Peace and Disarmament

03.06.2014

Politics, where are you now? Europe, where are you going?

Politics, where are you now? Europe, where are you going?

In these last few days we have heard (and published on Pressenza) a number of points of view formulated around the results of the European elections: Here we shall endeavour to make a further analysis, bearing in mind some of the themes, i.e. peace, humanism, nonviolence, human rights, and non-descrimination… »

31.05.2014

Japan: legitimate self-defence or militarism?

Japan: legitimate self-defence or militarism?

Japan’s prime minister is attempting to revise constitutional pacifism to allow for strengthening of armed forces. Dear all, Below please find the link to an opinion piece, just published on Al Jazeera, that I co-authored with my colleague Celine Nahory in regards to the latest developments in Japan – namely… »

27.05.2014

Adonis, a voice carried by the Syrian winds….

Adonis, a voice carried by the Syrian winds….

This translator and writer, known as Adonis,  is “one of the greatest living Arab poets”, and was born on January 1, 1930 at Qassabine in Syria. His family was a humble one; however, when he was only seventeen, he published a poem signed with the pseudonym Adonis (after the Phonecian… »

24.05.2014

Japan in danger to lose its constitutional article for the rejection of war

Japan in danger to lose its constitutional article for the rejection of war

After the horrors of World War II Japan installed article 9 in its constitution which generally renounces war as a means of conflict resolution and this way forbade the building up of an army. In fact Japan possesses so called “self-defense forces” but this article helped to keep Japan out… »

14.05.2014

Call for Ukraine Emergency Anti-war Actions May 9 – 26

Call for Ukraine Emergency Anti-war Actions May 9 – 26

The International Action Center, along with many antiwar, social justice and solidarity organizations is calling for emergency actions to oppose the dangerous US war mobilization in Ukraine. The Call, initiated by United National Antiwar Coalition, UNACpeace.org has broad support. The IAC urges you to support the Call and begin… »

13.05.2014

Eyewitness to Nuke Explosion Challenges World Powers

Eyewitness to Nuke Explosion Challenges World Powers

UNITED NATIONS, May 12 2014 (IPS) – When the Foreign Minister of Marshall Islands Tony de Brum addressed a nuclear review Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting at the United Nations last month, he asked whether anyone in the room had witnessed a nuclear explosion. The question was met, not surprisingly,… »

11.05.2014

5th International Photo Contest “Peace Is”

5th International Photo Contest “Peace Is”

After being exposed at 8 different cities in Greece and Cyprus, and with more than 4000 visitors, the exhibition is now in Athens! From 13 until 16 May, at the Cultural Center of Athens, Academy Str. 50 (entrance from Solonos str.), at the Eu-topia cafe of the Information Centre Europe Direct, the… »

10.05.2014

Making Peace exhibition opened Saturday in Strasbourg

Making Peace exhibition opened Saturday in Strasbourg

Our photo-exhibition ‘Making Peace’ opened on Saturday in Strasbourg in fine style. Despite the bitter cold, curator Ashley Woods and Secretary-General Colin Archer joined a large group of officials and specially invited guests (including the Bosnian Ambassador and a representative of the German Consulate) from the international institutions… »

08.05.2014

Israeli President Tells How Prime Minister Blocked Peace Agreement

Israeli President Tells How Prime Minister Blocked Peace Agreement

Tel Aviv, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Israeli President Shimon Peres said in statements published on Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prevented the signing of the peace agreements with the Palestinians in 2011. There was a draft agreement negotiated by (Palestinian Pressident Mahmud) Abbas and I in secret meetings… »

08.05.2014

Canada: Farley Mowat passes away

Canada: Farley Mowat passes away

Farley Mowat died 7 May, 2014, at the age of 92. “He was one of a kind – his writing and his life infused with humour and a genuine love and respect for all living things – except for the humans who are ruining the planet for everybody else. “His… »

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