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  • November 10 - Infamous Arab-Islamic lobby's anti-Zionist: 3379 resolution at the UN

    11/06/2011 9:23:37 AM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies
    November 10, 1975 Arab-Islamic anti-Jewish racist lobby (with Communists' help) hijack the U.N. and --unfairly-- denounce Zionism, leading to the UN resolution 3379 Anti-Semitism in the United Nations As a result of such bias, the UN has lost credibility. ... The infamous “Zionism is Racism” resolution was passed in 1975 of The Anti-Defamation League on The United Nations.. 31, 2001 – The infamous “Zionism = racism” resolution was rescinded and the UN What is the evidence that the United Nations is biased against Israel ... [...] The UN General Assembly is still dominated by blocks of third-world countries that are...
  • Teaching Your Child to be a Dictators Lackey

    11/01/2011 5:47:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Oct 31st, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Imagine your childs school teaching him how wonderful dictatorships are by having him and his friends model their very own group of dictatorships as part of their education. Like so many other Orwellian nightmares in the American educational system, this one is very real and takes place through the Model UN program. The Model UN program teaches American students that global government is better than national government and that the corrupt kleptocracy on Turtle Bay is the ideal state of mankind. Finally it trains them to put American presidents on trial for violating United Nations laws. Twenty-two Model UN events...
  • UN Internet agenda tied to George Soros

    10/27/2011 7:16:26 AM PDT · by martosko · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/2011 | Josh Peterson
    Frank La Rue, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression who made summer headlines when he proclaimed Internet access as a basic human right, conducted his research and delivered his conclusions with the support of organizations funded by liberal financier George Soros, The Daily Caller has learned. La Rues statements on Internet freedom caused alarm among conservatives who believe net neutrality is a vehicle for a government takeover of the Internet. Soros, a philanthropist known for supporting liberal causes, has articulated his belief in the need for greater U.S. government regulation of the Internet.
  • Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter gets up to 5 years in prison

    10/26/2011 1:54:19 PM PDT · by prez234 · 57 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 10/26/11
    The former U.N. weapons inspector convicted in an online sex sting has been sentenced to 1 to 5 years in state prison. Following his sentencing in Monroe County Court on Wednesday afternoon, Scott Ritter was led out in handcuffs and sent to Monroe County Correctional Facility, where he will remain until it is determined which state prison he will serve his sentence at.
  • The United Nations: Accessory to Slavery and other Crimes Against Humanity

    10/24/2011 11:09:09 AM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies
    www.hudson-ny ^ | Oct/19/11 | S. Deng
    The United Nations: Accessory to Slavery and other Crimes Against Humanity Hudson New York - Simon Deng October 19, 2011 at 5:00 am Like you, I came to this conference, The Perils of Global Intolerance to protest this third Durban conference which is an effort based on a set of lies, and organized by nations who are themselves are guilty of the worst kinds of oppression. Durban III will not help the victims of racism. It will only isolate and target the Jewish state. It is a tool of the enemies of Israel. The UN has lost its way. Its...
  • A UN Probe Into Death of Qaddafi? Theyve Got to Be Kidding

    10/23/2011 10:54:06 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 21, 2011 | Claudia Rosett
    But the UN is a serious place, led by serious people, such as UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, who was seriously concerned a few years ago about the execution of Saddam Hussein. Now shes upset over the killing of Qaddafi. Apparently the Russian government, with its serious interest in law, is concerned as well.
  • Cybercommand Chief Opposes U.N. Net Control

    10/21/2011 8:40:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | October 21, 2011 | Washington Times
    BALTIMORE The commander of the U.S. Cyber Command said Thursday that he does not favor giving the United Nations the power to regulate the Internet. Some regulations are needed to protect critical networks that control electrical power, banking, transportation and other key elements of society, Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who is also director of the National Security Agency, said after a speech to a security conference.
  • Rick Perry: Time to consider defunding United Nations

