Peace and Disarmament

26.03.2015 Pressenza Budapest

NATO and Russia—a tragedy unfolding

NATO and Russia—a tragedy unfolding

By Gunnar Westberg, IPPNW. In 1984 a group from IPPNW Sweden met with the Norwegian general Tönne Huitfeldt, at that time Chief of the Military Staff of NATO. He was a man with great confidence in himself and in the military system. “General Huitfeldt,” we asked, “when you work with … »

25.03.2015 Robert Burrowes

Vykom: Nonviolent Action Against Untouchability

Vykom: Nonviolent Action Against Untouchability

Why does nonviolent action work? And how good was Mohandas K. Gandhi as a nonviolent strategist? If you want high quality evidence in your search for answers to these two questions then I encourage you to read Professor Mary E. King’s latest book on the struggle against untouchability, unapproachability and … »

24.03.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Girl Soldiers Freed

Girl Soldiers Freed

Human Wrongs Watch Up to 250 child soldiers including four girls, one as young as nine, were released in South Sudan from an armed group, the Cobra Faction. Another 400 are being released in the coming days, according to UNICEF. New release will bring number of freed children to … »

21.03.2015 Tony Robinson

Czechs object to US military show of strength: “Tanks? No, thanks!”

Czechs object to US military show of strength: “Tanks?  No, thanks!”

Czech anti-war campaigners have launched a new campaign to focus opposition to the proposed procession of US military equipment through the country having completed military exercises in the Baltic as part of “Operation Atlantic Resolve”. The US is building up its military capacity by upgrading its hardware and increasing numbers … »

16.03.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Libya ‘Cannot Wait’ for Solution, UN Special Envoy

Libya ‘Cannot Wait’ for Solution, UN Special Envoy

Human Wrongs Watch Meetings in Morocco arranged by the United Nations that brought together participants in the Libyan political dialogue have concluded on 13 March 2015, having covered substantive and procedural issues on the way forward. The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has proposed resuming the political … »

15.03.2015 Pressenza London

Arms Dealers on Trial

Arms Dealers on Trial

By Mel Strickland for Occupy London An Occupier’s Perspective Sometimes the tools of oppression are literal, and they are for sale at the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair In September 2013 a group of activists took part in demonstrations against the DSEI arms … »

09.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

ICAN and Abolition 2000 up for Nobel Peace Prize

ICAN and Abolition 2000 up for Nobel Peace Prize

The International Campaign to Abolition Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), working for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons – just as chemical and biological weapons have been banned – has been selected for review as a potential contender for the next Nobel Peace Prize awards, as has Abolition 2000. There is a … »

06.03.2015 Alice Slater

Moratorium on any new nuclear arms spending

Moratorium on any new nuclear arms spending

If the US really want “arms control” we should disband NATO, take our missiles out of Poland, Romania and Turkey (Turkey for the second time, since JFK took them out of Turkey once before in a deal for the USSR to get their missiles out of Cuba), reinstate the 1972 … »

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