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Iran's Idea Of Diplomacy: 1979 Hostage-Taker Appointed As UN Envoy
If Iran thinks it's a show of power to appoint one of those responsible for taking our diplomats as hostages to the UN, they might want to rethink that. Read more...
UN Says Nearly 1,000 Iraqis Killed In October
"The solution for Iraq's insecurity will never be a military one. Violence will stop when government senior officials understand that the Iraqis are more important than posts or elections." Read more...
 Report: NSA Bugged The United Nations' Headquarters
The NSA bugged the United Nations' headquarters in 2012, hacking into its videoconferencing and spying on the diplomatic work of other countries. Read more...
Speaking via videolink from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed a side meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday evening. In his remarks, Assange gave thanks to the United Nations for its treaties on political asylum and denounced the U.S. treatment of alleged Army whistleblower Bradley Manning. Assange also accused President Obama of exploiting the Arab Spring and called on the U.S.to end its persecution of WikiLeaks and its supporters. Read more...
The NRA is taking credit for scuttling a UN treaty that would have limited the sale of weapons to potential human rights abusers overseas. In a triumphant email titled “NRA Stops U.N. Arms Trade Treaty” and sent to constituents Read more...

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On March 24th, mock corporate polluters set up shop at UN headquarters to promote their false solutions to the climate crisis. In an attempt to capitalize on the "occupy" brand, corporate representatives erected an "illegal occupation" of Read more...
January 20, 1980 - Summing Up The Week That Was.
News of January 20, 1980 and the week past. Carter White House inching closer to calling Boycott of Summer Olympic games in Moscow, getting sporadic support from allies. Soviet Afghanistan incursion now going through Public Relations phase, starting with kicking out US reporters, following in the steps of Iran's expulsion of foreign journalists. Final dispatches filed say growing unrest with Khomeni regime. United Nations votes unanimously to condemn Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Justice William O. Douglas dies. Read more...
December 20, 1995 - NATO In Bosnia.
The overwhelming given in most conflicts: Mud. A mostly unremarkable December 20th in 1995. Of course, if you were in Bosnia or anywhere in the former Yugoslavia it would be a remarkable day, as the UN handed over peacekeeping duties to NATO Read more...
November 25, 1947 - A Cold War And The Hollywood Ten.
News of this day in history for November 25, 1947. Foreign Ministers conference in London. Soviet Union refuses to deal with Austrian and German treaties. Upcoming Parliamentary elections in England. 20% cut in Truman Foreign Aid package. Celebration in Tel-Aviv in anticipation of UN vote on Israeli statehood. France has first Woman Cabinet Minister. Oklahoma wheat crops finally get rain. Read more...
October 28, 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis - Day 7.
News on the 7th day of the Cuban Missile Crisis - October 28, 1962. Crisis narrowly averted. Read more...