Peace and Disarmament

22.04.2021

The Rising Threat Of Nuclear War Is The Most Urgent Matter In The World

The Rising Threat Of Nuclear War Is The Most Urgent Matter In The World

Re-published from the excellent blog of Caitlin Johnstone. US Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for America’s nuclear arsenal, tweeted the following on Tuesday: “The spectrum of conflict today is neither linear nor predictable. We must account for the possibility of conflict leading… »

21.04.2021

Necessary trouble

Necessary trouble

Released from jail, Fr. Steve Kelly insists no one is truly free under the threat of nuclear omnicide By Leonard Eiger When Father Steve Kelly, a nuclear resister and Jesuit priest, walked out of a Tacoma, Washington courthouse on April 13, 2021, he was still wearing his prison… »

19.04.2021

Biden’s Drone Wars

Biden’s Drone Wars

By Brian Terrell On Thursday, April 15, the New York Times posted an article headed, “How the U.S. Plans to Fight From Afar After Troops Exit Afghanistan,” just in case anyone misunderstood the previous day’s headline, “Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says ‘It Is Time to End the Forever War’” as indicating… »

18.04.2021

The continued battle to manufacture consent for War against Russia, via Syria

The continued battle to manufacture consent for War against Russia, via Syria

This week while attention in the Middle East was focused on talks between Iran and other world powers to re-establish the Iran Nuclear Deal and get the USA re-signed up to it, a report came out of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague,… »

18.04.2021

The Hibakusha Park – a place of remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Europe

The Hibakusha Park – a place of remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Europe

Hibakusha Park is a memorial in honor of the atomic bomb victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the Nimy campus of Mons University in Belgium. This park, dedicated to the abolition of nuclear weapons and created by Professor Pierre Piérart in 1989, has lost its appeal more and more. Some… »

18.04.2021

Youth Summit Against NATO

Youth Summit Against NATO

The International Peace Bureau would like to introduce the First Youth Summit Against NATO. The future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) depends on young people. NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, said that ”young people have the greatest stake in NATO’s future” during the NATO 2030 Youth Summit held in… »

18.04.2021

Will the World Ever Know Peace?

Will the World Ever Know Peace?

Even though FBI data has indicated that violent crime rates in the United States declined between 1993 and 2019, violence continues to be a pressing issue in this country (https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/11/20/facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/). In fact, according to TIME magazine, 2020 was one of the most violent years in the United States in… »

13.04.2021

How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent War From Ever Happening Again

How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent War From Ever Happening Again

An interview with anthropologist Douglas P. Fry on how societies that operate within peace systems avoid war and create positive intergroup relationships—and what this might mean for humanity’s future. By April M. Short We live in a time in which we face many global challenges, including the climate disaster, dwindling… »

13.04.2021

The Brutes Haven’t All Been Exterminated

The Brutes Haven’t All Been Exterminated

Sometimes I struggle to explain why none of the endless wars can ever be ended. Are they just too profitable? Is the propaganda self-fulfilling and self-believing? Is the bureaucratic inertia that powerful? No combination of semi-rational motivations ever seems sufficient. But here’s a potentially relevant fact: there are still people… »

12.04.2021

Biden’s Announcement That Trump Got Military Spending Just Right Is Dead Wrong

Biden’s Announcement That Trump Got Military Spending Just Right Is Dead Wrong

President Joe Biden is proposing a level of Pentagon spending so close to that of Trump’s last year in office that Bloomberg calls it a 0.4% reduction adjusting for inflation while Politico calls it a 1.5% increase and “effectively an inflation-adjusted budget boost.” I call it a disgusting violation of the will… »

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