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Opinion: Why It Matters that We Call the Russian Invasion What It Is: Genocide, Not War

Opinion: Why It Matters that We Call the Russian Invasion What It Is: Genocide, Not War

we shouldn’t refer to their acts of barbarism and wholesale mass murder as “war.” We need to call it what…

2 years ago

United States Officially Announces Intention to Seek Election to U.N. Human Rights Council

The United States has formally announced its intention to seek election to the United Nations Human Rights Council. according to…

3 years ago

Biden Administration Rejoins Human Rights Council

The United States is rejoining the United Nations Human Rights Council, per Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The move signals…

3 years ago

UN Panel Says Trump’s Blackwater Pardons Violated International Law

A United Nations panel said this morning that President Donald Trump's pardons of several former Blackwater contractors convicted of killing…

3 years ago

U.N. to Debate Systemic Racism and Police Brutality in U.S. Following Call from Entire African Continent

The United Nations’ Human Rights Council will debate systemic racism and police brutality in the United States following a call…

4 years ago

Coronavirus has Magnified Problem of, Silence Around, Sexism and Gender Inequality

One can find in the media many important analyses and accounts of the way the coronavirus pandemic has exposed and…

4 years ago

Opinion: Trump Needs to be Brought to U.N. on Charges of Genocide

While the Turkish continue to deny this history to this day, in 1915 the nation of Turkey engaged in a…

4 years ago

Human Rights Groups Demand That the U.N. Investigate Khashoggi’s Killing

Amnesty International and several other leading global human rights organizations are calling for the United Nations to investigate the killing of…

5 years ago

United Nations Calls For Trump to Stop Child Separations

The head of the United Nations Human Rights Commission has demanded that the Trump administration immediately stop separating migrant children from…

6 years ago

United Nations to Trump: Stop Separating Families At the Border

On Tuesday the United Nations called on the Trump administration to “immediately halt” its policy of separating children from their…

6 years ago

U.N. rights expert assails Trump administration on press treatment

A United Nations rights expert voiced concern on Wednesday that Trump administration actions would be harmful to a free press…

6 years ago

Opinion: Haley’s UN Vote Tells The World We Are Not A Champion Of Human Rights

When Niki Haley voted no on a UN resolution to ban the death penalty for apostasy, adultery, blasphemy and same…

6 years ago

Opinion: U.N. Says Trump-GOP “Obamacare” Repeal Violates International Law

Declaration of Human Rights “Establishes everyone’s right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being, including food,…

7 years ago

Opinion: U.N. Condemns Republican Bills Criminalizing Peaceful Protests

Since January 2017 a number of undemocratic bills that if enacted into law, threatens one of the United States’ constitutional…

7 years ago

Trump’s Politics of Repression Promise to Exacerbate Domestic and Global Problems

Trump's presidency, with its emphasis on law and order, is trying to sell us the idea that a repressive society…

7 years ago

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Threatens Our Allies, Says She is ‘Taking Names’

“For those that don’t have our back, we’re taking names, we will make points to respond to that accordingly."

7 years ago

The Republican Quest to Defund the United Nations May Hurt the US More Than the UN

Trump seems intent on following in the footsteps, not of our most successful modern president, Barack H. Obama, but rather…

7 years ago

President Obama Stands Up To Israeli Netanyahu’s Aggression in Palestine

The U.N. reaffirmed its consensus that settlements have no legal validity. The United States has been sending a message that…

7 years ago

Maternal Mortality Rates Fall Drastically Worldwide While America’s Rates Rise

"The rise in pregnancy-related deaths coincide with Republican lawmakers slashing family planning funds."

8 years ago

D.O.J. Orders Stop to Criminalizing Homelessness and Poverty

Attorney General Lynch demands a halt to criminalizing homelessness for profit.

8 years ago

Foreign Diplomats Say Trump Represents A Threat To Peace and Prosperity

"Foreign diplomats are expressing alarm to about what they say are inflammatory and insulting public statements" by Donald Trump.

8 years ago

Did Netanyahu Just Promise Vengeance for Obama’s Iran Nuclear Accord?

Benjamin Netanyahu did not like Barack Obama's refusal to grant him control of U.S. foreign policy and a Kuwaiti paper…

8 years ago

UN Security Council Announces Road Map for Peace in Syria

The UN, if not the GOP, has announced a cohesive peace plan for Syria, one that does not involve carpet…

8 years ago

Paul Krugman Get It Mostly Right About Why Republicans Doom Earth’s Population

According to Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman, Republicans will go to any length to stop American involvement in a climate deal…

8 years ago

Iranian President Laughs At Republicans And Compares Them To Saddam Hussein

Iranian President Rouhani said tearing up an international agreement "is something that only the likes of Saddam Hussein would do."

