We look back at the origins of the U.S.-backed Saudi war on Yemen and at a UN peace deal, sabotaged by Riyadh, that was close to preventing the war, as Joe Lauria reported in May 2015.
Tag: United Nations
Come Free Me
It is no surprise that young people are on the streets with banners that plead for a new world, for it is these young people who recognize that their lives are at stake, writes Vijay Prashad.
UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’
The UN special rapporteur on torture has blasted four nations for imposing psychological torture on Julian Assange.
The Problem of International Law
Modern institutions that hold back the rise of barbarism are being weakened, writes Lawrence Davidson.
Yemeni War Deaths Have Been Underestimated by 5 to 1
Civilian casualties in the three-year horror in Yemen has been vastly underestimated by mainstream organizations, reports Nicolas Davies.
A Retrospective on Kofi Annan, Dead at 80
Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan died on Saturday. The following is a look back on his tumultuous ten years in office by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria, writing for The Boston Globe on Dec. 29, 2006.
Winning an Arms Race in Space Remains a Futile Fight
Donald Trump is not the first U.S. president to want to militarize life beyond Earth. But that is a bankrupt approach, believes Jonathan Marshall.
Scarier than Bolton? Think Nikki for President
Nikki Haley is America’s face to the international community. She is the Ugly American personified, thinking that American Exceptionalism gives her license to say and do whatever she wants at the United Nations, argues Phil Giraldi in this commentary.
Four Lessons From the Strike on Syria
The lessons from last weekend’s strike on Syria by the United States of America and two of its allies do not bode well for the future of democracy or the future of peace, says Inder Comar.
How Many People Has the U.S. Killed in its Post-9/11 Wars? Part 2: Afghanistan and Pakistan
The numbers of casualties of U.S. wars since Sept. 11, 2001 have largely gone uncounted, but coming to terms with the true scale of the crimes committed remains an urgent moral, political and legal imperative, argues Nicolas J.S. Davies, in…