UN General Assembly Calls for Cease Fire; Security Council Sidesteps After US Veto

from UN reports and media coverage The UN General Assembly met in December in Emergency Special Session on the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict and as the ongoing crisis in Gaza shows no signs of abating. Member States adopted a resolution, demanding an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire”, the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, as well as “ensuring humanitarian access”. It passed with a large majority of 153 in favor and 10 against, with [...]

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US is Isolated in Backing Gaza Massacre

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies [Photo credit: canada talks israel palestine - Life in Gaza under Israeli bombardment.] On Friday, October 27, the nations of the world voted in the UN General Assembly, by a vote of 120 to 14, for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities” in Gaza. The resolution was sponsored by the government of sometime U.S. ally King Abdullah [...]

Global Leaders Plead for Peace in Ukraine at UN

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies As it did last year, the 2023 United Nations General Assembly has been debating what role the United Nations and its members should play in the crisis in Ukraine. The United States and its allies still insist that the UN Charter requires countries to take Ukraine’s side in the conflict, “for as long as it takes” to restore Ukraine’s pre-2014 internationally recognized borders. They [...]

Greetings to the United Nations International Independent Expert Mechanism Delegation

by Mumia Abu-Jamal Greetings to the UN delegation. Initially, I wish to thank the members of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, who prepared and filed an amicus brief in my case. And, of course, the delegation of jurists, lawyers, and scholars from the UN International Independent Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in Law Enforcement now visiting the United States. I specifically want to greet [...]

Zionism and the Nakba at 75

Zionism and the Nakba by Donna Nevel   As Israel and many of its supporters prepare to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its settler colonial foundaing, and Palestinians mark the anniversary of the Nakba (atastrophe and ethnic cleansing), we are reprinting excerpts from this Jewish critique of Zionism as a contribution to international solidarity with the just struggle to free, free Palestine. See calendar listings for pro-Palestine actions around May 15. The [...]

Israel, Rwanda and the African Union

by Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report Contributing Editor https://blackagendareport.com/israel-africa-0  On February 18, at the annual summit of the African Union, AU security personnel removed an Israeli delegate who had arrived without an invitation. In 2021, the AU granted Israel observer status, but outcry among members led to suspension of the decision and formation of a committee to review it. Israel, with colossal arrogance, sent its envoy, Sharon Bar-Li, to the 2023 annual [...]

US-Cuba Normalization Conference

US-CUBA Normalization Conference Sat. March 11th - Sun. March 12th REGISTER HERE In person at the Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, Lowenstein Building  113 West 60th Street @ Columbus Avenue in Manhattan, NYC - with all plenary and workshop sessions live streamed across the US, Canada and beyond To educate, organize, and mobilize against Washington’s brutal and criminal economic and political war against Cuba - demanding: Take Cuba off Washington’s List of [...]

Address to the United Nations Human Rights Council

Address to the United Nations Human Rights Council by Mumia Abu-Jamal, Dec. 2022 To members, affiliates and supporters of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, Your Excellencies ambassadors, foreign ministers and representatives of 54 African member states,   We thank you for your attempts to protect African descended persons in the United States, especially in the wake of the notorious asphyxiation of George Floyd, and the immense protests that filled [...]

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