In January of 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled that countries cannot deport refugees seeking asylum due to life-threatening conditions caused by climate change. The case involved Ioane Teitota, a native of the island nation of Kiribati, who unsuccessfully sought asylum in New Zealand due to rising sea levels in his home country. […]
On February 22nd, Trump nominated Kelly Knight Craft, a million-dollar donor and wife of billionaire coal executive Joe Craft, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Mitch Jones, Climate and Energy Director at Food & Water Watch, talks about why a climate-denier is the wrong person when the world faces a crisis.
On October 8, 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) approved its latest report at its meeting in Incheon, South Korea. The report states that human activity has already been responsible for 1 degree Celsius of global warming, and if we continue as we have, we’ll heat up the planet another […]
Can the world continue toward a path of cooperation in light on Trump’s nationalism and isolationism? James A. Paul, Executive Director of the Global Policy Forum from 1993 through 2012, hopes so, and talks with Jan Miyasaki about Trump’s recent addresses to the United Nations, and about his on-line publication: “OF FOXES AND CHICKENS Oligarchy […]
This week your host Sabi Atteyih celebrates Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani’s theme of love for country and reports on Syrian issues, UN Security Council actions, international law violations, and the Americans For Democracy in Egypt demonstrations in Michigan. Also, news from Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, and the Syrian village of Ma’loula. With music from Iraqi American oud […]
Wednesday, July 11 our host Jan Miyasaki played a recording of a talk by Doctor Alfred McCoy, author of several books such as The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asian, The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity of the Global Drug Trade, and Torture and Impunity (Critical Human Rights). Also the J.R.W. Smail Professor of History […]