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Civil Lawsuit On Behalf Of Sudanese Victims Brought Against BNP Paribas In U.S. Federal District Court

Eric Reeves | Posted 01.21.2017 | World
Eric Reeves

The civil suit brought yesterday on behalf of victims of atrocity crimes for which the NIF/NCP regime in Khartoum is responsible marks a moment of ext...

The Final Betrayal of Sudan: Obama administration's lifting of economic sanctions; UN Ambassador Samantha Power justifying the move, claiming a "sea change" of improvement in humanitarian access

Eric Reeves | Posted 01.14.2017 | Women
Eric Reeves

The moral hypocrisy, the mendacity, and the sheer foolishness of the Obama administration's claim that there has been a "sea change" of improvement in...

America is Responsible for Aleppo's Destruction

Lionel Beehner | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Buried under rubble, Aleppo weeps. It was the most fascinating, glorious, majestic, and hodgepodge city I'd ever visited, an ancient city of narrow, t...

Donald Trump Should Announce U.S. Will Stay Out of Syria

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.26.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. presidential election mercifully has ended. But global conflict continues. And politicians are still attempting to drag America into another tragic, bloody Middle Eastern conflict.

World's Top Diplomat -- It's Guterres Of Portugal!

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

In a surprisingly quick decision, the 15 members of the UN Security Council stood in a row to show they were united behind the candidacy of Antonio Guterres, a former UN refugee agency chief and an ex-prime minister of Portugal.

Stop The Killing

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Maybe half a million dead, half a country -- 10 million people -- displaced from their homes, jettisoned onto the mercy of the world. Welcome to war...

Time for Tough Action to Stop Sexual Exploitation by UN Peacekeepers

Lieutenant-General (rtd) Daniel Opande | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Lieutenant-General (rtd) Daniel Opande

It is time to raise the scales of preventive and punitive measures for sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers. An unequivocal message needs to be sent to every member state and troop contributing countries that only personnel who see the protection of human rights as their mission will continue to serve as UN peacekeepers.

China, Russia, Others Deny UN Status for Press Advocacy Group

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

At issue is a little-known UN committee that accredits non-governmental groups (NGOs) to participate in some meetings and conferences, including the Human Rights Council in Geneva. For the past four years it has deferred six times an application from the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Among Hillary Clinton's Recently Leaked Emails, Wide-Ranging References to UN

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 04.19.2017 | World
Dulcie Leimbach

A newly released Wikileaks trove of emails sent to or sent by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, some as old as 2009, reveals a wide range of ...

Convoy Of U.S. Ambassador To The U.N. Hits And Kills Boy In Cameroon

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.19.2016 | World

DAKAR (Reuters) - A vehicle in the motorcade of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations struck and killed a young boy in Cameroon on Monday during a...

Rejecting False Choices: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 04.15.2017 | Politics
Ambassador Samantha Power

Because the United States is the most powerful country in the world -- and given the state of the region -- some have second-guessed the decisions that President Obama and his Administration have made on the Middle East.

New North Korea UN Resolution Is Tough: Can It Be Enforced

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 03.03.2017 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Instead of spending some $4 billion on its weapons programs, Pyongyang could have provided 40 years of humanitarian assistance to its impoverished citizens, South Korea's Ambassador Oh Joon told reporters.

What Does It Mean to Be a Feminist?

Maria Laurino | Posted 02.18.2017 | Women
Maria Laurino

Contemporary American feminism has primarily come to mean championing women's autonomy and challenging the privileging of male over female. But a feminism that is chiefly about autonomy is bound to liberate one person at the expense of another.

Obama, Power Extol American Leadership and Values. Refugees Need Action.

B. Shaw Drake | Posted 01.15.2017 | Politics
B. Shaw Drake

Photo Credit: Syrian refugees at Killis Refugee camp in Turkey. Photo Human Rights First In his final State of the Union address President Obama focu...

The Obama Administration Should Be Found Guilty of War Crimes in Yemen

Dan Kovalik | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

Those of us who supported Barack Obama in 2008 in the hope that he was a man of peace must face the painful reality - we were dead wrong. Nowhere is our folly better illustrated than in the ongoing human rights catastrophe now unfolding in Yemen with critical U.S. assistance.

U.N. Blames Saudi-Led Coalition For Most Attacks On Yemeni Civilians

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.22.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that a Saudi-led co...

Can the U.S. and Partner Governments Crush ISIL Finance?

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.10.2016 | World
Frank Vogl

United States Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will chair an unprecedented session of the United Nations Security Council on December 17. For the first ti...

What Comes After Samantha Power's Sri Lanka Visit?

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 11.25.2016 | World
Taylor Dibbert

Power's visit is indeed a welcome gesture. Nonetheless, now's the time to see whether Washington's continued engagement with Colombo is predicated upon a mix of pragmatism and ideals.

Talk to the Stranger on the Bus

Shared_Studios | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact

Since Portals launched in December 2014, more than 6,000 people have carried on 20-minute one-on-one conversations with strangers abroad. We expected the encounters to be neat, exciting, cool. But they were much more than that. Participants came out giddy, weeping, feeling as though they passed through some unique moment in time and space.

A Third Intifada?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Vladimir Putin is only nine years older than Barack Obama, yet they somehow are of a different generation. How could this be?

The U.S. and Russia, Syria and Ukraine: Neo-Cons vs. Liberal Interventionists

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

United States policy in Syria insists that President Bashar al-Assad must go. But if the U.S. succeeds and the Assad government is scattered to the wind it raises the question: Who will defend the ethnic and religious minorities in Syria from the Islamic State, the al-Nusra Front, and all the other heavily armed homicidal maniacs that already control nearly half the country?

Can You Handle the Truth?

Katie Sgarro | Posted 09.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Katie Sgarro

So I've decided to "act as if." To believe that maybe one person can begin to change the world with just a piece of paper and a pen.

Time To Make Up: Netanyahu And Obama Will Meet At White House

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the White House in November for his first meeting with President Barack Obama since...

A Problem from Hell: The U.S.'s Genocide Complicity in Yemen

Dan Kovalik | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

A massive human rights tragedy is unfolding in Yemen. Thousands of Yemini civilians have already been killed and millions of Yemini civilians are in imminent risk of starvation as a consequence of the war being waged by the Saudi-led coalition against that country and its life-sustaining infrastructure. CNN recently described the extent of this crisis.

U.S. Envoy To UN: Rejecting The Iran Deal Would Isolate The United States

Reuters | Sam Levine | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Rejecting the Iran nuclear deal would lead to diplomatic isolation for the United States and significantly undermin...