Peace and Disarmament

05.12.2016

War based on deception: Bush’s Iraq lies, uncontested, will haunt us under Donald Trump

War based on deception: Bush’s Iraq lies, uncontested, will haunt us under Donald Trump

This article by Medea Benjamin originally appeared on AlterNet. The CODEPINK Tribunal taking place Dec. 1 and 2, and live streamed by the Real News, is a historic collection of testimonies about the lies and costs of the Iraq war. It takes on new meaning with the incoming Trump administration, and the hawks… »

05.12.2016

Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue with Johan Galtung on Ukraine, Trump, Putin, Gandhi, and…

Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue with Johan Galtung on Ukraine, Trump, Putin, Gandhi, and…

By Dr. Gary Corseri “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” — From “The Sermon on the Mount” [Interviewer’s Note: A man who has published more than 150 books and 1500 articles on peace and related issues; the founder of the TRANSCEND… »

05.12.2016

Global arms industry: USA remains dominant despite decline; sales rise in Western Europe and Russia

Global arms industry: USA remains dominant despite decline; sales rise in Western Europe and Russia

Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $370.7 billion in 2015 according to new data on the international arms industry released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The sales of arms and military services companies in the… »

05.12.2016

Denmark withdraws from airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Denmark withdraws from airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Denmark announced on Friday 2nd of December, its decision to suspend military operations of its seven F-16 fighter jets in Syria and Iraq. A few days beforehand, a military investigation indicated that Danish fighter jets were involved in a September 17th airstrike by the coalition, in which a series of… »

30.11.2016

Peace with Russia is Possible

Peace with Russia is Possible

By Jonathan Power Trotsky, the one-time close comrade of Lenin, reportedly said, “You may not be interested in war but war is interested in you”. This is how it seems to have been with President Barack Obama when it comes to his policy towards Russia. Having come to power with… »

24.11.2016

The battle to uncover the truth and future of the Tunisian revolution

The battle to uncover the truth and future of the Tunisian revolution

By Soumaya Ghannoushi, for Middle East Monitor After long months of political and legal differences, the Truth and Dignity Commission (TDC) in Tunisia has managed to establish itself as one of the most important transitional justice institutions stipulated by the constitution approved in January 2014. In addition to the fact… »

23.11.2016

Seeking Nuclear Disarmament in Dangerous Times

Seeking Nuclear Disarmament in Dangerous Times

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has championed efforts for nations to make good on their pledges to abolish nuclear weapons. In 2009 he published a five-point proposal for nuclear disarmament, urging nuclear weapons states in particular to fulfill their promises under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to negotiate for the total elimination… »

15.11.2016

Yemenis agree on truce beginning November 17: Kerry

Yemenis agree on truce beginning November 17: Kerry

Warring sides of the conflict in Yemen have agreed on a swift ceasefire agreement starting in the coming days, US Secretary of State John Kerry says. Kerry said on Tuesday that both the Houthi Ansarullah movement and an alliance of militants loyal to Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi,… »

14.11.2016

Kerry arrives in Oman for Yemen peace negotiations

Kerry arrives in Oman for Yemen peace negotiations

John Kerry arrived in the Sultanate of Oman in the early hours of Monday morning to discuss the Yemeni crisis and efforts to reach a peaceful settlement of the conflict. The US Secretary of State is scheduled to meet with Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and Oman’s Foreign Minister, Yousuf Bin… »

13.11.2016

Un-Trump the World

Un-Trump the World

A couple of dozen young people marched back and forth through downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday evening shouting “Love Not Hate!” and “No Human Being Is Illegal!” and “Black Lives Matter!” and similar anti-Trump inspired slogans. They didn’t hand out flyers or interact with other people at all, though… »

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