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  • Insider: Guardians of Antiquity?

    06/13/2008 12:31:30 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies · 118+ views
    Archaeology ^ | July/August 2008 | review by Roger Atwood
    James Cuno, president and director of the Art Institute of Chicago, posits in his new book Who Owns Antiquity? (Princeton University Press, $24.95) that the UNESCO treaty and laws enacted around the world aimed at applying its principles have done nothing to stop looting and have succeeded only in inhibiting the global movement of art. UNESCO, he argues, has impoverished our understanding of one another and contributed to a stale, narrowly nationalistic view of culture. More specifically, these laws have prevented museums like his from acquiring antiquities as they have in the past. He calls them "nationalist retentionist cultural property...
  • Anti-Bullying Bill Up for Senate Vote Today

    01/03/2008 5:37:45 AM PST · by Calpernia · 20 replies · 164+ views
    NJ and NJ 101.5 via NewYorkCityCommunity blog ^ | 1/3/2008 9:23 AM | Senators BARBARA BUONO, LORETTA WEINBERG, Karcher and Lesniak
    Excerpt from NJ101.5 "The legislature can't cure the problem," says State Senator Loretta Weinberg, "The only thing we can cure with legislation is to make sure that people know they can't act on those biases." Weinberg sponsors a bill scheduled for a vote today in the full Senate that would amend the law concerning the crime of bias intimidation to specifically provide that "gender identity or expression" and "national origin" are within the protected classes set forth in the statute. Currently a bias crime based on gender identity or expression or national origin can be prosecuted using the protected classes...
  • How Environmentalists Intend to Rule the World

    12/09/2007 4:51:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 978+ views
    Sovereignty ^ | Fall 2007 | Ron Arnold
    Critics have long believed environmentalists were planning global domination. The problem with making a credible case against such an ambitious plan was simple: no environmental leader had published one. Yet conflicts over global warming, world trade, multinational corporations, population control, sustainable futures, and transnational government left little doubt that environmentalists in fact shared the unspoken aim of wielding supreme power over a green future. But there was no proof. For years, critics, lacking hard evidence, were reduced to piecing together a jigsaw puzzle of suspicious environmentalist actions - funding from huge charitable trusts, ties to the broader "progressive" community, and...
  • China silently nuclearizing South Asia

    09/19/2007 6:57:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 150+ views
    United Press International-Asia ^ | Sep. 17,2007 | M.D. NALAPAT
    Commentary: China silently nuclearizing South Asia MANIPAL, Sep. 17 M.D. NALAPAT Column: Future Present In 1999 this columnist put forward the theory of a "proxy nuclear state," a country that has had nuclear capability grafted onto it by an outside power. Thus far, China has developed two such states -- North Korea (to harry Japan) and Pakistan (to contain India). A third, Bangladesh, is well on the way, with Iran a likely candidate for a future in which tensions with the United States reach the 1950s level. China's warming strategic relationship with Russia has resulted in Moscow going along as...
  • Debating the future of Afghan Buddhas

    08/25/2007 11:54:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 437+ views
    BBC News ^ | August 25 2007 | Charles Haviland
    Seven years ago, it was a place of serene contemplation. Now it is a vast, gaping chasm, filled with dust, noise and what looks like rubble, with signs warning that hard hats must be worn. This is the niche which used to house the one of the world's tallest Buddhas - 55 metres high. In it you can still see slight swellings where its feet used to be, and ghostly traces of where the head and neck were. In the early morning light, a huge bulldozer shifts massive blocks of the destroyed colossus, already labelled and classified, into undercover storage...
  • Egypt derides 7 wonders of world contest

    01/29/2007 6:54:51 AM PST · by presidio9 · 115 replies · 2,770+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01/01/07 | ANNA JOHNSON
    Egypt is scoffing at a global contest to name the new seven wonders of the world, saying it is a disgrace that the ancient Pyramids of Giza — the only surviving structure from the traditional list of architectural marvels — must compete for a spot. ADVERTISEMENT Top Egyptian officials have criticized the popular contest that urges people around the world to vote for their top sites from a list of 21 finalists that lumps the pyramids with upstart wonders like the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and Peru's Machu Picchu. The pyramids are "living in the hearts of people...
  • Education for Sustainable Tyranny - The United Nations Plan for our Children

