Friday, December 2, 2022

Tag: U.N.

5 things to know before next week’s critical UN climate talks

You can participate, too. Climate change is not some far-away phenomenon, it is here now and impacts people around the globe everyday.

Mainstream media are trying to spin Nikki Haley as a moderate

During her tenure at the U.N., she advocated and defended extremist policies.

Nikki Haley gives her resignation as UN ambassador

While it's unclear what prompted Haley's resignation, Trump said that he has known for six months, but hopes she will come back to the administration in another capacity.

US officially withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

The announcement comes on the heels of the U.N. human rights chief calling the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families "unconscionable."

Drug wars, missing money, and a phantom $500 million

More effective use of spreadsheets won’t solve the underlying problems of America’s wars or cure an addiction to policies that continue to fail.

Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM

Pan-African Parliament (PAP) representatives and the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) put forth a movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM).

Former UN President Arrested in Chinese Bribery Scheme

John Ashe, the former president of the United Nations General Assembly, was arrested after he was accused of accepting over $1 million in bribes in exchange for political favors. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara vows to "root out public corruption" at every level.

VIDEO: Obama and Putin Spar at UN: Will Regime Change in...

During a formal meeting in New York, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed their views on Syria and Ukraine with Obama expressing his willingness to work with Russia to resolve the Syrian crisis.

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Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt.

As corporations enjoy record-high profits, experts urge Congress to ‘rein them in’

"Instead of raising interest rates and slowing the economy toward a recession, Congress and Biden should be taking aim at corporate price gouging."

Populist climate action requires thinking about freedom from specific oppressors—not just species survival

The climate crisis is a form of oppression by a wealthy few.

San Francisco approves police deployment of potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots

“Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when [the] risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”