The all-powerful UN is ready to generate those right-wing blog commentaries.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday November 13, 2013 1:30 am|
|By: DSWright Friday October 25, 2013 9:15 am|
After news broke that the US government was monitoring the calls of at least 35 world leaders, many of which were allies, the question of restraining US spying power became a pressing international issue. Aggrieved countries such as Brazil and Germany are now even turning to the United Nations to rein in the NSA.
|By: David Swanson Friday October 18, 2013 5:48 pm|
Malala recounted: “I also expressed my concerns that drone attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people. If we refocus efforts on education, it will make a big impact.”
|By: David Swanson Wednesday September 25, 2013 7:45 am|
President Obama’s opening lines at the U.N. on Tuesday looked down on people who would think to settle disputes with war. Obama was disingenuously avoiding the fact that earlier this month he sought to drop missiles into a country to “send a message” but was blocked by the U.S. Congress, the U.N., the nations of the world, and popular opposition — after which Obama arrived at diplomacy as a last resort.
|By: Michelle Chen Tuesday September 17, 2013 7:25 pm|
United Nations workers spend their time on the front lines of the global struggle for human rights, but now they are battling for rights in their own workplace. The UN has come under fire for union-busting, and the labor standoff could undermine its ability to uphold the rights of others around the globe.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 10, 2013 8:30 am|
Rice’s speech came on the same day as news broke of a Pew Research Center poll indicating that American opposition to striking Syria has surged. It contained many myths the administration has been propagating—and apparently intends to continue propagating—in order to keep pressing its public relations offensive for war.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday September 9, 2013 6:30 pm|
National security advisor Susan E. Rice was sent by the administration of President Barack Obama to deliver a speech making the case for war on Syria at the New America Foundation, a think tank in Washington, DC.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday September 8, 2013 2:00 pm|
Struggling to win support for United States military strikes on Syria, the administration of President Barack Obama has launched an information operation on members of Congress and citizens of America, who still refuse to support engaging in an act of war in response to an alleged chemical attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
|By: Peterr Saturday September 7, 2013 10:15 am|
Reading the 2009 announcement from the Nobel Peace Prize committee and Obama’s Nobel Laureate lecture, and then listening to the news today is an exercise in mental whiplash.
As the fourth anniversary of that announcement approaches, Obama might want to return his Nobel medal to Oslo. It’s not as if it means a lot to him any more.
|By: DSWright Wednesday August 28, 2013 6:35 am|
As US forces prepare a punitive strike on the Assad regime over alleged chemical weapons use, the United Nations envoy refused to claim that sarin gas was used merely saying some chemical “substance” was involved.