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  • UN Condemns Israel's Latest War Crime: Not Sharing Iron Dome with Hamas

    08/01/2014 10:30:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/31/14 | Thomas Rose
    The UN's top human rights official again condemned Israel for its military actions to stop Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, accusing the Jewish state of “deliberately defying International Law... in a way that may constitute war crimes.” Navi Pillay told reporters following yet another "emergency" meeting of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council that Israel was not doing enough to protect civilians. "There is a strong possibility,” said the known Israel critic, “that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes.” Among the UN’s long bill of particulars against the beleaguered Jewish state...
  • After Another Rocket Salvo, Hamas Agrees to UN Ceasefire

    07/16/2014 5:11:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/7/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas agreed on Wednesday night to a temporary humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, but not before firing another salvo of rockets towards Israel. "The group agrees to a ceasefire for five hours," starting from 10:00 a.m. local time Thursday, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement quoted by the AFP news agency. "The Palestinian factions agreed to accept the offer from the United Nations for a cooling-down on the ground for five hours starting from 10 in the morning," he told the news agency. Shortly before 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning, however, sirens were heard in the Eshkol region, Hof...
  • Israel Accepts UN Request for Six-Hour 'Humanitarian Ceasefire'

    07/16/2014 12:19:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 7/16/14 | Ari Soffer
    Israel has accepted a request by UN envoy Robert Serry to enact a six-hour "humanitarian ceasefire" starting Thursday morning. Serry submitted the request to both the Israeli government and Hamas on Wednesday evening in order to allow humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip; while Israel accepted immediately, Hamas has yet to respond. It comes as efforts continue to broker a more long-term truce after Hamas rejected an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement Tuesday morning, and responded by escalating its rocket fire against Israeli civilians. One Israeli man, 38-year-old father of three Dror Hanin, was killed in a mortar attack near the Erez...
  • Graphic United Nations Video Teaches How to Do Abortions

    06/06/2014 11:45:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Carole Novielli
    WARNING: Graphic pictures below… WHO stands for the World Health Organization. A recent glance on YouTube has uncovered a video provided by WHO giving step by step instructions for performing an abortion. WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. The Reproductive Health Library is a division of the World Health Organization (WHO). This “library” contains an abortion video. In...
  • Should The UN Be Moved To A Neutral Location? Out Of The U.S., But With One Caveat...

    04/08/2014 12:53:03 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 66 replies
    4/8/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The U.S. has already signaled that Iran's UN envoy pick is a no-go - and for VERY good reason. At the same time we are being entangled in these disputes; we do so and are to some degree continuing this because the UN is on U.S. grounds. The statement "get the U.S. out of the UN and the UN out of the U.S." has been oft-repeated...so here is a possible solution - with one caveat. The UN is moved to neutral territory (if at all possible), so we don't have to shell out a significant chunk for its operating expenses....
  • 24,000 children die everyday.

    03/09/2014 9:15:47 PM PDT · by Bronzy · 17 replies
    I have been hearing a commercial featuring Mia Farrow, Laurence Fishburne and others. The ad takes us to Unicef without any information. It's a donate site.
  • Four Year Old Syrian WASN’T Alone In Desert (World media dupes us again)

    02/18/2014 5:35:35 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 14 replies
    Wide Shut ^ | 2/18/2014 | Wide Shut
    eadlines across the mainstream press early this morning reported on the sad story of a four year old Syrian boy found alone in the desert, fleeing to Jordan. Mirror.co.uk for example, published the following: A four-year-old boy separated from his family while fleeing Syria has been found crossing the desert alone. Clutching a plastic bag containing his possessions, Marwan makes his way across the border into Jordan. The brave youngster was helped by United Nations staff who managed to reunite him with his worried family. Skeptical of the emotional shot, I posted a link to the story on Facebook, with...
  • Pakistani polio strain threatens global campaign

