“State Control”: What the UN Firearms Treaty is All About

April 4, 2013 in News

Will Griggs | White House mouthpiece Jay Carney says that the Obama administration will “conduct a thorough review” of the UN’s newly enacted gun control pact “to determine whether to sign the treaty.” The suspense is hardly unbearable…

Second Amendment Override? U.N. passes ‘small arms treaty,’ sweeping international arms regulation

April 2, 2013 in News

The Washington Times | The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday signed off on a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty to regulate the international arms trade, brushing aside worries from U.S. gun rights advocates that the pact could…

United Inebriations: U.S. Ambassador Asks U.N. Delegates to Show Up Sober to Negotiations

March 6, 2013 in News

The Atlantic | What’s sort of silly about Torsella politely asking these leaders of the world to show up sober to work is the simple fact that’s it’s just a request… though he did say “we will respond accordingly” if the party animals can’t clean up their acts.

Why the UN’s push to control the Internet isn’t over

January 10, 2013 in News

Ars Technica | Last month, a majority of the members of the International Telecommunications Union voted for a murky proposal, suggesting that the ITU has the power to regulate the Internet.

U.N. says more than 60,000 have died in Syrian civil war

January 2, 2013 in News

Los Angeles Times | The United Nations said Wednesday that more than 60,000 people have died in Syria’s bloody internal war, surpassing the Syrian opposition’s estimates by one-third.

Syria faces ‘hell’ if no deal to end crisis – UN envoy

December 30, 2012 in News

BBC News | Syria faces a stark choice between a political solution to end 21 months of bloodshed or “hell”, United Nations peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has warned.

Talks over global internet regulation collapse

December 14, 2012 in News

RTÉ News | An attempt to establish global oversight of the internet has collapsed after many Western countries said a compromise plan gave too much power to United Nations and other officials.

Palestinian president urges Arab countries to bail out his cash-strapped administration

December 10, 2012 in News

Washington Post | The Palestinian president is urging Arab nations to provide major financial assistance to cover a new monthly $100 million budgetary shortfall after U.N. recognition of Palestinian claims to statehood

U.N. summit votes to support Internet eavesdropping

December 7, 2012 in News

CNET | A United Nations summit has adopted confidential recommendations proposed by China that will help network providers target BitTorrent uploaders

Sex and Violence: Petraeus bails after Benghazi, Broadwell SNAFU

November 27, 2012 in TOR TV

“Recorded as an addendum to my talk with Guillermo Jimenez from the previous episode of Traces of Reality Radio…”