North Korea’s delegate to the Conference of Disarmament, Han Tae Song, presides over the session in Geneva on Thursday. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) – North Korea’s assumption of the presidency of the world’s only multilateral negotiating forum on disarmament prompted verbal protests on Thursday by mostly Western nations, but not the boycott or walkout that some non-governmental critics had called for.
North Korean ambassador Han Tae-Song took the helm of the 65-nation Conference on Disarmament (CD), a U.N.-linked body that holds three sessions a year in Geneva, in line with longstanding practice that rotates the chair through the membership in alphabetical order.
Han’s three-week presidency comes at a time when the regime he represents continues to violate numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions by launching ballistic missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The U.S. and other governments also assess that it is preparing to carry out a nuclear test, for the first time in five years.
Earlier dozens of NGOs from around the world, led by the Geneva-based UN Watch, urged democracies to stage walkouts in protest.
Although no walkout took place on Thursday, Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely in a statement on behalf of almost 50 countries said while they had decided to take part to advance discussions on an “important agenda,” their participation should not be construed as “tacit consent” for Pyongyang’s actions, “which continue to seriously undermine the very value of the CD.”
Gorely went on to list some of the missile launches undertaken by Kim Jong Un’s regime since the start of the year, expressing concern about its “continued advancement of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile capabilities, including reports that it is preparing to conduct its seventh nuclear test.”
She called on North Korea to “abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs, […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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