Following its first review of SA, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has called on the government to review its fiscal policies in order for the country to meet its human rights obligations and achieve greater levels of economic redistribution.
Citing “unacceptably high levels of ...inequalities” persisting since apartheid,the Comm said inadequate “personal &corporate income taxes, capital gains &transaction taxes, inheritance tax, &property tax, dont enable [SA]to mobilize the resources required to reduce inequalities”
#Homosexuality is no longer outlawed in the majority of the world, there's still a long way to go in terms of acceptance and equality for #LGBTQ people.
Religion is an un-ignorable factor in the maps. While the majority of the world has legalized homosexuality, the countries where it is still outlawed are concentrated in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa — areas with majority-Muslim nations.
I don’t even know how US citizens can claim that their government is fighting for freedom while their president says clearly we are protecting Saudi regime while this regime committing the most heinous crimes against humanity in #Yemen #US#UK#UN#USA
- US Saudi Coalition, unforgettable crimes.
#Khashoggi Case Thread: I am going to ‘pin’ this post to use it as an ‘Info Thread’ on the #Khashoggi Case. I am in #Turkey. I’ve been following the case closely and with access to sources & experts here. This is a very ‘sensitive’ criminal case due to ‘Diplomatic Booby Traps’!!!
The Evidence Obtained Outside Cameras will not show any evidence of ‘tempering’ but other than license plates of dozens of diplomatic cars (Many with tinted windows-large trunks) with related time stamp, drivers Info, model/year: Nothing.
#Turkish Intel-Investigative Bodies also have the list of all Diplomatic & Private Saudi & “other significant’ Planes in #Turkey for the period of ‘interest.’ Many of the Target airports have their own security cameras & related evidence.
1/ The #Saudi kidnapping of #Khashoggi reminds me of the kidnapping of #Hariri. It is meant to embarrass the other party, this time the gov of #Turkey, and provoke a diplomatic crisis. This is drug Cartel methods. It has no other goal than to assert power over the other.
2/ However, resorting to these methods to assert power in the political and international affairs sphere is always a sign of weakness and a sign of a power in crisis. #SaudiArabia
يعتزم خامنئي الولي الفقيه المكسورة شوكته للنظام والذي يعيش أزمات داخلية ودولية، شن هجوم على إدلب واستمرار الحرب وسفك الدماء في سوريا مهما كلف الثمن. وفي هذا السياق أرسل وزير الدفاع والخارجية التابعين له إلى سوريا في الأيام الماضية #EyesOnIdlib
زار وزير دفاع الملالي، سوريا يومي 26 و 27 أغسطس وقال خلال اللقاء ببشار الأسد وقادة جيشه، إن قوات الحرس وعملائها سيبقون في سوريا. كما أكد بشار الأسد أيضا «جاءت مجموعة من القوات الإيرانية المتطوعة للحرب في سوريا يقودها ضباط إيرانيون» (وكالة أنباء ايرنا 27 آب 2018) @eyesOnIdlib
وعقب ذلك، أشار وزير خارجية الملالي خلال زيارته لسوريا يوم 3 سبتمبر، إلى مجزرة وشيكة في إدلب وأكد قائلا «يجب تطهير الأجزاء المتبقية في إدلب من الإرهابيين الباقين وأن يتم وضع المنطقة تحت تصرف الشعب السوري» #EyesOnIdlib #SaveIdlibNow #UN #إيران#سوريا
BIG: #Russia's @kommersant leaks confidential #UN directive on "Parameters & Ptinviples of assistance to #Syria" that #Moscow earlier slammed as "example of #West/ern manipulation of secretariats of international organizations"
The part that #Russia most critical of:"#UN not going to promote the return of refugees & IDP but will support the returnees with a view to ensuring the safe, dignified informed, voluntary, & sustainable nature of return & reintegration...right of Syrians tp seek & enjoy asylum"
#UN, however, stresses centralitu of this parameter: "Only once there's a genuine & inclusive political transition negotiated by the parties, would the UN be ready to facilitate reconstruction [of #Syria."
As #Erdogan sent a flood of requests to #InterPol, Interpol not only removed the cases from its database but also suspended the authorization of the #Turkish Interpol section to enter new filings in the system. 😂
The $1 billion dam is a joint venture of South Korean, Thai and Lao firms. Construction began five years ago and was expected to come online this year, exporting 90% of the electricity generated to #Thailand.
An additional 5 billion tons of water has entered the Xe Pian River and officials are warning of a high likelihood of flooding in the lower reaches of the Mekong River. #Laos
#Palestinians are not indigenous to #Palestine👈This propaganda has no other purpose than 2 further dehumanize Palestinians & justify #Israel’s ongoing ethnic cleansing & murder
In #BenGurion own words👇😡you'll see how that outrageous claim is far removed from historical reality
Let me give you a #TruthSummary for every corporate media story for the last week and for the next 2 weeks bar some new unforseen crisis:
1. There are no such thing as #TrumpTariffs
Art 1 sec 2 cl 3 delegates that power to Congress
Trump Tariffs are a fiction created by illegal legislation and false policies
Media, pundits, & politicians need to shut up about Trump Tariffs & start talkg about #CongressionalTariffs
“There is no rush” contradicts @SecPompeo two months ago who told @HouseForeign: “The model that we've laid forth is a rapid denuclearization, total and complete, that won't be extended over time...”
#Russia ambassador to #DPRK, Alexander Matsegora, says it would be logical to raise the question of easing sanctions against Pyongyang with the #UN Security Council, reports @rianru. "The positive change on the Korean peninsula is now obvious."
1. Finland is not a neutral country. We chose our side when we joined European Union in 1995. Finland chose to be on the side of #humanrights, #democracy, #ruleoflaw and multilateral world order. Finnish foreign policy is based on promoting and defending these values.
2. Women's rights are human rights. We believe the world would be a better place for everyone if #WomensRights and girls' rights would be recognised and respected all around the world.
Meetings held between #Russia and militants representative in #Daraa today where #Damascus central government's conditions were presented to avoid further military operation. Most anti-gov forces are happy to surrender. More (good) news in the next 24-48 hours.#Syria.
Soon "Twitter journalists", "Divan analysts" and other similar will be jobless since only two forces remain occupying Syrian territories in the north, mushroomed in the 7 years of war: #USA and #Turkey.
Those in south #Syria who have collaborated with #Israel, will find the doors closed and won't be adopted by Tel Aviv, similar to the South Lebanese Army in the year 2000 (Israel withdraw from Lebanon). No one wants losers. Proxies become a heavy burden.