UN Food Systems Summit: Here Is Why We Are Boycotting It

By Elizabeth Mpfou and Edgardo Garcia, La Via Campesina. -

Yet, the organised peasant and indigenous movements from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas that collectively represent most of the world’s small-scale food producers have called for a total [...]

Haiti’s White Rulers Have Spoken On Haiti’s Political Future

By Black Alliance For Peace. -

The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) condemns the arrogance and illegality of United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti Helen La Lime’s July 8 statement that Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph will [...]

Report Calls For Reparations For Victims Of Racist Police Violence

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. -

On June 28, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet released a stunning 23-page report accompanied by a 95-page conference room paper for the UN Human Rights Council [...]

Women Everywhere In The World Are Squeezed Into A Tight Corner

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

In 1995, the delegates elected Chen Muhua (1921-2011) as the president of the UN World Conference on Women. In 1938, Chen went to Yan’an to join the communist revolution, studying at Kàngda and [...]

Launch: ‘Group Of Friends In Defense Of The United Nations Charter’

By Joselyn Ariza, MFA Venezuela. -

We, representatives of Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, [...]

Terrifying UN Draft Climate Report Urges Total Transformation

By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout. -

The western states have been stuck in a blast furnace of hot weather as spring transitions to summer. Record-breaking heat, drought and extreme stress to power grids have almost half the country [...]

Weaponizing Science In Global Food Policy

By Maywa Montenegro, Matthew Canfield, and Alastair Iles, Inter Press Service. -

Santa Cruz, CA - In July, the United Nations will convene “Science Days”, a high-profile event in preparation for the UN Food Systems Summit later this year. Over the course of two days, the [...]

Leaked IPCC Draft Climate Report ‘Reads Like A 4,000-Page Indictment’ Of Humanity’s Failure

By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams. -

Agence France-Presse reported Monday on the contents of a leaked draft of a United Nations intergovernmental climate panel report which warned that devastating effects of a warming world are set [...]

United Nations Climate Talks Slowed

By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News. -

The international goal to limit global warming seemed far away this week, as the most recent round of United Nations climate negotiations ended with concerns about a lack of progress on key [...]

World’s Nuclear Arms On High Operational Alert And Ready To Strike

By Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service News Agency. -

United Nations - The world’s nine nuclear armed states have downsized their military arsenals, but made up for their loss by increasing the number of weapons on high operational alert, according [...]

NATO Proclamation At Annual Summit Threatens The Peace

By John Quigley, Covert Action Magazine. -

The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or [...]

Ethiopia: Tribalism Versus National Consciousness

By Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. -

Nearly 554,000 people are sleeping on the streets in the US -- 40% of them are Black. Of 2.3 million US prisoners, 34% are Black. However, the 06/01 quarterly report of the Global Centre for the [...]

New Climate Prediction: Likely To Reach 1.5C In The Next Five Years

By World Meteorological Organization. -

Geneva - There is about a 40% chance of the annual average global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level in at least one of the next five years – and these odds are [...]

Youth Launch ‘Stronger Campaign’ For UN Biodiversity Day

By Alison Kentish, Inter Press Service News Agency. -

International Day for Biological Diversity is observed on May 22 under the theme ‘we’re part of the solution.’ A network of youth groups is informing policymakers that young people are tired of [...]

Biden Administration Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement As Israel Bombs Gaza

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

The Biden administration is reportedly blocking the release of a United Nations Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire as Israel continues its devastating assault on the [...]