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All parties to the conflict in Iraq should respect the 1997 Ottawa (Mine Ban) Treaty, which Iraq has ratified. “The strong desire to exhume the remains of loved ones from ISIS mass graves is perfectly understandable, but hastily conducted exhumations seriously harm the chances of identifying the victims and preserving evidence,” Fakih said. “While exhuming the remains of those killed at Khafsa may be difficult, authorities should do what they can to make sure that those who lost their loved ones there have access to justice.” The Killings at Khafsa Five residents from villages near Khafsa told Human Rights Watch that on June 10, 2014, they saw ISIS fighters bring four large trucks filled with blindfolded men, with their hands bound, to the sinkhole. Two residents of al-Athba, a village three kilometers from Khafsa, two residents of Swada, a neighboring village, and a resident of Irbid, three kilometers away, who were able to see the site, described what they saw.
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The Scottish first minister says she will seek another referendum to split from Britain as London has failed to compromise with Scotland on Brexit. Nicola Sturgeon said the interest of Scotland can never be ignored and that a referendum will be held after it’s ratified by parliament. She added that the Scottish nation has the right to decide its future as a hard Brexit for Britain is inevitable. Scotland is planning to hold a second referendum on splitting from Britain between fall 2018 and spring 2019 over the British people’s decision to leave the European Union. The British government was quick to react by calling Scotland’s plan for an independence referendum as divisive. London says Edinburgh’s move to seek independence at such a time would cause huge economic uncertainly. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.com/live.html Twitter: http://twitter.
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So why is it that countries like Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan have a greater share of women in their legislative bodies than the United States? The Awakening by Henry Mayer Photo credit: Puck Publishing / Library of Congress One of the main reasons is a United Nations treaty called the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Adopted in 1979, the treaty created what was described as the “international bill of rights for women.” It consisted of 30 articles that cover a woman’s equal access to education, voting, health (including reproductive rights) and the right to hold office. It has been ratified by 189 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. President Jimmy Carter signed CEDAW in 1980 but Congress failed to ratify the treaty, making the US one of a small group of nations that did not do so.
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There are almost 15,000 nuclear weapons worldwide despite previous treaties. Trump, like JFK, should pursue a complete ban on nuclear testing by supporting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (National Archives photo) Ike and JFK's efforts got a limited test ban, but still needed was the comprehensive ban which the Senate could now approve. President Ronald Reagan was another advocate for outlawing nuclear testing. It was Reagan who said, "I am committed to the ultimate attainment of a total ban on nuclear testing." Reagan sought the ratification of treaties that placed further limitations on testing, slowly building the way toward a complete ban. Barack Obama also supported the CTBT, but was unable to work with Republicans on getting the treaty ratified. Trump has the chance to complete the mission of these former presidents and get this treaty.
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As we enter the eleventh year of what future history will most certainly describe as World War Three, we need to examine the financial dimensions behind the wars. Towards the end of World War Two, when it became obvious that the allies were going to win and dictate the post war environment, the major world economic powers met at Bretton Woods, a luxury resort in New Hampshire in July of 1944, and hammered out the Bretton Woods agreement for international finance. The British Pound lost its position as the global trade and reserve currency to the US dollar (part of the price demanded by Roosevelt in exchange for the US entry into the war). Absent the economic advantages of being the world’s “go-to” currency, Britain was forced to nationalize the Bank of England in 1946. The Bretton Woods agreement, ratified in 1945, in addition to making the dollar the global reserve and trade currency, obligated the signatory nations to tie their currencies to the dollar.
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The Colombian Congress approves amnesty for members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The legislation is part of a peace deal between the FARC and the government. The law protects FARC members from persecution for minor crimes committed during the country's 52-year war. The legislation does not absolve those who committed war crimes or human rights violations. The amnesty also applies to members of the country’s military. The opposition Democratic Center party abstained from voting in protest to the legislation. Last month’s deal between the government and FARC rebels ended Latin America’s longest running conflict that killed hundreds of thousands of people. The FARC will convert into a political party under the accord and some 7000 rebels will lay down their arms over the next six months. The deal was ratified after the original pact was rejected in a popular vote.
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The government had no debt when the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913.” [Secrets of the Federal Reserve]. In case you are wondering, the never properly ratified U.S. Income Tax was also introduced by busy bankers in 1913 as the only means to finance the war and ensure perpetual profits from providing public and corporate debt. The U.S. “Federal Income Tax” is not “federal” either. According to attorney, author and federal witness, Paul Andrew Mitchell: “After much diligent research, several investigators have concluded that there is no known Act of Congress, nor any Executive Order, giving the IRS lawful jurisdiction to operate within any of the 50 States of the Union. When all evidence is examined objectively, the IRS appears to be a money laundering extortion racket, and conspiracy to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity in violation of 18 U.
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No access South Korea Yonhap South Korea's National Assembly passed a motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations, in Seoul on Friday. The motion passed by 234 votes to 56, with nine invalid votes and abstentions, suggesting that a significant number of Park's ruling-Saenuri party voted for the impeachment. Park is expected to try and stay in office until the vote is ratified by the country's constitutional court, a process that might take up to six months. The passing of the impeachment bill will mean that she is stripped of powers, with her duties being temporarily transferred to Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn. The transfer of power will last the duration of the court case, which will be settled if six of the court's nine judges support the motion. Upon the potential settlement, Park will be removed from office and a new presidential election will be held within 60 days.
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By Al Olsen Today is National Repeal Day -- a day to remind ourselves of how sweet is the taste of freedom. On this day 83 years ago, the 21 st Amendment was ratified, ending Prohibition, a costly, disastrous, 13-year experiment. The website RepealDay.org urges celebrations of the "return to the rich traditions of craft fermentation and distillation, the legitimacy of the American bartender as a contributor to the culinary arts, and the responsible enjoyment of alcohol as a sacred social custom. It's easy! You don't have to hold a party. Just go to a bar or liquor store and have a drink." Yes, it's a day to celebrate freedom and liberty. It's also a day to learn from history. In 1924, during the middle of America's failed social policy, the legendary social critic H.L. Mencken wrote: "Five years of Prohibition have had, at least, this one benign effect: they have completely disposed of all the favorite arguments of the Prohibitionists.
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The U-S Senate is set to vote on a bill that would renew sanctions on Iran for 10 years. The measure known as the Iran Sanctions Act will be put to vote at around 18.30 GMT. If ratified, it will need President Barack Obama’s signature to become law again. Earlier, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell expressed confidence that the Iran Sanctions Act will pass. Last month, the House of Representatives approved the measure by 419 to 1. Iran has warned the US against extending the sanctions. Tehran says it will respond to such a move as the extension of the sanctions would be a violation of the nuclear deal between Iran and the P-five-plus-one group of countries. Tehran has warned that it would react against the measure. The Iran Sanctions Act was first adopted in 1996 to prevent investments in Iran’s energy sector. If not extended, the law will expire at the end of 2016.