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U.N. Commissioner Blames ‘America First’ For Human Rights ‘Setbacks’

December 09, 2020 11:28 PM ET United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed confidence Wednesday that President-elect Joe Biden would correct the human rights “setbacks” caused by President Donald Trump and his policies. Bachelet blamed these setbacks on Trump’s “America First” policy and said that the initiatives stemming from it had directly…
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Lithuania accuses Belarus of non-observance of human rights

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, reflected on the political crisis in Belarus, branded any possible Russian military support for Belarus as an “invasion”. “Since it’s publicly discussed I cannot say it’s not possible. So we should take that into account at least, and also send a very clear message, that it’s not tolerable to do…
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The Republic of Ireland: a model for the world

Submitted by George Callaghan… Democracy, a written constitution, a superb human rights record, prosperity, strong economic growth, a clean environment and an enviable educational system: the Republic of Ireland has it all. In almost a century of independence our state has achieved more than many thought possible. It begs the question: is the Irish model…
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China Responds to U.S. Hong Kong Act with Praise for People’s Liberation Army

China responded on Friday to U.S. President Donald Trump’s signing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Decency Act by using its state media to praise the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison stationed in Hong Kong. President Trump said when he signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Decency Act on Wednesday that he did…
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Western Progressives and the Imperialist Inquisition

Via by INTERNATIONALIST 360, authored by Stephen Sefton… Most people who think of themselves as progressive in the imperialist countries of North America and Western Europe, continue to believe the right wing opposition version of events in Nicaragua in 2018. A great many also accept some version of the right wing opposition account of the…
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ROBERT PARRY: More Second Amendment Madness

Robert Parry, founder of this site, exposed in this Jan. 2013 article the dangerous & false idea the U.S. Constitution Framers put in the 2nd Amendment so an armed population could fight the government the Framers had just created. By Robert ParrySpecial to Consortium NewsJan. 14, 21013The Right’s powerful propaganda apparatus has sold millions of…
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Hijacking the Second Amendment

The gun lobby has hijacked the Second Amendment, which was intended for citizen militias to provide domestic “security” without a standing army. The amendment is a dangerous relic, never clearer than  after El Paso and Dayton, writes Joe Lauria. By Joe LauriaSpecial to Consortium News The Second Amendment was written after a war in which…
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