    10/18/2011 8:03:53 PM PDT · by Clairity · 110 replies
    CBS News ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Republican presidential candidate and Texas governor Rick Perry said Tuesday that "it's time for us to have a serious discussion about defunding the United Nations." After saying "I think it's time for this country to have a very real debate about foreign aid," he turned to the U.N., pointing to the Palestinian statehood push in order to criticize the organization. "When you think about the Palestinian Authority circumventing those Oslo Accords and going to New York to try to create the conflict and to have themselves approved as a state without going through the proper channels is a travesty," he...
  • Global gun control report relied on deceptive statistics

    10/10/2011 11:31:33 PM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 17 replies ^ | 10 October, 2011 | David Codrea
    The anti-gun media latched onto the figure the GBAV authors conjured up740,000 global deaths per year from armed violenceand ran with it. The report was intended to exaggerate the deaths associated with weapons, and create public hysteria. The scam was easy to seeif only one would actually read the report. Thats hardly surprising for those who follow the standard practice among gungrabbers to rely on lies, damn lies and statistics in order to bamboozle the ignorant into accepting their own disarmament. Recall the 90% lie exploited to blame U.S. gun laws for Mexican cartel violencea figure some evidently thought needed...
  • Syria and its Progressive Friends

    10/10/2011 1:40:01 AM PDT · by OddLane
    The New Republic ^ | October 10, 2011 | Martin Peretz
    Its just about a week since Russia and China, in a rare joint action, vetoed a European-sponsored resolution that strongly condemns the continued grave and systematic human rights violations by Syrian authorities. The only thing strong about this defense of civilians was the use of the word strongly. And, as Colum Lynch reported in The Washington Post, the resolution demanded that Damascus cease the use of force against civilians and grant fundamental freedoms to prisoners.
  • Carter: Obama Must Make Good On Nobel Prize And Back Palestinian Statehood

    10/07/2011 12:42:40 AM PDT · by edpc · 27 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7 Oct 2011 | Reuters
    U.S. President Barack Obama needs to make good on the promises that won him the Nobel Peace Prize, fellow laureate and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter said on Thursday. Carter called on the current American president to back the Palestinians bid to the UN for statehood and seize the opportunity provided by the Arab Spring to facilitate Palestinian-Israeli peace. The shaking up of authoritarian rule in the Arab world has created opportunities for resolving conflicts in the Middle East, Carter said, comparing the Arab Spring to the political reality in which he, as president, helped broker the peace treaty between...
  • House panel OKs money cut for UN population fund

    10/05/2011 2:06:30 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:15 PM EDT | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) A House committee voted Wednesday to eliminate some $50 million that President Barack Obama requested for the U.N. organization that helps women and children in developing countries with reproductive health and family planning, a reflection of growing Republican anger with both the world body and its work in China. The GOP-led Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation that targets the yearly U.S. contribution to the U.N. Population Fund, an organization the United States helped found in the late 1960s. Republican administrations typically have withheld funds from the group, but Obama restored the money. The party-line vote was 23-17....
  • In Words and on Paper, Palestinian Officials Are Wiping Israel Off the Map

    10/04/2011 12:34:27 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 6 replies
    The ^ | 03 October, 2011 | Sharona Schwartz
    Last week, The Blaze reported that in his bid to the United Nations, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asked the Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state based on the 1947 UN Partition Plan an area much larger than that designated by the 1967 borders stripping Israel of its only major international airport and its entire capital, Jerusalem. The 1967 borders had until now been the publicly stated demand of the Palestinians and their supporters in Europe and the United States, even as Israel has held 1967 lines leave the country nine miles wide and thus indefensible. Slowly but...
  • UN Bureaucrats Draw Bloated Salaries

    10/02/2011 10:13:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 9 replies ^ | 10/02/2011 | n/a
    The Obama administration told the United Nations that too few of its 10,307 workers are being cut and average salaries, currently $119,000 a year, have risen dramatically. The U.S. ambassador for UN management and reform, Joseph M. Torsella, said today that the proposed $5.2 billion UN budget for the next two years would scrap only 44 jobs, a 0.4 percent reduction. After an onslaught of add-ons, the 2012-13 budget would rise more than 2 percent to $5.5 billion, he said. The Obama administration, he said, calls for a comprehensive, department-by-department, line-by-line review of this budget and a new process to...
  • The Real Reasons Abbas Went to the U.N.

