Peace and Disarmament

03.07.2013

Bradley Manning Prosecution Draws to a Close

Bradley Manning Prosecution Draws to a Close

U.S. government prosecutors have begun wrapping up their case against Army whistleblower Bradley Manning as his court-martial entered its fifth week at Fort Meade, Maryland. On Monday, prosecutors sought to firm up claims Manning “aided the enemy” by knowingly and maliciously handing over documents that would be used by… »

01.07.2013

Peace is…

Peace is…

“World Without Wars and Violence” organizes for the fifth consecutive year the international photography contest “Peace Is” from May 1. The competition theme for 2013 is “children’s rights”. The competition and the exhibitions that will follow, are under the auspices of the Greek National Commission of UNESCO, while… »

26.06.2013

Afghanistan: the prerequisite for peace is the complete withdrawal of all foreign troops

Afghanistan: the prerequisite for peace is the complete withdrawal of all foreign troops

Pressenza publishes here a report prepared by members of a team of German peace activists who recently travelled to Afghanistan to see for themselves to situation for the people in Kabul.  The report is long but well worth reading.  In the consideration of the report’s authors, “Prerequisite and sine qua… »

21.06.2013

USA: Imagine if we were number one

USA: Imagine if we were number one

No, not number one in military spending (which we are). Not number one in incarceration rates (which we are as well). What if, instead of these things, the U.S. became hyper-focused on becoming the most peaceful nation on earth? The recently released 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI) placed the U.S.100th… »

20.06.2013

Obama speech reaction – nuclear weapon reductions will reduce risks but prohibition treaty urgent

Obama speech reaction – nuclear weapon reductions will reduce risks but prohibition treaty urgent

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) welcomes President Obama’s announcement in Berlin today calling for a world without nuclear weapons and the readiness to pursue further reductions in the US and Russian nuclear arsenals.  However, the humanitarian consequences of any nuclear weapon use, increasingly the focus of global… »

20.06.2013

Obama calls for reduction of Russian nukes

Obama calls for reduction of Russian nukes

US President Barack Obama has called on Russia to slash its deployed nuclear weapons by up to a third. “After a comprehensive review, I’ve determined that we can ensure the security of America and our allies — and maintain a strong and credible strategic deterrent — while reducing our deployed… »

17.06.2013

Noam Chomsky at the 2013 Global Media Forum

Noam Chomsky at the 2013 Global Media Forum

Today Noam Chomsky spoke at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn, and we leave for you the link to his very much interesting words:… »

13.06.2013

Manning Aunt Testifies at Military Trial; Assange Emerges in Testimony

Manning Aunt Testifies at Military Trial; Assange Emerges in Testimony

The trial of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning continues at Fort Meade, Maryland. On Tuesday, Manning’s aunt testified he told her of his initial hope that the video he released of a U.S. helicopter shooting dead Iraqi civilians would become “big news” in the United States. Prosecutors also elicited more… »

06.06.2013

Hacker Who Alerted Gov’t Testifies at Bradley Manning Trial

Hacker Who Alerted Gov’t Testifies at Bradley Manning Trial

The military court-martial of accused Army whistleblower Bradley Manning continued at Fort Meade, Maryland, on Tuesday for a second day. Witnesses included Adrian Lamo, the convicted computer hacker who turned Manning in to U.S. authorities after the two became friends online. Lamo testified that Manning expressed hope the files he… »

04.06.2013

Syrian dust

Syrian dust

It sounds like a jet approaching, and everybody, it’s a matter of instants, stares at each other, your words stifled in your mouth; but it’s only a gate that slides and shuts. A hatchet chopping fi-rewood is a burst from a kalashnikov, the step of a woman’s heel a sniper… »

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