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“Five centuries of European colonialism and global culture-trashing, and the remaking of the world in the economic interests of competing empires, cannot be undone by a single institution and a cluster of…


Who would have thought that fear of the United Nations would bring right-wing Republicans together at last? Slate reports on the amazing Agenda 21: State lawmakers in Missouri last week revived an…


It’s what? Well the United Nations has dubbed May 3rd as “World Press Freedom Day.” Needless to say the gang at disinformation don’t take a free “press” (kind of an outdated term,…









In the mid-nineties the Belgian arm of the United Nations Children’s Fund engaged in a publicity campaign to bring attention to the plight of child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Burundi – both former Belgian colonies. Perhaps the most infamous part of that campaign was a PSA depicting the smurf village being bombed into smithereens, complete with dead and dying smurfs and even a howling, infant smurf deprived of its caregivers. The Smurfs was one of Belgium’s most beloved children’s cartoons, but the video was aimed at parents, not their kids. Thus, it was only shown after nine PM.The shock tactics worked: According to the United Nations, visits to the campaign website and calls to the organization increased when the video aired.




“In war, truth is the first casualty” – Aeschylus An interesting piece from the Reuters news agency: (Reuters) – The presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala all called for a vigorous global…


Certainly whatever I do is good because I’m the one doing it. The Daily Show‘s John Oliver “reports” on the Obama administration’s decision to defund UNESCO:

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Timothy W. Ryback reports for the New York Times: Next Monday, the United Nations will implement Resolution 65/309, adopted unanimously by the General Assembly in July 2011, placing “happiness” on the global…