Outgoing UN human rights commissioner Navi Pillay on Thursday condemned the UN Security Council for failing in Syria, as a UN report indicated the death toll there has reached over 191,369 people, spurred by horrific war crimes. Read More: Syria Death Toll 100 Times Higher Than Gaza – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva.
The US has joined the European push for a UN resolution to end the fighting in Gaza, Channel 10 reports Friday – and Israel might be considering accepting the terms of a potential proposal. Read More: Israel Considering a Truce to ‘Strengthen’ Egypt – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva.
In a recent essay entitled, “The Strategic Significance of the Internet Commons,” former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff describes cyberspace and the Internet as a “global commons” that must come under “global governance.” This is the latest salvo in an ongoing campaign by a disparate congeries of internationalists, socialists, communists, and jihadists to […]
As protests and looting continue in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is demanding that local law enforcement adhere to what his office cryptically referred to as “international standards.” Read More: UN Boss Pushes “International Standards” for Ferguson Police.
The US and other western powers have exerted pressure on the International Criminal Court at the Hague to prevent a war crimes probe of Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip, The Guardian reported on Monday, quoting former court officials. During Operation Protective Edge, the Palestinian Authority has threatened to request that the court look […]
A second wave of some 30,000 unaccompanied illegal minors from violence-ravaged Central American nations is expected to swamp the U.S.-Mexico border in September and October, a crisis that could be worse than the one that has already pushed 62,000 children into the U.S., according to a top immigration group. Read More: News Source No Longer […]
The Palestinians have a behind-the-scenes understanding with the Obama administration to use the Palestinian threat of pursuing international war crimes against Israel to force the Jewish state to agree to a long-term cease-fire, according to Egyptian diplomatic sources involved in truce negotiations. Read More: Sources: U.S. backs threat to try Israel for war crimes.
UNITED NATIONS — Britain has proposed a draft U.N. resolution aimed at punishing recruitment and financing of foreign fighters for the Islamic State militant group now controlling a swath of Syria and Iraq, and all other terrorist groups associated with al-Qaida. The early draft, obtained Monday by The Associated Press, calls on all countries […]
State Comptroller Joseph Shapira plans to investigate IDF actions and the decisions Israeli leaders and politicians made regarding Operation Protective Edge. Read More: State Comptroller to probe if Israel violated international law during Gaza operation | JPost | Israel News.
If we are to achieve a fundamental shift away from the exploitation of people and planet – and deliver climate justice, global governance will need to change fundamentally. And if that is to happen, civil society needs to focus more on shifting power than on attending consultations – which are often little more than ‘insultations’, […]