    02/17/2014 12:06:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2014 2:29 AM EST | Kathy Gannon
    Just a few weeks ago, 11-month-old Shaista was pulling herself up, giggling as she took her first wobbly steps with the helping hand of her teenage mother. Then the polio virus struck and Shaista was no longer able to stand, her legs buckling beneath her weight. Today, her mother cries a lot and wonders what will become of her daughter in Pakistan’s male-dominated society, where a woman’s value is often measured by the quality of her husband. […] Fresh cases of polio—traced through genetic sequencing to the Pakistani strain of the disease—are showing up in countries that were previously polio-free,...
  • UNESCO Report Promotes Abortion and Same-Sex Narrative

    02/06/2014 7:32:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    C-FAM ^ | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, February 5 (C-FAM) The UN's educational and cultural agency says that the purpose of educating children is not only to foster their literacy and social advancement, but also to teach them where and how to have an abortion and to increase their tolerance for same-sex behavior. In its report, “Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All” released last week, UNESCO said that educated women reduce their risk of dying from pregnancy complications by adopting better hygiene practices, having skilled birth attendants, recognizing symptoms of bleeding or high blood pressure, and “by assessing how and where to have an...
  • Saudi Religious Cops Tell Women Not to Use Swings (b/w Restaurants Shut Over Gender-Mixing)

    01/16/2014 6:29:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police entered a public park in the Gulf Kingdom and told women to stop using swings, an act that drew applause and criticism by viewers of a picture showing the men warning some women at the swings. The picture went viral on social networks in Saudi Arabia before it was published by newspapers showing two men from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice warning women against using the swings. “Some viewers of the picture supported the move by the Commission members on the grounds women using the swing could encourage men...
  • UN condemns Israel 6 times, declares ‘Year of Palestine’

    11/27/2013 10:51:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 27, 2013, 5:56 am | Hillel Neuer
    The UN General Assembly yesterday condemned Israel in six resolutions, the most significant of which declares 2014 a “Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.” The new year is now liable to bring escalated politicization within UN agencies worldwide, doing nothing to help Palestinians or Israelis on the ground, while inflicting yet further damage to the world body’s effectiveness and credibility. … In his message to yesterday’s UN ceremony for Palestinians, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized Israel only. He failed to condemn the recent spate of Palestinian terror attacks, including those that took the lives of 19-year-old Eden Atias and 20-year-old...
  • The dystopia of North Korea, illustrated in a single photograph.

    11/15/2013 7:12:09 PM PST · by Kip Russell · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 15, 2012
    This photo is one of many in the World Press Photo Contest of 2012. Straight out of Orwell's "1984". It shows a picture of North Korea's founder, Kim Il-sung, decorating a building in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
  • WTF Manner of Bizarre, Cockamamie Contrivance is This "Climate Negotiator"[sic] Thing?!!?

    11/11/2013 12:07:55 PM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    I was perusing through the news and saw many articles on the horrific destruction the storm in the Philippines had wrought. As I reading through the stories at Google, yahoo News, the term 'Climate Negotiator' kept on appearing in article after article. Well, I had no idea what a Climate Negotiator is, does. I mean, trying to negotiate with the climate seems a sissyphean task if not the most mentally stable thing to attempt. I tried searching Google, Yahoo for some precise meaning, job description for a Climate Negotiator but information was far and few between. It seems it is...
  • Nike Reacts to Racism Claims

    08/19/2013 5:12:35 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 22 replies
    Vogue ^ | 8/19/2013 | Ella Alexander
    NIKE has pulled a pair of leggings after the design was criticized for being racist. The monochrome print, which features on the label's Pro Tattoo Tech Tights, has caused controversy in Australia and New Zealand for its similarity to the traditional Samoan Pe'a male tattoo.
  • UN Honors Warmonger, Bookburner, Mass-Murderer (Che Guevara)

    07/26/2013 1:14:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    At a ceremony in Havana last week, UNESCO (U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) honored Che Guevara by enshrining his writings in its hallowed “Memory of the World Register.” The ceremony included several members of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s family. “UNESCO’s work is part of our support for freedom of expression as an inalienable human right set down in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” declares the UN’s mission statement. But not far from where this UNESCO/Guevara ceremony took place Cubans were being starved and beaten in pestiferous torture chambers for the crime of quoting the UN Declaration...
  • U.N. to Celebrate ‘World Toilet Day’

