Here is the most interesting phrase:
CERD also called on the Government to ensure that the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly are not exercised with the aim of destroying or denying the rights and freedoms of others, and also asked it to provide the necessary guarantees so that such rights are not misused to promote racist hate speech and racist crimes.
Does this mean, free speech unless this group deems it to be “hate speech?”
A United Nations Committee tasked with combating racism on a global scale has issued an ultra rare “early warning” for the United States citing “alarming racism” trends . As StockBoardAsset.com notes, this rare signal often preludes the potential for civil conflict .
Source: United Nations Issues Rare “Early Warning” – Signals Potential Civil Conflict In America
A short drive south of Alice Springs, the second largest population center in Australia’s Northern Territory, there is a high-security compound, codenamed “RAINFALL.” The remote base, in the heart of the country’s barren outback, is one of the most important covert surveillance sites in the eastern hemisphere.
Source: The U.S. Spy Hub in the Heart of Australia
(Reuters) – The United States is in an economic war with China, U.S President Donald Trump’s chief political strategist has said, warning Washington is losing the fight but is about to hit China hard over unfair trade practices. “We’re at economic war with China,” Steve Bannon told U.S. news site prospect.org in an interview published in Wednesday. “It’s in all their literature.
Source: Trump adviser Bannon says U.S. in economic war with China: media
Royston Leonard / Mediadrumworld/ZUMA Press/Newscom Leave it to Donald Trump to threaten to rain “fire and fury” on the North Korean people the same week the world observed the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. government’s vindictive atomic bombings of Japanese civilians.
Source: Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Wouldn’t Be the First for North Korea
With markets about to close for the next 2 days, the question on every trader’s mind is: ” should i carry risk over the weekend, or should I dump it all in case North Korea fires another test, or non-test, ICBM launch which may be just the provocation Trump needs to give the green light to a squadron of B-1 bombers to begin a bombing campaign.” After all, Trump himself tweeted this morning that “military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.
Source: North Korea Issues “Emergency Standby Orders” To Civil Defense Units: Report
Secretary of Defense James Mattis made the following statement:
Mattis making a statement like this indicates not only that military operations are possible, but that active planning is underway if not completed. This situation looks to get more tense in the near future and the outcome as to whether military action takes place may lie with China’s ability to bring the DPRK under some sort of control.
One scenario would be for China to take preemptive action to remove the regime and occupy the North as a buffer to the South.
On July 4, North Korea tested a Hwasong-14 ICBM, rushing closer to posing a major nuclear threat to the U.S. Just a few weeks later on July 28, the Kim Jong-un regime tested its second ICBM, this time with a range that may include major cities in the continental U.S. To make matters more concerning, the Defense Intelligence Agency has said that North Korea could successfully arm an ICBM with a nuclear warhead as early as next year.
Source: The International Law of Anticipatory Self-Defense and US Options in North Korea