Peace and Disarmament

26.11.2012

Breaking the Nuclear Chain campaign – New developments

Breaking the Nuclear Chain campaign – New developments

Breaking the Nuclear Chain (www.breakingthenuclearchain.org) is a campaign of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), IKV Pax Christi and Peace Boat, that aims to give the debate on the consequences of the nuclear chain a human face. The campaign will inform, motivate and activate… »

21.11.2012

NATO Pushing Europe into New Nuclear Arms Race

NATO Pushing Europe into New Nuclear Arms Race

By Julio Godoy Between late 2009 and mid-2010, the German government, represented by its foreign minister Guido Westerwelle, made a case for dismantling B61 atomic bombs on German soil. The actual number of such weapons of mass destruction is a top military secret, but some 20 of these are reported… »

21.11.2012

Israel has the power to end this violence

Israel has the power to end this violence

The Humanist Association of Hong Kong, along with the committee of the Humanist International (International Federation of Humanist Parties), is asking the Israeli government to cease its violent reprisals for the attacks on its citizens by the extreme military wing of Hamas. It is in a position to do this… »

16.11.2012

Jewish Voices for Peace

Jewish Voices for Peace

The news coming out of Gaza and Israel these past few days has been truly horrifying. Drones and F-16s are dropping bombs over densely populated Gaza, which continues to be under Israel’s control from infrastructure to border. Twenty Palestinians have been killed. Rockets being launched out of Gaza have killed… »

15.11.2012

Japan appeals to India against nuclear power

Japan appeals to India against nuclear power

Find out the reality of the Fukushima accident, stop oppressing your own people, and abandon nukes! Letter from No Nukes Action Committee: To Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Hearing that you would be visiting Japan from November 15 to 18, we are extremely worried that discussions are going to be held… »

13.11.2012

IPB Award 2012 Sean MacBride Peace Prize to Nawal El-Sadaawi (Egypt) and Lina Ben Mhenni (Tunisia)

IPB Award 2012 Sean MacBride Peace Prize to Nawal El-Sadaawi (Egypt) and Lina Ben Mhenni (Tunisia)

The International Peace Bureau is delighted to announce its decision to award the 2012 Sean MacBride Peace Prize to two Arab women: Lina Ben Mhenni from Tunisia and Nawal El-Sadaawi from Egypt. They have both shown great courage and made substantial contributions to what is known as the Arab Spring. »

13.11.2012

UK: Cameron inflates jobs figures to justify arms promotion

UK: Cameron inflates jobs figures to justify arms promotion

The Prime Minister David Cameron has again defended government promotion of arms sales by relying on grossly inflated and out-of-date jobs figures, while ignoring human rights concerns. Dismissing critics as ‘squeamish’, Cameron justified the exports by again claiming 300,000 jobs depend on the defence industry. But: This figure includes jobs… »

11.11.2012

UN Stresses Role of Science for Peace and Development

UN Stresses Role of Science for Peace and Development

By J C Suresh A greater global focus on scientific development would help find the answers to seemingly “insurmountable” challenges the world is confronted with, according to the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “Science is our best asset for supporting inclusive and equitable… »

09.11.2012

India-China – Congress plea against nuclear anything…

India-China – Congress plea against nuclear anything…

Letter from The People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy to The Delegates, 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China The Delegates – 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China Great Hall of the People Beijing [via] H. E. The Ambassador of China 50-D, Shantipath Chanakyapuri New… »

05.11.2012

Perpetual War

Perpetual War

Because the world spends roughly 1.7 trillion dollars each year on armaments, it follows that very many people make their living from war. This is the reason why it is correct to speak of war as a social, political and economic institution, and also one of the main reasons why… »

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