UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’

31 May 2019 — Consortium News

The UN special rapporteur on torture has blasted four nations for imposing psychological torture on Julian Assange

‘A Relentless and Unrestrained Campaign of Public Mobbing, Intimidation and Defamation’

Warns of ‘Criminalization of Journalism’

By Joe Lauria
Special to Consortium News

The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, Sweden and Ecuador for “deliberately” exposing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to years of “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” which can only be described as “psychological torture.”

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The UNO destroyed by US « exceptionalism » By Thierry Meyssan

2 April 2019 — Voltaire Network

Now weakened in comparison with their Russian and Chinese competitors, the United States have returned to their historical reflexes. In terms of foreign relations, they have abandoned the liberal international order and returned to the doctrine of exceptionalism. By questioning their own engagement with the Security Council, they have opened the way to the deconstruction of international Law and the end of the United Nations. This evolution, which shocked the countries of Western Europe and plunged them into confusion, had been anticipated by Russia and China, who were preparing for it.

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The Grayzone testifies at the UN: ‘Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: propaganda vs. reality’ by Max Blumenthal

25 March 2019 — MROnline
Originally published: The Grayzone Project (March 19, 2019)
The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil spoke about Venezuela at a side event at a United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva on March 19. They joined former special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas on a panel titled “Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: Propaganda vs. reality.”

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Ghosts of Massacre in Haiti Haunt Bolsonaro Government Generals By Leonardo Fernandes

18 March 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Atuação no exterior teria formado uma "casta" dentro das Forças Armadas brasileiras, segundo especialistas - Créditos: Hector Retamal/AFP

Working abroad would have created a “caste” within the Brazilian Armed Forces, according to experts / Hector Retamal/AFP

Generals who have been at the forefront of controversial actions by the Peace Mission in Haiti hold strategic positions in government

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UN Works With Intelligence Contractors To Destabilize North Korea Dialogue By William Craddick

17 March 2019 — Disobedient Media

Just a few days after NBC News and National Public Radio (NPR) launched propaganda attempts to undermine the peace process between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations has waded into the fray with a new attempt to build a case for retaining sanctions that have proven to be a sticking point between the negotiation teams.

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Hands Off Venezuela: Foreign Minister Arreaza Holds UN Marathon for Peace: Usurper Guaido Urges Military Intervention and War By Carla Stea

1 March 2019 — Global Research

Updated on March 1, 2019

In a herculean effort to prevent war, and protect the integrity of his country, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a breathtaking schedule of events at the United Nations, including a meeting with the Secretary-General, consultations with the envoys of 60 member states supporting Venezuela’s sovereignty,  a press conference the evening of February 22, speaking at a Security Council meeting February 26,  and presenting an address at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on February 27.

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Hands Off Venezuela: Historic Stance at the United Nations against US Imperialism By Carla Stea

19 February 2019 — Global Research

In a spectacular display of solidarity and strength, envoys from such distant capitals as Beijing and Havana, Moscow and Tehran, Pyongyang and Caracas, Damascus and Managua and numerous other states stood together, side by side, in front of the United Nations Security Council, declaring their determination to protect the UN Charter and International Law, and holding sacrosanct the sovereignty and inviolability of each member state.

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Hands Off Venezuela: Divided UN Security Council: Fierce Opposition to Violation of Venezuela’s Sovereignty By Carla Stea

27 January 2019 — Global Research

Emergency UN Security Council Meeting, January 26, 2019

This morning Venezuelan Foreign Minister  presented a brilliant defense of President Maduro’s government, against the attempted coup d’etat engineered by the United States and its proxies in Europe and newly right-wing Latin American countries Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador.  The United States called this “emergency” meeting, seeking the authorization of the United Nations Security Council for intervention in Venezuela’s internal affairs, and the infamous regime change similar to that which  spread chaos in Libya and Iraq after the UN authorized military intervention to overthrow the governments of Saddam Hussein and Omar Khadaffy.

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The UN Must Totally Break from US Administrative Control By Wayne Madsen

7 January 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Ever since it was decided to locate the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, the world body has been beset by constant meddling by the host country, that is, the United States, which is increasingly violating the letter and spirit of the 1947 treaty between the United States and United Nations regarding the headquarters of the UN. The treaty, signed on June 26, 1947 at Lake Success, New York between UN Secretary General Trygve Lie and US Secretary of State George Marshall guarantees the extraterritorial nature of the UN headquarters in Manhattan. Furthermore, it guarantees that the US will not interfere with the expeditious granting of US visas to foreigners and UN personnel transiting through US territory in furtherance of their responsibilities to their own governments and the UN.

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