Santiago Declaration: 'Our Future Is Public'

February 01, 2023

A new manifesto from an international coalition made up of more than 200 trade unions and progressive advocacy groups entitled the Santiago Declaration, calls for a « complete overhaul of our global economic system » including demands for universal access to gender-transformative and equitable public services.

New Global Commission Launched to Raise Mining Sustainability Standards

February 01, 2023

The Global Investor Commission on Mining 2030 was launched at the London Stock Exchange with the goal of reforming the mining sector for the low carbon transition by 2030 and is backed by the Church of England Pensions Board (CEPB) and advised by the United Nations Environment Programme.

ECtHR: Ukraine, MH-17 cases against Russia Are Admissible

February 01, 2023

The European Court of Human Rights has said cases brought by Ukraine and the Netherlands against Russia over alleged human rights violations in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine, and the shooting down of Flight MH-17, were admissible.

Islamist Ties Run Deep With Iran’s Direct Influence into Turkey’s Presidential Office

February 01, 2023

The official spokesperson and close advisor of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a long history of deep ties to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, which includes an active network of terror operatives and anti-Semitic publications that function inside a Turkey.

 

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  • Q&A with Dr. Samuel Gregg on The Vatican’s New Guidelines for Ethical Investing

    February 03, 2023

    Dr. Samuel Gregg, in a resent interview with catholicworldreport.com gives an overview of the the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences new document Mensuram Bonam, and how he believes it is an improvement from the former unofficial Catholic guidelines on the ethics of investment but remains critical of the document's position towards ESG investing.

     
  • Texas Gov. Abbott Backs Education Savings Accounts as School Choice Option

    February 03, 2023

    Texas Governor Greg Abbot has taken a step towards supporting parental rights through school choice by publicly stating that Texas needs to create an education savings account program.

     
  • Santiago Declaration: 'Our Future Is Public'

    January 31, 2023

    A new manifesto from An international coalition made up of more than 200 trade unions and progressive advocacy groups entitled the Santiago Declaration, calls for a « complete overhaul of our global economic system » including demands for universal access to gender-transformative and equitable public services.

     
 
  • Republican Lawmakers to Reintroduce Legislation Cancelling the DOL's ESG Rule

    February 03, 2023

    In a news release this week, every Senate Republican, along with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky have announced that a joint resolution will be reintroduced in the Senate and House that would nullify the Department of Labor's new rule permitting retirement plan fiduciaries to consider climate change and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when selecting investments and exercising shareholder rights.

     
  • New Global Commission Launched to Raise Mining Sustainability Standards

    February 01, 2023

    The Global Investor Commission on Mining 2030 was launched at the London Stock Exchange with the goal of reforming the mining sector for the low carbon transition by 2030 and is backed by the Church of England Pensions Board (CEPB) and advised by the United Nations Environment Programme.

     
  • OECD Seeks Public Input for Updates to Its Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    January 31, 2023

    The OECD has launched a public consultation process to gather comments from stakeholders regarding potential changes to its Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises which serves as a reference for companies on how they can ensure responsible conduct.

     
 
  • ECtHR Rules on Russian Responsibility in Eastern Ukraine

    February 03, 2023

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has set a precedent as the first international court to prove Russia’s occupation in Donbas since 2014, highlighting assessments in a 230 page document including unlawful military aggression against civilians and civilian objects as well as confirmation that Russia’s violations (from killings and torture to, for example, restrictions to education, freedom of expression, free elections and association) were systematic and not isolated.

     
  • Council of Europe Adopts a Recommendation on Adequate Minimum Income

    February 01, 2023

    The European Council has adopted a recommendation on adequate minimum income, to be reached by 2030, in an effort to combat social exclusion, promote gender equality and economic independence of women, young adults and persons with disabilities.

     
  • ECtHR: Ukraine, MH-17 cases against Russia Are Admissible

    January 31, 2023

    The European Court of Human Rights has said cases brought by Ukraine and the Netherlands against Russia over alleged human rights violations in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine, and the shooting down of Flight MH-17, were admissible.

     
 
  • Iranian Regime Blocks WhatsApp & Instagram with Accusations of Fomenting Anti-Regime Protests

    February 04, 2023

    Iran’s Islamic theocratic regime is continuing its crackdown on social media platforms, as the country’s Telecommunications Minister announced that WhatsApp and Instagram will be blocked because of their threats to national security as fomenters of the months-long anti-regime protests in response to the death of an Iranian Kurd women held in custody on allegations of violating the country’s sharia dress code for women, with this latest ban coming after the regime’s ban on Facebook, YouTube, Telegram, TikTok, and Twitter. 

     
  • Islamist Ties Run Deep With Iran’s Direct Influence into Turkey’s Presidential Office

    January 31, 2023

    The official spokesperson and close advisor of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a long history of deep ties to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, which includes an active network of terror operatives and anti-Semitic publications that function inside Turkey, so that the linkages between upper echelons of the two Islamist regimes raises concerns about Iran’s access to sensitive Transatlantic Alliance security and intelligence information, given Turkey’s membership in NATO. 

     
  • Islamist Violence Rocks Central Africa with Attack in Democratic Republic of Congo

    January 31, 2023

    Islamist militants continue their violent destabilization of the region of Central Africa, evidenced in the recent multi-casualty attack on a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that state security officials attribute to IS-affiliated Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an insurgent group operating across the Uganda-DRC border which, only two weeks ago, carried out a deadly attack on a DRC church.