There are considerable rhetorical parallels between Joseph Goebbels’ “Sports Palace Speech” and the hold-out slogans of today’s Corona hardliners. Are we equating the speeches of our “lockdown” presidents in the federal and state governments with the speech of the fascist Goebbels? No. Comparing does not mean equating. To compare means to compare – to identify similarities and differences. And the comparison is justified.Read more . . .
As the news of murder of Libya’s revolutionary leader, Chairman of the African Union and defender of Africa from European neocolonial murderous exploitation was still fresh, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared a laugh with a television news reporter moments after hearing the Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had been killed.
“We came, we saw, he died,” she joked when told of news reports of Qaddafi’s death by an aide in between formal interviews.”
Putin: Let’s recall Chinese President Xi Jinping’s address at the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations. Please recall his words. He advocated for all controversial issues to be resolved in accordance with international law and through peaceful means only. President Xi also said China stands ready to aid poor countries, and even put forward specific measures accordingly. He is one of the few national leaders who are dedicated to international poverty reduction. It is these positions, instead of just geographic proximity, that unite us in international affairs.Read more . . .
In connection with this I would allow myself to make one small remark. It is hardly necessary to incite us to do so. Russia is a country with a history that spans more than a thousand years and has practically always used the privilege to carry out an independent foreign policy.
We are not going to change this tradition today. At the same time, we are well aware of how the world has changed and we have a realistic sense of our own opportunities and potential. And of course we would like to interact with responsible and independent partners with whom we could work together in constructing a fair and democratic world order that would ensure security and prosperity not only for a select few, but for all.Read more . . .
It would be wonderful if the [Vietnam] war were critically studied and its glorification subjected to massive public opposition combined with teach-ins, multimedia presentations, marches, and demonstrations. These could be directly tied to the interminable and deadly war on terror and the ongoing conversion of the United States into a police state.Read more . . .
President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to Russian media in which he hailed the Russian initiative for inter-Syrian dialogue as positive and denied any direct dialogue between Syria and the US, stressing that there has been no real change in the American or Western policies on Syria so far. Following is the text of the full interview.Read more . . .
ICTR Judge Arbour suggested that the ICTR’s mandate only extended to events within the genocide, which in her view began ‘after’ the shooting down of President Habyarimana’s plane, an event that triggered the atrocities. Personnel of the ICTR were accordingly forbidden to investigate that plane crash.Read more . . .
I’ve been asked to speak about “Public Power in the Age of Empire.” I’m not used to doing as I’m told, but by happy coincidence, it’s exactly what I’d like to speak about tonight. (Transcript of full speech by Arundhati Roy in San Francisco, California on August 16th, 2004)Read more . . .
Political Declaration of the Assembly of the World Peace Council 2012 http://uspeacecouncil.org/?p=1746The 2012 Assembly of the World Peace Council, held from July 20-23 in Kathmandu and hosted by the Nepal Peace and Solidarity Council, concluded with the adoption of the … Read more . . .
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took to the podium at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday – one day after two American hikers were released from prison in Tehran – to deliver a speech strongly condemning the United States. United Nationshttp://gadebate.un.org/sites/default/files/gastatements/66/IR_en.pdf Sept. … Read more . . .
U.S. authorities said they foiled an Iranian-directed plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington, a rare instance where Tehran is accused of fomenting terrorism on U.S. soil. Mohammad Khazaee, Iran’s U.N. ambassador, wrote the following letter to the … Read more . . .
This little-known resolution from the year 1919 shows the farsightedness of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, an international organisation active today.Read more . . .