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August 19th is Earth Overshoot Day

It has taken less than eight months for humanity to use up nature’s entire budget for the year and go into ecological overshoot, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Global Footprint Network tracks humanity’s demand on the planet (Ecological Footprint) against nature’s biocapacity, i.e., its ability to rep ...

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“Selfie” Campaign for Nonviolence Day

The initiative 'Building nonviolent spaces' has organized an online campaign through social networks on October 2nd 2014. This day, Gandhi's birthday, was proclaimed in 2007 "International Day of Non-violence." This action has been designed as a simple and rapid campaign to provide a massive dissemination to the subject of nonviolence. It is for each person to upload on October 2nd a selfie of themselves or ...

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Scrap the Japan-India Nuclear Agreement

Scrap the Japan-India Nuclear Agreement : an international appeal to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi From: No Nukes Asia Forum Japan Please endorse the following appeal to scrap the Japan-India Nuclear Agreement, by emailing us with your name/organization name and country at sdaisuke@rice.ocn.ne.jp The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Japan on the 31st of August. On 1 Se ...

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Independent international inquiry into the Malaysian jet crash

A Global Call to Action by Civil Society for an Independent International Inquiry into the Malaysian Jet Crash in Ukraine and a Review of its Catastrophic Aftermath Sign the attached Call for an Inquiry into the airplane crash and events in Ukraine.  See attached and please respond to me if you’d like to sign at aslater@rcn.com.   You can list your organization if you wish, for identification purposes only. ...

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European support to the Conference on reparations

PRESS RELEASE  European support to the Conference on reparations Colonialism Reparation supports the request for reparations for the genocide and the slavery of the native people of the members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and calls on the former colonizers (the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, etc. ) to attend the Conference on  reparations scheduled for late 2014 - early 2015 by apologizin ...

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World without Wars and without Violence calls on world governments to put into effect a “Uniting for Peace Resolution (377)” at the UN General Assembly

World without Wars and Violence, Humanist Organisation Press Release Every Israeli and every Palestinian is a sacred being. The recent ceasefire attempted to bring an end to four weeks of fighting that killed nearly 1,900 Palestinians, mostly civilians. Sixty-four Israeli soldiers and three civilians were also killed. World without Wars and Violence demands the right for all human beings to live in peace an ...

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Israel: An Emergency Conference of Professionals on Countering Hate Crimes

Press release By Social Workers for Peace and Welfare Last week, Social Workers for Peace and Welfare (SWPW) convened an emergency conference on the battle against hate crimes, in conjunction with the Schools of Social Work at three Israeli universities - Tel Aviv, Haifa and Ben-Gurion (Beersheba) – and two colleges, Sapir and Tel Hai. More than 200 Jewish and Arab professionals from all over the country at ...

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2014 World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs

2014 World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs Declaration of the International Meeting Sixty-nine years have passed since the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In view of the 70th year of the tragedies, we call from here, Hiroshima, to the governments of the nuclear powers and all the other countries to immediately set about committed actions to achieve a “world without nuclear ...

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Open letter from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center

  OPEN LETTER FROM THE BROOKLYN METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTER from Sr. Megan Rice, on behalf of the Transform Now Plowshares July 28, 2014 Our Dear Sisters and Brothers, We send warm greetings and many thanks to all who actively engage in the transformation of weapons of mass destruction to sustainable life-giving alternatives. Gregory Boertje-Obed (U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas) Michael Walli ...

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Gross violation of press freedom in Bulgaria

Newsletter Gross violation of press freedom in Bulgaria | #FreeMediaRace Just now our campaign manager in Bulgaria, Rosen Dimov, told me, quote, "above all this European Citizens Initiative is about building a transnational civil society", and I honestly couldn't agree more. Our challenge, one that all Citizen's Initiatives face, is to tackle the collective action problem: Although most citizens agree that ...

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