Peace and Disarmament

20.10.2014

“China is the only country that promised not to use nuclear weapons first”

“China is the only country that promised not to use nuclear weapons first”

With the permission of the interviewee we publish here an interview with RIA Novosti.  The original article can be found on their website here. Alice Slater, New York Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, told Rossiya Segodnya about the current situation with nuclear weapons in China. 50 years… »

20.10.2014

Turning fear into power — an interview with unarmed peacekeeper Linda Sartor

Turning fear into power — an interview with unarmed peacekeeper Linda Sartor

Stephanie Van Hook for Waging Nonviolence Linda Sartor is not afraid to die. Dedicated to nonviolence, she spent 10 years after September 11, 2001 traveling to conflict zones throughout the world as an unarmed peacekeeper, with roles ranging from protective accompaniment to… »

17.10.2014

ISIS: Negotiation, Not Bombing

ISIS: Negotiation, Not Bombing

  Human Wrongs Watch By Johan Galtung*, 13 Oct 2014 – TRANSCEND Media Service —  More senseless bombing of Muslims, more defeats for USA-West, more ISIS-type movements, more West-Islam polarization. Any way out?.   “ISIS, Islamic State in Iraq-Syria, appeals to a Longing for the Caliphate” writes Farhang Johanpour in… »

17.10.2014

There is no military solution to fundamentalism

There is no military solution to fundamentalism

International Peace Bureau Statement:  Geneva, 16 October 2014. Tackling the challenge represented by ISIS (Islamic State or ISIL) is a tough assignment, both for governments and for civil society. Their barbaric killings and rapidly expanding control of territory have resulted in precisely the reaction intended: military intervention by the US… »

14.10.2014

Tomás Hirsch speech in “Peace Paths for the Israel/Palestine conflict”

Tomás Hirsch speech in “Peace Paths for the Israel/Palestine conflict”

Words of Tomas Hirsch at the Providencia Forum in Santiago de Chile, seeking peaceful ways to resolve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict “Good afternoon to everyone. To begin, I want to clarify where I am coming from: I am speaking from the point of view of Universalist Humanism. Its main points are:… »

12.10.2014

In South Sudan, a Single Mother’s Fight For Survival

In South Sudan, a Single Mother’s Fight For Survival

  Human Wrongs Watch ‘Forced to flee violence and struggling to feed her three children, a woman in South Sudan is one of thousands to get help from a UNICEF/WFP Rapid Response Mission – and one of millions still trying desperately to survive.’ By Kate Donovan, Pathai, South Sudan,… »

12.10.2014

Lack of Funds in What Could Be “Afghanistan’s Bloodiest Year”

Human Wrongs Watch Dubai, 10 October 2014 (IRIN)* –The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a US$40 million deficit for its Afghanistan programmes, as aid agencies fear that foreign troop withdrawal will lead to decreasing budgets for humanitarian action.  **Photo: Mohammad Popal/IRIN | Displaced children from Helmand in southern Afghanistan… »

09.10.2014

Iraq Veterans Against the War: Decade-Old Group Grapples with New War, PTSD Epidemic, VA Failures

Iraq Veterans Against the War: Decade-Old Group Grapples with New War, PTSD Epidemic, VA Failures

Ten years ago, six members of the U.S. military came together to break their silence over what they had witnessed during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. They banded together and formed the organization Iraq Veterans Against the War, or IVAW. Over time, they gathered like-minded veterans across the United States… »

09.10.2014

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Announcement Live Public Viewing

Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes. Further, it prohibits the maintenance of armed forces and other war potential. Article 9 is an international oath declaring No to War, a… »

08.10.2014

Instead of bombing IS (Part A & B)

Instead of bombing IS (Part A & B)

This two-part article offers a pro-peace perspective on the present war on ISIS in Iraq and Syria.   First some principles to stimulate another discourse, another way of thinking that is not militarist – and then some concrete proposals – 27 in all for your deliberation, discussion with friends and… »

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