UNGA Overwhelmingly Votes Against Cuba Blockade, All US Amendments Defeated

Image:  Billboard in Havana, Cuba that reads in Spanish: “Blockade, the longest genocide in history.” Nov. 1, 2018 | Photo: Reuters TeleSUR reported the following on November 1, 2018. Israel and the United States were once again the only two countries to vote in favor of the brutal economic blockade against Cuba. United Nations member states voted 189 to 2[…]

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Todays Wars Have Roots in Tragic 1993 US Intervention in Somalia

By Ann Wright, previously published on CodePink.org and WorldBeyondWar.org Several days ago, a journalist contacted me about a memorandum titled “Legal and human rights aspects of UNOSOM military operations” I had written in 1993, twenty-five years ago.  At the time, I was the chief of the Justice Division of the United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM).  I had been seconded[…]

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Nikki Haley: Damn the UN Human Rights Council and the Rest of You Too

by Ann Garrison, originally published on Black Agenda Report, June 20, 2018 “More censure of Israel is no doubt in the works, given Israel’s latest massacres in Gaza.” On Tuesday, June 19, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) now meeting in Geneva. The UNHRC is stacked with human rights abusers including[…]

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The ICC Plays Scripted Role in Regime Change Plot Against Venezuela

United Nations U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, right, listens as Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almargo speaks during a U.N. meeting on human rights concerns in Venezuela, Monday Nov. 13, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)  by Dakota Lilly, previously published in Mint Press News THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS (Opinion) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou[…]

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Statement at UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

This statement was made by Ms. Charo Mina-Rojas on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on “Women and peace and security.” It was originally delivered in Spanish. Mr. President, Excellencies, my Civil Society colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. I bring to you the traditional greetings of life,[…]

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