Peace and Disarmament

20.06.2018

Afghan Peace Activists Finish 435-Mile March to Kabul, Demand Extension of Ceasefire

Afghan Peace Activists Finish 435-Mile March to Kabul, Demand Extension of Ceasefire

In Afghanistan, dozens of activists have arrived in the capital Kabul after a 435-mile march to demand peace. The march began with a dozen youth activists on May 12 and swelled to over 70 men by the end of the 38-day journey, during which they crisscrossed government and Taliban-controlled territory. »

16.06.2018

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7

Reprinted with permission from The Catholic Worker, Mary House, NYC for the July 2018 issue. By Amanda Daloisio On April 4th, 2018, seven activists entered the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia. Their destination included the Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic Administration building, the nuclear weapons storage bunkers… »

15.06.2018

Colombia struggles to build trust in the state as peace process rumbles on

Colombia struggles to build trust in the state as peace process rumbles on

 Gwen Burnyeat, UCL for The Conversation In the Colombian peace plebiscite of 2016, 50.2% of voters rejected the Havana Accords signed between the government and the FARC guerrilla movement. This they did after a sensationalist No campaign exploited a lack of informed public opinion, using questionable “facts”… »

15.06.2018

What Else Canadians Should Be Sorry For — Besides Burning the White House

What Else Canadians Should Be Sorry For — Besides Burning the White House

By David Swanson, Six-years after the British landing at Jamestown, with the settlers struggling to survive and hardly managing to get their own local genocide underway, these new Virginians hired mercenaries to attack Acadia and (fail to) drive the French out of what they considered their continent. The colonies that… »

14.06.2018

Kim-Trump Summit: Hardcore War Mongers Aren’t Happy

Kim-Trump Summit: Hardcore War Mongers Aren’t Happy

By Farooque Chowdhury The hardcore warmongers aren’t happy with the just completed Kim-Trump Singapore summit. The warmongers love warmongering and war as these increase their amount and rate of profit. Reactions to the latest diplomatic development in the Korea region speak this love. The warmongers feel pain as they find… »

14.06.2018

Sweden’s Military Madness

Sweden’s Military Madness

The government of Sweden has reinstated the military draft and sent a war propaganda brochure to all Swedes promoting fear, Russophobia, and warlike thinking. While my last name comes from Sweden, I’m writing this in the United States and will no doubt be obliged to acknowledge that the militarist threat from… »

13.06.2018

In historic summit, Trump & Kim Jong-un pledge to pursue denuclearization of Korean peninsula

In historic summit, Trump & Kim Jong-un pledge to pursue denuclearization of Korean peninsula

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have wrapped up an historic summit in Singapore, where they pledged to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The summit marked the first-ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. Following the historic meeting, President Trump… »

12.06.2018

It’s a Good Day

It’s a Good Day

Letter by Anthony Donovanto to NYTimes early this morning, published online for their frontpage article. The real challenge ahead will be for us to begin verification of our own highly secret nuclear weapon industry. To bring back any slight bit of a democratic process that might address our responsibilities and… »

12.06.2018

ICAN Singapore Summit Response Press Release

ICAN Singapore Summit Response Press Release

As Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump signed an “agreement” in Singapore today, ICAN welcomes the diplomatic efforts but warns that only a process based in international law and existing treaty frameworks will achieve nuclear disarmament and fully denuclearise the Korean Peninsula. ICAN’s Executive Director Beatrice Fihn said, “Trump just pulled… »

11.06.2018

When you have an AR-15 but want a garden hoe

When you have an AR-15 but want a garden hoe

By Julia Travers June 6, 2018 for Yes! Magazine, vía Waging Nonviolence Blacksmiths in Colorado use their anvils to turn guns into gardening tools, reshaping America’s gun culture one strike of the hammer at a time. This is the work of the “Swords to Plows”… »

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