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A UN speech that every Palestinian wanted to hear

September 27, 2011

At the UN, President Mahmoud Abbas used terms like “ethnic cleansing”,“al-Nakba”, “apartheid policies” and “racist annexation Wall”. His speech was indeed befitting of being a historical platform to voice the issue of Palestine. It encapsulated the suffering the Palestinians have endured for 63 years, from the horrors of their ethnic cleansing in 1948 to the […]

Mahmoud Abbas UN address on Palestine

September 24, 2011

As President of the State of Palestine and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Mahmoud Abbas submitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations an application for Palestine to be admitted as a full member of the United Nations. The bid to win recognition of a state in the West Bank, […]

Dennis Kucinich pushing US to end War in Libya

July 6, 2011

US congressman Dennis Kucinich is sponsoring legislation in the United States Congress to end US military involvement in Libya for the following reasons: First, the war is illegal under the United States constitution and our War Powers Act, because only the US Congress has the authority to declare war and the president has been unable […]

Iraq demands return of oil money from US

June 21, 2011

Iraq is demanding the return of $17 billion in oil money it says was stolen by U.S. institutions in the wake of the 2003 invasion. In a letter to sent the UN sent last month the Iraqi parliament asked for help finding and recovering the money, which disappeared from the Development Fund of Iraq. The […]

Gaddafi challenges the dominance of the American Empire and the West

May 13, 2011

The West wants to get rid of Muammar Gaddafi. The basic reason is simple. Gaddafi confronts their power. He confronts the status quo of the Empire. He demands greater power for Africa and the African Union. He demands greater power for smaller countries in the United Nations. Gaddafi calls for investigations of past wars. He […]

WikiLeaks exposes US Ambassador covering for Israeli war crimes in Gaza

April 20, 2011

In the aftermath of Israel’s 2008-2009 intervention into the Gaza Strip, Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, led a vigorous campaign to stymie an independent U.N. investigation into possible war crimes, while using the prospect of such a probe as leverage to pressure Israel to participate in a U.S.-backed Middle East […]

Libya and the selective nature of UN intervention

March 21, 2011

Those who support the UN Security Council’s authorization of a no-fly zone over Libya need to reflect on the selective nature of UN intervention throughout the world and in the Middle East in particular. When Israel bombed Gaza at the end of 2008 in a brutal action which killed 1,300 people and destroyed 20,000 buildings, […]

UN hails Libya’s human rights record

March 5, 2011

The Vancouver Sun reports: “The UN Human Rights Council is set to adopt a major report hailing Libya’s human rights record — despite moving to suspend the Arab country’s council membership amid an international outcry over attacks on civilians. “The report shows countries applauding and commending Libya as they note ‘with appreciation the country’s commitment […]

Palestinians plan Day of Rage to protest US veto of UN resolution

February 21, 2011

Palestinians are planning their own “Day of Rage” to protest the American veto of a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements, Ma’an News Agency reported a top Fatah official as saying. “[The United States government] are liars who pretend to support democracy and peace. Far from it,” Fatah official and former Palestinian intelligence chief Tawfik […]

The Revealing Palestine Papers

January 28, 2011

The Palestine Papers give the world an unprecedented look inside the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, as well as provide a fly-on-the-wall view of how key senior American officials never take any position to which an Israeli government might object. The series of six documents show just how willing the U.S. is to acquiesce to Israeli demands […]