Posts Tagged ‘elects’

‘This Is Our Time’: National Congress Of American Indians Elects New Leadership

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization’s founding in 1944.Fawn Sharp, the president of the Quinault Nation, easily won election to NCAI’s highest office during the group’s 76th annual convention last Thursday. She defeated three […]

Austria’s far-right faction elects leader ahead of national elections

Austria’s far-right party on Saturday formally elected Norbert Hofer to lead it into national elections later this month. Hofer took over the Freedom Party (FPOe)’s leadership in May after Heinz-Christian Strache resigned, both as party head and Austrian vice-chancellor, in the wake of the “Ibiza-gate” corruption scandal. That scandal brought down the government, a coalition […]

OPCW elects Iran as vice chair of its executive council

IRNA – Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) elected Iran as the vice chair of its executive council. Upon its nomination by the Asian countries, the Islamic Republic of Iran was successfully elected as the vice chair of the Executive Council of the OPCW, despite objection by the US, Embassy of Islamic Republic […]

UN Bloc of Developing Nations Elects Palestine as Leader in Snub to Israel, US

NEW YORK — The Group of 77, a bloc of developing nations at the UN, has chosen Palestine’s delegation as its chair for 2019, a move that will likely be seen as a diplomatic win for Palestine and a loss for Israel and the U.S. The latter two countries have been arguing against increasing Palestine’s […]

Going Underground – BUT FIRST: Mexico Elects a Leftist President

Going Underground – BUT FIRST: Mexico Elects a Leftist President Going Underground with Afshin Afshin Rattansi on the Mexican election results. LIKE Going Underground Going Underground Afshin Rattansi on Instagram… View the original video for Going Underground – BUT FIRST: Mexico Elects a Leftist President at Posted in Analysis […]

NYC Elects Socialist for Congress Whose Platform Catered to Non-Whites, Wants ICE Abolished

The future of the Democratic Party is suddenly more clear. Challenger @Ocasio2018 toppled one of the top Democrats in Congress, @repjoecrowley, Tuesday night in their primary in the 14th District. The victory stunned even her, live on our channel. #NY1Politics — Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) June 27, 2018 On Tuesday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a […]

Pennsylvania Elects Convicted Child Rapist As Fire Chief

The mayor of a Pennsylvania town is standing by the decision to re-elect a convicted pedophile as fire chief, even though he raped a 4-year-old girl in 2001.  Chief Roger Gilbert Jr. pleaded guilty in 2001 to brutally raping a 4-year-old girl and is listed in the state’s Megan’s Law database. reports: Mayor Ann Louise Wagner […]

Incoming City Council elects Najafi as Tehran mayor

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Morteza Alviri, a member of the new City Council, said Najafi has been chosen as the final nominee for the post of Tehran Mayor with the unanimous vote of the council. All 21 members of the incoming council voted in favor of Najafi, Alviri noted. However, the election will be […]

As Iran Elects a Moderate, Trump Cozies Up to Its Terrorist Enemy Saudi Arabia

Source  by Muhammad Sahimi On Friday May 19 the Iranian people elected President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate and reformist, in a landslide. 75 percent of the eligible voters cast their votes – which should be compared with 56 percent turnout in the U.S. elections in 2016 – and Rouhani received 57 percent of the total votes. And, […]

United Nations is obsolete: elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission

UN Watch, a human rights organization, monitoring the performance of the United Nations, has strongly condemned the appointment of Saudi Arabia to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), citing Riyadh’s poor women’s rights record and widespread gender inequality. “Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making […]

UN Elects Largest Oppressor of Women, Saudi Arabia, to Woman’s Rights Commission

By Jack Burns Saudi Arabia isn’t known for gender equality. In fact, the Saudi government’s idea of fair play among the sexes is ensuring women their husbands can only have three more wives. Saudi women truly have zero rights in society. Ranking Saudi Arabia among the 10-worst-countries for women, the Toronto Star wrote, “In oil-rich Saudi Arabia, women […]

No Joke: U.N. Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission, For 2018-2022 Term

The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch condemned the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia, “the world’s most misogynistic regime,” to a 2018-2022 term on its Commission on the Status of Women, the U.N. agency “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.” “Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like […]

United Nations Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission

The United Nations Economic and Social Council voted late last week to place Saudi Arabia on the Commission on the Status of Women for a four-year term beginning in 2018, despite that country’s appalling record on the treatment of women. Hillel Neuer, director of the Geneva-based UN Watch, expressed his outrage in a statement Friday: “Electing […]

Newsletter – US Democracy Crisis: Illegitimate System

Print Friendly Above photo: From Alamy. Two years ago we wrote that the task of the movement is to build national consensus. We have shown in previous articles that national consensus is being reached on many issues, but the government is not responding to the public consensus. We have also reported on research that shows […]

NYU graduate worker union backs Israel boycott by big margin

Charlotte Silver Activism and BDS Beat 22 April 2016 New York University’s graduate student worker union has voted by a large margin to join the international boycott, divestment and sanctions movement in support of Palestinian rights. The Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC), part of United Auto Workers Local 2110, also voted for stewards and delegates, […]

Queensland caucus elects Fraser as Bligh’s deputy

QUEENSLAND Treasurer Andrew Fraser has been elected Deputy Premier by the Labor caucus in an uncontested vote that Premier Anna Bligh has pitched as a renewal of the leadership team she will take to the next election. Labelling Mr Fraser Australia’s “worst treasurer”, Liberal National Party leader Campbell Newman moved to end speculation about who […]

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