Peace and Disarmament

10.12.2018

Trump Has Been Broken by the Military/Security Complex

Trump Has Been Broken by the Military/Security Complex

by Paul Craig Roberts, Dec 9, 2018  In order to protect himself from the military/security complex, President Trump has abandoned his intention of normalizing relations with Russia. Just as the neoconservative ideology needs US hegemony, the military/security complex needs an enemy to… »

09.12.2018

Latin America: Conference on the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

Latin America: Conference on the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

By Pamela Velásquez. On December 5 and 6, the Regional Conference on the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas was held in Santiago, Chile. It was attended by 23 Latin American and Caribbean States, representatives of governments and civil society, the United Nations and… »

06.12.2018

Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence the guns begin in Sweden

Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence the guns begin in Sweden

Highly anticipated UN-brokered consultations about substantive talks which could lead to an end to more than three years of brutal conflict across Yemen, have begun in Sweden. Brutal fighting has left the Middle East nation divided between Government and rebel forces, with millions on the brink of famine, and the… »

06.12.2018

Could Spain be the first NATO State to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty?

Could Spain be the first NATO State to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty?

In September 2018, some unexpected good news came out of Spain: in exchange for their support on the 2019 budget, political party Podemos obtained a commitment from the Spanish government to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The government has not yet announced how and… »

05.12.2018

Granollers, Spain, once again expresses its commitment to a more just, peaceful and nuclear-weapon-free world

Granollers, Spain, once again expresses its commitment to a more just, peaceful and nuclear-weapon-free world

The municipal plenary unanimously approves a motion on nuclear weapons and support for the Treaty on their prohibition The municipal council of Granollers, Catalonia, Spain in a session held on Tuesday 27 November, unanimously approved the motion proposed by the city in collaboration with Fundipau, ICAN and Mayors for Peace. »

04.12.2018

US Senators urge Trump not to pull out of nuclear arms treaty with Russia

US Senators urge Trump not to pull out of nuclear arms treaty with Russia

A group of US senators have written an open letter to President Donald Trump urging not to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a Cold War-era nuclear weapons agreement with Russia. “While we understand the challenges of getting Russia to reverse its violation of the… »

04.12.2018

‘The Civil Rights Movement of Our Time’:

‘The Civil Rights Movement of Our Time’:

Climate Action Advocates and Progressive Leaders Join Sanders for Latest Town Hall “Instead of spending well over a trillion dollars on weapons of destruction to figure out how we kill each other, think about making that investment in transforming our energy system. Think about how we can bring the entire… »

04.12.2018

ITUC World Congress: A fractured world needs strong unions

ITUC World Congress: A fractured world needs strong unions

The World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation is taking place this week in Denmark, and we publish here their press statement calling for strong unions and a drastic reduction in military spending. The ITUC World Congress in Copenhagen, taking place between the 2nd and 7th of December, has… »

04.12.2018

Josep Mayoral, Mayor of Granollers, Spain: “Never again, here… or anywhere else!”

Josep Mayoral, Mayor of Granollers, Spain: “Never again, here… or anywhere else!”

This is what Mayoral said about the minute in which the city he governs was bombed by Italian planes (31 May 1938), in the middle of the Spanish Civil War resulting in many victims. Granollers has rescued its memory dignifying it, incorporating it into the city, in its streets,… »

04.12.2018

Tyranny Against Humanity: Human Rights and Global Politics

Tyranny Against Humanity: Human Rights and Global Politics

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. The tyranny of human rights violations – planned and alleged goes unabated across the globe. Late American historian Howard Zinn must have sensed the human cries against Nature and called “Tyranny is tyranny.” Nobody seems to care for the dried-ink paper written words and meanings… »

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