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UN Watch calls for human rights protections in Haiti [Video]

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UN Watch calls for human rights protections in Haiti

Statement by United Nations Watch and Ingénieurs du Monde, delivered by intern Hadar Tennenberg before the 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 4 July 2022. Agenda Item 6, Universal Periodic Review of Haiti.

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Biden’s Border Promise [Video]

In December 2020, President-elect Joe Biden promised to put “guardrails” in place as he reversed his predecessor’s border policies, so that there wouldn’t be a crisis with “2 million” people at the border. But he removed more guardrails than he dismantled and, after apprehensions set a new record in 2021, apprehensions surpassed the 2 million Biden vowed would never happen in FY 2022 .

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Iranian Political Activist on Iran TV: We Live in a Totalitarian Regime Like North Korea [Video]

Iranian political activist Saeed Shariati said in a September 20, 2022 show on Channel 4 (Iran) that Iran is a totalitarian regime and that its officials and security forces must reconsider their actions in the crackdown against the protesters following the death of Mahsa Amini (see MEMRI TV Clips No. 9837 and No. 9833). He compared Iran to North Korea and said that it is not a democracy because the people do not have the ability to vote the rulers out of power. In addition, he said that none of the 290 members of Iran’s Majles represent him or the protesters who are being beaten in the streets. It is noteworthy that Jalil Mohebbi, who is a religious scholar and a member of the Scientific Board of the Majles Research Center, appeared on the show alongside Shariati.

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Statement by United Nations Watch and Ingénieurs du Monde, delivered by intern Hadar Tennenberg before the 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 4 July 2022. Agenda Item 6, Universal Periodic Review of Haiti.

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Panel: The Cultural Impact of Immigration [Video]

https://cis.org/Press-Release/Panel-Cultural-Impact-ImmigrationThe Center for Immigration Studies will host a panel discussion on Thursday, October 6, at 9:30 a.m., entitled, "The Cultural Impact of Immigration" at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. The conversation will begin with a discussion of NYU Professor Lawrence Mead's book, "Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power." He will be joined on the panel by Ramesh Ponnuru, editor of National Review, and Peter Skerry, a professor of political science at Boston College.Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern TimeLocation: The Army and Navy Club, 901 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.Participants:Larry M. Mead is Professor of Politics and Public Policy at New York University. His previous books helped define the thinking behind the welfare reform of the 1990s, which required many recipients to work as a condition of aid. His most recent book, "Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power", presents a "new and radical interpretation of America and its challenges" and deals with the difficulty that many of today's immigrants have in adopting America's individualistic and "inner-driven" culture.Ramesh Ponnuru is editor of National Review, where he has covered national politics and policy for more than 25 years. He is also a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, which syndicates his articles in newspapers across the nation. He is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and serves as a contributing editor to National Affairs, a quarterly journal of conservative ideas.Peter Skerry is professor of political science at Boston College and a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He is also a contributing editor at American Purpose and a member of the editorial board of the journal Society. He was previously a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is author of “Counting on the Census: Race, Group Identity, and the Evasion of Politics” (Brookings) and “Mexican Americans: The Ambivalent Minority” (Free Press/Harvard University Press), which was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.Steven A. Camarota, the Center's director of research, will moderate the panel.