UN Observers Call for Racial Reparations in US

September 28, 2016

The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has produced a study seeking financial or other reparations from the US government to African-Americans for past "racial terrorism" and calling recent police shootings of minorities "reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching."

IS Virtual Planners Ensure "Lone Wolves" Are Not Alone

September 28, 2016

The Islamic State has developed a cadre of virtual planners working in the darknet to recruit, radicalize, and train groups of "lone wolves" for attacks, primarily on Western civilian targets, underscoring that lone wolves are actually part of IS's strategic adaptation to shifts in the caliphate's territorial footprint.

NGO Pushes BHR Agenda with Clinton, Trump

September 28, 2016

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable has called on this year's US presidential candidates to commit to advancing the UN's business and human rights agenda, including implementing a comprehensive "national action plan" on BHR issues currently in development by the Obama Administration.

Italy Promotes Ambitious EU Army Plans

September 28, 2016

EUobserver reports that, in an initiative that goes beyond current German and French proposals to strengthen EU defense cooperation, a paper from the Italian government calls for the creation of a "joint permanent European Multinational Force" for use in overseas missions.

 

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  • UN Observers Call for Racial Reparations in US

    September 28, 2016

    The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has produced a study seeking financial or other reparations from the US government to African-Americans for past "racial terrorism" and calling recent police shootings of minorities "reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching."

     
  • Bolton: Global Governance of Internet Will Restrict Freedom

    September 23, 2016

    In a recent interview, former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton warned that the transfer of control of the internet's oversight body from the US to a global governance mechanism will ultimately lead to placing decision-making on the future of the internet in the hands of the UN and giving authoritarian governments influence in restricting freedom of online expression.

     
  • Kirchner: G-20 Lacks Influence on Domestic Policies

    September 22, 2016

    An article from economist Stephen Kirchner laments that the G-20 group of countries has come to serve as an unpromising forum with little to show in the way of global governance that influences items on the domestic agendas of its members.

     
 
  • NGO Pushes BHR Agenda with Clinton, Trump

    September 28, 2016

    The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable has called on this year's US presidential candidates to commit to advancing the UN's business and human rights agenda, including implementing a comprehensive "national action plan" on BHR issues currently in development by the Obama Administration.

     
  • UN Pressures Polish Businesses on SDGs

    September 22, 2016

    Basing their action on the UN Environment Programme's Global Environment Outlook report, the Polish government and businesses have announced their cooperation on reducing air pollution and promoting "healthy lifestyles" in Poland to serve as a model for other European countries in implementing the UN's comprehensive "sustainable development" agenda.

     
  • Apple Pushes Suppliers on Green Energy

    September 22, 2016

    As environmental activists' pressure persuades multinational companies that it is in their interests to pursue the global climate agenda, Apple has announced that it will assist, financially and otherwise, suppliers of its products in finding ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

     
 
  • Italy Promotes Ambitious EU Army Plans

    September 28, 2016

    EUobserver reports that, in an initiative that goes beyond current German and French proposals to strengthen EU defense cooperation, a paper from the Italian government calls for the creation of a "joint permanent European Multinational Force" for use in overseas missions.

     
  • Hungary Mulls Push for EU Treaty Change on Migration

    September 23, 2016

    As the Hungarian government faces pressure to take back asylum seekers who passed through the country on their way to other EU destinations, Hungarian daily Nepszabadsag reports that the government is considering pushing for treaty changes to exempt national migration rules from common EU policies after the country's referendum on EU migration rules in October.

     
  • ECJ Adviser Finds Insufficient Support for Terror Sanctions

    September 22, 2016

    Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston has advised the ECJ that the EU's listing of the organizations Hamas and the Tamil Tigers as terrorist groups subject to sanctions are invalid because their inclusion was based on "facts and evidence found in press articles and information from the internet."

     
 
  • IS Virtual Planners Ensure "Lone Wolves" Are Not Alone

    September 28, 2016

    The Islamic State has developed a cadre of virtual planners working in the darknet to recruit, radicalize, and train groups of "lone wolves" for attacks, primarily on Western civilian targets, underscoring that lone wolves are actually part of IS's strategic adaptation to shifts in the caliphate's territorial footprint.

     
  • Islamist Extremism Endangers Turkey's Christians and Jews

    September 28, 2016

    Hardline Islamists in Turkey's state media and Islamic State cells inside Turkey are inciting violence against the country's small Christian and Jewish communities, scapegoating these vulnerable communities as "infidels," "seeds of Byzantium," and collaborators in the July coup attempt against Turkey's government.

     
  • Islamist Attacks in US Reveal Recruitment of Recent Immigrants

    September 28, 2016

    The spate of "lone wolf" terror attacks across the US underscores the policy challenges in meeting jihadi recruiting campaigns that target "in betweeners," or young adults whose recent immigration to America confronts them with socioeconomic adjustments that are exploited by Islamist extremist propaganda.