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People watch US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addressing a session of UN Human Rights Council in June in Geneva Views
Yemen Needs United Nations, Not the United Nations
When I told my friends and family in Yemen that I was going to attend the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) again, they scolded me. Three years after our long war started – and my fourth trip to a UNHRC session – there is a growing sense of resentment and distrust among Yemenis towards the UN over its...
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Bernie Sanders Just Gave His Best Speech in 2 Years
There’s a lot of tsuris all over the place over the fact that Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar will be putting on a show-pony debate next week on CNN with the Clueless Twins, Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, on the subject of healthcare. Most of said tsuris revolves around the fear that the debate...
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There Is No Rehabilitating the Vietnam War
Since the day it ended, in 1975, there have been efforts to rehabilitate the Vietnam War, to make it acceptable, even honorable. After all, there were so many sides to the story, weren’t there? It was so complex, so nuancical. There was real heroism among the troops. Of course, all of this is true...
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Outlets That Scolded Sanders Over Deficits Uniformly Silent on $700B Pentagon Handout
Where did all the concern over deficits go? After two years of the media lamenting , worrying and feigning outrage over the cost of Bernie Sanders’ two big-budget items—free college and single-payer healthcare—the same outlets are uniformly silent, days after the largest military budget increase in...
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My Threats Are Bigger Than Your Threats
Not since Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev banged his fists and waved his shoe at the UN in 1960 has a world leader made such a spectacle of himself as President Donald Trump did this past week at the world organization. Trump vowed to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea, a nation of 25 million, if it...
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Demanding Diplomacy With North Korea, Women Leaders Condemn Trump Warmongering
As tensions between the U.S. and North Korea reached a fever pitch, hundreds of women leaders and organizations are calling for urgent de-escalation, emphasizing diplomacy over warmongering to bring greater security to the whole region. A necessary step at this point, says Women Cross DMZ, a global...
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'Dotard' vs. 'Madman': Kim Jong-un and Trump Trade Insults as Nuclear Anxieties Grow
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un traded insults early on Friday, continuing a war of words that's gone on for months, causing widespread anxiety over the possibility of a nuclear attack as North Korea conducts missile tests and Trump administration officials attempt to do...
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'Blank Check to Kill With Impunity': Trump to Quietly Scrap Drone Restrictions
President Donald Trump is reportedly gearing up to roll back even the most limited restrictions on U.S. drone operations overseas, further opening the door for the expansion of airstrikes and commando raids into nations like the Philippines and Nigeria and setting the stage for an upsurge in...
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Trump Says Frederick Douglass Is Doing An Amazing Job Making All His Friends Rich In Nambia
King Leopold explores Africa's "tremendous business potential." With death lurking daily - either from our impending un-health care and the mountain of lies being told about it or from an understandably pissed North Korea threatening to take revenge on our "deranged" leader by setting off a...
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Empire of Madness: Tweeting While the World Burns
It’s January 2025, and within days of entering the Oval Office, a new president already faces his first full-scale crisis abroad. Twenty-four years after it began, the war on terror, from the Philippines to Nigeria, rages on. In 2024 alone, the U.S. launched repeated air strikes on 15 nations (or,...
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