- Oct 19, 2019
- 2 min
Venezuela joins the UN human rights council.
The UN has elected Venezuela to its human rights council, despite the fact that basic human rights are not respected under the Maduro regime. A UN General Assembly meeting in Geneva saw the Latin American country elected to one of 14 new seats on the 47-member body. Two days ago, Louis Charbonneau at Human Rights Watch urged member states to vote against Venezuela. "A vote for Venezuela is a vote for the torture, murder, and impunity that have become trademarks of Presiden
- Oct 14, 2019
- 3 min
No, Columbus wasn't the first European to discover America, Leif Erikson was.
Contrary to popular opinion, Christopher Columbus was not the first European to discover the New World. This commonly held belief is wrong. Columbus didn't reach the New World until 1492, 500 years after Leif Erikson's arrival in around 1000 AD. Leif Ericson (970 – 1020) was a Norse explorer regarded as the first European to land in North America (excluding Greenland), nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus. His father, Erik the Red, founded the first European settle
- Oct 9, 2019
- 2 min
Germany armed Kurds with anti Tank missiles after selling Tanks to the Turks.
In 2014 Germany decided that it was going to arm the Kurds who were fighting against ISIS. It sent Rifles, machine guns, grenades, MILAN anti-tank systems and armored vehicles to the Iraqi Kurds, the Peshmergra, provided they use the weapons themselves and not sell them in the black market or to other military groups in the region. However that's exactly what they did. The Iraqi kurds then gave/sold those German Anti Tank missiles to the Syrian Kurds like the PKK and the Y