Peace and Disarmament

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… »

01.04.2013

Protestors descend on the Atomic Weapons Establishment to say ‘Scrap Trident’

Protestors descend on the Atomic Weapons Establishment to say ‘Scrap Trident’

Thousands protested today at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Aldermaston: calling on the government to scrap the Trident nuclear weapons system and cancel its replacement. Opposing the reckless waste of £100 billion for new nuclear weapons, the crowds listened to impassioned speeches from Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett, Jeremy Corbyn MP,… »

28.03.2013

Nuclear-weapons-free world – focus of 2014 assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Nuclear-weapons-free world – focus of 2014 assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Nearly 1000 parliamentarians from approximately 150 parliaments, meeting at the 128th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Quito, Ecuador from Mar 22-27, agreed to the topic “Towards a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World: The Contribution of Parliaments” to be the focus of the Peace and International Security strand of… »

27.03.2013

UN: 24 hours left to pass potentially lifesaving Arms Trade Treaty

UN: 24 hours left to pass potentially lifesaving Arms Trade Treaty

World leaders have just 24 hours to adopt the final text of an Arms Trade Treaty in what would be a major step towards ending the devastating human rights and humanitarian impact of the global trade in conventional weapons and munitions, Amnesty International said today from the United Nations in… »

27.03.2013

Promoting Peace: Fighting violence against women across the regions

Promoting Peace: Fighting violence against women across the regions

Pressenza is delighted to start publishing the articles of 1000 PeaceWomen.  We start with an article from their latest newsletter. One of the major obstacles to achieving a culture of peace and ensuring gender equality is a problem that still plagues societies everywhere: Violence against women (VAW). Across… »

25.03.2013

UN: States must urgently shore up ‘serious deficiencies’ in draft arms treaty text

UN: States must urgently shore up ‘serious deficiencies’ in draft arms treaty text

Serious deficiencies in a new draft Arms Trade Treaty text would fail to prevent arms transfers to countries where they could be used to commit or facilitate summary and arbitrary killings, torture and enforced disappearances, Amnesty International said today. The organization’s analysis of a new draft of the treaty circulated… »

24.03.2013

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda now in custody of International Criminal Court

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda now in custody of International Criminal Court

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has welcomed the news of the transfer of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda to The Hague, where he faces charges for a range of alleged war crimes, including rape, murder and the recruitment of children. Mr. Ntaganda has been indicted by the… »

23.03.2013

Tomas Young and the End of the Body of War

Tomas Young and the End of the Body of War

Tomas Young was in the fifth day of his first deployment to Iraq when he was struck by a sniper’s bullet in Baghdad’s Sadr City. The single bullet paralyzed him from the chest down, and changed his life forever. Now, nine years later, at the age of 33, Tomas has… »

22.03.2013

How to win an argument about nuclear weapons

How to win an argument about nuclear weapons

Book review: Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons Maybe this has happened to you… You’re an activist and an idealist and you’ve invested a lot of time into promoting the ideas of nuclear disarmament because you want to live without the insecurity that makes you worry about the future.  One day… »

21.03.2013

Turkey: Ankara to end anti-PKK offensive if fighters lay down arms: PM

Turkey: Ankara to end anti-PKK offensive if fighters lay down arms: PM

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the country’s military will end operations against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces if the group stops fighting. “If there are no more armed actions our troops will not undertake armed actions,” Erdogan told reporters the Netherlands. The comment came hours after jailed PKK… »

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