UN Agent Blames Government “Cruelty” for US Homelessness

November 14, 2018

Business Insider reports that UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing Leilana Farha has declared that government “cruelty” to the homeless population in San Francisco is “unsurpassed” and “annihilates” the humanity of its victims.

CAIR Plays Islamophobia Card to Censor Cartoon

November 14, 2018

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) succeeded in pressuring a public library in Texas to remove from its shelves Holy Terror, a graphic-novel story of comic superheroes fighting Al Qaeda in New York City, using social media to frame the comic as “Islamophobic.”

Merkel, Macron Agree on Need for European Army

November 14, 2018

The Guardian reports that, in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined French President Emmanuel Macron in calling for the future creation of a "real, true European army."

Forum Pushes Business Action on Environment, Rights Issues

November 14, 2018

The inaugural New Business Forum, hosted by founder Michael Bloomberg in Singapore last week, pushed businesses to partner with governments around the world on “private-sector solutions” to global problems ranging from climate change to artificial intelligence to “supply chain threats.”

 

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  • UN Agent Blames Government “Cruelty” for US Homelessness

    November 14, 2018

    Business Insider reports that UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing Leilana Farha has declared that government “cruelty” to the homeless population in San Francisco is “unsurpassed” and “annihilates” the humanity of its victims.

     
  • Countries Follow US out of UN Migration Compact

    November 07, 2018

    EUobserver reports that Prime Minister Andrej Babis of the Czech Republic is proposing his government follow Austria, Hungary, and the US in announcing withdrawal from the UN’s Global Compact for Migration, asserting that the international rules contained in the accord does not sufficiently distinguish between legal and illegal migration.

     
  • Schaefer: US Should Use Foreign Aid as Leverage at UN

    October 31, 2018

    In a recent article, Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation calls for the US government to take more seriously the need to use foreign aid as leverage in pushing countries to back American priorities at the UN General Assembly.

     
 
  • Forum Pushes Business Action on Environment, Rights Issues

    November 14, 2018

    The inaugural New Business Forum, hosted by founder Michael Bloomberg in Singapore last week, pushed businesses to partner with governments around the world on “private-sector solutions” to global problems ranging from climate change to artificial intelligence to “supply chain threats.”

     
  • Norway Reviews Compliance of Development Policy with UNGPs

    November 07, 2018

    The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has published a wide-ranging review of whether the country's development efforts comply with the global priorities of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), finding that implementation of the UNGPs by Norwegian agencies is remains incomplete.

     
  • EU Legislators Approve Ban on Range of Plastics

    October 31, 2018

    The BBC reports that the European Parliament has approved an EU-wide ban on a wide range of single-use plastics, including “plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers and balloon sticks” to protect the oceans from plastic pollution in line with the “sustainable development” agenda.

     
 
  • Merkel, Macron Agree on Need for European Army

    November 14, 2018

    The Guardian reports that, in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined French President Emmanuel Macron in calling for the future creation of a "real, true European army."

     
  • European Businesses Criticize Proposed Digital Tax

    November 07, 2018

    The Washington Post reports that European digital business owners are criticizing an EU proposal seeking to impose a digital services tax on the profits offshore companies generate from European users, arguing the proposal would have a “disproportionate impact on European companies” and could result in double taxation.

     
  • EC Considers Majority Voting for EU Tax Policy

    October 31, 2018

    EUobserver reports that the European Commission (EC) has included in its 2019 work program the consideration of areas in which the EU could move away from the requirement of unanimous approval of tax rules in favor of “more efficient lawmaking” on supranational tax policies.

     
 
  • CAIR Plays Islamophobia Card to Censor Cartoon

    November 14, 2018

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) succeeded in pressuring a public library in Texas to remove from its shelves Holy Terror, a graphic-novel story of comic superheroes fighting Al Qaeda in New York City, using social media to frame the comic as “Islamophobic.”

     
  • Dutch Agency Reports on Turkish Support for Jihad in Europe

    November 07, 2018

    According to a report by the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service, NATO member-state Turkey is giving aid and comfort to Islamic State (IS) militants planning jihadi operations in Europe in exchange for IS support of Turkey’s Islamist government and war against the Kurds.

     
  • Iranian Regime Releases Blueprint for Future Dominance

    October 31, 2018

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has released a draft version of the "Islamic-Iranian Blueprint for Progress," a roadmap for the regime's strategy for sustaining the Islamization of the country's domestic socio-political and economic institutions and reinforcing Iran's capacity to weaponize the Islamic revolution at home and abroad.