8 years ago

President Obama Acts To Stop the Unconstitutional Criminalizing of Homelessness

The Obama White House this week took steps to force communities to halt the "cruel, inhumane, and degrading" treatment of…

8 years ago

Republicans Feel No Shame Over Starving America’s Kids To Give Tax Cuts To The Rich

Republicans refuse to address child hunger outside of telling Americans to work longer hours for less pay and be happy…

8 years ago

More Than 70 Nuclear Nonproliferation Experts Announce Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

The Republicans find themselves increasingly alone in opposing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran…

9 years ago

Israeli Netanyahu And GOP React To Iran Deal Like Petulant Little Brats

This idea that Israel, or Netanyahu, has unfettered purview of America's foreign policy is a legacy of the Bush administration

9 years ago

Cultural Genocide as Right-Wing Answer to Ireland’s Gay Impertinence

St. Patrick drove the Pagan snakes out of Ireland 16 centuries ago. Today, Gordon Klingenschmitt wants to drive the gay…

9 years ago

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Orders State Militia To Monitor the U.S. Military

Instead of ignoring the paranoid Texans, or telling them to grow up, Texas Governor Greg Abbott incited more distrust by…

9 years ago

For Corporate Profits Republicans Want President Obama To Skirt Congress’ Authority

What is duplicitous and very telling about how Republicans operate, and where their only loyalties and priorities lie, is that…

9 years ago

Obama Relents and Gives Congress Veto Power Over Iran Nuclear Deal

The current President, Barack Obama, will go down in history for providing tens-of-millions of Americans with access to affordable health…

9 years ago

McConnell Warns Foreign Nations That GOP Will Undermine Obama Climate Change Deals

Taking a page out of a freshman Senator Tom Cotton's playbook, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a threat to…

9 years ago

John Bolton Was Wrong About Iraq WMDs But Says Trust him on Iran Nukes

John Bolton's New York Times op-ed exposes not only Bolton's flawed thinking but the Times' tendency to ape Fox News

9 years ago

Conservative Radio Host: If You Oppose Netanyahu, You Oppose God

What emerges is Netanyahu as some sort of American super patriot for wanting to drag us into the war Republicans…

9 years ago

Finally America Will Re-evaluate Unconditional Backing For Israel

Regardless any Americans' opinion about the Jewish state, giving Israel free taxpayer money is supporting it; like it or not.…

9 years ago

Lindsey Graham Proves Ayatollah Right – America Is Disintegrating in Madness

Republicans have actively worked for the collapse of the political system (government) entirely. Now, the machinations of the Republicans have…

9 years ago

Congressional Republicans Are Still Angry They Are Not The President

The latest outrage, the open letter signed by 47 Republican senators, is the greatest sign to date that the spoiled…

9 years ago

Iran’s Foreign Minister Schools GOP Traitors on Constitution and International Law

The Iranian may know the Constitution and international law better than the treasonous 47, but it seems he does not…

9 years ago

Jeb Bush Says He’s His Own Man Then Surrounds Himself With Brother’s Team

Despite his pronouncement that he intends to be "his own man", Jeb Bush is surrounding himself with former Bush foreign…

9 years ago

Here’s The Facts On What President Obama Is Doing To Combat Violent Extremism

The President put violent extremism into context when he said of the Chapel Hill shootings, "Many Muslim Americans are worried…

9 years ago

The Enemies of Democracy Are Not Threats from Without But from Within

We see demagogues, unregulated capitalism, and might-makes-right. These, as populism, ultraliberalism, and political messianism, are the enemy

9 years ago

Is Complex Systems Collapse in Our Future?

The internationalized world of the Bronze Age came to a catastrophic end. We are not immune to a similar systems…

9 years ago

Conservative Columnist Predictably Uses French Terror Attack To Criticize President Obama

Shortly after news broke Wednesday morning that three gunmen attacked a French satirical newspaper, Breitbart columnist Ben Shapiro decided to…

9 years ago

The Koch Brothers Launch A Surrogate War Against Pope Francis

The Catholic Pope has garnered nothing but serious opposition and pushback from America's evangelical and Catholic Republican movement, and now…

9 years ago

NRA-Republicans Blocked Treaty Banning Arms Sales To Terrorists

One might wonder what kind of malcontent opposes a worldwide treaty that limits the transfer of conventional arms and battlefield…

9 years ago

Republicans Condemn North Korean Human Rights Violations While Ignoring Their Own

The hypocrisy of this nation co-sponsoring a resolution condemning anyone country for human rights abuses (torture) is beyond the pale.…

9 years ago

To Delete Obama’s Agenda From History Republicans Violated Their Pledge To America

There has been an ongoing Republican crusade to eradicate any legislative accomplish this President supported since the Koch brothers took…

9 years ago

Gun Nuts Threaten President Over Something He Hasn’t Even Done

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), regulates the international trade in things like small arms, battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships,…

