Peace and Disarmament

12.12.2012

US, South Korean, Pakistani missile launches ignored completely as world hyperventilates over DPRK launch

US, South Korean, Pakistani missile launches ignored completely as world hyperventilates over DPRK launch

As the world hyperventilates over today’s successful satellite launch by the DPRK, absolutely no attention whatsoever has been paid to far far more dangerous and unambiguously nuclear weapons related launches in the last ten days by the US (Nov14) and Pakistan, and to a launch by South Korea that received… »

07.12.2012

Landmine Ban: Poland Final EU Member to Join

Landmine Ban: Poland Final EU Member to Join

Poland’s announcement on December 5, 2012, that it is about to ratify the international treaty prohibiting landmines means that all 27 European Union countries have banned these unlawful weapons, Human Rights Watch said today. During the 12th annual meeting of the Mine Ban Treaty, which ended in Geneva… »

02.12.2012

Outlawing Nuclear Weapons: Time for a New International Treaty?

Outlawing Nuclear Weapons: Time for a New International Treaty?

Is it time for a new international treaty that would outlaw nuclear weapons? The short answer to this question is, Yes, it is time. Actually, it is past time. The critical question, however, is not whether we need a new international treaty. We do. The critical question is: How do… »

30.11.2012

Stable Nuke Zero is Feasible

Stable Nuke Zero is Feasible

By Ramesh Jaura Before World War II broke out in 1939, German-born Nobel laureate Albert Einstein recommended President Franklin D. Roosevelt to begin research on a nuclear weapon since Germany under Adolf Hitler might be developing such a destructive tool. The result was the Manhattan Project, which culminated in… »

29.11.2012

Breaking the Nuclear Chain – the Webinar

Breaking the Nuclear Chain – the Webinar

Thursday 29 November 2012 the first session of the Webinar was held focusing on “Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Weapon Tests”. The first speaker, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy and Co-Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), gave an introduction to the… »

27.11.2012

After Brokering Gaza Ceasefire, Egypt’s Morsi Re-Ignites Protests With Decree Expanding Powers

After Brokering Gaza Ceasefire, Egypt’s Morsi Re-Ignites Protests With Decree Expanding Powers

Protests continue in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi issued a decree last week, seizing wide-ranging powers and protections from judicial review or oversight. Morsi made the move one day after he helped secure a ceasefire ending Israel’s assault on Gaza. More than 500 people have been injured… »

26.11.2012

Breaking the Nuclear Chain campaign – New developments

Breaking the Nuclear Chain campaign – New developments

Breaking the Nuclear Chain (www.breakingthenuclearchain.org) is a campaign of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), IKV Pax Christi and Peace Boat, that aims to give the debate on the consequences of the nuclear chain a human face. The campaign will inform, motivate and activate… »

21.11.2012

NATO Pushing Europe into New Nuclear Arms Race

NATO Pushing Europe into New Nuclear Arms Race

By Julio Godoy Between late 2009 and mid-2010, the German government, represented by its foreign minister Guido Westerwelle, made a case for dismantling B61 atomic bombs on German soil. The actual number of such weapons of mass destruction is a top military secret, but some 20 of these are reported… »

21.11.2012

Israel has the power to end this violence

Israel has the power to end this violence

The Humanist Association of Hong Kong, along with the committee of the Humanist International (International Federation of Humanist Parties), is asking the Israeli government to cease its violent reprisals for the attacks on its citizens by the extreme military wing of Hamas. It is in a position to do this… »

16.11.2012

Jewish Voices for Peace

Jewish Voices for Peace

The news coming out of Gaza and Israel these past few days has been truly horrifying. Drones and F-16s are dropping bombs over densely populated Gaza, which continues to be under Israel’s control from infrastructure to border. Twenty Palestinians have been killed. Rockets being launched out of Gaza have killed… »

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