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The Treaty To Ban The Bomb Takes Effect

Above photo: The Golden Rule sails in the waters off Diamond Head last August. Fifty-one nations have now ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Will the United States sign? Three and a half years ago, on July 7, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly approved the language of this treaty by a […]

UN disarmament talks begin in bad blood as Iran, Turkey block rivals’ participation

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The Jewish supremacist state (A comment on B’Tselem’s ‘apartheid regime’ designation for Israel)

During the past two decades, many respected individuals and organizations designated the regime Israel has established in the occupied Palestinian territory—the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza—as a form of apartheid.  A small subset of these individuals and organizations designated the regime Israel presided over in the whole of “historic Palestine”—i.e., from the Jordan […]

Report: Executive at United Nations Refugee Agency to Join Biden National Security Council

An executive with the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency, which lobbies nations to accept mass migration, is expected to join President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Katie Tobin, external relations officer for the UN Refugee Agency, is reportedly likely to get a spot on Biden’s National Security Council overseeing transborder security. Tobin’s appointment would be one of […]

‘The people will pay the price’: U.S. plan to blacklist Houthis raises concerns in Yemen

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UN Condemns Capitol Storm, Calls for Total Shutdown of Any Opposition to Globalism

The United Nations human rights office has suggested that Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol stemmed at least in part from President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers’ fomenting of violence and continued “deliberate distortion of facts” regarding the outcome of November’s presidential election. Thursday’s statement from U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet came […]

Leading Saudi women’s rights activist sentenced to 6 years in prison

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US Economic Sanctions On Cuba In The context Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Above photo: Cuban Health Specialists arriving in South Africa to help curb the spread of COVID-19. GovernmentZA via Creative Commons. On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.  Shortly after that, on Friday, March 26, during his participation in a virtual summit of leaders from the G20 countries, UN Secretary-General António Guterres […]

Fall of the Cabal Sequel | Part 6

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Who will prevent the next war in Gaza, now that Mladenov’s gone?

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UN says Mladenov won’t take up Libya envoy role due to ‘personal and family reasons’

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US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazis

Above photo: Volunteers of the ultra far-right Azov Battalion at a rally marking Fatherland Defender Day in Kiev, Ukraine, Oct. 14, 2016. Efrem Lukatsky | AP. Labels it “Russian Disinformation.” This is far from the first time the US has voted against similar resolutions; it has done so every year since 2014, dismissing them as […]

Yemen’s President, Separatists Announce New Power-Sharing Government

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi attends the Arab summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, May 31, 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed/File Photo The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen announced on Friday a new power-sharing cabinet that would include southern separatists in the internationally-recognized government, part of a deal to end a power struggle between the nominal […]

Urgent Call To End The Illegal Sanctions

US sanctions are suffocating the world. The Progressive International calls the UN to end them. We call on António Guterres (UN Secretary General), Michelle Bachelet (UN High Commissioner for Human rights) and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo of Guyana (Chair of the G-77) to take urgent steps to put an end to the unilateral, illegal (primary […]

Survey: Majority of U.S. Voters Oppose Globalist ‘Great Reset’ Initiative

The majority of likely American voters say they oppose “The Great Reset” initiative currently being spearheaded by globalists in the United States and Europe, a survey finds. A survey by Rasmussen Reporters and The Heartland Institute reveals that about 53 percent of likely voters who have heard of the Great Reset oppose its mission to […]

UN urges Iran to address nuclear, ballistic missile concerns and return to deal

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging Iran to address concerns raised about its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and return to “full implementation” of its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. The UN chief expressed regret in a report to the Security Council obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press that the Trump […]

Israel needs to be held accountable for its human rights violations against Palestinian children

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is a reminder that the rights of children should be paramount in our minds. It was passed by the United Nations in 1977, occurring annually on November 29. As of September 2020, there are 157 Palestinian children detained as security detainees by Israeli authorities, of whom […]

United Nations Removes Marijuana From List Of Most Dangerous Drugs

By Zack Budryk, The Hill. December 4, 2020 Above photo: A factory worker processes cannabis flowers to make them ready for export on November 10 in Kasese, Uganda. CNN. A United Nations panel has voted to remove medical cannabis from a list of dangerous drugs. In the Wednesday vote, the Commission for Narcotic Drugs voted […]

UN Security Council unlikely to act on Iran scientist killing, diplomats say

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UN Security Council said uninterested in action over killing of Iran scientist

The United Nations Security Council is unlikely to take action over the assassination of leading Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, according to a Tuesday report. Fakhrizadeh, considered the architect of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, was killed on Friday as his car was targeted in a bomb and gun attack on a road outside the capital […]

On the anniversary of the UN’s day of solidarity with the Palestinian people

Editor’s Note: The following statement was released today by the One Democratic State Campaign. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on November 29 as an occasion for […]

Syrian delegations meet for UN-hosted talks on constitution amid ‘deep mistrust’

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The Forgotten Miracle: Nov. 29, 1947

Originally published on December 18, 2008. I originally planned to write a column about the flood of condemnations that Muslim leaders issued following the massacre in Mumbai, and how disappointed I was not to find a single fatwa in those texts, nor a mention of any religious offense: no “sin,” no “hell,” nor “apostasy.” I was […]

Narishkeit

November 27, 2020 by Michael Kuttner Read on for article Yiddish is a most expressive language which often defies perfect translation into English as well as conveying its emotional intent. Michael Kuttner Take the word narishkeit for example. For the purposes of this op-ed, it can be politely defined as “unbelievable stupidity.” Whether homegrown, indulged […]

In rare occurance, jailed Saudi women’s rights activist given day in court

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Survey shows COVID-19’s ‘severe impact’ on millions of Mideast, North African children

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UN votes overwhelmingly in support of Palestinian self-determination

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On the brink, UN agency for Palestinian refugees pleads for funds to pay salaries

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UN committee again passes annual anti-Israel resolutions with huge majorities

A committee at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday passed with overwhelming majorities a series of resolutions critical of Israel, lambasting the Jewish state, among other things, for ostensible human rights violations against Palestinians and “repressive measures” against Syrian citizens in the Golan Heights. The motions are passed annually by the UN’s Special Political and Decolonization […]

The Significance Of The Nuclear Ban Treaty

Peter Kuznick answered the following questions from Mohamed Elmaazi of Sputnik Radio and agreed to let World BEYOND War publish the text. 1) What’s the significance of Honduras being the latest country to join the UN’s Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons? What a remarkable and ironic development, especially after the U.S. had been […]

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