-shape children’s values and create "sustainable" “global citizens.” The controversial summit, which outlined what the UN described as a “roadmap for global education” through 2030 in the “Incheon Declaration,” brought together over 100 national education ministers, swarms of UN bureaucrats, globalists, educators, and other “stakeholders” from every corner of the planet. And while the UN education forum passed virtually unnoticed in the U.S. establishment media, the implications of...
  • UN to Explore New Israel-PA Peace Effort

    05/20/2015 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/15 | Elad Benari
    The United Nations will explore options with Israel's new government for a return to negotiations on creating a Palestinian state within a reasonable timeframe, the body’s new envoy said Tuesday, according to AFP. Nickolay Mladenov, the UN special Middle East coordinator, told the Security Council that "the coming period will be critical to the future of the peace process." Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have been comatose since a major American push for a final deal ended in failure in April 2014. UN efforts to revive the peace process were effectively on hold in recent months...
  • VATICAN BIG GOES HARD AGAINST U.S. TEA PARTY CLIMATE SKEPTICS

    05/19/2015 5:18:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 271 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Many Catholics and others were puzzled by the appearance of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Professor Jeffrey Sachs and former Senator Tim Wirth as speakers or honored guests at a Vatican sponsored conference on global warming. All three have spent years actively undermining Church teaching on questions of abortion and UN-style family planning, which includes active population control.
  • Kerry: Internet 'Needs Rules to Be Able to Flourish and Work Properly' (Calls for UN regulation)

    05/18/2015 11:53:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 18, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Complete Headline: Kerry: Internet 'Needs Rules to Be Able to Flourish and Work Properly' - Calls for more international Internet laws. In a speech today in South Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Internet "needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly." This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for "a technology founded on freedom." Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, Kerry said that Internet policy is "a key component of our foreign policy." Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet.
  • Did Hillary Clinton support UN policy that would criminalize Pam Geller’s ‘Draw Muhammad’ contest?

    05/18/2015 9:16:40 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 8 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-05-18 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was recently asked about the “Draw Muhammad” contest in Garland, TX that was attacked by two jihadists, and what Mr. Bush thought of event organizer and ardent counterjihadist Pamela Geller. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was not, but a new book gives insight into how she might think about the issue given her support as Secretary of State of a policy put forth by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the UN that comes into direct conflict with the First Amendment. As Maj. Stephen Coughlin (Ret.) writes in his “Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in...
  • UN Ambassador Compares Struggles of Afghan Women to a College Student Who Lied About Rape

    05/18/2015 8:47:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/18/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tweeted the following:Power is referring to Emma Sulkowicz in this tweet. Sulkowicz is a young Columbia University student who carried around a mattress on her college campus as part of her own "carry that weight campaign." The goal was to show how heavy the burden of rape is on a woman. She said she had been raped and that she would follow her rapist with the mattress, the "weight," until he was brought to justice. There's just one problem: she made the rape up. Paul Nungesser, the Columbia University student accused of...
  • Justice Dept. official to U.N. council: U.S. must 'do better' on policing

    05/12/2015 9:13:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/11/2015 | Kelley Cohen
    The United States admitted that more needs to be done to uphold its civil rights laws........."The tragic deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Michael Brown in Missouri, Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Ohio and Walter Scott in South Carolina have ... challenged us to do better and to work harder for progress," he said. The U.S. is currently undergoing a Universal Periodic Review of its rights record, something all 193 U.N. countries must undergo every four years
  • Obama Complains to UN About America’s ‘Human Rights’ Violations

    05/12/2015 7:29:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | May 11, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Obama administration has, once again, complained to the United Nations about alleged American human rights violations–and boasted about liberal policies like Obamacare as the solution. The State Department report, released Monday as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council, reads less like an accounting of human rights issues and more like the platform of the Democratic Party–and invites the world to judge America harshly. The so-called “human rights” problems cited in the report include: •Police brutality, including the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri •Discrimination against Muslims who want to build or expand...
  • US admits at UN: We crossed line on interrogating detainees

    05/11/2015 10:23:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 5/11/15 | YONAH JEREMY BOB
    The US took some hard shots on Monday in the UN Human Rights Council periodic review of its human rights record, admitting that it “crossed the line” and “did not live up to our values” in its interrogation of detainees during the George W. Bush administration. Coming on the heels of a federal investigation into Baltimore authorities’ handling of the police shooting of African-American Freddie Gray, the US representatives, led by Ambassador Keith Harper and State Department Acting Legal Adviser Mary McLeod, also said that it should “do better” in police conduct toward minorities. The UN review – which also...
  • EU’s Mogherini urges UN to back migrant military options

