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The world wants nuclear disarmament
Nuclear weapons remain the only weapons of mass destruction not yet outlawed in a comprehensive and universal manner…
Make Nuclear Weapons Illegal. UN Resolution for a “Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons”
This week, delegations to the UN General Assembly could help shift the course of history.
From 2006 to June 30th of this year B’Tselem found Israel demolished more than 1,113 Palestinian homes in the West Bank, making homeless 5,199, of whom 2,602 are children.
Over a dozen U.S. lawmakers wrote to President Barack Obama expressing “dismay” over the Saudi-led war in Yemen, backed not just by U.S. arms but also U.S. military advisors.
Evergreene Digest: The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC)
Private military and security companies (PMSC) are the modern reincarnation of a long lineage of private providers of physical force: corsairs, privateers and mercenaries. Mercenaries, which had practically disappeared during the XIXth and XXth centuries, reappeared in the 1960’s during the decolonization period operating mainly in Africa and Asia. Under the United Nations a convention […]
The Palestinian flag was raised at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Wednesday for the first time. In this video from The Guardian, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the move signals to the international community that “Palestinian statehood is achievable.” The Guardian video can be viewed https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/world/video/2015/sep/30/palestinian-flag-raised-united-nations-headquarters-video” target=”_blank”>here. In June, the Vatican […]
World Beyond War: Why is an Alternative Global Security System both Desirable and Necessary?
Originally posted on THE ONENESS of HUMANITY:
by Jerry Alatalo “That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.” – FRANCIS HUTCHESON (1649-1746) Scottish professor of moral philosophy ometimes you wonder if the day will ever arrive when all world leaders speak nothing but truth and investigative journalism becomes unnecessary. Think…
When war breaks out, most non-combatants run the other way. But a handful of courageous reporters see it as their duty to tell the world what’s happening on the ground. And many pay a high price. By Kitty Stapp OSC NationofChange.org May 30, 2015 Since 1992, 1,129 journalists have been killed on the job, 38 percent of […]
Giroux: Already imperiled before the aftershocks of the terrorists’ attacks, democracy became even more fragile in the aftermath of 9/11. Almost fourteen years later, the historical rupture produced by the events of 9/11 has transformed a terrorist attack into a war on terror that mimics the very crimes it pledged to eliminate.
The panel’s first review of the U.S. record on preventing torture since 2006 followed racially-tinged unrest in cities across the country this week sparked by a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury’s decision not to charge a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. BY STEPHANIE NEBEHAY Reuters GENEVA Nov 28, 2014 Activists […]
Decisions about cutting carbon pollution are serious business and impact on trillions of dollars of present and future investments. And vested interests have the upper hand if they know the positions of their opponents. (photo: unknown) By Andrew Kerr, Greenpeace International ReaderSupportedNews.com November 28, 2014 nless you’ve been living in a hole in the […]
▶In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State
Editor’s Note: On November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.) Democracy Now! re-broadcast Noam Chomsky’s speech to the U.N and the dialog that followed in regard to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict .Today Rise Up Times posts these three videos of Professor Chomsky speaking about Israel/Palestine conflict and solutions in honor of International Day of Solidarity with […]
When the U.S. insisted on imposing crushing and murderous economic sanctions on Iraq for the next 13 years [after the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s], these sanctions directly contributed to the deaths of a half million children under age five. BY KATHY KELLY LAProgressive.com October 20, 2014 On August 9, 1983, three people dressed as […]
In contrast to positions previously taken by the U.S. government, the delegation will affirm that U.S. obligations under Article 16, which prohibits cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, do not apply exclusively inside the territorial United States. By Peter Brown November 12, 2014 Editor’s Note: Also note the upcoming workshops this Friday listed below. […]
United Nations – A new report published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) shows that nine out of 10 cases of journalist killings go unpunished. By Lyndal Rowlands Inter Press Service | Report Truthout.org 10 November 2014 The report found that between 2004 and 2013, 370 journalists were murdered “in direct retaliation for their work” and that […]
The Master List of U.S. “Regime Changes” “The Terrorists R Us” Gary Kohls’ Submission Notes on Overthrowing Other People’s Governments Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us […]
Business as Usual in Manhattan Branding. That’s how the climate crisis is going to be solved. We are in an era or postmodern social movements. The future is unwritten. It’s not about what happens on Sunday. It’s what happens after that. By ARUN GUPTA counterpunch.org September 20, 2014 I’ve never been to a protest march […]
The Minnesota statewide Shadow Report, “A Human Rights Perspective on The Land of 10,000 Lakes Disparities,” focuses on the economic and cultural dispossession of people of color and American Indians in Minnesota, documenting several of Minnesota’s racial disparities in several key areas (health, employment, housing, income, food security and access to nutritious food, juvenile and […]