Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag: United Nations

UN overwhelmingly votes for resolution denouncing 58-year U.S. embargo against Cuba

The two nations to vote against it were the U.S. and its ally, Israel, while Ukraine and Moldova simply did not vote.

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.

Norway bans deforestation, continues it commitment to protect other country’s forests

“Other countries should follow Norway's leadership, and adopt similar zero deforestation commitments."

Donald Trump’s ‘romantic nationalism’ takes the stage at the UN

"...it gives us a better idea of what the American left will be facing from this ‘new’ right for the foreseeable future..."

World laughs at Trump as he boasts about himself in UN...

“What’s amazing is not that this hall of seasoned professionals laughed at him, but that he doesn’t get more laughter in the United States."

What #ShellKnew and how it was used to stall international climate...

For almost two decades, Shell has pushed the same proposal to tackle climate change, which still hasn’t come to fruition.

Blistering U.N. report: Trump administration’s policies designed to worsen poverty &...

40 million Americans live in poverty, and 18.5 million Americans live in extreme poverty.

Trump and Haley claim to have negotiated $285M cut in UN’s...

There’s nothing wrong with increasing efficiency and eliminating waste at the U.N., but it’s crucial that we don’t curtail the U.N.’s ability to save the lives of men, women and children worldwide.

Engaging North Korea successfully on human rights

Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.

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Kyrsten Sinema flips Senate seat in Arizona in historic win

"As long as I've served Arizona, I've worked to help others see our common humanity and find common ground. That's the same approach I'll take to representing our great state in the Senate, where I'll be an independent voice for all Arizonans."

Crunch-time: Exposing the worst leadership stunt since the divine right of kings

History’s greatest modern leadership stunt – that is, Trump playing at being president – has earned a clear dump-by date. Exposure of lawless Trumpery increases geometrically by its range, duration and interwoven criminality – plus the extraordinary number of insider sources.

Hate crimes surged during Trump’s first year, a record high since 9/11

"Shouldn’t this urgent crisis be subject of first post-recess Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today, instead of ramming through more Trump judges? Our lives are at stake."

Why Jeff Sessions’ final act could have more impact than expected

Just before he left, the departing attorney-general adopted a policy to limit the Justice Department’s ability to oversee abusive police departments.

Backed by Ocasio-Cortez, youth climate activists arrested at Pelosi’s office demanding Democrats embrace ‘Green...

"Ocasio-Cortez's decision to join the protesters and march on her own House leader sets a tone of urgency and combativeness that is rare on Capitol Hill."

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