    07/25/2013 8:27:28 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 51 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7 25 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    U.N. to Celebrate ‘World Toilet Day’ The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to mark "World Toilet Day." The day will be celebrated November 19.
  • UN Human Rights Official Says Boston Got What It Deserved

    04/23/2013 9:26:34 AM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 22, 2013 | Anne Bayefsky
    UN Human Rights Council “expert” Richard Falk has published a statement saying Bostonians got what they deserved in last week’s terror attack. He quotes W.H. Auden to make his point: "to whom evil is done/do evil in return.” Richard Falk is the UN’s “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.” He has held the post since 2008, despite exposure as a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. In his latest rant, published online on April 21, 2013 by foreignpolicyjournal.com Falk repeats the libel that prior to 9/11 President George W. Bush was seeking a “pretext”...
  • U.N. PARTNER TO MONITOR U.S. ELECTIONS FOR VOTER ELECTIONS FOR VOTER SUPPRESSION

    10/20/2012 9:23:44 PM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 62 replies
    The Hill is reporting that The Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE), a United Nations partner on and Cooperation (OSCE), a United Nations partner on democracy and human rights projects, will be democracy and human rights projects, will be deploying several dozen observers across the United deploying several dozen observers across the United States amid concerns of voter suppression. Alerted States amid concerns of voter suppression. Alerted by left-leaning civil rights groups, they are apparently by left-leaning civil rights groups, they are apparently on the lookout for “systematic” efforts to prevent on the lookout for “systematic” efforts to prevent minorities...
  • Gaza Christians protest 'forcible conversions'

    07/17/2012 8:03:13 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies
    AP ^ | July 16, 2012 | DIAA HADID
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Dozens of Gaza Christians staged a rare public protest Monday, claiming two congregants were forcibly converted to Islam and were being held against their will. The small but noisy demonstration showed the increasingly desperate situation facing the tiny minority. Protesters banged on a church bell and chanted, "With our spirit, with our blood we will sacrifice ourselves for you, Jesus." Gaza police say the two are staying with a Muslim religious official at their request, because they fear retribution from their families converting to Islam. Two mediators said the two — a 25-year-old man...
  • Weapons inspector Scott Ritter convicted over online sex chat with underage girl

    05/11/2011 3:28:01 PM PDT · by South40 · 77 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 15 Apr 2011
    The former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter has been convicted of unlawful contact with a minor for exchanging explicit messages in an online chat room with someone he believed to be a 15-year-old girl. Ritter, 49, exchanged messages with a detective posing as an underage girl and masturbated, even after the undercover officer stressed during the chat that he was a minor, Pennsylvania prosecutors said. A jury found Ritter guilty of a total of six counts including indecent exposure and criminal attempt to corrupt a minor.
  • Anti-gay Vatican plays victim card, wants tolerance for homophobia

    03/28/2011 3:09:36 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 76 replies
    National Examiner ^ | March 24th, 2011 | Michael Stone
    The Vatican is upset, and feeling like a victim. The Vatican is angry that the world is no longer willing to tolerate the alleged homophobia of the Catholic Church. However, not everybody is sympathetic to the Vatican's claim of victimization. Tuesday the Vatican condemned a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution in support of gay rights. The resolution was sponsored by 85 countries including the United States. The Vatican objects to this resolution that simply and clearly states that human rights apply to everyone, no matter who they are or whom they love. By Thursday, the Vatican's statement was being...
  • Ritter's Sex Charges From 2001 Unsealed

    12/28/2010 11:49:06 AM PST · by Dahoser · 128 replies · 180+ views
    Times Union (Albany NY ) ^ | 12/27/2010 | Brendan J. Lyons
    William Scott Ritter Jr., a former United Nations weapons inspector who gained renown for his criticism of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, contends his online sexual encounters with teenage girls were only fantasy. Nearly two years ago, Ritter, of Delmar, watched his computer screen reveal that an anonymous person who had been exchanging sexually charged messages with him for 80 minutes was not a 15-year-old girl. It was a cop from a small town in northeast Pennsylvania, alone in his station house and trolling the Internet for suspected child predators. Ryan Venneman, a detective for the Barrett Township...
  • UN mulls internet regulation options

    12/17/2010 8:03:00 AM PST · by FromLori · 88 replies · 1+ views
    it News ^ | 12/17/2010 | John Hilvert
    WikiLeaks sparks push for tighter controls. The United Nations is considering whether to set up an inter-governmental working group to harmonise global efforts by policy makers to regulate the internet. Establishment of such a group has the backing of several countries, spearheaded by Brazil. At a meeting in New York on Wednesday, representatives from Brazil called for an international body made up of Government representatives that would to attempt to create global standards for policing the internet - specifically in reaction to challenges such as WikiLeaks.
  • BREAKING NEWS! The abdication of the West — the sting at Cancun ( Global Warming?????)

