Peace and Disarmament

03.09.2013

Occupy vs. the London Arms Fair

Occupy vs. the London Arms Fair

On Sunday the 8th September, the Occupy movement will take action against the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) arms fair in East London, which is billed as “The world leading defence and security event”. Marking almost two years since Occupy took on London Stock Exchange, this mass mobilisation will challenge… »

03.09.2013

Latin America reaffirms anti-nuclear commitment

Latin America reaffirms anti-nuclear commitment

The Treaty of Tlatelolco is the conventional name given to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is embodied in the OPANAL (the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, Spanish Acronym)). Meeting in the Tlatelolco… »

02.09.2013

Against US airstrike on Syria

Francesca Borri in Aleppo (photo by Alessio Romenzi) We started to cover Syria, it was February 2012, because we believed a red line had been crossed: demonstrations against Assad were being swept away by bullets and mortar fire. But confrontation between the regime and the newborn Free Army, just… »

30.08.2013

London to host one of the world’s biggest arms fairs and why it shouldn’t happen.

London to host one of the world’s biggest arms fairs and why it shouldn’t happen.

By Kaye Stearman 13 September 2012 for OpenDemocracy. After being home to several Olympic competitions this summer, London’s ExCel Centre is to host one of the world’s most important arms fairs in 2013. But the event’s past affiliations with autocratic regimes… »

30.08.2013

Photo contest “Peace is…”

Photo contest “Peace is…”

Vacations are usefull for imagining changes for your future. That is what we discovered this August and we decided to change the Closing Date of your entries! The new Closing Date is November 30th! Judges will take place on December 7th and the announcments of the winners will take place… »

28.08.2013

Syria ‘Responsibility to Protect’ as spurious as Iraq’s WMD. Today, 50 years on, MLK’s message of Nonviolence is the only way

Syria ‘Responsibility to Protect’ as spurious as Iraq’s WMD. Today, 50 years on, MLK’s message of Nonviolence is the only way

The UK, France and the US, with the support of the Arab League are preparing to attack Syria without a UN mandate. International law “experts” have signalled that intervention could be legally justified without a Security Council resolution under the UN’s ‘responsibility to protect'”. The 2005 World Summit outcome document… »

25.08.2013

Syria – no, not more bombs

Syria – no, not more bombs

Press release – Humanist Association of Hong Kong 25 August 2013 Press release: Syria It is imperative that the perpetrator of the chemical weapons attack that took place Wednesday 21 August in Damascus be determined before any nation’s government or coalition of same places… »

13.08.2013

CNDP Statement Against India’s Activation of Nuclear Submarine and Missile Test

CNDP Statement Against India’s Activation of Nuclear  Submarine and Missile Test

We strongly condemn India’s recent activation of a nuclear-propelled submarine quickly followed by flight-test of another nuclear-capable missile. Brandishing these tools of mass destruction as guarantees of national security while ignoring the issues of real safety, security and well-being of the Indian people demonstrates a perverse pathology. Naming the submarine… »

10.08.2013

Suggested Vacation Reading for President Obama: “Catch-22”

Suggested Vacation Reading for President Obama: “Catch-22”

As the Obama family heads to their annual summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, perhaps the president should take along a copy of “Catch-22” for some beach reading. Joseph Heller’s classic, satirical antiwar novel, published in 1961 and based on his experiences as a bombardier in the second world… »

07.08.2013

Hiroshima – stark images by a Palestinian

Hiroshima – stark images by a Palestinian

I and Oliver Stone both spoke at Hiroshima on the anniversary of the first nuclear bombing in human history and we are slated to speak in two days at Nagasaki on the anniversary of the second nuclear attack. My speech is below. These remain the most starkest of acts of… »

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