SOURCE: The Journal
THE UN HAS expressed concern at the number of people going to prison for failure to pay fines.
In an eight page document released by the international body’s Human Rights Committee yesterday, it said an alternative method needs to be looked at. (more…)
“The siege on the Gaza Strip has taken a significant toll on the strip’s ability to provide medical and humanitarian services,” James Rowley said during a press conference at the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza on Tuesday.
The UN official also called for the reconstruction of areas damaged during Israel’s summer war on the Palestinian coastal enclave. (more…)
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the richest man in the world – and has a unique understanding of how global issues such as poverty, climate change or famines must be fought in the future.
In an interview with the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” Gates criticized that especially with regard to climate change, “a kind of global government” lacks. In other words, Gates wants a world government. (more…)
We Are Change
Saudi King Abdullah died January 23rd, 2015 at the ripe age of 90 and was hailed as a “modernizer” by many. That is some claim, especially when considering that Saudi Arabia beheaded two people per week in 2013. Because of Sharia Law (Saudi Arabia’s capital law system), the punishment is “by sword” – they have beheaded more people than ISIS. Only, this establishment doesn’t have the same reception as ISIS; they are the United State’s biggest ally in the Middle-East. The mainstream media give this very little attention, also, flogging as a punishment is done in public along with the beheadings. Saudi Arabia never signed the UN Declaration of Human Rights, which has lead to torture and an abundance of oppression. (more…)
A United Nations Security Council draft resolution that set a deadline to establish a sovereign Palestinian state was defeated Tuesday night after it failed to receive the nine votes that are needed for adoption in the 15-member body.
The United States and Australia voted against the measure. France, China and Russia were among the eight countries that voted for it. Britain and four other nations abstained. (more…)