Tag Archives: United Nations

Zim Shipping “On The Ropes” In Oakland As Activists Prepare To Block The Boat Again By
AUSTIN, Texas — After multiple Block The Boat actions, even opponents of the blockade movement admit that Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Israel’s largest maritime cargo corporation, is on the defensive. The next in...
Analysis: Does The UN Prevent Violence Or Promote It? Ask Cuba By
At a time when the United Nations is rapidly expanding its imperialist agenda, opposition to the organization’s duplicitous role is rarely reported in mainstream media. In his address to the U.N. Security Council on Aug. 21, Cuban Ambassador and Permanent Representative...
Israel’s Deadly Attacks on Gaza Schools Constitute War Crimes: Human Rights Watch By
Israel’s military attacks on United Nations schools in Gaza that were sheltering thousands of displaced people slaughtered dozens of civilians “in violation of the laws of war,” Human Rights Watch declared in a report released Thursday. The humanitarian...
UN Agency Says Violence At Peak Levels As Israel Flattens High-Rises In Gaza By
Israel’s escalated bombing of the Gaza Strip was evidenced on Tuesday by airstrikes that targeted to high-rise buildings in Gaza City that left one flattened completely and the other badly damaged. According to the Associated Press it is the fifth high-rise...
UN: Death Toll From Syrian Civil War Tops 191,000 By
GENEVA  — The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. The figure, covering the period from March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued by the U.N.’s human rights office...
UN: Nearly 1,000 Killed In East Ukraine In Past Two Weeks, Doubling Death Toll By
The UN human rights office reports the death toll has been soaring in eastern Ukraine over the past two weeks, nearly doubling from 1,129 to 2,080, with at least 4,953 others wounded. The office termed the tolls “very conservative estimates,” put suggest a massive increase...
The U.N.’s Endorsement Of Israel’s Genocidal Intent By
Beyond the practicality of statistics, which will probably become more prominent in the wake of the current ceasefire, Israel’s colonial massacre under the euphemism Operation Protective Edge has unleashed unspeakable horror within Gaza, leaving about 2,000 Palestinians...
Israel Strikes Another UN School In A Refugee Camp, Killing 13 By
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip  — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health...
Too Many Humanitarian Crises, Not Enough Global Resources By
WASHINGTON — Humanitarian crises in the world today — Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, South Sudan and now Gaza — all demand immediate and massive humanitarian response. The crises are not only large-scale, affecting millions, but the conflicts also are complex,...
UN Human Development Report Faults Inequality By
TOKYO — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest, the United Nations said Thursday...