    12/09/2010 12:20:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 105 replies
    JoNova ^ | December 9th, 2010 | joanne
    The power hungry tyrants learnt from Copenhagen. They realized that they have a far better chance of success by underselling the expectations and sliding in long impenetrable documents in front of underling bureaucrats. Due to the importance of this I have reproduced Christopher Monckton’s words in full as reported at SPPI (see below). The UN wants nothing less than 1.5% of our GDP. That’s $212 billion from the USA every year ($2700 per family of 4). That’s $32 billion from the UK every year ($2000 per family of 4).That’s $13 billion from Australia every year ($2400 per family of...
  • Climate Change: U.N. in the Last Chance Saloon ( Propaganda Video )

    11/30/2010 1:16:27 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 1+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Nov. 28, 2010 | AFP produced Video
    Global talks on climate change resume in the Mexican resort of Cancun on Monday. The 12-day meeting climaxes an 11-month effort to focus global attention on the environment after last December's failure in Copenhagen. Video courtesy of AFP.
  • SAUDI ARABIA ELECTED TO UN'S NEW WOMEN'S RIGHTS AGENCY

    11/12/2010 10:29:36 AM PST · by La Lydia · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 12, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    This defies western logic, but not the agenda of the OIC-driven, sharia compliant UN. Saudi Arabia, where a 32-year-old woman is jailed for disobeying her father, where a pregnant gang-rape victim is sentenced to 100 lashes for committing adultery, where women are not allowed to drive, where women are lashed for being in the company of any male who is not a relative, where a 75-year-old could be flogged for breaching sex segregation rules, where a Saudi father weds his daughter, 10, to an 80-year-old pervert: "according to the shari'a his marriage is legal as long as the girl's father...
  • U.N. Considers Iran, Saudi Arabia for Seat on Women's Rights Panel

    11/10/2010 9:00:04 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/2010
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  • Countries Slam Attempts to Create New “Right” to Sexual Education at UN

    10/28/2010 1:56:13 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 28, 2010 | By Samantha Singson
    Thursday October 28, 2010 Countries Slam Attempts to Create New “Right” to Sexual Education at UN By Samantha SingsonNew York, October 28, 2010 (C-FAM) - Angry delegates took to the UN floor this week to denounce a report that promotes a new human right to explicit sexual education for young children.The African and Caribbean blocs led the widespread hostility toward the report by registering their “strong rejection” and “strong disapproval.” The report claims a new human right to sexual education citing non-binding recommendations and other UN reports including the controversial UNESCO guidelines on sexual education and the Yogyakarta Principles....
  • UN to appoint Earth contact for aliens (Yes, you read that correctly and no, it's not a spoof)

    09/25/2010 8:09:44 PM PDT · by Stoat · 262 replies · 3+ views
    News.Com (Australia) ^ | September 25, 2010
    THE United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth�s first contact for any aliens that may come visiting. Mazlan Othman, the head of the UN's little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), is to describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society’s Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire. She is scheduled to tell delegates that the recent discovery of hundreds of planets around other stars has made the detection of extraterrestrial life more likely than ever before - and that means the UN must be ready...
  • UN Human Rights Council Coddles Iran (Obama pandering to the thugs again)

    06/15/2010 6:55:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 130+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 15, 2010 | Anne Bayefsky
    Just as Iranians were reminded of their stolen June 2009 election and continued oppression, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) decided to kick them while they’re down. On June 10, with the active involvement and approval of the Obama administration, the Council adopted a decision on human rights in Iran that was a sentence long and contained no condemnation whatsoever. The context was a review by the Council of Iran’s human rights record, as part of the Council’s consideration of all 192 UN states. The review featured a vigorous defense by Iranian representatives of Iran’s stellar human rights achievements, followed...
  • Oceans' fish could disappear in 40 years: UN