    10/01/2011 5:13:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Hudson New York ^ | September 26, 2011 | Mudar Zahran
    Whatever Abbas wad doing, and whatever the outcome might be, Abbas was reinforcing Palestinian victimhood, the fuel that keeps the PLO financed by the world, even though it comes at a heavy price for the Palestinian people. PA officials have already confirmed that even if a Palestinian State will be declared by the UN, Palestinian refugees will not be returning to it, including those who already live in areas under the PA's control... ...his rival, Muhammad Dahlan... is known as the Palestinian Authority's former bully, and one of the Palestinian officials with the strongest records on coordinating counter-terrorism operations between...
  • U.N. committee to take up Palestinian bid Friday

    09/28/2011 11:11:37 AM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2011 | Mackenzie Weinger
    The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday advanced the Palestinian statehood bid, marking the first step in the consideration process for the controversial request. The 15-member Security Council convened very briefly Wednesday morning, and immediately forwarded Palestines request for statehood and full membership to the U.N. to its committee on new admissions. The committee will meet to discuss the bid on Friday morning. Following the unanimous approval, Riyad Mansour, the permanent Palestinian observer at the United Nations, told reporters he hoped the Security Council would quickly take positive action on Palestines application. The process is moving forward step by step,...
  • Defund the United Nations: For Israel and Our National Security...

    09/26/2011 2:39:00 PM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 4 replies
    American Center For Law And Justice ^ | 9/23/2011 | Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel
    The Palestinian Authority has formally requested statehood with the United Nations (U.N.) an unprecedented act that violates international law and previous peace agreements with Israel. The terrorist group, Hamas, whose stated mission is the destruction of Israel, leads the Palestinian government. The ACLJ is defending Israel on multiple fronts. We have already deployed legal and legislative teams across the globe to support Israel to urge President Obama to use the United States' veto authority in the U.N. Security Council to block any form of statehood to the Palestinian Authority. Over 60,000 of you joined us in this effort...
  • U.S. Works to Win Allies in Security Council Against Palestinian Statehood Bid

    09/26/2011 1:03:02 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 6 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/26/11 | Jonathan Wachtel
    The United States is trying to convince undeclared members of the U.N. Security Council to deny the Palestinians the votes they need for a controversial statehood application, as the council meets behind closed doors Monday afternoon. The U.S. has the power to quash the bid in the Security Council just by using its veto power, and has announced its willingness to do so. However, amid warnings that a U.S. veto would damage America's reputation in certain parts of the world, U.S. officials are hoping to avoid that outcome. On the Security Council, it takes nine "yes" votes to approve the...
  • Abbas Revealed with United Nations Speech

    09/25/2011 7:24:59 AM PDT · by bsaunders · 5 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | September 25, 2011 | B Saunders
    You will hear sufficient people lamenting, praising, critiquing, translating, interpreting and every other ing of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbass United Nation speech. I will spare you the long winded explanations on what he said, what was true, and what was misdirection, and will concentrate on one simple paragraph, and only one small idea out of said paragraph. First, here is the translation of the paragraph from around the midpoint of Abbass speech, "Yet, because we believe in peace and because of our conviction in international legitimacy, and because we had the courage to make difficult decisions for our people,...
  • 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.
  • Sean Penn helped secure release of U.S. hikers in Iran - after bringing plight to Hugo Chavez

    09/24/2011 3:16:24 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:40 AM on 24th September 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    U.S. actor Sean Penn engaged in attempts to secure the release of two Americans freed by Iran this week, flying to Venezuela to ask President Hugo Chavez to intervene with Iran's leader, a source close to the release process said on Friday. Since Tehran freed Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer on Wednesday details have emerged about the efforts to win their freedom, which involved the United Nations, Iraq and Oman - as well as Chavez, who is a fiery critic of the United States. Venezuela's deputy foreign minister said on Thursday that Chavez brought up the case with his Iranian...
  • Hamas Dismisses Abbas Speech: He Decreased Palestinians' Rights

