Peace and Disarmament

21.10.2013

124 states condemn unacceptable effects of nuclear weapons

124 states condemn unacceptable effects of nuclear weapons

“very survival of humanity depends on nuclear weapons never being used” NEW YORK – A joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons was delivered by New Zealand today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Expressing deep concern for the catastrophic consequences that any use of… »

21.10.2013

Who should be on trial? Protesters against the London Arms Fair due in Court

Who should be on trial? Protesters against the London Arms Fair due in Court

Protesters who attempted to disrupt the DSEI arms fair in London in September are due to appear in court on 4th November 2013. Mel Strickland, one of the activists, has been interviewed on Occupy Radio. The War Machine – Occupy Radio LDN Mel writes: “A group… »

12.10.2013

ICAN welcomes Nobel Peace Prize for OPCW

ICAN welcomes Nobel Peace Prize for OPCW

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) welcomes the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Since its creation in 1997, through persistent efforts in highlighting the horror of these weapons of mass destruction and its commitment to… »

11.10.2013

Worlds leading banks invest 314 Billion USD in nuclear weapon producers.

Worlds leading banks invest 314 Billion USD in nuclear weapon producers.

Public pressure mounts to stop investments in these weapons of mass destruction Stockholm, October 10– “Don`t Bank on the Bomb”, is the only report to detail how 298 private and public financial institutions from around the world invest almost 314 billion USD into 27 companies involved in the production, maintenance… »

10.10.2013

West Africa: Humanists and Journalists join ranks

West Africa: Humanists and Journalists join ranks

On the day celebrating the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, October 2, that has also been decreed as International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations organisation, three agencies of the Humanist Movement in Mali, being – World Without Wars and Without Violence, the Community for Human Development, and the Humanist… »

05.10.2013

Oliver Stone visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki, stresses ideal of nuclear abolition

Oliver Stone visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki, stresses ideal of nuclear abolition

“Harry Truman opened a Pandora’s box 68 years ago when he dropped the bomb here at Nagasaki, and Hiroshima. Pandora’s box means, problems that beset the world are still enormous. We still have 17 thousand plus nuclear weapons in the world.“ Renowned US filmmaker Oliver Stone visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki… »

27.09.2013

Deal Reached on U.N. Resolution for Syria Disarmament

Deal Reached on U.N. Resolution for Syria Disarmament

The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have agreed on the language of a resolution that would eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons. The deal breaks a lengthy diplomatic stalemate and potentially averts a U.S. military strike backed by President Obama. The council could vote on the measure today. »

24.09.2013

Dialogue among Civilizations: A Way to Contain Sectarian Strife

Dialogue among Civilizations: A Way to Contain Sectarian Strife

Today, political and cultural trends and processes in the Middle East region and the world clearly show that the dialogue among civilizations is not merely a moral recommendation, but a vital necessity. Sectarian strife in addition to ethnic and tribal massacres, on the one hand, and the continued… »

22.09.2013

Former Archbishop of Canterbury supports anti-Arms Fair activists

Former Archbishop of Canterbury supports anti-Arms Fair activists

Dr Rowan Williams, who whilst Archbishop of Canterbury endorsed the 2009-10 World March for Peace and Nonviolence, has expressed his support for the anti-London Arms Fair activists stating: “I am very grateful for those who have courageously drawn attention to the scandal of this situation, and to the… »

19.09.2013

Mutual Interests Could Aid U.S.-Iran Détente

Mutual Interests Could Aid U.S.-Iran Détente

By Jasmin Ramsey Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is slotted to meet with his British counterpart William Hague at the U.N. General Assembly later this month. Credit: UN Photo/Kate Schafer WASHINGTON, Sep 17 2013 (IPS) – In the wake of a renewed diplomatic push on… »

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