Peace and Disarmament

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Prime Minister David Cameron has again defended government promotion of arms sales by relying on grossly inflated and out-of-date jobs figures, while ignoring human rights concerns.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… »

04.11.2012

Third World Symposium: Humanists propose Latin-American campaign for the reduction of regional military spending

Third World Symposium: Humanists propose Latin-American campaign for the reduction of regional military spending

During the panel on Government Policies, “A new humanism for the New Civilisation”, Tomas Hirsch, Chilean humanist, proposed that, even if governments are doing, and must continue to do, their part to eliminate inequalities, they can’t do it alone.  It’s essential, said Hirsch, to humanise society. From this perspective, it… »

03.11.2012

Alice Slater on the US election: I’m voting Green but Big business wants Obama to win…

Alice Slater on the US election:  I’m voting Green but Big business wants Obama to win…

In the run up to the big day of voting in the US Presidential election we asked Alice Slater, one of the founders of the Abolition 2000 network of anti-nuclear organisations, to reflect on Obama’s first term and what her thoughts were about the 2012 campaign. Pressenza: How do you… »

03.11.2012

Uganda to Pull Out of Somalia, CAR, DRC

Uganda to Pull Out of Somalia, CAR, DRC

Uganda has decided to pull out of all its international peacekeeping missions in DR Congo, Somalia and Central African Republic (CAR). The “irreversible” decision comes a few weeks after a UN leaked report accused Uganda and its neighbour Rwanda of supporting and financing the M23 rebels in DR Congo. Both… »

25.10.2012

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Want Nukes Abolished

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Want Nukes Abolished

By Ramesh Jaura* Much to the chagrin of several millions in Japan and beyond, who are relentlessly campaigning for a nuclear weapons-free world, the government in Tokyo has declined to join an initiative calling for efforts to outlaw nukes out of concern it would affect the country’s security arrangement under… »

18.10.2012

Breaking the Nuclear Chain: From Victim to Actor

Breaking the Nuclear Chain: From Victim to Actor

Breaking the Nuclear Chain 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 all components of the nuclear chain a human face. The campaign will inform, motivate and activate… »

18.10.2012

Philippines – The Community hails MILF-Gov’t agreement

Philippines – The Community hails MILF-Gov’t agreement

The  historic signing of the Framework Agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Malacañang   October 15, 2012, is cause for celebration not only for the people in southern Mindanao but for all Filipinos.  With the signing, the hopes and dreams to end… »

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