Posts tagged with ‘veto’

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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 […]

LA Police Department Conducts Joint Exercises with the Military

by FG

LA Police Department Conducts Joint Exercises with the Military Dan Bacher The LA Police Department, known for its brutality and corruption over the years, and the U.S. military conducted joint “tactical exercises” in downtown LA this week. One Black Hawk, a helicopter that has served in combat in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan and […]

Victory for Internet Freedom: Obama Announces Opposition to SOPA, Congress Shelves Bill

by FG

Victory for Internet Freedom: Obama Announces Opposition to SOPA, Congress Shelves Bill The Protect IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act have generated intense opposition because of their crackdown on Internet freedom–and that opposition just won big. Misguided efforts to combat online privacy have been threatening to stifle innovation, suppress free speech, and even, in […]

Palestinian Statehood: Now’s the Time

by FG

Palestinian Statehood: Now’s the Time Stephen Lendman Palestinians worldwide want it. So do supporters and up to 140 countries. They comprise more than enough to ensure it and full de jure UN membership. The Palestinian Authority (PA) can petition the General Assembly directly. It has sole admittance power, not the Security Council only able to […]