International Organizations

  • UN Body: War on Drugs Is “System of Racial Control”

    March 20, 2019

    In the run-up to a UN meeting on global narcotics policy, the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has condemned the global war on drugs as disproportionately targeting people of African heritage, characterizing anti-drug policies “as a system of racial control.”

  • US Official Outlines Visa Ban for ICC Investigators

    March 18, 2019

    US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has announced that the US government will ban visas for personnel from the International Criminal Court (ICC) seeking to enter the country to investigate “war crimes” allegedly committed by members of the US armed forces in Afghanistan.

  • NATO Members Increase Defense Spending

    March 18, 2019

    Politico reports that, amid ongoing pressure by the Trump Administration on fellow NATO members to hit the treaty alliance’s two percent target for defense spending, such spending as a proportion of GDP by the EU members of NATO hit a five-year high in 2018.

  • Columnist Seeks “Green Marshall Plan” to Address Global Warming

    March 18, 2019

    Bloomberg columnist Mihir Sharma warns that the massive social, economic, and environmental changes needed to implement the proposed Green New Deal in the US would not be enough to stem climate change, as the US government must redistribute American resources to other countries to fully realize the global “sustainability” agenda.

  • Columnist Calls for Global Curtailment of Property Rights

    March 18, 2019

    George Monbiot of The Guardian, lamenting the connection between labor and private property that is at the heart of the capitalist system and the current paradigm of global property rights, argues that the Universal Declaration on Human Rights should be amended to limit property rights for the benefit of future generations.

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