    05/11/2015 9:22:17 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    business recorder ^ | Monday, 11 May 2015 19:12
    EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini will call on the UN Security Council Monday to approve military action against people smugglers as the bloc splits over a new migrant quota plan. "I am ashamed that Europe only wakes up when it is confronted by the dead," Mogherini, the former Italian foreign minister, said recently. EU leaders tasked Mogherini with drawing up a list of military options, including action "to capture and destroy the smugglers' vessels," on the key condition it should be in accordance with international law. Normally that would require an agreement with the government concerned, but Libya is...
  • UN official on life under ISIS: 'Girls are being stripped naked, examined in slave bazaars'

    05/10/2015 6:33:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/10/2015
    Zainab Bangura urges Security Council to integrate protection of women into counter-terrorism agenda. UN special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Bangura, said Thursday, in a UN briefing to journalists, that sexual violence against females is being committed strategically and systematically by Islamic State operatives in Syria and Iraq on a regular basis, according to the UN News Center. “Women and girls are at risk and under assault at every point of their lives,” Bangura said of females living in the shadow of IS. The UN representative traveled to the Middle East mid-to-late April to meet with women who...
  • Texas Messes with Agenda 21

    05/08/2015 8:12:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/8/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Texas is larger than most countries in the United Nations, some not much bigger than the postage stamps they print for collectors, but each with a vote that can cancel ours out. Texas is about to a vote against the U.N.’s sovereignty-destroying Agenda 21, so named because it claims to be setting a “sustainable growth” agenda for the 21st century. Agenda 21 is in fact a global power grab similar to climate-change treaties like the Kyoto Protocol. It uses the imaginary threat of unsustainable growth which allegedly threatens to plunder the planet’s finite resources, like climate change allegedly threatens planetary...
  • Australia PM advisor says climate change is ‘UN-led ruse to establish new world order’

    05/07/2015 11:38:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:20AM BST 08 May 2015 | (AFP)
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s top business advisor on Friday claimed climate change was a ruse encouraged by the United Nations to create a new authoritarian world order under its control. Maurice Newman, chairman of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council, said the real agenda was “concentrated political authority. Global warming is the hook”. In a column for The Australian newspaper to coincide with a visit by UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, he added that the world had been “subjected to extravagance from climate catastrophists for close to 50 years”. “It’s a well-kept secret, but 95 percent of the climate...
  • NEWS ALERT from GOA: Secret (Trade) Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans

    05/07/2015 8:23:28 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 49 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | May 7, 2015 | Gun Owners of America
    ACTION: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters. This anti-gun wish list could be part of...
  • An Unholy Alliance

    05/07/2015 6:23:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 6, 2015 | Elizabeth Yore
    Powerful winds are blowing through St. Peter’s Square, setting up the perfect storm. Indeed, the climate is drastically changing in Vatican City as the world awaits Pope Francis’ environment encyclical. Behind the scenes of St. Peter’s, forces are at play to create a very problematic document influenced, and partly written, by rabid opponents of Catholic moral teaching.. As the keynote speaker at the final Pontifical environmental conference, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said climate change is the “defining issue of our times” and that it is “important faith groups are in harmony with this issue.” Moon said he was...
  • UN Chief to Look for 'Realistic Options' for Israel-PA Peace

    05/07/2015 6:06:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/15 | Elad Benari
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said that after a new Israeli government has been sworn in he will investigate whether there are "realistic options" for a return to peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), Reuters reports. "Once a new government has been sworn in, the Secretary-General will explore with Prime Minister Netanyahu realistic options for a return to meaningful negotiations on a two state solution," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, after Netanyahu was able to clinch a deal to form a coalition hours before a deadline. Dujarric also said Ban was "deeply concerned by recent...
  • Paris prosecutor: UN slowed probe of troops sex-abuse claims

    05/07/2015 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2015 11:22 AM EDT
    The “U.N. hierarchy” rejected French efforts to hear from the author of U.N. report alleging that French soldiers sexually abused six children in the Central African Republic, the Paris prosecutor’s office said Thursday. The revelation accompanied word that French authorities had opened a formal judicial inquiry into the case that the Paris prosecutors’ office knew about in July, but was made public only last week following a report in a British newspaper, the Guardian. Independent judges will now take over the case from the prosecutor’s office, an acknowledgment of the seriousness and complexity of the accusations that have sparked international...
  • What you may not know about refugee resettlement in the USA

