Regime change, not disarmament, was always the driving factor behind U.S. policy towards Saddam Hussein. Powell knew this because he helped craft the original policy.
Category: United Nations
Gaslighting 1.1 Billion Africans
It is generally easier for countries that offer development finance for energy projects to make low-carbon rules for others, not for themselves, write Benjamin Attia and Morgan Bazilian.
Randy Credico Interviews Nils Melzer on Julian Assange
On his show Live on the Fly: Countdown to Freedom, Randy Credico interviews Nils Melzer, U.N. special rapporteur on torture, about Julian Assange in light of the Yahoo! story on CIA plans to kidnap or kill the WikiLeaks publisher.
Report: Spike in Israeli Settler Violence Against Palestinians
Security forces have adopted a “let off steam” policy to minimize their confrontation with the settlers, according to a report by Haaretz.
Assange’s Father: ‘They Just Want to Murder Him’
Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton, has told a webcast co-produced by CN Live! that U.S. and British authorities are still trying to kill his son.
What the Yahoo! Assange Report Got Wrong
The Yahoo! report provides important new details of facts reported a year ago, but contains several errors, including a fabricated story about Russian operatives exfiltrating Assange from the Ecuador embassy, writes Joe Lauria.
UN Human Rights Experts: Release Steven Donziger
The detained American attorney who won a judgment against Chevron in Ecuador was sentenced Friday to six months in jail for defying court orders.
Why Palestine Is Already a State
The very act of the U.N. Secretary General accepting a Palestinian membership application was an acknowledgement from the U.N. that Palestine is already a state, since only states can apply, wrote Joe Lauria.
WATCH: The UN Inquiry into Hammarskjöld’s Death: Last Chance to Reach the Truth?
The United Nations is investigating the mysterious death of its second secretary-general 60 years ago last Saturday in circumstances that appear to implicate the intelligence agencies of the United States and Britain.
UN Food Summit Taken Over by Corporations & Gates
Nils McCune and Camila Escalante say the meeting represents a hostile takeover of world governance by corporate forces and the billionaire elite.