Oceania

26.04.2016

We stand with the Marshall Islands

We stand with the Marshall Islands

Yesterday marked two years since the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) took a courageous stand against the world’s nine nuclear-armed nations. On April 24, 2014, the RMI filed nine groundbreaking lawsuits at the International Court of Justice and another lawsuit, separately, against the United States in U.S. Federal Court. »

10.04.2016

G7 Hiroshima meeting should committ to eliminate nuclear weapons

G7 Hiroshima meeting should committ to eliminate nuclear weapons

10 APRIL 2016 PEOPLE FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT G7 HIROSHIMA MEETING SHOULD COMMITT TO ELIMINATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS The G7 meeting scheduled for 10 and 11th April in Hiroshima should commit unequivocally to the total… »

09.04.2016

The Marshall Islands vs the world’s nuclear powers: questions and answers

The Marshall Islands vs the world’s nuclear powers: questions and answers

From the 7th to the 16th of March at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the tiny Republic of the Marshall Islands (population 53,000) presented its preliminary arguments in cases brought against the United Kingdom (population 63 million), India (population 1.2 billion) and Pakistan (population 199 million), claiming… »

09.04.2016

Another kind of Nuclear Security Summit: The Marshall Islands vs. the Nuclear-Armed States

Another kind of Nuclear Security Summit: The Marshall Islands vs. the Nuclear-Armed States

By Jacqueline Cabasso The recent Nuclear Security Summit hosted by President Obama in Washington, DC generated a goodly amount of hype, including some well-deserved criticism of its narrow focus on securing civilian highly enriched uranium (HEU) and other modest, voluntary steps aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons-useable… »

07.04.2016

Ending human violence is a task for each of us

Ending human violence is a task for each of us

Do you think that ending human violence is impossible? Do you believe that even aiming to do so is unrealistic? Well, you might be right. But you might also be interested to know that there are a lot of people around the world who are committed to trying. And, if… »

04.04.2016

Reflections from Fukushima

Reflections from Fukushima

Marcus Atkinson, international coordinator of Footprints for Peace, a global community dedicated to creating change through peaceful action, has organised numerous events in Australia and elsewhere to highlight the dangers of nuclear technology, both military and civilian.  He has recently “returned to Australia after spending two weeks in the… »

02.04.2016

Seed storage in the tropics

Seed storage in the tropics

 Why seed storage is necessary Yearly production of grains, pulses, and vegetables depends on a reliable supply of quality seed. This is true for the farmer growing a crop to feed their family as well as for the agricultural worker evaluating and growing out seeds of a new crop species… »

16.03.2016

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today concluded the preliminary phase of oral arguments in nuclear disarmament cases brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The hearings, which took place at the ICJ from 7-16 March, were the first contentious cases… »

16.03.2016

Understanding self-hatred in world affairs

Understanding self-hatred in world affairs

If you have ever wondered why the global elite hoards their wealth instead of using it to help break down the violence and injustice in our world, I would like to suggest an answer to your question: self-hatred. If you have ever wondered why weapons manufacturers make weapons to kill… »

15.03.2016

Day Six at the ICJ: Contempt of Court

Day Six at the ICJ: Contempt of Court

This morning at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) presented final oral arguments in its nuclear disarmament case against India during this phase. Phon van den Biesen, co-agent of the Marshall Islands, opened the session with a strong condemnation of India’s active participation… »

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