Peace and Disarmament

21.12.2013

Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland

NOBEL LAUREATES, 16 December 2013 by Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service Education and Job Creating for All Our Young People 15th December, 2013 Almost daily in some area of Northern Ireland another person, out of… »

15.12.2013

A nuclear threat far greater than Iran

A nuclear threat far greater than Iran

By Dr Ira Helfand for ICAN The world is focused on forging a durable agreement to prevent Iran from developing a single nuclear weapon. While critically important, these efforts ignore a far greater danger: the thousands of weapons that already exist. There are today more than 17,000… »

10.12.2013

Nobel laureate warns two billion at risk from nuclear famine

Nobel laureate warns two billion at risk from nuclear famine

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), the 1985 Nobel Peace Laureate, and its US affiliate Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) today released a new report concluding that more than two billion people—a quarter of the world’s population—would be at risk of starvation in the event of a… »

27.11.2013

‘We Are Suffering A Slow-Motion Nuclear War’

‘We Are Suffering A Slow-Motion Nuclear War’

[clear][divide] By Julio Godoy* | IDN-InDepth NewsInterview BERLIN (IDN) – Robert Jacobs was born 53 years ago, at the height of the cold war, amidst the then reigning paranoia of nuclear annihilation of humankind. In school, he was eight years old. “We learned about how to survive a nuclear… »

19.11.2013

Netherlands now on an unstoppable path towards denuclearization

Netherlands now on an unstoppable path towards denuclearization

Motion adopted by the Dutch Parliament to end the nuclear task of the Netherlands by 2023. A motion proposed by member of parliament Van Dijk (SP) was adopted in which the Parliament agreed that the successor to the F-16 fighter jet may not have a nuclear role. Krista van Velzen,… »

17.11.2013

The Red Cross and Red Crescent adopts a 4-year action plan towards the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons

The Red Cross and Red Crescent adopts a 4-year action plan towards the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons

The global Red Cross and Red Crescent movement today reiterated its deep concern about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and adopted a four-year action plan towards ensuring that nuclear weapons are never used again. The world’s largest humanitarian organisation reiterated its objective to prohibit the… »

15.11.2013

Iran did not block nuclear agreement: Deputy FM

Iran did not block nuclear agreement: Deputy FM

A member of the Iranian delegation in nuclear talks with six world powers says Tehran did not block an agreement in last week’s negotiations in Geneva. “The Islamic Republic of Iran did not prevent a final deal in Geneva,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-e… »

12.11.2013

50 Organizations Seek Ban on Armed Drones

50 Organizations Seek Ban on Armed Drones

Fifty organizations and over 75,000 individuals are asking . . . the United Nations Secretary General to investigate the concerns of Navi Pillay, the U.N.’s top human rights official, that drone attacks violate international law — and to ultimately pursue sanctions against… »

08.11.2013

Is Kenya on the brink of religious war?

Is Kenya on the brink of religious war?

I had joined my fellow members of ‘Sitarusha Mawe Tena Peace Campaign’ and several partners in marking the ‘International Day of Peace’ on the 21st September, 2013 when news of the attack at the Westgate Mall came in. We had decided to mark the day by holding a cleanup exercise… »

03.11.2013

Where is the wrong? Arms trade on trial

Where is the wrong? Arms trade on trial

Occupy London Press Release Protesters arrested for taking action against an international arms fair in London have vowed to defend their right to challenge the arms trade. A solidarity demonstration will take place in their support when they appear in court on Monday 4 November. (Photo opportunity: 9.15am. Mon 4… »

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