    09/24/2011 12:13:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Saturday, September 24, 2011 | Elad Benari
    In his speech on Friday, Abbas said he holds the Israeli government responsible for the expansionist movement of the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, saying that this will destroy chances of peace. He blamed Israel for shattering every peace initiative and claimed that Israel has been occupying 'Palestinian' territories for 63 years. He confirmed that he is submitting an application for a sovereign and independent homeland, which he said contains a request for full member nation status in the UN based on the June 4, 1967 borders. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave his own speech in his response, in...
  • Oliver North: Irrelevant and Dangerous (UN)

    09/22/2011 5:01:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 23, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON Last week, this column prognosticated that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance at the United Nations General Assembly would be celebrated by those who hate America. That's certainly true. So, too, was the prediction that Ahmadinejad would claim the mantle of "humanitarian" and be showered with praise for the release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal the two Americans held by Tehran since they were detained on the Iran-Iraq border in 2009. And then there was the forecast that this week's General Assembly session would be devoted to bashing the United States and Israel, demanding "Palestinian independence"...
  • Palestinians Won't Accept Vote Delay on UN Bid

    09/21/2011 1:50:35 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Steven R. Hurst
    A top Palestinian official said Wednesday that President Mahmoud Abbas would accept no political delays on his bid for membership in the United Nations, rejecting mounting pressure from the United States and France to first return to negotiations with Israel. The Palestinians plan to submit their letter of application on Friday when Abbas is to speak to the U.N. General Assembly, but he faced a withering lack of support as the world body opened its annual meeting. President Barack Obama said there could be no "shortcuts" in the quest for Middle East peace, a message that was echoed by French...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama addresses the U.N.

    09/21/2011 7:50:45 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 130 replies
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  • UNICEF's callous opposition to international adoption

    09/21/2011 6:26:34 AM PDT · by eccentric · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2011 | Andrea Poe
    MADRID, September 22, 2011 An American is thwarted by UNICEF as she attempts to bring her developmentally challenged daughter home. UNICEFs response to a desperate grandmother, looking for help in bringing her grandchild Krystina home, confirms what many have long believed -- that UNICEF does not support inter-country adoption.
  • SWC launches 'SIX WORDS' ad campaign to air during duration OF UN General Assembly

    09/20/2011 4:14:04 PM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 6 replies
    Simon Wiesenthal Center ^ | September 20, 2011 | SWC
    The Center's simple but compelling 'Six Words' campaign drives home the point that Israel must be recognized as a Jewish State and that Arab nations must accept the legitimacy of a Jewish neighbor. Every diplomat, head of state, member of the media and opinion maker must see this ad which will be airing on television through the duration of the General Assembly vote.
  • Levi Strauss to Push UN Millennium Development Goals in Global Supply Chain

    09/20/2011 3:26:57 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 18 replies
    Sustainable Business ^ | May 11th, 2011
    In a speech delivered today at the CERES annual conference, LS&Co. CEO and President John Anderson said: "We are proposing a new apparel industry standard of social, economic, and environmental sustainability that focuses on improving workers' lives. If our ultimate goal is to improve not just factory conditions, but to make a material difference to the people and communities in our supply chain, then we need a more holistic approach and a more human perspective."
  • Israels Rights as a Nation-State

    09/19/2011 1:43:27 PM PDT · by tedbel · 5 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Sept 19/11 | TED BELMAN
    I attended a conference today hosted by the WJC and the JCPA, where this book was launched. I was thrilled that this book, setting out Israel's legal rights was published. This is the first volley in a long overdue emphasis on Israel's rights. It will be translated into a half a dozen languages and is currently available in book and digital form in English. For ten years now, I have been arguing for Israel to claim her legal rights and not just her security rights. At the bottom of this post you will see all the chapters which are each...
  • Bill Clinton: 'Move Forward' Past PA Statehood Bid