    05/17/2010 10:50:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 107 replies · 1,629+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/10 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – The world faces the nightmare possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 without fundamental restructuring of the fishing industry, UN experts said Monday. "If the various estimates we have received... come true, then we are in the situation where 40 years down the line we, effectively, are out of fish," Pavan Sukhdev, head of the UN Environment Program's green economy initiative, told journalists in New York. A Green Economy report due later this year by UNEP and outside experts argues this disaster can be avoided if subsidies to fishing fleets are slashed and fish are given protected...
  • Spitting in the Face of Everyone Murdered on 9/11 (UN pays for mega-mosque 600ft from Ground Zero!)

    05/17/2010 9:25:56 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 34 replies · 1,151+ views
    Blitz Comprehensive Tabloid Weekly ^ | May 14, 2010 | Gadi Adelman
    The project of a community center /mosque is being proposed by two organizations, the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) and their sister organization, the Cordoba Initiative. This past Wednesday night they made their presentation to the Community Board of lower Manhattan (CB1). Twelve people sit on the board and would you like to guess what the final vote was? Get ready to grab a barf bag … the 12 members voted unanimously to support the project. Yes, it's not a typo, it was unanimous, all were in favor and, to give you an idea of how excited the board...
  • Legitimating Bigotry

    05/11/2010 5:33:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 385+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-11-10 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Richard Goldstone, author of the notorious Goldstone report, did not become a South African judge in the post-Apartheid Mandela Era, as The New York Times and other media have erroneously reported. He accepted a judgeship during the worst days of Apartheid and helped legitimate one of the most racist regimes in the world by granting the imprimatur of the rule of law to some of the most undemocratic and discriminatory decrees. Goldstone was–quite literally–a hanging judge. He imposed and affirmed death sentences for more than two dozen blacks under circumstances where whites would almost certainly have escaped the noose. And...
  • Angry words as timetable for climate deal starts to slip (Copenhagen Treaty dying)

    11/06/2009 11:59:58 AM PST · by mojito · 17 replies · 982+ views
    Breitbart/AFP ^ | 11/6/2009 | Unattributed
    Green groups and activists for the developing world on Thursday accused rich nations of tiptoeing away from vows to seal a binding, far-reaching UN treaty on climate change in Copenhagen next month. Their bitter response came after European Union (EU) negotiators in Barcelona spelt out the likelihood that the much-trumpeted pact would be concluded in 2010, not at the December 7-18 meeting as planned. The talks, launched under a two-year "road map" in Bali, call for a global accord to curb emissions of heat-trapping carbon gases beyond 2012 and channel funds to poor countries most threatened by drought, floods, storms...
  • British nuclear expert's 17th floor UN death plunge 'was not suicide'

    11/02/2009 7:01:01 AM PST · by classified · 36 replies · 1,698+ views
    Mail Online World News ^ | Last updated at 7:00 PM on 01st November 2009 | Keri Sutherland
    Death: Timothy Hampton was involved in monitoring nuclear activity A British nuclear expert who fell from the 17th floor of a United Nations building did not commit suicide and may have been hurled to his death, says a doctor who carried out a second post-mortem examination. Timothy Hampton, 47, a scientist involved in monitoring nuclear activity, was found dead last week at the bottom of a stairwell in Vienna. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1224377/British-nuclear-experts-17th-floor-UN-death-plunge-suicide.html#ixzz0ViLg5dUu
  • This Halloween PLEASE DON'T GIVE ANY MONEY TO UNICEF !!

