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‘Tis the season to watch out for watch out for, hide from, dress...

‘Tis the season to watch out for watch out for, hide from, dress up as, and just generally celebrate the monstrous awesomeness that is Krampus, the Alpine anti-Santa Claus. The Atlantic assembled a fantastic collection of photos of people...Show More Summary

Business Groups Plea for Budget Solution in Letter to Rauner, Legislative Leaders

A coalition of business groups from the greater Chicago area this week sent a letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner and the four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly pleading with them to get a state budget passed and bring some stabilityShow More Summary

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People: An indigenous rights perspective

In 1977 the UN General Assembly designated November 29 as a day for Annual Observance for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The time has come where the world needs to recognize this day for what it is -- A day in solidarity with indigenous peoples and indigenous rights and most importantly recognizing the indigeneity of the Palestinian struggle.

November 29: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

On November 29, 1947, after Great Britain--the mandatory power in Palestine--had asked the United Nations to meet in a special session to discuss the "problem of Palestine," the General Assembly passed Resolution 181 (II) to end the British mandate by August 1, 1948. Show More Summary

The United Nations General Assembly: Prejudice without Pride

The November 19 UN Resolutions on the Middle East are a stumbling block in the way of achieving a just, comprehensive, and lasting peace in the region.

The Biggest Economic and Social Opportunity of All Time

When presenting the groundbreaking report "Our Common Future" to the U.N. General Assembly in 1987, former Prime Minister of Norway and current Deputy Chair of The Elders Gro Brundtland spoke out on the need for a new way of doing business. Show More Summary

Nigeria And The Sustainable Development Goals: Setting The Course To 2030

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly September 28, 2015 at the United Nations in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT In September this year, under a relatively quiet banner, the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) were announced as part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda [...]

Lee Roberts utilizes "fuzzy math" to justify prison contract

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The trail of evidence gets slimier by the foot: A study submitted to the General Assembly by top prison officials had concluded that private maintenance would result in “no significant savings” for taxpayers, but State Budget Director...Show More Summary

IOC President addresses African National Olympic Committees (ANOCA) General Assembly

“You cannot dissociate the two from each other,” he told the sports leaders. “I am not getting tired to repeat this message that we have to make every effort, in accordance with Olympic Agenda 2020, to safeguard the credibility of sports because only then can we enjoy credibility. Show More Summary

GM might outsource vans to AM General

A note to factory workers in Missouri suggests that GM might move some van assembly to AM General to increase production capacity for the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Continue reading GM might outsource vans to AM General GM might outsource vans to AM General originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:15:00 EST. Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT © Czech NOC IOC President Thomas Bach met the Czech President, Milos Zeman, on the eve of the annual General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), whose President is Patrick Joseph Hickey, in Prague. Show More Summary

On Child Rights Treaty's 26th Anniversary, U.S. Stands Alone

Co-authored by Aleta Sprague Twenty-six years ago this week, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a landmark global treaty establishing binding commitments to uphold children's health,...Show More Summary

Why Missouri might be the next big battleground in the right-to-work debate

COLUMBIA, Mo. — First the General Motors assembly plant in Hazelwood, a St. Louis exurb, closed in 2006. The Chrysler plant in south Fenton shuttered two years later, then the plant on the north side of town a year after that. And then came the Great Recession. Some 43,000 workers lost their jobs because of […]

U.N. committee condemns Iranian intervention in Syria war

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Thursday adopted a Saudi-drafted resolution condemning Iranian and Russian intervention in Syria, a decision that the Syrian and Iranian delegations rejected as unhelpful and unjustified.

U.N. panel accuses Iran of cracking down on freedom of expression

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Thursday criticized Iran for cracking down on activists, journalists and dissidents and its increased use of the death penalty, a rebuke Tehran dismissed as "Iranophobia."

UNGA Committee Passes Resolution on Combating Glorification of Nazism

UN General Assembly's so-called Third Committee on social, humanitarian and cultural issues on Thursday passed a resolution on combating the glorification of Nazism with 126 countries in favor.

U.N. panel condemns North Korea abuses, Pyongyang cites U.S. 'plot'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations General Assembly committee on Thursday condemned what it said were rampant and planned human rights abuses in North Korea, but Pyongyang denounced the accusation as a hostile plot organized by the United States and its allies.

US Bishops call for greater action against ‘mortal sin’ of pornography

The U.S. Bishops' Conference made a firm declaration condemning the damage of pornography Tuesday at its Fall General Assembly.

US Bishops president vows to fight for religious liberty

Religious liberty was a recurrent theme at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Fall General Assembly.

U.N. urges states to release details on 1961 UN chief plane crash

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday urged the United States, Britain, Belgium, France, Germany, South Africa and others to release any information they have on a 1961 plane crash that killed then Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold.

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