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  • Remarks by Donald Trump to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, by Donald Trump
    Madam President, Mr. Secretary-General, world leaders, ambassadors, and distinguished delegates: One year ago, I stood before you for the first time in this grand hall. I addressed the threats facing our world, and I presented a vision to achieve a brighter future for all of humanity. Today, I stand before the United Nations General Assembly to share the extraordinary progress we've made. In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in (...) ... ...
  • Introduction of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés
    Heads of State and Government, Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies, Mr. Secretary-General, Madam Deputy Secretary-General, It is an honour to welcome you to the seventy-third session of the United Nations General Assembly. I welcome you to the only place where a meeting such as this is possible. Only this Assembly, as the main deliberative and representative body of the United Nations, offers an opportunity to all the world's peoples and leaders to listen and to be heard on an equal (...) ... ...
  • Democracy triumphs in the Maldives — despite years of betrayal by the Obama administration
    Here’s one sign of how repressive the regime was in the Maldives, the island nation southwest of India. In 2013, I sat in a restaurant with youth leader Shauna Aminath as a thug tried to frighten her. We were in the Seagull Café in Malé, the crowded capital, and she was telling me about the inspiring pro-democracy movement when a man in his 40s passed by our table and shot her a hard look. She winced. “He wants me to know he’s with the police and that he’s following me,” she said. “They keep trying to intimidate us.” A few ... ...
  • Opening of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, by António Guterres
    Your Excellency Madam President of the General Assembly, Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Our world is suffering from a bad case of “Trust Deficit Disorder”. People are feeling troubled and insecure. Trust is at a breaking point. Trust in national institutions. Trust among states. Trust in the rules-based global order. Within countries, people are losing faith in political establishments, polarization is on the rise and populism is on the (...) ... ...
  • American ‘Lone Soldiers’ reflect on fighting for Israel: they seek escape, devotion, or ‘just want to shoot’
    “You always find that a lot of Lone Soldiers tend to be a little crazier,” Yosef, 23, told me in an American accent over the telephone using the slang term for young enlistees in Israel’s army who have no family in the country. I met “Yosef” after posting an advertisement on one of the many Facebook support groups for Lone Soldiers. Dozens were eager to talk about their personal reasons for voluntarily joining the Israeli military. My Facebook inbox flooded with current and veteran soldiers from the Israeli military. I spoke with eight Americans who left their lives in the ... ...
  • Meet James Corbett, Political Extremist!!! #PropagandaWatch
    Imagine you're a high school student doing a homework assignment on the Federal Reserve. You go to YouTube and type in "Federal Reserve" in the search bar and find "Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve." The horror! Luckily, you don't have to worry about that, because now that MSNBC and Mother Jones have ganged up, it's being scrubbed from the search results! Welcome to the world of soft censorship, folks! ... ...
  • Remarks by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, by Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
    In the Name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate Your Excellency the President of the General Assembly, Your Excellency the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ladies and Gentlemen, At the outset, I am pleased to extend congratulations to Mrs. Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces on assuming the presidency of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly, wishing her success. I express also our appreciation to His Excellency Mr. Miroslav Lajcak for his valuable efforts in (...) ... ...
  • ‘Trump will only accelerate the creation of a new political movement in Palestine’: Nidal al-Azza on the impact of US policy towards Palestine
    Nidal al-Azza, 50, is a Palestinian activist and the director of a local organization that works with Palestinian residency and refugee rights. Al-Azza is a Palestinian refugee himself, and was born and raised in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, where he still lives. He has a Master’s degree in Human Rights Law from Columbia University in New York. Like many other activists and community leaders in the West Bank, al-Azza has been dealing with the repercussions of the Trump administration’s foreign policy in the region, specifically the massive cuts to Palestinian aid and policy changes over ... ...
  • All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It?
    Every war being fought today is illegal. Every action taken to carry out these wars is a war crime. In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact or Pact of Paris was signed and ratified by the United States and other major nations that renounced war as a way to resolve conflicts, calling instead for peaceful ways of … Continue reading "All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It?" The post All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It? appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Danish Troops Accused of Firing on Shi’ite Militia; 19 Killed in Iraq
    Coalition forces deny targeting militias. The post Danish Troops Accused of Firing on Shi’ite Militia; 19 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Turning Molehills into Mountains
    John Cheney-Lippold, told his student that he wouldn’t write a letter of recommendation for her to study in Israel. By Eve MykytynShareEarlier this month, University of Michigan professor John Cheney-Lippold, told his student, Abigail Ingber, that he would not write a letter of recommendation for her to study in Israel.  In declining to write the recommendation, he wrote in part, “As you may know, many university departments have pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinians living in Palestine.This boycott includes writing letters of recommendation for students planning to study there.”This incident has, predictably, led to wild accusations of anti Semitism. First, it is worth noting that it is unlikely that ... ...
  • The case for a unified Palestinian protest movement
    The Arab Higher Monitoring Committee is calling for a general strike against recent Israel-U.S. attempts to further repress Palestinians. This is an opportunity to involve a younger generation of activists, and coordinate a joint struggle. By Rabee’ Eid Activists demonstrate against the Prawer Plan at Herod’s Gate in East Jerusalem, November 30, 2013. The Prawer Plan, if implemented, will displace tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens of Israel. (Photo: Activestills.org) Palestinians across Israel, the West Bank and Gaza are banding together in a general strike on October 1, in protest of Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law and President Donald Trump’s “deal of the ... ...
  • Russia Beefs Up Syria’s Air Defenses – Tells “Hotheads” To Cool Down
    The Russian Minister of Defense today announced some of the measures to be taken in Syria in response to last weeks destruction of its electronic warfare plane with 15 airmen on board. Yesterday the Russian MoD held Israel responsible for ... ...
  • Central African Republic: UN Warns of Genocide in Central African Republic
    [Deutsche Welle] The UN's aid chief has alerted member states of the "early warning signs of genocide" amid increasing violence. The African nation has seen the worst sectarian violence since the overthrow of the government in 2013. ... ...
  • Episode 776: Here We Grow Again
    The president's budget promises 3% growth. Is that doable? Yes, but he won't like what it would take.(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) ... ...
  • Venezuela to leave ‘interventionist’ OAS group amid deadly anti-govt protests
    Caracas has decided to withdraw its membership from the Organization of American States after the body voted to “breach sovereignty” and convene an emergency meeting over the ongoing violent crisis in Venezuela that has already resulted in 29 deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...