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117 Countries Slam American Police Brutality at UN Human Rights Council

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(ANTIMEDIA) In what could hardly be called a surprise, the UN Human Rights Council chastised the US over its epidemic of police violence, discrimination, needless killings, and general neglect, following through with recommendations made in its first review in 2010.

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) takes place every four years to scrutinize the human and civil rights practices of each of the UN’s 193 member nations. Delegates from 117 countries took the opportunity to lambaste the US’ record of civil rights violations exacted by its brutal and racist police forces.

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United Nations Peacekeeper Soldiers Fire on Protestors in Haiti | #OYRchallenge

Haitian protesters attacked by United Nations peacekeeping forces. Notice that protesters are young unarmed men, demonstrating peacefully as is being done all over the globe.
Haiti revolution 12/13/2014

Haitian police and UN peacekeepers have attacked protesters with live ammo and chemical agents as several thousand opposition supporters tried to march on the presidential palace, demanding new leadership.

UN peacekeepers firing on Haitian protesters on 12/13/2014 as they protest for a new government leader.

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What are Human Rights? | United Nations

The History of International Human Rights

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Judge Thomas Buergenthal – The history oF International of Human Rights


Judge Thomas Buergenthal, of the International Court of Justice gives a history of International Human Rights. This video and others can be found on the United Nations website. It is important that all around the world be aware of their state protections and also where their state needs to shore-up laws and practices to protect those within their borders.Judge Thomas Buergenthal | International Court of Justice

North Korea Turns Its Ire on the South – NYTimes.com

World Twitter Logo.SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea threatened on Friday to take “physical countermeasures” against South Korea if it helps enforce sanctions against the besieged North, calling the United Nations-endorsed penalties a “declaration of war” and warning of a prolonged chill in the relations between the two Koreas.

via North Korea Turns Its Ire on the South – NYTimes.com.


DR Congo welcomes sanctions against rebels (via AFP)



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DR Congo welcomes sanctions against rebels (via AFP)


DR Congo welcomes sanctions against rebels (via AFP)

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday welcomed UN sanctions imposed on the M23 and FDLR, two rebel groups that Kinshasa and Kigali accuse one another of using as proxies in the country’s troubled east. “It’s a condemnation we expected… and it arrives at the right time because these groups threaten…