Peace and Disarmament

15.11.2017

Armistice Day & Remembrance Day: Finding and Keeping Hold of Always Elusive Peace in the World

Armistice Day & Remembrance Day: Finding and Keeping Hold of Always Elusive Peace in the World

By Jerome Irwin The world has just honored yet another Armistice Day – Remembrance Day – Veterans Day for all those who lost their lives in armed defense of their nation’s right to exist and remain a free people. Nation’s like the United States, Canada and Israel pay constant… »

11.11.2017

A New Armistice Day

A New Armistice Day

By David Swanson Exactly at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 99 years ago, people across Europe suddenly stopped shooting guns at each other. Up until that moment, they were killing and taking bullets, falling and screaming, moaning and dying. Then they stopped, on schedule. »

10.11.2017

Remembrance Day hypocrisy of British Prime Minister say peace activists

Remembrance Day hypocrisy of British Prime Minister say peace activists

Press release by the UK’s Peace Pledge Union. White poppy wearers have criticised Theresa May for planning to lay a wreath to remember the war dead while pursuing policies that are fuelling war. They pointed out that civilians in Yemen could be killed with British-made weapons at the same time… »

10.11.2017

Spanish action to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Spanish action to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 7 July 2017, at the initiative of the United Nations, 122 countries concluded negotiations and elaboration of a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Subsequently, on 20 September 2017, the process of signing the treaty was opened, with the well-founded expectation that more than 50 countries would ratify… »

07.11.2017

Call for an international ban on the weaponization of artificial intelligence

Call for an international ban on the weaponization of artificial intelligence

This week, members of the Artificial Intelligence research community exhorted the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, to join the international call to ban lethal autonomous weapons that remove meaningful human control in the deployment of lethal force. An open letter authored by five Canadian experts in artificial intelligence… »

02.11.2017

Congressional Budget Office: US Nuclear Forces To Cost $1.2 Trillion over 30 Years

Congressional Budget Office: US Nuclear Forces To Cost $1.2 Trillion over 30 Years

Modernization bill estimated at $400 billion; operations $800 billion Guesstimated future costs discounted for inflation; current-dollar figure much higher On the 31st of October, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 73-page of the future costs of maintaining and modernizing US nuclear weapons, entitled “Approaches for Managing… »

02.11.2017

International Humanist Party calls on all States to sign and ratify the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

International Humanist Party calls on all States to sign and ratify the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons are one of the greatest threats to the future of humanity. The nuclear powers possess the capacity to eliminate all life on Earth, and they continue to spend enormous amounts of money on improving these weapons. For as long as there are nuclear weapons at hand, we live… »

31.10.2017

UN to consider banning the arms race in space

UN to consider banning the arms race in space

On the 30th of October, the First Committee of the UN General Assembly (Disarmament and International Security) approved six draft resolutions, including one on a legally binding instrument on the prevention of an arms race in outer space. During the meeting, the Committee approved the draft resolution “Further practical measures… »

29.10.2017

How Peace Studies Can Help End Wars

How Peace Studies Can Help End Wars

By David Swanson Remarks at Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, October 28, 2017. Thank you for inviting me. Can everyone who thinks that war is never, and can never be, justified please raise your hand. Thank you. Now if you think every war is always justified. »

26.10.2017

UK activists not guilty after trying to disarm fighter jets headed for Yemen

UK activists not guilty after trying to disarm fighter jets headed for Yemen

Activist Sam Walton and Rev Daniel Woodhouse have been acquitted after breaking-in to BAE Systems factory to ‘disarm’ Typhoon fighter jets. BAE’s Typhoon fighter jets are being used by Saudi-led forces in the ongoing bombardment of Yemen The UK has licensed £3.8 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since… »

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