    05/05/2015 7:40:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5-5-15 | Ann Corcoran
    4 minutes that may change your attitude. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PzT8vEvYPg&feature=share
  • Whistleblower Targeted for Exposing UN Troops Raping Children

    05/04/2015 3:00:40 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 April 2015 | Alex Newman
    United Nations “peacekeeping” troops deployed on a UN “peace” mission in the Central African Republic were systematically raping and sexually exploiting starving young children, according to a leaked internal report that the global organization was seeking to conceal. Because UN leadership failed to take action against their soldiers' widespread sexual abuse of children — some of whom were less than 10 years old — an aid worker with the organization in the war-torn African nation handed the document to French authorities. As has become the norm when UN military forces are exposed raping, abusing, and murdering the populations they are...
  • UN to ‘Review’ its Bookstore’s Anti-Semitic Selection

    04/30/2015 9:58:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 4/30/2015, 4:12 PM | Tova Dvorin
    The United Nations (UN) will be “reviewing” the book selection at its official bookstore at the Palais des Nations, UN Watch noted Thursday, after protest was raised over several books unequivocally attacking Israel and Jews. Notable titles on display included such seminal works as How I Stopped Being a Jew, Israel’s War Against the Palestinians, and The Punishment of Gaza.UNWatch’s Hillel Neuer wrote to the UN over the issue, noting that no other books in the store targeted any other country for ridicule. …
  • Peter Foster: Vatican becomes an arm of godless United Nations with climate statement

    04/30/2015 3:13:43 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 12 replies
    Financial Post ^ | April 29, 2015 | Peter Foster
    There was no discussion at this week’s Vatican “conference” en route to Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change. What’s to discuss? Anybody who disagrees is an apostate, destined for damnation. The important point is to stop them bringing climate hell to earth. The event — along with an accompanying statement — confirmed that the Vatican has become an arm of the godless United Nations, and an unabashed shill for its murky Sustainable Development Goals. The encyclical is due to land in September to rally climate True Believers ahead of the U.N.’s giant policy shindig in Paris.
  • UN is warned of ‘active Iranian nuclear procurement network’

    04/30/2015 12:02:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 30, 2015 2:43 PM EDT | Cara Anna
    Britain has told a U.N. panel of experts that it is aware of an “active Iranian nuclear procurement network” linked to two Iranian companies. […] The warning names two companies, Iran’s Centrifuge Technology Company and Kalay Electric Company, but it gives no details. …
  • The Vatican's dangerous embrace of climate-change theory

    04/30/2015 11:49:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | April 30, 2015 | Phil Lawler
    Imagine—just imagine, for the sake of the argument—that scientists in a future generation discover that the global-warming trend of recent years was not caused by human activity. If that happens, what will be the consequences for the Catholic Church, in light of the Vatican’s apparent embrace of the climate-change hypothesis? This is not-- repeat, not another column about the scientific evidence for or against the reality human-induced climate change. If you are inclined to respond by denouncing either the proponents or the foes of that theory, please stop. My own personal opinion on that theory is of little or no...
  • VATICAN HEAVIES SILENCE CLIMATE HERETICS AT UN PAPAL SUMMIT

    04/28/2015 6:01:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | James Delingpole
    Papal heavies shut down an awkward question at a Vatican press conference today when a journalist asked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon his views on climate sceptics.
  • Vatican and U.N. team up on climate change against skeptics

    04/28/2015 12:49:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    reuters ^ | April 28, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    (Reuters) - The Vatican and the United Nations teamed up to warn the world of the effects of climate change on Tuesday, coming down firmly against skeptics who deny human activities help change global weather patterns. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon discussed climate change with the pope before opening a one-day conference of scientists and religious leaders called "The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development".
  • The Climate Change Industry and the Hoax of Global Warming

    04/27/2015 9:06:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    If it snows, it is global warming. If it’s hot, it is global warming. Everything is global warming and must be redressed immediately or the earth will perish It’s late April 2015 and it is still quite cold and the growing season is behind – an unusual late and frigid spring. The trees are just now sprouting green leaves and a few brave ones have even bloomed. If you ask the environmentalists, it is global warming. If it snows, it is global warming. If it’s hot, it is global warming. Everything is global warming and must be redressed immediately or...
  • A Modest UN Proposal