    09/18/2011 1:34:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/9/11 | Chana Yaar
    In what appears to be an attempt to minimize inflammatory statements by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, a former American president claimed the PA's upcoming statehood bid at the United Nations is simply an act of frustration. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton added in the interview aired Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press that he believes the Palestinians understand that they have to negotiate borders and security with the Israelis. He added, however, that at the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. will do what it must to block the bid, and if necessary will exercise its veto power. The...
  • UBS Faces Questions on Oversight After a Trader Lost $2 Billion (Son of a former UN official)

    09/17/2011 6:15:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Until this week, Kweku M. Adoboli was riding high, a young trader for a big bank, with a stylish apartment in a fashionable London neighborhood and a steady girlfriend. On Wednesday, the world of Mr. Adoboli whose name in a language spoken in his native Ghana means born on a Wednesday began to come tumbling down around him. After being questioned by compliance officers about some of his trades, he became evasive, later sending a confessional e-mail to bank officials, saying that he did not have the information they wanted. -snip- The son of a former United Nations...
  • Obama U.N. agenda aims to lower Mideast tensions

    09/16/2011 2:53:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/16/11 | Matt Spetalnick - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing a U.N. showdown over Palestinian statehood, President Barack Obama plans talks with feuding Israeli and Turkish leaders and renewed efforts to revive Middle East peace talks in a diplomatic push next week to ease rising regional tensions. Obama will meet Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu separately on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, the White House said on Friday. The president will urge the two U.S. allies to heal a damaging diplomatic split over the 2010 killing of Turkish activists in a Gaza-bound aid convoy, a...
  • Greece's debt woes have Merkel pleading for patience

    09/12/2011 2:45:48 PM PDT · by ronnyquest · 7 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Monday, Sep. 12, 2011 7:47AM EDT | doug saunders
    The decline of London, Berlin and Europe-wide stock indices by at least two per cent each on Monday morning, along with the fall of the euro to a 10-year low against the yen and a seven-month trough against the U.S. dollar, came as no surprise to Europeans who watched the battle between Berlin and Athens over the Greek debt crisis go ballistic over the weekend. Greece, pushed to the wall by a sequence of German-led bailouts that have done little more than pile on more debt, announced on Monday that it is nearly out of cash. Deputy Finance Minister Filippos...
  • Mahmoud Abbas and the Arab Spring

    09/07/2011 5:32:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/06/2011 | JONATHAN SCHANZER
    In keeping with the Arab Spring, the Palestinians may yet determine that their own government is the source of their frustration. Last month, Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi fell from power in Tripoli. Syrian dictator Bashar Assad appears to be teetering on the brink of a similar fate in Damascus. With the Arab world in full upheaval, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas may be next to feel the heat. Until now, Abbas has been largely impervious to the troubles around him. The West Bank leader has been unencumbered as he plots for his big moment on September 21, when he plans...
  • Iran offers 'full supervision' of nuclear program (Provided Sanctions are Lifted)

    09/06/2011 6:32:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 09/06/2011 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    TEHRAN, Iran Iran's nuclear chief on Monday proposed to allow the U.N. nuclear watchdog "full supervision" of its nuclear activities for five years provided that sanctions against Tehran are lifted, but the official did not give details of his offer. The United Nations has imposed four rounds of Security Council sanctions over Tehran's refusal to halt uranium enrichment, a technology that can be used to produce nuclear fuel or materials for an atomic bomb. Iran's nuclear program is already subject to routine IAEA inspections. IAEA cameras monitor Iran's nuclear activities. including its contentious uranium enrichment sites. Vice President Fereidoun...
  • Cable: UN Peacekeepers Traded Food for Sex

    09/02/2011 4:49:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Published September 01, 2011
    United Nations peacekeepers in Ivory Coast enticed underage girls in a poor part of the West African nation to exchange sex for food, according to a United States Embassy cable released by WikiLeaks. The cable written in January 2010 focuses on the behavior of Beninese peacekeepers stationed in the western town of Toulepleu, an area that has been at the crosshairs of the nation's 10-year-long conflict.
  • 17 Years Too Late, the UN Decides that Maybe Iran IS Working on Nuclear Weapons!

