NEW YORK ? The United Nations begins its World Summit tomorrow. As it does, MTV will air a puff piece about Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who has served as a “Goodwill Ambassador” for the world body and was even honored with a “Citizen of the World” award from the UN Correspondents Association. Chances are, though, the program will not mention the UN’s push for global taxes on Americans.
“Jolie will put a pretty face on the UN, which has been badly damaged by corruption,” said Accuracy in Media (AIM) editor Cliff Kincaid. “But the MTV program will serve another purpose ? to divert attention from the world body’s hidden agenda to force US taxpayers to spend tens of billions of dollars more on foreign aid programs that don’t work. Apparently, the UN has to replace the money that has been stolen.”
Titled, “The Diary of Angelina Jolie and Dr. Jeffrey Sachs in Africa,” the program will follow the actress and Sachs, who runs Columbia University’s Earth Institute and serves as a top advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. It will document the two on their Kenyan anti-poverty tour in the drive for more spending on the UN and foreign aid. Sachs’s latest target has been UN Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, who has been standing in the way of having the World Summit document formally approve global taxes.
“The world body’s push for massive amounts of new revenue is quite serious,” explained Kincaid. “If it were up to the UN, Americans would be paying global taxes on airline travel, energy, and currency transactions to reach the ‘Millennium Development Goals’ that the UN has set for us. According to Sachs, who runs the UN’s ‘Millennium Project,’ the US would owe an additional $845 billion in foreign aid, over a thirteen year period.”
The other side of the story, also being suppressed by the pro-UN press corps, is the bankrupt nature of the UN approach to global development. Dr. George Ayittey, originally from Ghana and currently a professor at American University, argues that “Africa is poor because she is not free.”
Ayittey serves as the president of the Free Africa Foundation and argues the answer in Africa is not more foreign aid, but freedom.
Cliff Kincaid, an expert and frequent commentator on the corruption of the UN, will be attending the World Summit in New York this week.
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