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Louie Gohmert Reintroduces Resolution to Effectively ‘Cancel’ the Democrat Party over Ties to Slavery

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is reintroducing a privileged resolution that would have House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) essentially remove “any item that names, symbolizes or mentions any political organization or party that has ever held a public position that supported slavery or the Confederacy, from any area within the House wing of the Capitol or […]

UN assembly approves pandemic resolution despite objections from US, Israel

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic Friday over objections from the United States and Israel, which protested a successful last-minute Cuban amendment that strongly urged countries to oppose any unilateral economic, financial or trade sanctions. The 193-member world body adopted the resolution by […]

Palestinians to soften stance on UAE-Israel deal in Arab League draft resolution

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UN approves resolution reducing Lebanon peacekeeping force, boosts scrutiny amid U.S., Israeli criticism

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U.S. redrafts UN resolution to extend arms embargo on Iran

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US seeks to extend arms embargo on Iran indefinitely in revised UN resolution

The United States on Tuesday circulated a revised resolution that would extend a UN arms embargo on Iran indefinitely, seeking to gain more support in the 15-member Security Council where veto-wielding Russia and China have voiced strong opposition. US Ambassador Kelly Craft said the new draft “takes council views into account and simply does what […]

Cal State, East Bay student govt unanimously passes BDS resolution

Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) Board of Directors of California State University, East Bay voted unanimously in favor of a resolution in support of divestment from corporations that profit from the occupation of Palestine. The resolution, which was authored and introduced by a coalition of diverse student organizations and individuals at CSU East Bay, spearheaded by […]

US vetoes highly supported UN resolution denouncing Israeli violence, then flops in trying to blame Hamas

The United States vetoed on Friday a Kuwaiti-drafted UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israel’s use of force against Palestinian civilians, underlining Washington’s differences with friends and foes alike over the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Later, a second, US-drafted resolution that blamed Hamas for the violence and upheld Israel’s right to defend itself failed to attract […]

National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies passes resolution in support of academic freedom

The Lawfare Project, self-described as “the legal arm of the pro-Israel community”, lately filed a lawsuit against SFSU, the College of Ethnic Studies, and Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi. The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) joined a broad base of groups who have issued public statements, open letters, and resolutions in support of […]

George Washington student Senate passes divestment resolution as intimidation campaign continues

After being delayed a week because of threats to their safety, the George Washington University (GW) student Senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution to divest from nine companies known to be complicit in Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. Around 1 a.m early Tuesday morning, by a vote of 18 to 6 with 6 abstentions, resolution […]

Russia Vetoes US Resolution At UN To Lay Blame For Syria Chemical Attack; China Abstains

Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted and sponsored UN Security Council resolution on the alleged chemical incident in Syria that would have created a new inquiry to lay blame for chemical weapons attacks in the war-torn country. The draft was designed to fail and thus “justify” unauthorized action in Syria, Russia’s UN envoy […]

UK votes against UN resolution seeking to help Palestinian women

On 23 March, the UN Commission on the Status of Women approved a resolution titled Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women. It recommended that the Economic and Social Council call upon the international community to “continue to provide urgently needed assistance to Palestinian women and girls” who face “a dire humanitarian crisis under Israeli occupation.” The UK delegation voted […]

Iran condemns UN anti-Iran resolution

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman denounced on Sunday the anti-Iran resolution adopted by the United Nations regarding the status of human rights in the country. Ratification of an anti-Iran resolution, which resulted in extending the mission of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, indicates that some countries abuse […]

UN Security Council passes Russia-sponsored resolution on Yemen after UK’s Iran-bashing draft fails

All 15 UNSC members voted in favor of the draft resolution on Yemen, put forward by Russia as a compromise after it vetoed a rival, “antagonizing” draft submitted by the UK, that also drew criticism from China. The UK had proposed to include a provision that would call out Iran for allegedly violating an arms […]

US Pushes for Security Council Resolution to Let Eastern #Ghouta Terrorists Rearm

US Pushes for Security Council Resolution to Let Eastern Ghouta Terrorists Rearm by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman) So-called “rebel” groups in Eastern Ghouta are US-supported cutthroat killer terrorists, notably al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Syria). They’re holding countless numbers of civilians hostage, using them as human shields – terrorizing them, murdering resisters, shelling […]

UN Security Council might vote on amended draft resolution on ceasefire in Syria during Friday’s session

nsnbc : The Un Security Council (UNSC) will vote on Friday on a revised draft resolution proposing a 30-day ceasefire to allow deliveries of […]

