Posts tagged with ‘UN’

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From Washington this looks like Syria’s ‘Benghazi moment’. But not from here

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From Washington this looks like Syria‘s ‘Benghazi moment’. But not from here Robert Fisk Look east and what does Bashar see? Iran standing with him and Iraq refusing to impose sanctions February 07, 2012 “The Independent‘ —  President Bashar al-Assad is not about to go. Not yet. Not, maybe, for quite a long time. Newspapers […]

Exposed: The Arab Agenda in Syria

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Exposed: The Arab Agenda in Syria Pepe Escobar February 04, 2012 “Asia Times” – – Here’s a crash course on the “democratic” machinations of the Arab League – rather the GCC League, as real power in this pan-Arab organization is wielded by two of the six Persian Gulf monarchies composing the Gulf Cooperation Council, also […]

OPT: Boosting protection and tackling food insecurity

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OPT: Boosting protection and tackling food insecurity IRIN The humanitarian community’s 2012-2013 Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) has a narrower scope than in previous years, focusing on two strategic objectives: improving the protective environment, including access to essential services like health care and education, and tackling food insecurity especially in […]

The People vs The United States

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The People vs The United States Archie Kennedy The United Nations is empowered, under Article 1 of its Charter, to: “maintain international peace and security”, to “develop friendly relations among nations”, “to achieve international co-operation”, and “to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.” Article 2 […]

Dialogue With Iran ‘Long Overdue’ – UN Nuclear Inspector

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Dialogue With Iran ‘Long Overdue’ – UN Nuclear Inspector PanArmenian The chief UN nuclear inspector said on Saturday, Jan 28, that a dialogue with Iran over its atomic program was long overdue, as he prepared to depart for a visit to the Islamic republic. “We are trying to resolve all the outstanding issues with Iran, […]

The Big Chill

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The Big Chill Laura Rozen Achill has taken hold lately among both government officials and the US media. It comes in the wake of a US district court’s decision to jail a New York Times reporter for refusing to reveal to a grand jury her sources in the Bush Administration and the FBI investigation of […]

Stop Warmongering in the Middle East

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Stop Warmongering in the Middle East Richard Falk The public discussion in the West addressing Iran’s nuclear program has mainly relied on threat diplomacy, articulated most clearly by Israeli officials, but enjoying the strong direct and indirect backing of Washington and leading Gulf states.  Israel has also engaged in covert warfare against Iran in recent […]

Beating Up on Chavez

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Beating Up on Chavez Stephen Lendman Since inaugurated in February 1999, he’s faced open US hostility, including by go-along major media scoundrels. New York Times writer Simon Romero’s among them. On January 6, he and William Neuman played both Chavez and Iranian cards headlining, “Increasingly Isolated, Iranian Leader Set to Visit Allies,” saying: President Mahmoud […]

Rights Group Slams Governments For “Double Standard” on Arab Spring

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Rights Group Slams Governments For “Double Standard” on Arab Spring William Fisher Predicting that the current Middle East unrest would continue through 2012, Amnesty International is slamming Western governments for their tepid responses to peaceful protests, for their “double standard,” and for being more concerned with preserving their political and economic interests than with the […]

Is the bid for Palestinian statehood bad for peace?

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Is the bid for Palestinian statehood bad for peace? CMEC – MAP Chairman Robin Kealy: During my service as a diplomat, over many years in the Middle East, I frequently had to defend and justify publicly my Government’s policies, with some of which I privately felt distinctly uncomfortable. Such is the nature of the job-and […]

IOA interview with Haneen Zoabi: Challenge Zionism; demand equality and co-existence

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IOA interview with Haneen Zoabi: Challenge Zionism; demand equality and co-existence Jonathan Cook The Israeli Occupation Archive – 14 Jan 2012 Haneen Zoabi is a Palestinian member of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.  A member of the Balad party (the National Democratic Assembly), she has served as a Member of Knesset (MK) since 2009. Zoabi is […]

Ki-Moon: All Israeli Settlements Illegal

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Ki-Moon: All Israeli Settlements Illegal Alaa Ashkar – IMEMC & Agencies The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, demanded on Sunday the removal of the Israeli Occupation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, considering that the continuing of the Israeli Occupation blocks the establishing of an Independent Palestinian state, the Maan News Agency reported Sunday afternoon Mr. Ban […]

How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents

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How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents. Richard Sanders The following article by Richard Sanders published in May 2002, prior to the onslaught of the Iraq war, carefully documents the History of War Pretext Incidents. This historical  review raises an important issue: Is the Pentagon seeking to trigger military confrontation in […]

EU on verge of abandoning hope for a viable Palestinian state

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EU on verge of abandoning hope for a viable Palestinian state Israel’s foreign ministry denied that Israeli settlers were taking water resources from the West Bank Donald Macintyre The Palestinian presence in the largest part of the occupied West Bank – has been, “continuously undermined” by Israel in ways that are “closing the window” on […]