Peace and Disarmament

07.08.2014

“War Makes Everyone Crazy”: Hiroshima Survivor Reflects on 69th Anniversary of U.S. Atomic Bombing

“War Makes Everyone Crazy”: Hiroshima Survivor Reflects on 69th Anniversary of U.S. Atomic Bombing

Sixty-nine years ago at 8:15 a.m., the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Destruction from the bomb was massive: Shock waves, radiation and heat rays took the lives of some 140,000 people — nearly half of the town’s population. Three days later, the United… »

07.08.2014

Israel: Preparing the next war before the weapons have cooled down

Israel: Preparing the next war before the weapons have cooled down

By Meir Margalit The headline of an article in the Jerusalem Post on August 3rd, days before the agreed ceasefire, signed by Eric Mandel, has left me stunned, shocked. Its title reads: “Lessons to learn before the next war.” The war continued, the tanks were still raging, people on… »

06.08.2014

Hiroshima-Nagasaki – new path urgently needed

Hiroshima-Nagasaki – new path urgently needed

6 August 2014 marks the 69th anniversary of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon over Japan. Today, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will hold ceremonies commemorating those hundreds of thousands who perished in the two nuclear attacks in 1945, and the countless more whose lives would forever be… »

06.08.2014

It’s Enough, We Want Peace! – A campaign and an interview

I met Elhachemi Sabi, 24 years old, Algerian blogger and citizen journalist, volunteer with the Algerian Food bank and other NGOs, peace activist in the chat forum of the Global Media Forum. He lives in a small village called El Mouafkia in the Algerian province Chlef. He started… »

06.08.2014

The City of Hiroshima peace declaration

The City of Hiroshima peace declaration

August 6, 2014 Summer, 69 years later. The burning sun takes us back to “that day.” August 6, 1945. A single atomic bomb renders Hiroshima a burnt plain. From infants to the elderly, tens of thousands of innocent civilians lose their lives in a single day. By the end… »

02.08.2014

Zionists robbing Jews of their religion and life

Zionists robbing Jews of their religion and life

On this day August 2, 2014, when I have to listen to the UN chief blame Hamas – the legitimate political and military organisation of Palestine now labelled terrorists by the West instead of the defence forces of the Palestinian peoples – for breaking the 72 hour ceasefire I hear… »

02.08.2014

To the Humanist people – Palestine and Israel, the day after Gaza

To the Humanist people – Palestine and Israel, the day after Gaza

By Aaron Elberg, from Jerusalem At some point, the fire will cease. Maybe in a couple of days, maybe a couple of weeks, but at some point the uproar of the cannons and the missiles will quiet. Until that time comes, many deaths will sum up to the scene on… »

02.08.2014

A Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace

The Israeli assault on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip has entered its fourth week. This military attack, waged by land, sea and air, has been going on longer than the devastating assault in 2008/2009, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians. The death toll in this current… »

29.07.2014

Open letter from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center

Open letter from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center

  OPEN LETTER FROM THE BROOKLYN METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTER from Sr. Megan Rice, on behalf of the Transform Now Plowshares July 28, 2014 Our Dear Sisters and Brothers, We send warm greetings and many thanks to all who actively engage in the transformation of weapons of… »

28.07.2014

Palestinian Toll Tops 1,000 as Truce Unearths Dozens of Buried Bodies

Palestinian Toll Tops 1,000 as Truce Unearths Dozens of Buried Bodies

The U.N. Security Council has issued a presidential statement calling for an “immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza as the Palestinian toll tops 1,000. The weekend saw a series of ceasefire announcements by both Israel and Hamas. On Saturday, more than 130 bodies were pulled from Gaza’s rubble… »

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