9 years ago

The Supreme Court Enjoins Republican War on Voting in Earnest

The Supreme Court's anti-democracy wing; Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy issued an announcement that their decision was not on…

9 years ago

Conservative Says Obama Is a Racist Then Calls Him a “Spade”

Conservatives, and primarily Republicans, have noticed their racist tendencies are attracting a bit too much attention and for the second…

9 years ago

Susan Rice Fires Back At Republican Critics Trying To Benghazi Her On Bergdahl

On Friday, National Security Adviser Susan Rice hit back at her Republican critics who have tried to make it appear…

10 years ago

Drones Are Scary, But They’re the Answer to Asymmetrical Warfare

Five years into the drone campaign, there have been 2,400. killed, yet in Iraq, the ICCC offers a figure of…

10 years ago

Republicans Show That They Abhor Peace by Criticizing Nuclear Deal With Iran

What the American people are reminded of with the warmonger's criticism of diplomatic efforts is that Republicans abhor peace nearly…

10 years ago

CNN Makes Man Made Global Warming Front Page News

A UN report coming out Monday reveals that world climate scientists are 95 percent confident that we humans are causing…

10 years ago

Republicans Can’t Get Over Not Being Able to Thump Syria

The U.S.-Russian pact on Syria is, to former UN Ambassador John Bolton on Saturday, is "death by a thousand cuts."

10 years ago

John Boehner’s Do Less Than Nothing Congress Refuses To Get To Work

With only 9 days to oppose raising the debt ceiling and funding the government, Republicans in Congress have their work…

10 years ago

The Vote on Syria Will Be a Reflection of America’s Integrity and Character

The current debate about whether America should take limited military action against the Syrian government is about keeping a commitment…

10 years ago

British Government Approved The Sale of Chemicals That Syria Used to Make Nerve Gas

It is now reported that 10 months after civil unrest in Syria began, England allowed at least one chemical firm…

10 years ago

Obama’s Decision to Get Congressional Approval Gives Sanity a Chance

War should be a matter for sober reflection, not knee-jerk reactions, and the president should be praised for opening the…

10 years ago

The GOP’s Tea Party Astroturf Has Sprouted Roots and Grown Into Fringe Crazy

When the Tea Party emerged four summers ago, many of us dismissed them as a corporate-seeded astroturf movement. We were…

11 years ago

Bob Dole Tells the Republican Party to ‘close its doors to make repairs’

For the final nail in the GOP's coffin, we have the revered former Republican Senator Bob Dole's deep disappointment and…

11 years ago

In a New Low The NRA is Schilling for War Criminals and Terrorists

While opposing fictional provisions in the Arms Trade Treaty, the NRA becomes a schill for War Criminals and Terrorists.

11 years ago

PolitiFact Blames Obama for GOP Failure to Ratify UN Disability Treaty

President Obama said he would sign the UN Disability Treaty but the Republicans blocked it, so it's a broken Obama…

11 years ago

38 Senate Republicans Use National Sovereignty as an Excuse to Discriminate Against the Disabled

38 Republican senators voted against ratifying a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled modeled after the Americans…

11 years ago

Pamela Geller Really, Really Hates Islam, Obama, and the UN

Even when compared to 2012's other conservative ranters and spewers, a sour-faced lot if there ever was one, Muslim-baiter Pamela…

11 years ago

Glenn Beck’s Philosophical Belch – Agenda 21

Glenn Beck takes the new Egyptian Constitution as an opportunity to push his UN conspiracy and to predict a US…

11 years ago

Republicans Refuse to Admit that Keystone XL will Bring Oil Through America, Not to It

The President and Democrats could protect the environment and Americans' health if they informed the people that Canadian tar sand…

11 years ago

Red State Secession Would Be a Dream Come True for the Rest of America

Don't tell me that some little part of you would not just like to say to Texas, or to another…

11 years ago

UN Vote Monitors Draw Outrage from the GOP’s Voter Suppression Groups

Conservatives are beside themselves at the idea of foreigners monitoring their voter suppression activities on Election Day

11 years ago

It is Time for Israel to Prove that They Strive for Peace

It is time for Israel to prove they 'treat all with dignity and compassion and strive for peace' instead of…

11 years ago

Obama Plays Netanyahu Like a Fiddle, Romney Follows Behind

President Obama artfully and diplomatically manipulated Netanyahu and Mitt Romney is like a puppy chasing Obama, copying Obama's words on…

11 years ago

Obama Invokes Gandhi at UN ‘Intolerance is Itself a Form of Violence’

Speaking at the UN on Tuesday, President Barack Obama took the opportunity to explain that tolerance is at the core…

11 years ago

Florida Family Council-Only Christianity Could Create or Save America

John Stemberger tosses facts aside to claim that only Christianity could create the American experience and only Christianity can save…

11 years ago