All news tagged with #UN

Binoy Kampmark, Australia 03/01/2018 0

The Caring Profession: Peacekeeping, Blue Helmets and Sexual Abuse

It’s the sort of thing to turn many an otherwise calm stomach, but the revelations that UN peace keeping staff have been involved in sexual assault has done its fair share of upsetting.
Robert C. Koehler, USA 02/18/2018 0

The Other Superpower?

Is there a global, evolutionary counterforce out there as well, equal to or greater than the corporate militarism that seems to have a stranglehold on the future?
Patrick Cockburn, UK 02/01/2018 0

It’s Time to Call Economic Sanctions What They Are: War Crimes

The first pathetic pieces of wreckage from North Korean fishing boats known as “ghost ships” to be found this year are washing up on the coast of northern Japan.
Darius Shahtahmasebi, USA 01/19/2018 0

Trump Continues Obama-Era Saber Rattling With Russia By Arming Ukraine

The Russia-obsessed corporate media continues to peddle the narrative that Donald Trump has turned the United States into a client-state of Russia, even while he directly provokes the former Soviet Union by providing Russia’s foe — Urkaine — with the largest lethal assistance to a country on its border.
George Szamuely, USA 01/18/2018 0

NATO’s Fraudulent War on Behalf of Women

In a recent Guardian article titled “Why NATO Must Defend Women’s Rights,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Soltenberg and Hollywood movie star Angelina Jolie assert that “NATO has the responsibility and opportunity to be a leading protector of women’s rights.”
David Swanson, USA 01/13/2018 0

How It Could Finally Be Possible to Prosecute War as a Crime

War is a crime. The International Criminal Court has just announced that it will finally treat it as a crime, sort-of, kind-of.
César Chelala, USA 01/10/2018 0

We Are Failing a Generation of Iraqi Children

Hardly a week passes in Iraq without signs of violence leaving both children and adults with permanent physical and mental scars.
Bob Burnett, USA 01/10/2018 0

Make America Weak Again

After 11 months of total Republican control in Washington, the United States has been weakened across-the-board. Here are ten ways that Donald Trump and company have diminished American society.
Chris Hedges, USA 01/09/2018 0

What Christmas Means

In the early 1980s I was in a refugee camp for Guatemalans who had fled the war into Honduras.
Darius Shahtahmasebi, USA 01/08/2018 0

Washington’s Pre-War Demonization Formula Is Targeting Iran, Again

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s grandiose performance in front of the UN on December 15 should send shivers down the spines of those who remember Colin Powell’s equally disturbing performance in the months leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. This is just the beginning of the a new media campaign against Iran with regime change as the end goal.