    10/30/2009 1:53:10 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 18 replies · 1,293+ views
    NRO/ The Lid ^ | 10/30/09 | The Lid
    Tomorrow millions of children across America will be putting on their scariest costumes and going door to door asking for candy. Its that Halloween time of the year once again. An whether you are a parent or not, or whether your children go "trick or treating" or not, I guarantee that your house is going to be swarmed by lots of little ghosts, goblins, spider-men and Pink Power Rangers. Many of the visitors will be carrying the little orange UNICEF boxes, when you see them give up the candy, but please DON'T GIVE ANY MONEY TO UNICEF !! UNICEF money...
  • Canada to walk out on Ahmadinejad's UN speech

    09/23/2009 2:53:21 AM PDT · by Clive · 86 replies · 3,800+ views
    Canwest News Service via National Post ^ | September 22, 2009 | Steven Edwards
    UNITED NATIONS -- Canada will boycott Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the United Nations on Wednesday, saying his outbursts about the Holocaust and Israel are "shameful." Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon will be at the world body to attend the opening of the UN General Assembly's annual debate, but officials signal he and other members of the Canadian delegation will vacate the Canadian seats when the Islamic republic's President approaches the podium. Walking out of the chamber is seen as a strong diplomatic show of disgust at the UN -- and since the chamber is generally packed on the first...
  • Obama to seal US-UN relationship

    09/08/2009 2:46:09 PM PDT · by Pantera · 97 replies · 5,721+ views
    Financial Times Canada ^ | September 8, 2009 | Harvey Morris
    Obama to seal US-UN relationshipBy Harvey Morris at the United Nations Published: September 8 2009 19:59 | Last updated: September 8 2009 19:59 Barack Obama will cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations this month when he becomes the first American president to chair its 15-member Security Council.The topic for the summit-level session of the council on September 24 is nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament – one of several global challenges that the US now wants to see addressed at a multinational level. EDITOR’S CHOICE Norwegian criticises UN chief’s performance - Aug-20 UN criticised over...
  • UN wants new global currency to replace dollar

    09/08/2009 7:46:38 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 117 replies · 4,994+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk via Drudge ^ | Sept. 7, 2009 | By Edmund Conway, Economics Editor
    In a radical report, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said the system of currencies and capital rules which binds the world economy is not working properly, and was largely responsible for the financial and economic crises. -snip- "Replacing the dollar with an artificial currency would solve some of the problems related to the potential of countries running large deficits and would help stability," said Detlef Kotte, one of the report's authors. "But you will also need a system of managed exchange rates. Countries should keep real exchange rates [adjusted for inflation] stable. Central banks would have...
  • Why Such Secrecy When North Korea’s Caught Shipping Weapons to Iran?

    08/31/2009 1:16:06 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 9 replies · 597+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 31 | Claudia Rosett
    It has the makings of the opening sequence in an apocalyptic thriller. A ship enters the Gulf, carrying a secret, illicit cargo of munitions, bound for Iran from North Korea. The ship is seized by the United Arab Emirates, where authorities discover that instead of the oil boring equipment listed on the manifest, the cargo includes some 10 containers filled with rocket launchers, ammunition, rocket-propelled grenades and detonators. The UAE seizes the cargo and notifies the United Nations Security Council. But for weeks, the public is told nothing about it – not by the UN, and not by Washington. The...
  • Sexual-Harassment Cases Plague U.N.

    05/21/2009 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/21/09 | By STEVE STECKLOW
    The United Nations, which aspires to protect human rights around the world, is struggling to deal with an embarrassing string of sexual-harassment complaints within its own ranks. Many U.N. workers who have made or faced accusations of sexual harassment say the current system for handling complaints is arbitrary, unfair and mired in bureaucracy. One employee's complaint that she was sexually harassed for years by her supervisor in Gaza, for example, was investigated by one of her boss's colleagues, who cleared him.
  • Should U.N. Control Children's Rights?

    04/16/2009 10:55:22 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies · 835+ views
    Fox News Video ^ | April, 2009 | Fox News Video
    Obama backs the U.N. and their agenda and guidelines on dictating to all children's rights and how to raise our children. Click Here
  • UN agency is made up of Terrorists and/or Terrorist Supporters - Told to hide terrorist affiliation

    04/01/2009 1:24:32 PM PDT · by brent13a · 4 replies · 387+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 04/01/09 | Maayana Miskin
    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency has issued a warning to employees in Gaza who belong to Fatah, Hamas and other terrorist groups, according to Haaretz. Employees' open political affiliation with terrorist groups is “worrisome” and must stop, said UNRWA's Gaza director, John Ging.
  • US to seek a seat on UN rights council