    09/02/2011 4:06:22 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 2 September 2011 | Unknown
    More than seventeen years after a Clinton administration State Department spokesperson told USA Today that Irans nuclear program had none of the characteristics of a peaceful energy program and all of the hallmarks of a weapons program, the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released a statement indicating that they are increasingly concerned about intelligence that shows that Iran is in fact working on nuclear weapons.
  • Cable: UN peacekeepers traded food for sex

    09/01/2011 8:06:23 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    msnbc ^ | 9/1/2011 | LAURA BURKE/ap
    <p>United Nations peacekeepers in Ivory Coast enticed underage girls in a poor part of the West African nation to exchange sex for food, according to a United States Embassy cable released by WikiLeaks.</p> <p>The cable written in January 2010 focuses on the behavior of Beninese peacekeepers stationed in the western town of Toulepleu, an area that has been at the crosshairs of the nation's 10-year-long conflict.</p>
  • Palestinian Leaders to Seek the UN's Blessing

    09/01/2011 8:07:56 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/1/2011 | Clifford D. May
    Late this month, leaders of the Palestinian Authority are expected to issue a Unilateral Declaration of Independence and ask, in the words of PA Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath, that it receive "the blessing of the U.N." That blessing will not come from the U.N. Security Council: If the Palestinians ask for approval from that body, President Obama is expected to exercise the American veto, though he has not unequivocally pledged to do so. He should -- for reasons I will attempt to explain in a moment. In the General Assembly, however, blessings almost certainly will be bestowed through the passage...
  • Cable: UN peacekeepers traded food for sex

    09/01/2011 8:32:53 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/1/2011 | LAURA BURKE
    <p>ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) United Nations peacekeepers in Ivory Coast enticed underage girls in a poor part of the West African nation to exchange sex for food, according to a United States Embassy cable released by WikiLeaks.</p> <p>The cable written in January 2010 focuses on the behavior of Beninese peacekeepers stationed in the western town of Toulepleu, an area that has been at the crosshairs of the nation's 10-year-long conflict.</p>
  • Obama Siding With U.N. Against Reforms Proposed in U.S. House

    08/30/2011 6:02:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | August 30, 2011 | Benny Avni
    Even as the Obama administration admonishes the United Nations for an unwarranted pay hike for staffers, it is going to bat for the United Nations against proposed legislation proposed in Congress that would revolutionize the way America finances international institutions and give Washington better leverage over them. Proponents of the legislation, offered today by the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican of Florida, say that no matter how hard the administration fights against it, the current political climate presents an opportunity to rethink how American taxpayers finance Turtle Bay. This is the only way...
  • Congresswoman Seeks to Pick and Choose U.S. Funding at U.N. [Ieana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)]

    08/30/2011 1:32:05 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 2 replies ^ | August 30, 2011
    United Nations funding is back in the crosshairs of a key congresswoman who has unveiled a measure in the House that would make dues voluntary in an attempt to pressure the world body to change the way it operates. The bill by Rep. Ieana Ros-Lehtinen, chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, would make it U.S. policy to shift the U.N.'s regular budget to a voluntary basis and allow the U.S. and other member states to choose what they fund at the U.N. The measure has already attracted 57 co-sponsors, but it faces opposition in the Democratic-controlled Senate and from...
  • U.S. calls for U.N. pay raise to be rescinded

    08/30/2011 7:21:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2011 | Patrick Worsnip
    The United States called on Monday for the rescinding of a nearly 3 percent cost of living pay raise to almost 5,000 U.N. employees in New York, saying it was inappropriate at a time of global austerity. In a letter to the independent body that awarded the raise, senior U.S. diplomat Joseph Torsella said Washington "strongly objects" to the measure, which took effect on August 1 and covers around 4,800 U.N. international staff. ... The United States pays 22 percent of the U.N. core budget. The Obama administration is accused by some Republicans in Congress of uncritically funding a body...
  • NRA Delivers Remarks at United Nations Concerning Proposed Arms Trade Treaty

