‘People Are Not Starving, They Are Being Starved’

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams. -

Over international 250 organizations are demanding urgent action from global governments to address the hunger and famine faced by hundreds of millions—a crisis the groups said is driven largely [...]

Israel Settler Violence Against Palestinians Rising Drastically

By Middle East Monitor. -

UN human rights experts have warned that violent attacks against Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank, including physical assaults and property demolitions carried out by Israeli [...]

Denis Halliday: A Voice Of Reason In An Insane World

By Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

Denis Halliday is an exceptional figure in the world of diplomacy. In 1998, after a 34-year career with the United Nations—including as an Assistant Secretary-General and the UN Humanitarian [...]

Network In Defense Of Humanity Rejects Aggressions By Armed Groups

By Network in Defense of Humanity, Resumen English. -

The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity, in view of the confrontations that began on March 21 between the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and irregular [...]

New Global Alliance Defends UN Charter

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report. -

A new alliance  called the “Groups of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations” has formed in a clear act of resistance to the unilateral and aggressive policies of the United [...]

Demolition Of Palestinian Houses Continues

By Prasanth R., People's Dispatch. -

The report published on March 16 revealed that the monthly average of demolition of Palestinian houses by the occupying Israeli authorities has increased by 65% in 2021 as compared to 2020. In [...]

China, Iran, And North Korea Seek Support At The UN Against Unilateral Force

By Michelle Nichols, Reuters. -

New York City - China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and others are seeking support for a coalition to defend the United Nations Charter by pushing back against the use or threat of force and [...]

The Next Neocolonial Gold Rush?

By Stacy Malkan, US Right to Know. -

Planning documents for the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit shed new light on the agenda behind the controversial food summit that hundreds of farmers’ and human rights groups are [...]

UN Expert Details Crushing Human Toll Of US Sanctions On Venezuela

By Anya Parampil, Red Lines. -

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Alena Douhan, UN special rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, about her recent trip to [...]

Damning UN Report Urges The UK To Unfreeze Venezuelan Gold

By John McEvoy, The Canary. -

Alena Douhan is the United Nations’ special rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights. Douhan visited Venezuela on 1 February “to assess [...]

UN Special Rapporteur Urges US To Lift The Blockade Against Venezuela

By Mision Verdad, Orinoco Tribune. -

The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations (UN) on the effects of sanctions on human rights, Alena Douhan, held a press conference today before leaving Venezuela. Douhan detailed the impact of [...]

The Treaty To Ban The Bomb Takes Effect

By Helen Jaccard, Civil Beat. -

Three and a half years ago, on July 7, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly approved the language of this treaty by a vote of 122 to 1. The vote was a clear expression of the will of the [...]

US Economic Sanctions On Cuba In The context Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Raúl Rodríguez, Ethics and International Affairs. -

On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.1  Shortly after that, on Friday, March 26, during his participation in a virtual summit of leaders from the G20 [...]

Battle Brewing In Canada Over Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

By Brett Forester, APTN News. -

Non-Indigenous opponents fear it would give First Nations, Inuit and Metis too much power. Indigenous opponents fear it won’t give them enough. Supporters tout it as a leap forward on rights, [...]