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2nd of October: A World without Violence is Possible

Only a couple of weeks have gone by since the virtual campaign for the 2nd of October, #nonviolenceday, started and it’s already spreading around the planet.  The campaign was created with the aim of increasing awareness of nonviolent ways to respond to the conflicts and violence we live in. More than 6000 people are already following the campaign on Facebook.  Hundreds of photos and graphics have been prod ...

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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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Book Review: Coffee with Silo and the Quest for Meaning in Life

A book by Pressenza co-director and first time author, Tony Robinson, has recently been published in Hungary.  It’s an autobiographical work which charts the author’s experiences as an activist in the Humanist Movement over 20 years but spans from his birth on the island of Guernsey off the coast of France to his present day situation living in Budapest, Hungary. The story takes us through his childhood, to ...

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Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Pressenza publishes the press release from the organisation, World without Wars and Violence. Today the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute announced that the year 2012 saw an estimated US$ 1 750 000 000 000 spent on weapons and the military machine. This is in a moment of global financial crisis, billions of human beings living below the poverty line, thousands dying needlessly from war, malnu ...

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The position of World without Wars in front of any armed conflict

The last two years of armed conflict in Northern Africa and the Middle East that has filled the world’s news channels have caused World without Wars and Violence to elaborate several statements which we have published through our website and disseminated through our base teams. We have a growing sensation that we are constantly repeating the same message, with the same elements and the same ideological basi ...

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World without Wars: Foreign intervention in Mali

Exactly one year ago today, the Republic of Mali saw its sovereignty attacked by armed bandits of all kinds. In fact, the Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA), a secessionist movement of the northern regions, in connection with other armed groups, Ançar Dine, Aqmi, MUJAO, and Boko Haram, have invaded three regions in the north of Mali (Timbuktu, Gao and Kidal) in order to install sharia law in Mali. C ...

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Report of the Third West African Humanist Forum

Between the 20th and 22nd of December 2012 the Third Humanist Forum of West Africa took place in Lomé, Togo (following forums in Ivory Coast in September 2010 and Mali in September 2011). Joining the Togolese humanists were delegations from Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Mali, Ghana and Liberia. Several representatives of various Togolese ministries, NGOs and political parties also took part together with exp ...

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30 cities around the world to take part in the 1st international active nonviolence film festival

Some thirty cities in the continents of America, Africa, Europe and Oceania will celebrate the 1st International Film Festival of Active Nonviolence (FICNOVA in its Spanish acronym).  FICNOVA, promoted by the humanist organisation World without Wars and Violence is aiming to create a space of coming together, of free creation committed to the culture of nonviolence.  In different cities FICNOVA will be prom ...

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World without Wars Human Rights campaign highlights huge room for improvement

World without Wars today launched a new Human Rights campaign to highlight the discrepancy between the ideals laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights first launched in 1948, and the daily experience of human rights for the vast majority of the planet’s inhabitants. Under the slogan “These are OUR human rights.  They have NO right to treat us like this,” the campaign draws attention to some of ...

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Condemnation of Kenyan military killings in Somalia

KENYAN SOLDIER OPENS FIRE ON CIVILIANS KILLING 6 AND INJURING 2 A Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldier has been accused of deliberately killing 6 civilians at a village 50km North West of Al-Shabaab’s stronghold port city of Kismayo. The incident happened on Sunday the 23rd of September in the southern part of Somalia.  Al-Shabab is the Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda, formally reco ...

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