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Free Speech and the Internet

As the United Nations has said, access to the Internet is a human right. A report by the U.N.’s special rapporteur presented last month to the Human Rights Council in Geneva warns that this right is being threatened by governments

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Media Rights Group: 44 Journalists Killed in 2010

Source: VOM – By Margaret Besheer The Committee to Protect Journalists reports 2010 was another mixed year for press freedom, saying that while international law and conventions guarantee the right to free expression, international institutions such as the United Nations

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UN Praises Exit of Darfur IDPs, Silent on Censorship, Refuses Sudan Questions

Source: Inner City Press – By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, January 21 — The UN’s cover up of abuses in Darfur hit a new low on Friday when Secretary General Ban Ki-moon‘s spokesman Martin Nesirky openly refused to take

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Jan 16, 1991: The Persian Gulf War Begins

At midnight in Iraq, the United Nations deadline for the Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait expires, and the Pentagon prepares to commence offensive operations to forcibly eject Iraq from its five-month occupation of its oil-rich neighbor. At 4:30 p.m. EST, the

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Jan 1, 1942: United Nations Created

On this day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue a declaration, signed by representatives of 26 countries, called the “United Nations.” The signatories of the declaration vowed to create an international postwar peacekeeping organization. On

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Feds Target Airline Pilot for Exposing TSA Security Sham on YouTube

Source: NoMoreCensorship.com   An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security. The 50-year-old pilot, who lives outside Sacramento, asked that

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December 10, 1948: United Nations Adopts The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Exactly 62 years ago today, the United Nations adopted its Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Making today, International Human Rights Day. America’s first lady at the time, Eleanor Roosevelt helped inspire the 1948 agreement. A global pledge critics say the

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December 4, 1992: Bush Orders U.S. Troops to Somalia

President George H. Bush orders 28,000 U.S. troops to Somalia, a war-torn East African nation where rival warlords were preventing the distribution of humanitarian aid to thousands of starving Somalis. In a military mission he described as “God’s work,” Bush

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Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica” Censored at U.N.

The reproduction of Picasso’s famous antiwar mural, Guernica, hanging at the entrance to the UN Security Council, was censored in January, 2003. Picasso agreed to paint a mural for the Spanish Pavilion of the 1937 International World’s Fair. Urged by

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