    03/31/2009 1:27:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 514+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/31/9 | MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The State Department says the United States will seek election to the U.N. Human Rights Council, the Obama administration's latest reversal of President George W. Bush's foreign policies. The department says the Obama administration wants to participate in the council's activities as part of a new era of U.S. engagement with the world.
  • Dogfight over religious dogma

    03/17/2009 8:41:23 AM PDT · by Clive · 8 replies · 623+ views
    Edmonton Sun ^ | Mindelle Jacob
    The tinpot dictators who dominate the so-called UN Human Rights Council are at it again -- squawking about "defamation of religion" in a seedy attempt to undermine freedom of expression. If this band of political bandits has its way, criticism of religious dogma would be virtually banned as an affront to human dignity. Curiously, only Islam is specifically mentioned in the draft resolution, released by UN Watch last week. Could this have anything to do with the fact that there are so many Muslim countries on the Human Rights Council? Want a laugh? The resolution includes the usual remarks about...
  • Gaddafi: Israel, not Sudan, to blame for crisis in Darfur

    02/25/2009 10:49:44 PM PST · by BlueSky194 · 15 replies · 2,011+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/24/09
    Gaddafi, addressing a meeting on ways to expand cooperation between the United Nations and African Union, urged the Court to stop its proceedings against Bashir: "Why do we have to hold President Bashir or the Sudanese government responsible when the Darfur problem was caused by outside parties, and Tel Aviv [Israel], for example, is behind the Darfur crisis?"
  • Human rights worker with United Nations ties, Clarence Dias, caught with child pornography

    01/21/2009 8:24:49 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 22 replies · 1,191+ views
    DailyNews ^ | 1/21/09 | BY ALISON GENDAR and NICOLE BODE
    A high-ranking human rights worker with ties to the United Nations was nabbed at Kennedy Airport Tuesday with kiddie porn in his suitcase, officials said. Clarence Dias, 65, president of the International Center for Law in Development, whose offices are located at the UN, had the smut in his carry-on bag as he passed through security on his way to a flight bound for Bangkok, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Transportation Security Administration officials doing a random bag check around 8:20a.m. allegedly found a DVD whose cover featured an apparently underage nude boy and an adult male in
  • AP confirms Hamas terrorists fired from UN school

    01/20/2009 4:03:04 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 989+ views
    APobama/UKGuardian ^ | January 7th | Meryl Yourish
    The AP buried the information after the fifth paragraph, where it would not get picked up by tomorrow’s World News sections in your local newspaper, but they have independent confirmation that Hamas terrorists were firing from the UN school that got hit by Israeli tank fire yesterday. Israel’s military said its shelling at the school - the deadliest single episode since Israeli ground forces invaded Gaza on Saturday after a week of air bombardment - was a response to mortar fire from within the school and said Hamas militants were using civilians as cover. Two residents of the area who...
  • Why Do The World, UN And Media Support Genocide?

    01/13/2009 9:36:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies · 663+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | January 13, 2009 | Herb Denenberg
    Put the case of a war between a genocidal, terrorist dictatorship, with its origins in Nazism, that attacks a neighbor that is a democracy, that has been seeking peace, and that is an island of human rights in a region dominated by tyrants. Then ask yourself who the world will be rooting for? You would think the answer would be the democracy fighting in self-defense for its survival against a genocidal, terrorist aggressor. But you would be wrong. Most of the world, almost all of the media, and the United Nations are supporting the genocidal, terrorist, dictatorship. Where Does The...
  • Did the United Nations Set Up Civilians to be Killed to Discredit Israel?

    01/07/2009 12:21:55 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 15 replies · 910+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 1/7/09 | Bill Levinson
    Does the United Nations knowingly and willfully give material support to Hamas terrorists? It is now a proven fact that Hamas terrorists were using a United Nations (UNRWA) school in the Gaza Strip as a position from which to shell Israel. When the Israeli Defense Forces returned the terrorists' fire, a shell struck the terrorists' booby traps and the resulting secondary explosions killed thirty or more civilians who had taken refuge at what they believed to be a noncombatant or neutral building. The information that we have is that there was the launching of a mortar from the school's yard...