Posts Tagged ‘resolution’

BDS Resolution Blocked in Vermont

A Battle in Burlington Let’s start in Vermont, the small state that’s dominated much of our U.S. coverage for the past couple months. Vermonters for Justice in Palestine (VTJP) is the organization that kicked off the campaign targeting Ben & Jerry’s over a decade ago, but that’s certainly not the only issue they organize around. […]

Vermont BDS resolution gets sent back to committee after pro-Israel backlash

Burlington, Vermont’s city council was scheduled to vote on a resolution endorsing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) this week, but the sponsor sent the measure back to committee after backlash from pro-Israel groups. Burlington City Council member Ali Dieng had introduced the resolution in response a campaign waged by Vermonters for Justice in Palestine […]

GOP Senators Introduce Resolution to Update Federal Mask Mandate Rules

Republican senators this week introduced a resolution aimed to urge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update the federal mask mandate requiring face coverings to be worn on modes of public transportation. The resolution, offered by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), […]

US Congress Resolution 413: Option for Sri Lanka to choose either Confrontation or Conciliation

The recently tabled US 413 Resolution in the US Congress led by Ms. Ross breathes fresh air, confidence and hopes for the Tamils, particularly the victimized Tamils whose grievances which commenced in 1948 reached the climax with the genocidal war crimes committed during the war [2006-2009] However, structural genocide has now taken a strong hold […]

Georgia Education Board Passes Resolution Opposing Critical Race Theory, Kemp Applauds

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday applauded the State Board of Education’s decision to pass a resolution that says students should not be taught the quasi-Marxist critical race theory (CRT) in schools. “I applaud the State Board of Education voting today to prevent Critical Race Theory (CRT) from being taught in our classrooms,” Kemp said […]

China and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East

The recent escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has taken center stage in the global arena and politicians from various countries are vociferously calling for its immediate resolution. During a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on May 16, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Vershinin urged the opposing sides to cease […]

Georgia School District Approves Resolution to Prohibit Critical Race Theory

A school district in Georgia this week voted to approve a resolution that would prevent certain divisive concepts of race from being taught in the classroom. A divided Cherokee County School Board on Thursday voted to not adopt critical race theory as part of its curriculum following a heated debate. The board voted four in favor […]

Utah Lawmakers Pass Resolution Against Teaching Critical Race Theory in Schools

Utah’s House and Senate Republicans passed resolutions this week against using critical race theory (CRT) in schools. “The votes capped off a dramatic day on Utah’s Capitol Hill, where some lawmakers walked off the floor in protest and conservative activists demonstrated at a news conference of Black community leaders,” Fox 13 reported Wednesday. While the […]

Democrats Block Kevin McCarthy’s Resolution to Update House Mask Policies

Democrats blocked House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) resolution to update the House’s mask policies in light of the CDC’s revised guidelines. McCarthy, along with many other House Republicans, introduced H. Res. 414, a privileged resolution that would direct Congress’s Attending Physician to update the House’s mask policies in light of the Centers for Disease […]

Pomona College Student Gov’t Removes Club Divestment from BDS Resolution

The Pomona College student government removed a provision from the recently passed Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution that would have denied funding to Jewish and pro-Israel student groups on campus. The resolution, which was first passed on April 23, had stated that the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) called upon the other Claremont […]

Pomona College Student Gov’t Passes BDS Resolution

The Pomona College student government unanimously passed a pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution on April 22. The Claremont Independent reported that the resolution, which was authored by Claremont Colleges Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Claremont Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), called on the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) to cease funding […]

NDP boycott resolution marks loss for Israel lobby, win for democracy

Canada’s leading social democrat and sometimes opposition faction, the New Democratic Party, passed a resolution Saturday, “Ending all trade and economic cooperation with illegal settlements in Israel-Palestine,” becoming Ottawa’s first major political group to endorse a partial boycott of Israel.  Over 80% of 2,000 delegates at the NDP policy convention voted in favor, 15% opposed. […]

CUNY Student Senate Votes Down Resolution Endorsing IHRA

The City University of New York’s (CUNY) University Student Senate (USS) voted down a resolution endorsing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism and another resolution supporting a watered-down definition of anti-Semitism after a five-hour debate. The resolution with the watered-down definition of anti-Semitism, which was being pushed by the CUNY Jewish Law […]

CUNY Student Senate to Vote on Resolution Rejecting IHRA

The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Student Senate will be voting on a resolution that rejects the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism on April 11. The resolution is being pushed by the CUNY Jewish Law Students Association and CUNY Students for Justice in Palestine in response to a March resolution adopting […]

US Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Greek Bicentennial

US Senator and noted philhellene Sen. Bob Menendez sponsored a resolution commemorating the Greek Bicentennial this week. Credit: Scrumshus /Wikimedia Commons/ Public Domain The US Senate passed an official resolution honoring the Greek Bicentennial, with Record Support from a long list of senators from all over the United States, on Wednesday. On the eve of Greece’s […]

Beverly Hills City Council to Consider Resolution Against LA District Attorney

The Beverly Hills City Council will be taking up a resolution expressing no confidence against Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón on March 16. The resolution, which is listed on the agenda for the upcoming meeting, states that Gascón’s policies of dismissing various misdemeanor charges and eliminating sentencing enhancers “contradict state laws” and “the legislative […]

Alabama GOP Awards Trump Framed Resolution: ‘The GREATEST President in U.S. History’

The Alabama Republican Party has passed a resolution declaring Donald J. Trump the greatest president in U.S. history. Trump was presented with a framed copy of the resolution on Saturday at Mar-a-Lago, which declared him as “one of the greatest and most effective” presidents in the history of the United States. You can unsubscribe any time. […]

Europeans push Iran resolution by UN nuclear watchdog despite warnings by Russia, Tehran

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Utah schools encouraged to increase Holocaust education in new resolution

The US Senate has recently passed a resolution calling on all educational institutes in the state of Utah to teach students about the Holocaust, local media reported Friday.Governor of Utah Spencer Cox signed the resolution on Thursday, which he hopes will help students “make informed choices as citizens” and will “help root out despicable acts […]

UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution demanding COVID ceasefire

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution demanding a “sustained humanitarian pause” in all conflict areas to enable coronavirus vaccine access. The British-drafted resolution, cosponsored by 112 countries, intends to facilitate the unhindered delivery of vaccines and the vaccination of millions of people in conflict areas The text reiterated the council’s demand last […]

Trump administration order allowed release of high-resolution satellite imagery of Israeli nuclear facility

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Local Resolution Campaign To Shift Money From Military To Human Needs

Above photo: Move the Money Coalition, New York. A Sample Local Resolution to Resist and Overcome — and How to Pass It. Passing local resolutions in favor of moving funding from militarism to human and environmental needs is useful each and every year for the forseeable future. The template below has been used to pass […]

Myanmar coup: UN passes watered down resolution calling for release of Aung San Suu Kyi

The U.N.’s top human rights body passed a consensus resolution Friday urging military leaders in Myanmar to immediately release Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian government leaders detained after a military coup, while watering down an initial draft text amid pressure led by China and Russia. In a special session at the Human Rights […]

UCSB Passes IHRA Resolution

UC Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) student senate unanimously passed a resolution on February 3 adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. Students Supporting Israel (SSI) at UCSB announced the passage of the resolution in a Facebook post, noting that this makes UCSB the first UC school to pass such a resolution. “It took […]

House Republicans Introduce Resolution to Censure Donald Trump

Six House Republicans introduced a resolution Tuesday to censure President Donald Trump for trying to prevent the certification of the 2020 elections and allegedly incite rioters last week. Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY), Young Kim (R-CA), Fred Upton (R-MI), John Curtis (R-UT), Peter Meijer (R-MI), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced a resolution in their attempt to […]

House Democrats introduce impeachment resolution against Trump

Thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week, scattering lawmakers who were certifying Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory. Source 00

Germany’s Anti-BDS Resolution Violates The Right To Free Expression

Above photo: A protest in Munich against Israeli plans to annex swathes of the occupied West Bank last year calls for sanctions on Israel. In 2019, the German parliament denounced the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement as anti-Semitic. Sachelle Babbar/ZUMA Press. German cultural institutions have criticized the German parliament’s anti-boycott, divestment and sanctions resolution for […]

A New Year’s resolution, to stay in the work

I’ve worked at this site for 15 years, and having turned 65 last year, I’ve given a lot of thought to how to move on. I’m learning music, I work with a prisoner organization, I love the outdoors and construction and writing novels. And I’m tired of repeating myself on matters like the Nakba and […]

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 […]

US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazis, Labels It “Russian Disinformation”

US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazis, Labels It “Russian Disinformation” We Are Change » Feed / John Titor The United States and Ukraine were the only two nations to vote against a United Nations resolution Wednesday on, “Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial […]

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