Overthrowing Syrian govt is aim of West’s proposed UN resolution – Lavrov

The authors of the resolution on humanitarian issues in Syria, which is to be discussed at the UNSC meeting on Thursday evening, want to “shift the focus” from the peace process “to blaming the Syrian government in order to promote ‘plan B,’ namely overthrowing the regime in violation of resolution 2257,” Lavrov said at a […]

Activists block New Jersey town’s anti-BDS resolution

Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 7 February 2018 Activists are fighting legal attempts to criminalize the BDS campaign. (Kate Ausburn) Human rights activists in the New Jersey town of Maplewood helped defeat a local resolution that would have condemned the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign that aims to pressure Israel to end its […]

Water Warriors, Puyallup Tribe & Tacoma Residents Seek To Pass Resolution Opposing Fracked Gas Plant

Water Warriors, Puyallup Tribe & Tacoma Residents Seek To Pass Resolution Opposing Fracked Gas Plant Above Photo: From Water Warriors, Puyallup Tribe and Tacoma residents seek to pass a resolution through the Seattle city council to instruct the Mayor of Seattle to reject a permit for a Liquefied Natural Gas [LNG] plant. “We live in […]

New Orleans City Council rescinds human rights resolution, igniting the movement for Palestinian rights

After pressure from local pro-Israel organizations, the New Orleans City Council yesterday voted unanimously to rescind a human rights resolution that the body passed exactly two weeks ago. Pushed for months by the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee (NOPSC), Resolution 18-5 would have established a committee to assess all city contracts and terminate those with […]

New Orleans repeals human rights resolution to shield Israel

Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 25 January 2018 Under pressure from Israel lobby, Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell distanced herself from activists behind a human rights resolution. (Agaton Strom/Flickr) The New Orleans city council unanimously voted to rescind a resolution it passed just two weeks ago, following heavy pressure from pro-Israel Jewish communal organizations and right-wing […]

After New Orleans City Council implicitly endorses BDS, officials say resolution was not about Israel

A day after the New Orleans City Council unanimously approved a resolution to add a human rights standard into the review process for city contracts, which was pushed by Palestinian solidarity activists and would include companies profiting off of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory, city officials have started to distance themselves from the politics behind […]

New Orleans resolution is victory, test for Palestinian rights movement

Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 12 January 2018 Activists celebrate at New Orleans City Hall, 11 January. (New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee) On Thursday, the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed a resolution to start screening investments and contracts and divest from corporations that profit from human rights abuses. New Orleans becomes the first […]

US House passes resolution in support of recent riots in Iran

Tasnim– The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Tuesday supporting a handful of foreign-backed opportunists who turned the recent peaceful protests against high prices in Iran violent. “With the passage of this resolution, we state that America stands with the Iranian people,” Representative Ed Royce, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, claimed […]

Russia coordinating peaceful Libyan resolution while Western meddling is ‘frustrating progress’

     Foreign intervention is “frustrating progress” towards a political solution in Libya, according to the eastern Beida government’s Foreign Minister, Mohamed Dayri. The official was speaking during his third public visit to Moscow yesterday, where he held talks with Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, in whom he confided that Libya’s political, security and economic […]

UN approves Iran’s draft resolution on WAVE

IRNA – The United Nations General Assembly ratified Iran’s draft resolution on ‘world against violence and violent extremism’. Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo had earlier introduced the draft resolution on ‘world against violence and violent extremism’ before the General Assembly on Wednesday. The idea behind the resolution was presented […]

76 UN members abstain & 26 vote against as Crimea human rights resolution passes

Among those who voted against the resolution were Russia, China, India, Iran, Serbia, and Belarus; while the US and its allies approved. In all, countries representing nearly half the world’s population rejected the document. The resolution called on Russia, described as an “occupying power,” to “take all necessary measures to immediately put an end to […]

Egypt regrets US veto to block resolution against move of US Embassy to Jerusalem

nsnbc : Egypt has expressed its regret over the United States veto that had resulted in the UN Security Council’s failure to pass a […]

Palestinians May Turn to UN General Assembly if U.S. Vetoes Jerusalem Resolution, Envoy Says

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US vetoes UN resolution on Jerusalem, as Muslim states recognize East Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital

The United States on Monday vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for the U.S. to rescind its recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The other 14 members of the Security Council voted to approve the Egyptian-drafted resolution. The resolution did not mention the United States by name, but targeted […]

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