Peace and Disarmament

19.04.2013

Abolition 2000 at Faslane: Get Rid of the Nukes!

Abolition 2000 at Faslane: Get Rid of the Nukes!

A delegation from the Abolition 2000 Global Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons visited the Clyde Naval Base in Faslane, Scotland today (19 April 2013) where they released the Faslane Declaration, which calls on the UK to remove the nuclear weapons based in Scotland, abandon nuclear deterrence… »

15.04.2013

EU military spending is ‘elephant in the room’ and key factor in European debt crisis, argues new report

EU military spending is ‘elephant in the room’ and key factor in European debt crisis, argues new report

At a time of harsh cuts in social services, it is morally unjustifiable to spend money on weapons that should be invested in creating jobs and tackling poverty. High levels of European military spending played a key role in the unfolding EU debt crisis and continues to undermine efforts to… »

15.04.2013

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Pressenza publishes the press release from the organisation, World without Wars and Violence. Today the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute announced that the year 2012 saw an estimated US$ 1 750 000 000 000 spent on weapons and the military machine. This is in a moment of global financial crisis,… »

15.04.2013

Statement on the situation on the Korean Peninsula

Statement on the situation on the Korean Peninsula

Statement on the situation on the Korean Peninsula Humanist Association of Hong Kong April 15, 2013 Press release The Humanist Association of Hong Kong notes with concern the escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula and is totally opposed to any state threatening another, especially when that threat… »

11.04.2013

Shipping death and destruction in Syria

“The weapons of choice in (today’s) new conflicts are not big-ticket items like long-range missiles, tanks, and fighter planes, but small and frighteningly accessible weapons ranging from handguns, carbines, and assault rifles on up to machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, and shoulder-fired missiles,” explained William Hartung more than a decade… »

10.04.2013

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan 2013-A Report Pritam K. Rohila, Ph. D. April 7, 2013 After our last peace mission to India and Pakistan, I and Kundan, my wife and peace-partner, returned home, on March 19, 2013. Most probably, it was our final peace mission to this region. Having… »

05.04.2013

Embarassment for Cameron as former Defence Secretary pours scorn on nuclear claims

Embarassment for Cameron as former Defence Secretary pours scorn on nuclear claims

In this Press Release from the UK’s Scottish Nationalist Party Michael Portillo (former Conservative Defence Secretary) and Bill Kidd (Member of the Scottish Parliament) respond to UK Prime Minister’s statements in Scotland on nuclear deterrence. David Cameron was facing derision today after a former Tory Defence Secretary poured… »

05.04.2013

From Prague to a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World: Is President Obama’s vision now achievable?

From Prague to a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World: Is President Obama’s vision now achievable?

Four years today, President Obama announced in Prague his vision and commitment to seek a world without nuclear weapons. Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator for Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, reports on a number of anniversary actions, and asks whether this vision is still alive, and possible to achieve, or… »

05.04.2013

NATO country parliamentarians to Obama: Enact your vision of a world without nuclear weapons

A group of parliamentarians from NATO countries have addressed the US President Barack Obama with a letter supporting his efforts for global nuclear disarmament. The initiative was developed in Prague, before the fourth anniversary of Obama’s ground-breaking speech on nuclear disarmament from April 5, 2009, by Senator… »

04.04.2013

Paying tax can be a war crime: Chris Coverdale interviewed by Tony Farrell gives a Masterclass on International War Law

Paying tax can be a war crime: Chris Coverdale interviewed by Tony Farrell gives a Masterclass on International War Law

“Most taxpayers know that evading tax is a crime, but how many of us know that paying tax can also be a crime?” Tony Farrell interviews Chris Coverdale who explains different Genocide and International War Law agreements, his tax withholding campaign, the terrible effects of Depleted Uranium in Iraq, and… »

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