Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tag: United Nations

COP25 was a failure, but activists’ collective organizing at the talks...

Indigenous leaders and environmentalists blasted the United Nations for marginalizing civil society groups over two weeks of negotiations at the climate summit, while welcoming polluters.

U.N. report finds over 7 million children worldwide are being held...

The global study was published in November, on the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the landmark international treaty affirming the world’s commitment to protecting children.

Climate change forces 20 million people to flee each year, Oxfam...

At the U.N. climate talks in Madrid, environmental and development groups are pushing to establish a fund to help countries already reeling from climate change.

“This is about today”: One climate crisis happens every week

“We need to look at the risks of not investing in resilience.”

What does it take to destroy a world order?

Climate change, if not brought under some kind of control, threatens to create a new and eternally cataclysmic planet on which the very word “order” may lose its traditional meaning.

The coup has failed & now the US is looking to...

The United Nations, the Red Cross and other relief organizations have refused to work with the U.S. on delivering aid to Venezuela, which they say is politically motivated.

US and Hungary only two nations to vote no on helping...

"While the vote does not represent a formal withdrawal from the Compact, it does send a signal that the wealthiest country the world intends to abdicate global leadership in working towards the Compact's objectives."

You are stealing our future: Greta Thunberg, 15, condemns the world’s...

"We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people. Thank you."

US & other big polluters obstruct UN climate talks, stalling efforts...

"It frustrates me to see those countries historically responsible for climate change causing – refusing to operationalize their legal obligations to assist developing countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable development and adapt to climate change."

Trump’s energy adviser runs away when questioned by Democracy Now! at...

Wells Griffith refused to answer questions and ran from our camera team for about a quarter-mile, retreating to the U.S. delegation office.

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The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."

Factchecking NPR’s attempted takedown of Bernie Sanders

Their ignorance is willful, and finds its roots in a profoundly ideological position, an ideology adopted by journalists who favor and are rewarded by corporate arguments promoted by corporate Democrats.

Sanders alone on debate stage to say candidate with the most votes should get...

“Out of all the candidates, Bernie is the only one to advocate for the democratic will of the people.”

Millions of Americans crowdfunding to cover medical expenses

“It comes down to a profit-making motive that is baked into a system—a system that puts profits over patients.”