Posts tagged with ‘United Nations’

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Integrated Education in Northern Ireland

by FG

Integrated Education in Northern Ireland  Faysal Mikdadi “Integrated Education is about mutual and common acceptance, especially the acceptance of trying new ideas for the benefit of the central purpose of education: the individual child.” Cliodhna Scott-Wills: Development Officer for Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) “WHEREAS Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in […]

Palestinians to renew UN statehood bid

by FG

Palestinians to renew UN statehood bid Agencies The Palestinians will renew a bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations, a move which could strengthen their statehood claims after talks with Israel stalled. Palestinians are listed as a UN observer “entity” with no voting rights. They will ask to be made a non-member observer […]

Media Scoundrels Promote War

by FG

Media Scoundrels Promote War Stephen Lendman Syria is target one, then Iran. The road to Tehran runs through Damascus. Western-backed insurgents can’t match Assad’s security forces. In 2011, Libyan killer gangs had air force support. Without NATO, they’d have been routed. Expect stepped up intervention in Syria. All signs suggest it. The April 10 deadline […]

Transformational Politics

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Transformational Politics Awakening an American Society and the Global Community Be Part of the Evolution Clive Hambidge “Julian Assange” said Noam Chomsky “should be congratulated for  carrying out the responsibilities of a citizen in democratic societies, where the population should be aware of what their selected representatives are doing and planning.” Assange is perhaps to pay […]

Europe’s Own Human Rights Crisis

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Europe’s Own Human Rights Crisis Benjamin Ward To many friends of human rights in Europe, the Arab Spring has been the most thrilling period since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Judging from their soaring rhetoric about yearning for freedom among Arab peoples, European Union leaders share that enthusiasm. Today there is an opportunity, the […]

Profiting From The Pentagon – OpEd

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Profiting From The Pentagon – OpEd Donald Kaul Washington’s talking about cutting the military budget. Whoopee. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently revealed plans to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the Pentagon’s budget in the next decade, with possibly more reductions on the way. We’re going to have fewer soldiers, fewer warplanes and ships, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remembering the Best and Worst of 2011

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Remembering the Best and Worst of 2011 Richard Falk 3 Jan 2012 2011 was an exciting and pivotal year in many respects, although its main outcomes will remain inconclusive for years to come.  We will learn in 2012 whether we are moving closer to fulfilling our hopes, dreams, and goals or are trying to interpret […]

O Captain My Captain

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America’s Aid for Israel’s Political ‘Continuum’ A military conquest Clive Hambidge “… We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours … When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do will be to scurry round like drugged roaches in a bottle.” (Rafeal […]

by FG

Obama’s Opportunity Clive Hambidge It came as little surprise that in an aside to White House aides, widely reported by a not so incredulous world media; one Barrack Hussein Obama was doubtful whether Binyamin Netanyahu could or would ever make the necessary concessions to achieve a “Middle East peace deal”. If there is a coherent […]

Is the invasion in Libya legitimate or an intrusion?

by FG

Is the invasion in Libya legitimate or an intrusion? Lilian Nyamwaro Libya is no stranger to invasion and sanctions from the international community. Since the early 80’s, there has been an expression of dissent to the Gadaffi regime. Having gained independence in 1953 and nationalised the Libyan oil, the Gaddafi regime has been under the […]

Is Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention lawful?

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Is Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention lawful? Lilian Nyamwaro The lawfulness of Unilateral Intervention has long been a subject of international debate. Some scholars have argued that it’s an emerging norm under customary international law while some have argued that it lacks a clear legal framework therefore it does not accord with customary international law. For the […]