Peace and Disarmament

21.02.2015

Imperialism, the Islamic State and the Policy of Endless War

Imperialism, the Islamic State and the Policy of Endless War

Why we are marching in Washington, D.C., on Saturday March 21, 2015, to say NO to authorization for new war in Iraq and Syria A statement by Brian Becker, Director of the ANSWER Coalition On Saturday, March 21 the ANSWER Coalition is taking a lead role, as part of a… »

20.02.2015

Nuclear Weapons: ending a threat to humanity

Nuclear Weapons: ending a threat to humanity

Nuclear weapons: Ending a threat to humanity Statement 18 FEBRUARY 2015 The 70th anniversary of the first use of nuclear weapons is the moment to signal that the era of nuclear weapons is coming to an end and that the threat… »

19.02.2015

We Will Not Cease, or, “Lest We Forget”

We Will Not Cease, or, “Lest We Forget”

Lest We Forget, a phrase in the poem “Recessional,” by Rudyard Kipling, is the reason we engage in this memory, suggested by Vonnie Boston* following her attendance over last weekend’s (14 – 15 February 2015) conference on, “Bringing-spreading the Light” at a special centre – Tauhara Conference Space and Retreat… »

17.02.2015

Learn conflict and peace in 20 minutes

Learn conflict and peace in 20 minutes

The world is full of unnecessary violence and human suffering. Do you know anyone who’d like it to continue like that?   If we educate ourselves and look outside the box, we can create a better world for all. Peace and security can be learnt, making conflict illiteracy and most of… »

17.02.2015

GROWING SUPPORT FOR MOVING AWAY FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS

GROWING SUPPORT FOR MOVING AWAY FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS

GENEVA (IDN) – Ahead of the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) scheduled for April 27 to May 22, 2015 in New York, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has expressed a clear vision for the future… »

14.02.2015

Appeal – Kathy Kelly: Pope Francis

Appeal – Kathy Kelly: Pope Francis

Building and Understanding: A Proposed Meeting: Kathy Kelly and Pope Francis, in the Name of Peace By Gary Corseri and Charles Orloski We would like to get this idea “out there”—for good Catholics, and conscientious Americans, and peace-loving citizens of the world to mull over… Pope Francis, like St. Francis,… »

12.02.2015

East Ukraine ceasefire to start February 15: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a ceasefire between warring Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine will take effect within the next few days. Speaking to reporters on Thursday following marathon talks in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, the Russian leader said he, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President… »

12.02.2015

Ukraine – caught between two outsides

Ukraine – caught between two outsides

Much of the American media (and many of us in general) see the Ukraine in terms of the old Soviet Union, either leaping to a defense of Russia or to total hostility to it (as if we are re-fighting the Cold War). There is no sense of history. Not even… »

11.02.2015

Showing solidarity -Vigil for Japanese victims of ISIS in cities across Japan

Showing solidarity -Vigil for Japanese victims of ISIS in cities across Japan

By Yoko Narita (Tokyo, Japan) Japanese version Vigil for the victims of the recent ISIS hostage crisis, Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa, took place simultaneously in eight different cities (Sapporo, Sendai, Chiba, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Fukuoka) in Japan at five o’clock in the evening on February 8. This… »

09.02.2015

Sending UK troops to the Middle East will be another disaster

Despite the Prime Minister ruling out British troops on the ground in Iraq or Syria in parliament, the government looks set to send 2,000 British troops to Jordan, which borders both of them and is currently involved in bombing Syria. Government sources are reported as saying these will be combat… »

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