Peace and Disarmament

13.06.2014

Renaming of Aeroporto La Torre, Comiso

Renaming of Aeroporto La Torre, Comiso

They have all of them reached the airport by now in a swarm of bodyguards. Pietro Grasso, Chairman of the Italian Senate,  a nice stocky typically sicilian man. Orlando, the Minister of Justice, Filippo Spataro, the Mayor of Comiso, bravely wearing the three coloured stripe of the italian flag.  Together… »

11.06.2014

Obama: Congress “Should Be Ashamed” of Inaction on Gun Control

Obama: Congress “Should Be Ashamed” of Inaction on Gun Control

Speaking at the White House, President Obama urged a national “soul searching” on gun control. He also called congressional inaction a source of “shame.” President Obama: “It’s not the only country that has psychosis, and yet we kill each other in these—in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially… »

08.06.2014

Victims Welcome Invitation to Colombian Peace Process

Victims Welcome Invitation to Colombian Peace Process

Bogota, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Victims of the armed conflict in the Colombian departments of Caldas and Quindio welcomed the decision of the government and the FARC-EP to give them direct participation in the peace talks. According to reports from the special unit for taking care and register those… »

07.06.2014

Finally the Comiso Airport will be renamed after Pio La Torre

Finally the Comiso Airport will be renamed after Pio La Torre

by Francesca Piatti “I am overwhelmed with emotion on learning that the Airport of Comiso will be given the name of Pio La Torre once again, that of the mafia-killed Union Leader and Italian Parlamentarian, whose strong and brave contribution didn’t just start off the struggle against nuclear Missiles in… »

06.06.2014

A Common Vision – The Abolition of Militarism

A Common Vision – The Abolition of Militarism

By Mairead Maguire JUNE 6 – In this column, Mairead Maguire, peace activist from Northern Ireland and Nobel Peace Laureate 1976, argues that exactly 100 years after the start of the First World War, now is the time for a new ambitious start, offering new… »

03.06.2014

Politics, where are you now? Europe, where are you going?

Politics, where are you now? Europe, where are you going?

In these last few days we have heard (and published on Pressenza) a number of points of view formulated around the results of the European elections: Here we shall endeavour to make a further analysis, bearing in mind some of the themes, i.e. peace, humanism, nonviolence, human rights, and non-descrimination… »

31.05.2014

Japan: legitimate self-defence or militarism?

Japan: legitimate self-defence or militarism?

Japan’s prime minister is attempting to revise constitutional pacifism to allow for strengthening of armed forces. Dear all, Below please find the link to an opinion piece, just published on Al Jazeera, that I co-authored with my colleague Celine Nahory in regards to the latest developments in Japan – namely… »

27.05.2014

Adonis, a voice carried by the Syrian winds….

Adonis, a voice carried by the Syrian winds….

This translator and writer, known as Adonis,  is “one of the greatest living Arab poets”, and was born on January 1, 1930 at Qassabine in Syria. His family was a humble one; however, when he was only seventeen, he published a poem signed with the pseudonym Adonis (after the Phonecian… »

24.05.2014

Japan in danger to lose its constitutional article for the rejection of war

Japan in danger to lose its constitutional article for the rejection of war

After the horrors of World War II Japan installed article 9 in its constitution which generally renounces war as a means of conflict resolution and this way forbade the building up of an army. In fact Japan possesses so called “self-defense forces” but this article helped to keep Japan out… »

14.05.2014

Call for Ukraine Emergency Anti-war Actions May 9 – 26

Call for Ukraine Emergency Anti-war Actions May 9 – 26

The International Action Center, along with many antiwar, social justice and solidarity organizations is calling for emergency actions to oppose the dangerous US war mobilization in Ukraine. The Call, initiated by United National Antiwar Coalition, UNACpeace.org has broad support. The IAC urges you to support the Call and begin… »

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