    08/29/2011 12:48:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 14, 2011 | Wayne LaPierre
    NRA Delivers Remarks at United Nations Concerning Proposed Arms Trade Treaty Thursday, July 14, 2011 National Rifle Association's Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre addressed the United Nations this afternoon. He told the U.N. to not interfere with the Second Amendment freedoms of Americans and pledged to continue the fight to preserve civilian ownership of firearms in the U.S. He said the NRA will oppose any U.N. provision that seeks to prohibit or regulate U.S. civilian firearm ownership. LaPierre said in his remarks, "The cornerstone of our freedom is the Second Amendment. Neither the United Nations, nor...
  • Abuja attack: Car bomb hits Nigeria UN building

    08/26/2011 5:52:49 PM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | August 26, 2011 | Unknown
    At least 18 people have been killed in an apparent suicide car bombing at the United Nations headquarters in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.The powerful blast destroyed the lower floors of the building. Dozens have been injured, some critically. A spokesman for the Islamist group Boko Haram told the BBC in a phone call that it had carried out the attack. UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the attack was "an assault on those who devote their lives to helping others". > Boko Haram, which is fighting for the establishment of Sharia law in Nigeria, also said it carried out a car...
  • Why we attacked UN building Boko Haram

    08/27/2011 2:23:20 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 4 replies
    MAIDUGUR I -THE Yusifiyya movement popularly known as Boko Haram, Saturday, said that the reasons why they attacked the United Nations building in Abuja is because United States and the UN were supporting the Federal government of Nigeria in persecuting Muslims all over the country. One Abu Kakah, who spoke on behalf of the spokesman of the group, Abu Zaid while addressing newsmen in Maiduguri via the telephone said they considered the United States , the UN and the Nigeria government as a common enemy and such they would continue to attack them because they are infringing on the right...
  • Animal activist rallies showcase continued pressure on agriculture

    08/21/2011 6:12:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    dairy herd ^ | August 18, 2011
    Each summer, animal activists travel across the country to meet and discuss the latest topics of the animal rights movement. This year, animal agriculture was once again the focus. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) hosted its annual Taking Action for Animals Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 15-18, and Farm Animal Rights Movements Animal Rights 2011 Conference (AR 2011) was held two weeks later on July 21-25 in Los Angeles. Both events claimed to have record-breaking attendance, attracting a combined total of more than 1,600 activists from around the world, ranging in age from 20-60 years old....
  • UN says withdraws non-essential staff from Syria

    08/17/2011 9:33:25 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 26 replies
    Published: 08.17.11, 14:59 / Israel News The United Nations has withdrawn non-essential staff from Syria where President Bashar al-Assad is seeking to crush a five-month uprising against his rule, a senior UN official said on Wednesday. UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams said in a statement to Reuters that the 26 non-essential international staff members and their families had left Syria.
  • UNICEF Wants Your Children

    08/10/2011 6:00:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | October 31, 1994 | William F. Jasper
    In a tumultuous world riven by wars, revolutions, famine, pestilence, and natural disasters, millions of people take comfort and hope in the knowledge that UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, is on the scene, rendering assistance to the planet's unfortunates. When the television news cameras bring horrendous scenes of multitudes of starving waifs in Ethiopia and Somalia, and images of hordes of pathetic refugee children suffering from disease and exposure, the heart is overwhelmed. For decades, Americans have opened wide their wallets to help UNICEF provide medicines and immunizations, food, shelter, and development assistance to les miserables of the earth....
  • Canada's International Image Growing Stronger, More Independent

    08/05/2011 7:14:32 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 5 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | August 5, 2011 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    NATO, which was always meant to be a separate body, has become the U.N. de-facto military arm. From Bosnia to Libya, the pattern has emerged: the Security Council authorizes action, and NATO carries it out.