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CALL TO ACTION: April/May 2015 mobilisation against nuclear weapons

Announcement of a global mobilisation for a nuclear-free, fair, democratic, ecologically sustainable and peaceful future On the heels of the September 21 People’s Climate March, a broad international network of NGOs is marking the first United Nations-led International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by announcing plans for a major mobilization in the run-up to the critically important Nucl ...

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Fields of Blood – book by Karen Armstrong

Comparative religions expert Armstrong (Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, 2010, etc.) provides a comprehensive and erudite study of the history of violence in relation to religion. Kirkus Review The author’s global perspective is epic in scale and begins with the very dawn of human history. She begins the book by asserting, “[m]odern society has made a scapegoat of faith,” and she ends by noting that th ...

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On actions for Sept. 26, International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Press Release On Actions for September 26, International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons September 22, 2014 Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs The forthcoming September 26 will mark the first International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution to declare September 26 as the International Day, based on ...

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India – national debate on nuclear energy proposed

PRESS NOTE  Put Indian citizens before profits of international corporations, initiate a national debate on nuclear energy – S P Udayakumar  Eminent Gandhian activist Dr. S P Udayakumar, who has been leading the grassroots protest in recent years against the Koodankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu, addressed a press conference today in Chandigarh. He flagged the growing protests against nuclear proj ...

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Join People from around the World to Call for Human Security First!

Coming Sunday the 21st September will be the International Day of Peace. Since last year the world has become less peaceful again – see the Global Peace Index 2014 – and developments in places like Ukraine, Syria and Libya do not make one optimistic for the coming years. Central to many of these challenges seems to be the continues focus on security as something that can only be gained and defended with gun ...

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QATAR: ACT NOW TO FIND KRISHNA AND GHIMIRE

QATAR: ACT NOW TO FIND KRISHNA AND GHIMIRE 42,112 Help us reach 50K CALL ON THE QATARI AUTHORITIES TO ENSURE THE SAFE RETURN OF KRISHNA AND GHIMIRE http://www.walkfree.org/missinginqatar/?utm_source=Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=missinginqatar&utm_content=Find-Krishna-Ghimire_EmailTarget_Launch_en_Prospect_Ex_05Sep14 ACT NOW “I am being followed by the police here. Looks like they wi ...

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Tell National Fruit to drop the charges

Demand justice for Andy today! Tell Natural Fruit to drop the charges! Andy Hall with our brothers and sisters at the Migrant Workers Rights Forum. Press release: Migrant Workers Rights Network Andy Hall is preparing for a trial that could cost him $10 million and 7 years of his life. All because he spoke out about abusive working conditions at a factory in Thailand owned by Natural Fruit, a company that sh ...

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International Day against Nuclear Tests

Today (29 Aug) is the International Day against Nuclear Testing, a UN-initiated day to work against nuclear testing and to commemorate those whose lives have been damaged over the years by the nuclear tests carried out by the US, Russia, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, and most recently the DPRK. The day was initiated by a unanimous resolution in the UN General Assembly, in December 2009, sponsored ...

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“Nonviolent spaces”

We, from the “Nonviolent spaces” initiative (orientated towards spreading out Silo’s Message and promoting communities self-generation), are organising an on-line campaign for October the 2nd in order to reach trending topic status that same day in various social networks with nonviolence-themed content.   Foto: Rafael Edwards The idea is quite simple: each user should post a selfie picture tagged #diadelan ...

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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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