Peace and Disarmament

26.02.2013

Argentina slams UK for violating anti-nuke treaty

Argentina slams UK for violating anti-nuke treaty

The Argentine government has deplored the UK for ignoring international obligations by dispatching nuke-armed submarines to the Malvinas islands (The Falklands), which is a nuclear free zone, thus breaching an international treaty. Eduardo Zuaim, Argentina’s Foreign Relations Secretary was quoted by MercoPress as saying that the UK is defying an… »

21.02.2013

Russia, Arab league offer to mediate Syria talks to end crisis

Russia, Arab league offer to mediate Syria talks to end crisis

Russia and the Arab League have offered to broker talks between Syria and its opposition coalition to end nearly two years of foreign-sponsored unrest in the Arab country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow and the Arab League are attempting to establish direct talks between the… »

19.02.2013

Colorado House Passes Gun-Control Measures

Colorado House Passes Gun-Control Measures

Colorado lawmakers have passed a series of strict gun-control measures in a state that has suffered some of the worst mass shootings in recent history. The package would ban ammunition magazines with more than 15 rounds, require background checks on all gun purchases and allow colleges to ban concealed weapons… »

19.02.2013

Myanmar: UN welcomes release of child soldiers by national armed forces

Myanmar: UN welcomes release of child soldiers by national armed forces

The United Nations today welcomed the release of 24 children by Myanmar’s armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, and called for the acceleration of discharges in line with the commitment made last year by the Government to end child rights violations. Last June, the UN and the Government of Myanmar… »

18.02.2013

Meteors, nukes and human survival: a wake-up call from Oslo?

Meteors, nukes and human survival: a wake-up call from Oslo?

Pressenza is covering the upcoming Oslo conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear weapons between on the 4th and 5th of March and the preceding civil society forum starting on the 1st of March.  As part of our coverage Pressenza invited Alyn Ware, International Representative for the Peace Foundation, and… »

14.02.2013

Dutch banks invest over €1.5 billion in nuclear weapons producers

Dutch banks invest over €1.5 billion in nuclear weapons producers

Today the Dutch Fair Banking guide launched a report showing seven Dutch banks invest more than 1.5 billion Euros in nuclear weapons producers. The report shows that Dutch banks invest more than 1.5 billion Euros in the twenty nuclear weapons producers identified in the report.  Major media attention has… »

13.02.2013

Obama – Nobel Peace Prize 2009: “We will maintain the best military the world has ever known”

Obama – Nobel Peace Prize 2009: “We will maintain the best military the world has ever known”

Being the President of the USA can’t be an easy job; being a president from an ethnic minority, someone from a community that has a long experience of poverty, violence and discrimination, must be even harder.  On one hand in order to succeed in xenophobic US politics you have to… »

13.02.2013

Getting to know us: A memo to U.S. adversaries

One of the first things you need to know about the U.S. is how difficult it is for us to tolerate ambiguity—especially when untangling our own motives. An example was our second invasion of Iraq. After 9/11 we felt an itch to retaliate against a clear enemy. Because we could… »

13.02.2013

North Korea 3 vs USA 1,054 nuclear tests

North Korea 3 vs USA 1,054 nuclear tests

North Korea (DPRK) has conducted three explosive nuclear tests, compared to the United States’ 1,054! That North Korea is continuing with its nuclear weapons programme, which is clearly and understandably denounced by the UN, meaning by all the nations undersigning the UN charter, tells of North Korea’s situation of desperation… »

12.02.2013

North Korean nuclear test raises concerns on humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

North Korean nuclear test raises concerns on humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) strongly condemns the nuclear weapon test carried out today by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), raising concerns that it brings the potential use of nuclear weapons closer. “As the existing nuclear weapon possessors still argue that their nuclear arsenals are… »

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