United Nations

The Rohingya Genocide

By Simon Wood “The inaction of world leaders in the face of mass slaughter goes back well before the holocaust, and genocidal leaders have taken note” – Daniel Goldhagen Over the last century more than 100 million civilians have died in genocides. The Turks killed over a million Armenians during World War I. The Japanese, Communist China and the Nazis […]

Syria: Nusra Front claimed responsibility for at least 600 terror acts

Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations says the al-Nusra Front terrorist group has claimed responsibility for carrying out at least 600 acts of terror in the past year by PressTV In a Friday address to a UN Security Council session, Bashar al-Jaafari slammed the al-Qaeda-linked group for attacking hospitals and schools, desecrating holy places, assassinating religious figures, and abducting UN […]

UN Arms Trade Treaty’s Deadly Loophole

Foundation fellows and diplomats have lauded the overwhelming approval of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) by the General Assembly of the United Nations, with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon describing it as a means to obstruct the illicit arms flow to warlords, pirates, terrorists, criminals and the like by Nile Bowie Many who have critically monitored the situation in Syria and […]

Peace Plan Nixed

How the West Fueled the Ever-Growing Carnage in Syria The actions of the United States and its allies in Syria have only led to escalating violence and chaos by Nicolas J.S. Davies On Tuesday March 27th 2013, Kofi Annan gave  a speech at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.  In his usual careful and diplomatic tone, Annan spoke firmly against Western […]

U.S. “Human Rights” Wars

Arms Control as a Weapon by Glen Ford The United Nations General Assembly vote on regulation of the international arms trade purports to be a modest step away from violence in the world, but is in fact the very opposite. The newly approved Arms Trade Treaty is conceived and designed as a facilitator of war by its main sponsor, the […]

Roger Waters Addresses the United Nations

Roger Waters address at The United Nations 29th November 2012 on behalf of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (PDF file) Table of contents: 1. The text of the speech delivered to “The UN Committee on the exercise of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian People.” (UNISPAL) (page 1 to page 9) 2. The original un-edited speech. (page 10 to page […]