    04/27/2015 6:25:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Can it be that students gather annually around the country to construct “Model United Nations” because the real one has failed so miserably? “What good does it do?” Judge Jeanine Pirro asked a packed, admittedly conservative audience at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D. C. last Monday. Judge Pirro was in town to receive the Reed Irvine award for investigative journalism from Accuracy in Media. Judge Pirro suggested a two prong approach to the UN: Get out of it and get it out of New York. She also noted that when she served as DA in Westchester County, there...
  • The new government’s greatest tasks (USA to abandon support of Israel at UN)

    04/26/2015 7:55:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 65 replies
    CarolineGlick.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Caroline Click
    In testimony last week before the House committee in charge of State Department funding, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power acknowledged that the Obama administration intends to abandon the US’s 50 year policy of supporting Israel at the United Nations. After going through the tired motions of pledging support for Israel, “when it matters,” Power refused to rule out the possibility that the US would support anti-Israel resolutions in the UN Security Council to limit Israeli sovereignty and control to the lands within the 1949 armistice lines – lines that are indefensible.
  • 'Isis' among names removed from UN list of hurricane names

    04/17/2015 1:41:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/17/15
    'Isis' has been removed from the official list of names of future hurricanes as it was now deemed inappropriate because of the eponymous militant group, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday. As the name of an ancient goddess of Egypt, Isis had been on the WMO list of names for hurricanes in the eastern North Pacific in 2016, WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis said. But ISIS is also used to describe the Islamic State militant group, whose forces have captured large swathes of Iraq and Syria and which stands accused by U.N. war crimes investigators of committing brutal...
  • Obama Hid North Korea Rocket Component Transfer to Iran

    04/15/2015 12:44:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 4/15/2015, 3:17 PM | Ari Yashar
    US intelligence officials revealed that during the ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, North Korea has provided several shipments of advanced missile components to the Islamic regime in violation of UN sanctions—and the US hid the violations from the UN. The officials, who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday on condition of anonymity, said more than two shipments of missile parts since last September have been monitored by the US going from North Korea to Iran. One official detailed that the components included large diameter engines, which could be used to build a long-range missile system, potentially capable of bearing...
  • UN Gives Iran Leadership Post in Agency for ‘Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women’

    04/13/2015 11:51:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 13, 2015 - 4:16 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    With little fanfare, a U.N. body has given Iran seats on several entities, including one dealing with women’s empowerment, another with children, a third with narcotics and a fourth with crime prevention and criminal justice. From January 1 next year, Iran will be a member of the executive board of the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women), the executive board of the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and Commission on Narcotic Drugs. […] Iran each time was on a “closed slate” of candidates put forward by its...
  • United Nations has no reason to continue existing at all What Exactly Does the U.N. Accomplish?

    04/12/2015 8:58:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/12/2015 | Jim Yardley
    So exactly what is the use in having the United Nations exist at all? It obviously doesn’t do very well in that whole “Let’s prevent war” thing and apparently has all but given up that idea. Unless one considers all their other, marginal efforts, aimed at creating a global government (which would probably operate about as well as the European Union) the United Nations has no reason to continue existing at all. After all, as we said at the start of this article, it doesn’t accomplish much, and then only on a very good day if at all.
  • UN CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICIAL SAYS “WE SHOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT” TO DEPOPULATE THE PLANET

    04/07/2015 7:21:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 52 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 13, 2013 | Climate One
    Officials within the UN are pushing the notion that the human population should be reduced in order to effectively combat climate change. The long standing notion has been continually pushed by Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). In 2013, Figueres had a conversation with Climate One founder Greg Dalton regarding “fertility rates in population,” as a contributor to climate change. The comments are made at 4.20 into the following video: Climate One Interview
  • Palestinians want UN timetable to end Israeli occupation

    04/06/2015 5:41:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2015 8:06 PM EDT
    The Palestinian U.N. ambassador says his government is ready to see if the Security Council has “the political will” to adopt a resolution with a deadline for ending Israel’s occupation and establishing a Palestinian state. Riyad Mansour said adoption of a resolution with a timetable would be “one of the most effective measures to combat extremism in our region, because extremists receive their fuel from the injustice of the Palestinian people.” …
  • Sage grouse numbers up in Northwest Colorado

