27.09.2011 von Ronda Hauben
“The Art of Resistance on Jeju, Island of Peace” was the subject of a program at New York University on Saturday, September 24. The program described the protest on Jeju Island against the building of the Gangjeong Naval Base. Koh Gilchun, an artist from Jeju and Gloria Steinem, the American feminist and peace activist made presentations to an audience of students, activists and other interested people. Hong Sukjong, a researcher and activist, was the moderator who introduced the program putting the anti-base struggle in Jeju in its broader context.
Gloria Steinem described how she had first gone to Jeju 9 years ago and was impressed with the beauty of the island. More recently she was invited to visit Gangjeong Village and to see the damage to the people and natural beauty of Jeju being wrought by the construction of the naval base.
Steinem also mentioned that before… weiter lesen
18.09.2011 von Ronda Hauben
The United Nations came back alive on Friday, September 16 with denunciations of the bombing and regime change agenda being carried out against Libya by NATO.
The occasion was the report of the credentials committee recommending that the seat held by the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya be taken by the National Transitional Council (NTC). The Credentials Committee is a committee appointed by the President of the General Assembly. The Credentials Committee for the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly which began on September 13, 2011 and will last until September 12, 2012 consists of nine member states. They are China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Italy, Maldives, Panama, Russian Federation, Senegal and the United States. The representative from Panama presented the results of the report of the Credentials Committee to the General Assembly as a consensus report .
Ambassador Jorge Valero of Venezuela was the first speaker to offer a… weiter lesen
14.09.2011 von Ronda Hauben
The 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened on Tuesday, September 13. Greeting the new session of the UNGA, an Open Letter on Libya with over 300 signatures was delivered to the President of the UN General Assembly, to the President of the Security Council, and to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, according to a press release from the group Concerned Africans. (1) The letter “respectfully demanded” that “the NATO war of aggression in Libya should end immediately.” Also the cover letter said, “We call upon the UN Security Council and the General Assembly to act immediately to respect the sovereignty and self-determination of the Libyan people as enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. “
Chapter VIII of the UN Charter, the letter explained, provides for a relevant regional organization to be supported in working toward a peaceful resolution of a conflict such as that… weiter lesen