UN Trade & Development Report 2017

Hi, The latest UNCTAD report is out. We have been warned. Full Report: http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=1852 Foreword: In sharp contrast to the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world economy remains unbalanced in ways that are not only exclusionary, but also destabilizing and dangerous for the political, social and environmental health of the planet. …

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U.S. Vetoes of UN Resolutions Critical of Israel: 1972 – Present

U.S. Vetoes/Negative Voting 1972-1982 Subject Date Vote Palestine: Syrian-Lebanese Complaint. 3 power draft resolution. (S/10784) 09/10/1972 13-1, 1 Palestine: Examination of Middle East Situation. 8-power draft resolution. (S/10974) 07/02/1973 13-1, 0 (China not partic.) Palestine: Egyptian-Lebanese Complaint. 5-power draft power resolution. (S/11898) 12/08/1975 13-1, 1 Palestine: Middle East Problem, including Palestinian question. 6-power draft resolution. (S/11940) 01/25/1976 9-1,3 …

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The US Embargo Against Cuba – A Detailed Analysis

“The embargo on Cuba is the most comprehensive set of US sanctions on any country, including the other countries designated by the US government to be state sponsors of terrorism”. [United States Government Accountability Office] For nearly half a century, the USA has unilaterally imposed an economic, commercial, and financial embargo against Cuba. The severity …

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A Smidgen of Terror Followed by a Dash of Hypocrisy…

Some articles back, I wrote an exposé on the US definition of terrorism [see Luis Posada Carriles: Redefining Terrorism]. I would like to take that same premise and apply it globally. Let’s start with the most basic question: What is terrorism? United States Law Code – the law that governs the entire country – contains …

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