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15.10.2018

Security and the human condition

Security and the human condition

As the United Nations General Assembly continues in New York, the First Committee, which deals with Disarmament and International Security, is listening to national statements.  Our friends at Reaching Critical Will, are as ever doing the world a great serivce by live-tweeting and summarising what each country… »

14.10.2018

Space: The next battlefield?

Space: The next battlefield?

Back in August, Vice-President Mike Pence announced the Trump administration’s plan for a new military command, the US Space Force, emphasizing President Donald Trump’s urging that “It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space: we must… »

14.10.2018

Kazakh President Urges Religious Leaders to Help Resolve ‘Civilizational’ Problems

Kazakh President Urges Religious Leaders to Help Resolve ‘Civilizational’ Problems

Viewpoint by Nursultan Nazarbayev The author is the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Following are extensive excerpts from his opening address to the two-day Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions on October 10, 2018 in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. He shared with religious leaders “a… »

10.10.2018

The CIA Finger in Brasil’s Election

The CIA Finger in Brasil’s Election

by Marcelo Zero1, originally posted on Brasil Wire, 05/10/2018   The growth of Bolsonarian fascism in the final stretch of the election campaign, turbo charged by an avalanche of fake news disseminated on the internet, is not surprising. It… »

06.10.2018

Women Demand Justice, Not Kavanaugh

Women Demand Justice, Not Kavanaugh

As President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be reaching a controversial conclusion last week, a remarkable encounter took place on live television. Two women confronted a senator and changed the course of history. Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake had just put out… »

30.09.2018

Gandhi’s Despair and the Struggle for Truth and Love

Gandhi’s Despair and the Struggle for Truth and Love

‘When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it – always.’ M.K. Gandhi As we remember Gandhi… »

29.09.2018

Women’s Bodies Should Not Be a Battleground

Women’s Bodies Should Not Be a Battleground

The mounting allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, demand a thorough FBI investigation, not a rush to judgment. To date, three women have made serious allegations about abusive and potentially criminal behavior by Kavanaugh. The Washington Post broke the story about the… »

27.09.2018

It’s time to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

It’s time to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons statement to the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, 26 September 2018, given by Ray Acheson from Reaching Critical Will. I’m speaking today on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. With 532 partner organisations in 103… »

27.09.2018

The Earth is the Common Home of All Inhabitants

The Earth is the Common Home of All Inhabitants

By Riccardo Petrella* The first vast work of “worldwide” occupation and predation of the Earth and its inhabitants was that begun in the sixteenth century by a number of European states (Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, England and France). After the First World War, new actors – no less conquerors and… »

22.09.2018

Hurricane Florence Blows Open Harsh Realities of American Inequality

Hurricane Florence Blows Open Harsh Realities of American Inequality

Wendy Newton and Nicolette Green didn’t have to die. Trapped in the back of a sheriff’s van in rural South Carolina, the two mental health patients in their mid-40s were being transported when their van was flooded following Hurricane Florence. The deputies driving the women managed to escape, but the… »

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