Peace and Disarmament

08.02.2013

The position of World without Wars in front of any armed conflict

The position of World without Wars in front of any armed conflict

The last two years of armed conflict in Northern Africa and the Middle East that has filled the world’s news channels have caused World without Wars and Violence to elaborate several statements which we have published through our website and disseminated through our base teams. We have a growing sensation… »

08.02.2013

UK: International conference to mark 10 years since largest demonstration in history against the Iraq War

UK: International conference to mark 10 years since largest demonstration in history against the Iraq War

Hundreds will be gathering for the biggest anti-war conference in years tomorrow (February 9th) in London at Friends Meeting House, London, to mark the ten year anniversary of the global protests against the Iraq War. The demonstrations formed the biggest protest event in world history. They include Tariq Ali, Tony… »

07.02.2013

Back to the Future With Eyes Wide Shut

Back to the Future With Eyes Wide Shut

By R. S. Kalha* Just before he was overthrown, former Libyan ruler Gaddafi warned the West that his ouster would result in chaos and holy war overtaking North Africa. His forebodings, now so accurate, were at that point in time dismissed by western governments as the ranting of a megalomaniac. »

07.02.2013

Reality and Utopia

Reality and Utopia

Every time that someone talks about the madness of military spending and calls for its reduction there is always someone who leaps to its defence invoking international commitments, the reality that “unfortunately” requires the use of war and other similar reasons that end up criticising this idea as utopian.  The… »

06.02.2013

Latin American and Caribbean leaders to push for complete nuclear disarmament at UN Summit

Latin American and Caribbean leaders to push for complete nuclear disarmament at UN Summit

Santiago de Chile, January 28th 2013 – Mayors for Peace welcomes the renewed commitment of the 33 Heads of State of Latin America and the Caribbean to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The leaders reaffirmed the priority objective to reach a world free of nuclear weapons… »

05.02.2013

Munich: the 11th holding of the International Peace Conference

Munich: the 11th holding of the International Peace Conference

By Ricardo Arias With the slogan “Building Peace and Justice, say NO to war” the International Peace Conference took place in Munich, Germany between the 1st and 3rd of February 2013. The context: the logic of peace or the logic of war This conference is an event that takes place… »

04.02.2013

Mali: Neo-Colonialism Meets Islamic Fundamentalism… And the People Suffer

by Bill Fletcher, Jr., Black Commentator – TRANSCEND Media Service Neocolonialism and the civil war in Mali bring regional instability. The entrance of the French military into the Malian civil war further complicates a descent into hell which that country has been experiencing for the last two years. Mainstream media… »

03.02.2013

Preparing to Fight Off Doomsday

Preparing to Fight Off Doomsday

By Jacques Couvas The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has adopted a new strategy to involve citizens and politicians more actively to push for a global ban on nuclear weapons. The strategy was emphasised at an ICAN conference in Istanbul last week. The… »

03.02.2013

Kenya: UN official stresses need for peaceful and transparent elections

Kenya: UN official stresses need for peaceful and transparent elections

The United Nations political chief today stressed the need for all Kenyans and their institutions to ensure the upcoming general elections in March are credible, peaceful and transparent. “Kenya’s elections will be watched closely around the world,” Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said during a visit to Nairobi, the… »

02.02.2013

Mali: Senior UN Genocide Official Warns of Reprisals against Tuareg and Arabs

Mali: Senior UN Genocide Official Warns of Reprisals against Tuareg and Arabs

A senior United Nations official warned of the risk of reprisal attacks against Tuareg and Arab civilians in various regions of northern Mali and urged the country’s military to protect all citizens regardless of their ethnic affiliation. “While the liberation of towns once under the control of the rebel and… »

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