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15.02.2018

PMPI Press Statement on Mining Cancellations and Suspensions in the Philippines

PMPI Press Statement on Mining Cancellations and Suspensions in the Philippines

When President Duterte assumed office, he promised that his administration would look into the state of minng in the country, especially with regards to its impact on the environment and on the surrounding communities. He nominated a staunch environmental advocate as Secretary of the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources)… »

08.02.2018

Letter of Protest against the US Nuclear Posture Review

Letter of Protest against the US Nuclear Posture Review

By Japan Council against A & H Bombs (Gensuikyo) We, of the people of Japan, the A-bombed country strongly protest against your nuclear policy formulated in the newly released “Nuclear Posture Review”, which brings the US much closer to the actual use of nuclear weapons by modernizing your nuclear arsenals… »

26.01.2018

It is now 2 minutes to midnight!

It is now 2 minutes to midnight!

We republish the press statement, released on the 25th of January, 2018 from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Citing growing nuclear risks and unchecked climate dangers, the iconic Doomsday Clock is now 30 seconds closer to midnight, the closest to the symbolic point of annihilation that the… »

26.01.2018

WMD out of the Middle East: Achieving the Possible

WMD out of the Middle East: Achieving the Possible

A preparatory conference was held this week at the Edinburgh City Chambers in which diplomats, experts, academics and civil society representatives with understanding of the Middle East region considered the elements that would be required in order to start work on getting an agreement between countries in the Middle East… »

13.01.2018

Largest Dutch pension fund ABP to divest from nuclear weapons

Largest Dutch pension fund ABP to divest from nuclear weapons

The largest Dutch pension fund, the civil servants fund ABP, has decided to end its investments in producers of nuclear weapons. ABP has “finally made the right decision”, says PAX campaigner Krista van Velzen. “After years of campaigning by PAX against the unacceptable investments by the ABP in nuclear weapon… »

13.01.2018

Alarming changes to the US nuclear posture

Alarming changes to the US nuclear posture

On the order of President Trump, the US Department of Defense is currently concluding a sweeping review of the United States’ nuclear policy – a “nuclear posture review” ­– expected to be released at the end of this month. But already now, the text has leaked and shows that the… »

10.01.2018

Largest Ever Settlement With City in Illegal Hotel Case

Largest Ever Settlement With City in Illegal Hotel Case

Owner to pay City $1.2 million in penalties and appoint a property manager to ensure lawful operation of buildings The Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement won the largest ever settlement with the City in an illegal hotel nuisance abatement case, it was announced today. The settlement requires that within 30… »

04.01.2018

First advances for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence

First advances for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence

Ten years after the 1st World March[i], the 2nd edition is announced. The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence (WM2) will start in Madrid on the 2nd of October 2019.  After 159 days circling the planet, it will arrive back at its starting point in the Spanish… »

17.12.2017

United Colors of Murder

United Colors of Murder

By Observatorio Argentino In Argentina, the government of Mauricio Macri, in cahoots with large oil, mining and agro-industrial consortiums, has unleashed a ferocious and murderous assault against indigenous communities throughout the country, with the complicity of the legal system and the support of the mainstream media. The… »

16.12.2017

IPB Seán MacBride Peace Prize ceremonies

IPB Seán MacBride Peace Prize ceremonies

Every year the IPB awards the Seán MacBride Peace Prize to a person or organization that has done outstanding work for peace, disarmament and human rights. These were the principal concerns of Sean MacBride, the distinguished Irish statesman who was Chairman of IPB from 1968-74 and President from 1974-1985. The… »

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