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03.10.2009

Paraguay: 112 simultaneous games of chess in a request for peace

The Plaza de la Democracia in Asunción, Paraguay, was the scene of an event which combined art, sport and fun to commemorate the beginning of the World March for Peace and Non Violence on 2 October. Chess was chosen because “it creates a link between people”, and was played by around 400 Paraguayan students from six colleges. »

03.10.2009

Thousands of People Begin the World March in Spain

Thousands of people all over the world celebrated the beginning of the World March for Peace and Non-violence. In Spain, there were celebrations in thirty cities and numerous other districts. Everyone shared the emotion of the Base Team which left New Zealand to begin the long road to Argentina which will take them through more than a hundred countries in three months. »

02.10.2009

World March in Kenya

Nearly 1000 people belonging to various ethnic groups involved in conflict of civil war last year, today walked together united in peace and non-violence in Kisumu, a city located on the banks of Lake Victoria. Leading the march walked those who suffer most from violence in the world: Children. »

02.10.2009

Colorful Start to the World March for Peace in Buenos Aires

More than 500 people congregated in the centre of the city to celebrate the beginning of the World March for Peace and Non-violence. An enormous float for peace, community groups and 106 dissemination stands completed the festive atmosphere. Celebrities such as Maximiliano Guerra, Jorge Marrale, Juan Leyrado, Miguel Cantilo and Raúl Porchetto attended the celebration. »

02.10.2009

Imagine all the people living life in peace… (video news)

“Imagine all the people living life in peace...” John Lennon’s lyrics for “Imagine” ring out in Milan’s Plaza of the Cathedral, during a giant karaoke session in which all of the local citizens concerned about issues of disarmament and peaceful coexistence had wanted to celebrate the beginning of the first historic World March for Peace and Nonviolence (download video). »

01.10.2009

Gandhi: India and Universalism

India has a high commitment to internationalism. Mahatma Gandhi had desired India to come forward for the establishment of a worldly order dedicated to peace and prosperity. This gigantic task could be considered to be her responsibility. India must come forward for the establishment of a true and real internationalism, and become ideal for others in the world. »

01.10.2009

The World Peace Summit condemns the “colossal” military expenditure throughout the world

Pacifists Without Borders (PWB), organizer of the World Peace Summit, and principal international guest speaker and former Director-General of UNESCO Federico Mayor Zaragoza, speak out against the “colossal” annual military spending throughout the world, half of which (1.2 trillion dollars) is attributable to the United States alone. »

30.09.2009

Uniting in Peace

World’s first six-continent Peace March kicks off 93 days of global activities with October 2nd events in cities around the US. Cities from San Francisco to New York will celebrate in their own way, from participating in peace walks to forming a human peace symbol calling for the elimination of wars, nuclear weapons and violence of all kinds. »

30.09.2009

Nuclear Abolition Flame starts its route

Petra Klein carried the Nuclear Abolition Flame, lit from the flame in Hiroshima's Peace Park. She said she wanted people to understand the strength of unity in the name of peace. "People think 'what can I do?' but for peace to work each single person is important." Tauranga Simon Bridges said "It is very good to be part of this small but important part of the world march." »

29.09.2009

The first global march gets under way with more than 300 events across the world

On 2 October in New Zealand a team of volunteers will start a trip of 160,000 km through 90 countries demanding total nuclear disarmament. Simultaneously, more than 300 events will take place at around 150 places around the world: from human peace signs in Iceland, Pakistan and Argentina to cultural festivals in India, Norway and Spain. »

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