Peace and Disarmament

24.04.2017

USA double standards on missile testing

USA double standards on missile testing

A test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, between 12:01 a.m. and 6:01 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The U.S. currently deploys some 400 Minuteman III ICBMs with nuclear warheads in silos spread across Colorado, Montana, North Dakota… »

24.04.2017

Without any in situ inspection, OPCW confirms sarin exposure during the explosion that took place in Syria on 4th April

Without any in situ inspection, OPCW confirms sarin exposure during the explosion that took place in Syria on 4th April

On April 19, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), confirmed that “the analysis indicates that the victims were exposed to Sarin or a Sarin-like substance” during the events in Idlib, Syria, last April 4th (see full text of the press release issued at the end of… »

24.04.2017

World military spending: increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries, says SIPRI

World military spending: increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries, says SIPRI

Total world military expenditure rose to $1686 billion in 2016, an increase of 0.4 per cent in real terms from 2015, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Military spending in North America saw its first annual increase since 2010, while spending in Western Europe… »

22.04.2017

America’s Longest War Drags On In Afghanistan

America’s Longest War Drags On In Afghanistan

By James Cogan The US national security advisor, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, was in Afghanistan over the weekend, speaking with President Ashraf Ghani and General John Nicholson, the US military commander in the country. The aim of the talks, the Military Times reported prior to McMaster’s arrival in Kabul, was… »

21.04.2017

Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’

Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’

By Baher Kamal A perfect storm has engulfed the Middle East, and continues to threaten international peace and security. Hardly anyone could sum up the Middle East explosive situation in so few, blunt words as just did Nickolay Mladenov, the UN… »

19.04.2017

Chemical weapons in Syria and UN Security Council: No resolution adopted

Chemical weapons in Syria and UN Security Council: No resolution adopted

Would you like to know why? On April 12, the Security Council met again to discuss the issue of chemical substances that caused the deaths of 87 persons on April the 4th in Syria. A first urgent session took place on April the 5th on the very same topic (see… »

18.04.2017

U.S. Peace Activists in Rome Issue Arrest Warrant for Donald Trump

U.S. Peace Activists in Rome Issue Arrest Warrant for Donald Trump

Most states allow a “citizen’s arrest” of whoever is caught committing a felony, should the police fail to intervene.  Since Trump’s missile attack against Syria constituted a crime of aggression (a felony) and since no law enforcement agency has acted as of yet, a citizen’s arrest may indeed be in… »

17.04.2017

Japanese Government Should Make Sincere Effort to Reach Peaceful Settlement of the North Korean Issue

Japanese Government Should Make Sincere Effort to Reach Peaceful Settlement of the North Korean Issue

Statement: Yasui Masakazu, Secretary General, Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo) 1.  Responding to North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, the U.S. Trump Administration is reportedly deploying two destroyers carrying Tomahawk missiles and a carrier strike group of USS Carl Vinson in the sea around North Korea, setting… »

15.04.2017

Trump’s Making Good on One of His Many Campaign Promises: Promoting Unfettered Police Power

Trump’s Making Good on One of His Many Campaign Promises: Promoting Unfettered Police Power

As the world focuses on state violence from Syria to Iraq to Yemen to North Korea, the groundwork is being laid in the United States for unchecked state violence here at home. Donald Trump is making good on at least one of his many campaign promises: promoting unfettered police power. »

11.04.2017

U.S., Russia must repel greed, fear

U.S., Russia must repel greed, fear

By Kristin Y. Christman. First published in the Albany Times Union. John D. Rockefeller was incensed. It was the 1880s, and oil drillers had struck such enormous wells in Baku that Russia was selling oil in Europe at prices that undercut Rockefeller’s Standard Oil. Having ruthlessly swallowed his American competitors,… »

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