    11/09/2006 7:00:54 PM PST · by libertylovinactivist · 11 replies · 588+ views
    On September 10, 2003 in Prague at the International Conference on Education for a Sustainable Future, the United Nations declared 2005 through 2015, "The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)." To nobody's surprise, the UN also named UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) as the lead agency for this global effort. The official launch ceremony took place on March 1, 2005 in New York City.1 Few Americans paid attention. They should have.
  • Spectator to genocide: U.S. Marine captain in Darfur ends up mapping crimes in progress

    03/29/2005 4:37:15 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 16 replies · 1,001+ views
    WORLD ^ | 4/2/05 | Priya Abraham
    Brian Steidle's only weapons against mass killing were his pen, paper, and camera. The former Marine captain catalogs what they caught in Darfur, Sudan, with quick-fire urgency: toddlers with their faces smashed in, men castrated and left to bleed to death, charred bodies of villagers locked in huts later burned down. Charged only with monitoring ceasefire violations in the war-wracked region, he soon grew weary of playing spectator to genocide. So after six months, the 28-year-old Mr. Steidle returned to the United States a month ago and launched his own offensive to stop the killing. In mid-March he criss-crossed Washington,...

    08/03/2006 4:22:37 AM PDT · by Republicain · 8 replies · 475+ views
    AKI ^ | 08/03/2006
    New York, 3 August (AKI) - With violence escalating in Afghanistan, the head of the United Nations cultural agency has condemned a suicide bomb attack in Kandahar that killed a television cameraman and several other civilians, saying he was "particularly horrified" as the bombers had waited for a crowd to gather to inflict maximum suffering. "The killing of civilians is completely unacceptable and the targeting of media professionals is particularly reprehensible," said Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO. Abdul Qodus, a cameraman for the privately-owned TV station Aryana, and a driver employed by the same company, were killed when a Taleban...
  • Iran wants disputed clay tablets returned from US

    07/17/2006 11:18:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 458+ views
    Reuters / Yahoo ^ | Wed Jul 12, 2006 | Edmund Blair
    The 2,500-year-old Persian tablets, which have been studied for decades at the University of Chicago, give a unique insight into the workings of the Persian empire with cuneiform etchings of payments and rations made to priests, guards and workers... those still under study are at the center of an Israeli compensation suit connected to a shooting in the West Bank blamed on an Iranian-backed group. A U.S. court has ruled that Iran's assets can be seized and last month a U.S. judge upheld the ruling, prompting a new campaign by Iran to secure the tablets' return, including an appeal to...
  • 2003 UN Report: Iraq Sulfur Mustard Gas Chemical Weapons Have High Quality After 12 years of Storage

    06/22/2006 11:38:34 AM PDT · by jveritas · 210 replies · 12,375+ views
    March 2003 UN Iraq WMD Report ^ | June 22 2006 | jveritas
    Since the story broke yesterday about finding 500 Shells of Chemical Weapons in Iraq, shells that contain Sulfur Mustard Gas or Sarin Gas, the Left and their media were quick to dismiss this extremely important find by using the lame excuse that these Chemical weapons Shells were produced before 1991 and hence its not effective anymore because it has much lower quality”. However in March 2003 UN report about Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction there is the following on page 77 (Page 79 of the pdf file), paragraph 1 of the report : “ The Sulfur Mustard contained in...
  • Might everything disappear?

    05/29/2006 3:05:34 AM PDT · by gallaxyglue · 36 replies · 840+ views
    UNESCO ^ | 05/05/06 | UNESCOPRESS
    05-05-2006 10:00 am “Might everything disappear? Species, languages, cultures, values…” is the theme to be debated at the next 21st Century Talks to be held at UNESCO on 9 May 2006 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, (Room II). Chaired by the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, and moderated by Jérôme Bindé, Deputy Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences and Director of the Division of Foresight the talks will bring together four personalities of international renown. Jean Baudrillard teaches sociology at the Universities of Paris IX and X and lectures internationally. His numerous published works include: The Consumer Society: Myths and...
  • Unesco intends to put the magic back in Babylon (Prophesy to come true?)

