Peace and Disarmament

24.05.2013

A peaceful solution of the conflict must be decided by the Syrian people alone – Interview to Paul Larudee

A peaceful solution of the conflict must be decided by the Syrian people alone – Interview to Paul Larudee

Paul Larudee has been part of the delegation that with Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, has visited Syria in early May. Paul wrote various press releases that Pressenza published together with the articles of Marinella Correggia, who was part of the same delegation. In this interview, we… »

23.05.2013

On the Road to Damascus: brief-report

On the Road to Damascus: brief-report

Antonio C. S Rosa, editor, TRANSCEND Media Service, participated, May 1-11, 2013 in the Mussalaha International Peace Delegation to Lebanon-Syria alongside Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, from Ireland, and 15 others from eight countries. This peace activist has compiled and written a report on the days progress, on… »

14.05.2013

International campaign to free Nathan Blanc, Israeli refusenik

International campaign to free Nathan Blanc, Israeli refusenik

On May 12, 2013, Nathan Blanc was sentenced to a tenth term, of 28 days in prison. He had been released from military prison on Sunday, May 5, 2013, after serving a 20-day term for refusing to serve in the Israeli Army.  So far he has been sentenced to… »

13.05.2013

Throwing Gas on the Fire in North Korea

Throwing Gas on the Fire in North Korea     The U.S.-North Korea nuclear crisis is not over. »

13.05.2013

Dispatch #1 from the International Peace Delegation to Syria: “When can we go back?”

Dispatch #1 from the International Peace Delegation to Syria: “When can we go back?”

“When can we go back?” This plaintive question of refugees since time immemorial was asked again of Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire at the United Nations High Commission on Refugees intake center in Zahleh, Lebanon, overlooking the vast Beqaa valley, now dotted with refugee camps wherever we look. … »

10.05.2013

“Don’t take Arabs’ NPT membership for granted”

“Don’t take Arabs’ NPT membership for granted”

By Baher Kamal* | IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint CAIRO (IDN) – Not that nuclear issues are an actual source of concern to Egyptian citizens. They are deeply worried about their present and immediate future now that inter-religious violence is on the rise, triggering a dangerous, growing insecurity amidst an overwhelming popular discontent… »

10.05.2013

Russia bidding farewell to Soviet nukes

Russia bidding farewell to Soviet nukes

By J C Suresh | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis Russia is in the midst of a comprehensive modernization of its nuclear forces that began more than a decade ago. The upgrade, which involves replacing all Soviet-era ballistic missiles with fewer improved missiles, is now approaching a point at which the number of… »

10.05.2013

UK: BAE Systems can’t hide from difficult questions and disruptions

UK: BAE Systems can’t hide from difficult questions and disruptions

Supporters from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) turned out in force to shame arms giant BAE Systems at their Annual General Meeting AGM), accusing it of supporting repressive regimes through arms sales and unethical business practices. Acute questioning combined with high farce during the two hour meeting culminated in the attempted… »

07.05.2013

NPT conference: A strategy for nuclear disarmament

NPT conference: A strategy for nuclear disarmament

On Friday last week, the NPT PrepCom finished in Geneva to reconvene in New York in 2014.  Ray Acheson of Reaching Critical Will gives a final review of the outcomes. The scene of the final day of the second NPT PrepCom provided a snapshot of the NPT process itself. Marked… »

29.04.2013

NPT and risks to human survival: the inside story

NPT and risks to human survival: the inside story

Doctrines, deployments, and the political value attached to “nuclear deterrence” are being challenged at the NPT conference.  As 78 nations co-sponsor a growing “humanitarian initiative”, the five NPT nuclear-armed states and some of their “nuclear umbrella” allies like Japan, Australia and Germany are in denial. Rebecca Johnson reports As 96… »

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