The international community is a phrase used in geopolitics and international relations to refer to a broad group of people and governments of the world. It does not refer to all nations or states in the world; the term is used to imply the existence of a common point of view towards such matters as specific issues of human rights. Activists and commentators use the term in calling for action to be taken; the term is used to imply legitimacy and consensus for a point of view on a disputed issue. Noam Chomsky alleges that the use of the term is used to refer to the United States and its allies and client states, as well as allies in the media of those states. British scholar and academic Martin Jacques says: "We all know what is meant by the term'international community', don't we? It's the west, of nothing more, nothing less. Using the term'international community' is a way of dignifying the west, of globalising it, of making it sound more respectable, more neutral and high-faluting." Democracy Global issue Global village Internationalism NATO Sources of international law United Nations World community
The International Chiropractors Association was founded by B. J. Palmer in 1926 in Davenport, Iowa, US. Palmer served as it President until his death in 1961; the ICA, along with the American Chiropractic Association, is listed as a national chiropractic association representing the United States at the World Federation of Chiropractic, with representation on the executive council. It has individual members all over the world who pay dues, in that sense they remain "international". Today, its membership is estimated at about one fifth that of the only other major national chiropractic association, the American Chiropractic Association. Memberships can be estimated by the dues paid to the World Federation of Chiropractic, which publishes the total amount it receives from its member associations; the ICA, through its various Councils, provides continuing education programs for DCs, which lead to diplomate programs. Their Councils include: ICA Council on Fitness and Sport Health Science ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics ICA Council on Applied Chiropractic Science ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy ICA Council on Wellness Science ICA Council on Upper Cervical careThe Council on Fitness and Sport Health Science, called the ICA Sports Council, was a charter member of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic.
The ICA provides continuing education courses which are accredited for continuing education units by the various state licensing boards. In 2002, the ICA was represented by Michael S. McLean, member of the ICA Board of Directors, on the United States Department of Veterans Affairs "Chiropractic Advisory Committee." The ICA supports the efforts of the National Vaccine Information Center. The NVIC is known for promoting false and misleading information about vaccines, in particular the discredited claim that vaccines cause autism; the ICA's annual conferences have featured anti-vaccination propaganda. In 2018 Guest Speaker Beau Pierce hosted a session entitled Vaccines Revealed. and Jeff Hays, known for producing the anti-Vaccine propaganda Vaccines Revealed, was invited to host a session the 2017 ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics Annual Conference. In 2016 the discredited anti-vaccination propaganda film VAXXED was shown at a conference sponsored by the ICA's Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics.
In the mid-1980s there was a major campaign for ACA members to join the ICA. The rationale was to both free up the name, "International" Chiropractors Association, so that a new organization could be formed to represent the profession at the World level, to have for the first time, one united voice for the profession in the United States; the attempt failed and the profession reached a consensus in London, in 1987, to create the World Federation of Chiropractic. ICA website
František Merta caused a scandal in the Czech Republic in 2000 when, while serving as a Catholic priest in the Olomouc Archdiocese, he was convicted of indecent assault of 20 boys dating back to 1995. Merta was accused by a theology student, Vaclav Novak, was sentenced by a criminal court to a two-year suspended sentence; the archbishop of Olomouc, Jan Graubner, was accused of moving Merta to different posts in an attempt to cover up the case. Merta is still employed by the Catholic church as a civil employee in the archdiocese archives, though according to a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Olomouc, he has no contact with children. Arcibiskup Graubner se cítí poškozen Novák podal žalobu na arcibiskupa Graubnera Novák: Pokud se arcibiskup neomluví, obrátím se na soud Reakce V. Nováka na odsouzení faráře Merty Otevřený dopis k odstoupení biskupa Graubnera Reakce na výzvu k odstoupení arcibiskupa Graubnera Sexuální závislost kněží Případ patera Merty je v rukou žalobců Čestné prohlášení o pravdivosti údajů Dementi CMTF UP ke zprávě ČTK o Novákově vyloučení Kladivo na faráře K Novákovi Drahá sestro v Kristu!
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