    05/04/2006 6:48:57 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 26 replies · 1,367+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2006 | Jeffrey Gettleman
    BABYLON, Iraq - In this ancient city, it is hard to tell what are ruins and what is just ruined. Crumbling mud-brick buildings, some 2,500 years old, look like smashed sandcastles at the beach. Signs of military occupation are everywhere: trenches, bullet casings, shiny coils of razor wire and blast walls stamped "This side Scud protection." Babylon, the city with the million- dollar name, has paid the price of war. It has been ransacked, looted, torn up, paved over, neglected and roughly occupied. Archaeologists said American soldiers had even used soil thick with priceless artifacts to stuff sandbags. But Iraqi...
  • The UN's "Borderless" World

    04/24/2006 4:45:28 AM PDT · by Klickitat · 53 replies · 1,171+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 04-24-06 | Joseph Klein
    The UN's "Borderless" WorldBy Joseph | April 24, 2006 While pro-immigrant rallies get most of the attention from the mainstream press, many law-abiding American citizens are fed up with the reality of tens of thousands of foreign nationals every few weeks continuing to enter this country illegally through our porous borders, added to the more than 11 million illegal aliens who are already here.  Americans are bearing a grossly disproportionate share of the security risks and economic costs associated with such migration, which makes it a national problem for Americans to solve through their elected representatives and through voluntary...
  • Auschwitz name change proposal angers Jewish community

    04/11/2006 10:50:50 AM PDT · by lizol · 47 replies · 2,122+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 11.04.06 | Michal Kubicki
    Auschwitz name change proposal angers Jewish community Poland’s request to UNESCO for the name of Auschwitz to be changed on the World Heritage List to the Nazi-German Concentration Camp has met with criticism from the international Jewish community. Michal Kubicki reports 11.04.06 Poland has asked the UN culture organization UNESCO to describe the former Auschwitz camp as ‘Nazi’ and ‘German’ in the UNESCO list of heritage sites. UESCO is to respond to the request by the end of June. In Germany the proposal has provoked mixed reactions. At present the site of the former camp is listed as the “Auschwitz...
  • International ignorance about Auschwitz

    04/11/2006 1:33:17 AM PDT · by Lukasz · 122 replies · 1,674+ views
    Knowing that there is a widespread misconception about the origin of and operation of the Nazi German Auschwitz Birkenau death camps, the Polish government is taking steps to change the name of the camps to emphasize that the camps were Nazi German facilities. This proposal to change the name has met with resistance from some quarters. At the same time it has stirred a sudden debate in Poland that has raised the ire of both the Jewish people who were prisoners at the camp, Polish veterans groups and the families of Polish people who were also prisoners at the camps....
  • Left’s Utopia Totalitarian Hell on Earth

    03/17/2006 6:57:33 AM PST · by little jeremiah · 38 replies · 1,731+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | Friday March 17 2006 | Linda Kimball
    Left’s Utopia Totalitarian Hell on Earth Lurking within the twisted corridors of the left’s collective mind dwells the seductive image of a glorious utopia. Leftists are certain that with their Promethean genius they could build an earthly utopia if they could but acquire total control over the world, its wealth, resources, and every human person. The infuriating stumbling block is Americans who hold traditional values. These Americans refuse to worship the ''new gods''…the Promethean Left… and vigorously cling to their individuality and inalienable rights. For these reasons, the left—driven by malignant envy and seething rage—has been waging an all-out ''slash...
  • United Nations Proposal: World Taxation Without Representation

    03/15/2006 9:20:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies · 1,288+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | March 15, 2006 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Researcher Cliff Kincaid has devoted his life in recent years to studying what is happening at the United Nations. He fortunately has a strong stomach. This amalgamation of nations which continually is envious of the prosperity of the United States convenes to debate new ways that we can be taxed for their benefit. A few months ago the UN had its sights firmly on the Internet. Thanks to Kincaid and others these designs were exposed early on and the UN was forced temporarily to back off taxation of the Internet. The retreat is only tactical - one step back to...
  • Bolton's warning

    03/01/2006 5:52:03 PM PST · by BlueJ7 · 7 replies · 729+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3 8 06 | By Helle Dale
    It may also be noted that another U.N. organization, the U.N. Educational and Social Committee (UNESCO) just recently awarded President HUGO CHAVEZ of Venezuela a human rights award, presented by none other than Cuban dictator FIDEL CASTRO. This would be laughable were it not so outrageous.
  • N.Y. Times Praises Bolton's U.N. Human Rights Stand (IN Other News, The Sky is Falling!)

    02/27/2006 7:29:54 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 11 replies · 563+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2./27/06
    The New York Times has never been a big fan of John Bolton, but the Gray Lady has come out in support of his efforts to shake up the ineffectual U.N. Human Rights Commission. "When it comes to reforming the disgraceful United Nations Human Rights Commission, America’s ambassador, John Bolton, is right,” the Times declares in an editorial. "Secretary General Kofi Annan is wrong, and leading international human rights groups have unwisely put their preference for multilateral consensus ahead of their duty to fight for the strongest possible human rights protection.” Some of the world’s worst violators of basic human...