    04/03/2015 2:02:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Craig Daily Press ^ | April 2, 2015 | Lauren Blair
    Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse in its 11-state territory are multiplying, according to a report from the Western Governors’ Association released Thursday, and Northwest Colorado’s sage grouse population is seeing significant growth as a result. The report is a comprehensive inventory of public and private conservation initiatives in 2014 throughout the bird’s range in 11 western states, including Colorado. Northwest Colorado is home to about two thirds of the state’s greater sage grouse population, which grew by 30 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to Senior Wildlife Biologist Brad Petch with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. ... Moffat, Routt...
  • Northern long-eared bat gains protection as 'threatened' species

    04/02/2015 7:17:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Agri-Pulse Communications, ^ | April 1, 2015 | Whitney Forman-Cook
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said it is listing the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, securing certain regulatory protections for the mammal and triggering charges of government overreach from some agricultural groups and politicians. ... The bat's range stretches from Maine to North Carolina on the Atlantic Coast, westward to eastern Oklahoma and north through the Dakotas, reaching into eastern Montana and Wyoming. In all, it covers 37 states, the District of Columbia and 13 Canadian provinces. In October 2013, the FWS proposed listing the bat as “endangered,” meaning on the...
  • Boko Haram accused of crimes against humanity by the UN .. Islamists slaughtered female slaves

    04/02/2015 10:33:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 2 April 2015 | Sara Malm
    Boko Haram fighters have been murdering dozens of young women and girls they had taken as 'wives' and using children as 'expendable cannon fodder', the U.N.'s human rights chief said today. As the Islamist militant group has retreated from parts of northeastern Nigeria, 'gruesome scenes of mass graves and further evident signs of slaughter,' has been brought to light, Zeid Raad al-Hussein told a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. Boko Haram's reported use of children as shields and human bombs would, if confirmed, constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. This comes in response to...
  • Climate Madness: Obama Pledges 28% Emissions Cut To U.N.

    04/01/2015 11:45:26 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Climate Change: President Obama's proposal to cut U.S. emissions by 28% over 10 years as America's contribution to a global climate treaty will devastate our economy while doing nothing to reduce temperatures. The "Clean Power Plan" that the Obama administration submitted Tuesday to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change met an end-of-March deadline for contributions to a treaty in the final stages of negotiations. But the proposal, known to climate negotiators as an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, isn't new. Obama announced the goal of reducing emissions by 28% below 2005 levels by 2025 as part of a joint climate...
  • Obama’s Strategy on Climate Change, Part of Global Deal, Is Revealed ( Executive Action)

    03/31/2015 6:32:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/31/2015 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday introduced President Obama’s blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal written submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a global climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States’ part of an ambitious joint pledge made by Mr. Obama and President Xi Jinping of China in November. The United States and China are the world’s two largest greenhouse gas polluters. Mr. Obama said the United States would cut its emissions...
  • Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change

    03/31/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    NYT ^ | March 31, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday morning unveiled President Obama’s blueprint for cutting United States greenhouse gas pollution by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States side of an ambitious joint climate change pledge the president made in November in Beijing with the Chinese president Xi Jinping. In an effort to spur other countries to enact their own domestic climate change plans leading to the Paris accord, the leaders of...
  • UN Human Rights Official Says Islamic State More Open to Diversity than West SATIRE

    03/29/2015 10:47:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein told the Security Council that “the Islamic State is more accepting of ethnic diversity than the western governments that are making war on them.” “Islam is open to persons of every race, color, or ethnicity,” Zeid pointed out. “It doesn’t matter if a person is black or white. As long as he accepts Allah as his master he can be a full member of the umma. This stands in contrast to a long history in which western governments have oppressed and even enslaved persons because of the color of their skin.” In support...
  • Time to re-evaluate the peace process

    03/29/2015 9:42:14 AM PDT · by tedbel · 2 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | March 29/15 | Ted Belman
    Obama is insisting on the creation of Palestine with a border separating it from Israel based on the ’67 lines plus swaps. In doing so he is ignoring UNSC resolution 242 which grants Israel the right to secure and recognized borders and does not demand a full retreat to the ’67 lines. He is also threatening to allow the UNSC to impose such borders on Israel thereby circumventing his oft stated insistence that all matters are to be negotiated between the parties. Ben-Dror Yemini, writing in YNET, which is left of center and Netanyahu's arch enemy, makes the case, "Given...
  • Old Crimson Interview Reveals A More Radical John Kerry

    03/28/2015 4:41:52 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 23 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | February 11, 2004 | ZACHARY M. SEWARD
    “I’m an internationalist,” Kerry told The Crimson in 1970. “I’d like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations.”