Peace and Disarmament

31.01.2013

Syrian International Conference: Geneva Declaration

Syrian International Conference: Geneva Declaration

The “Syrian International Conference For A Democratic Syria and A Civilian State” will take place in Geneva, on Monday and Tuesday, 28th and 29th January, 2013. The Conference aims to promote and encourage a real dialogue between the Syrian democratic opposition structures in an open dialogue about the consequences of… »

29.01.2013

USA: End the Nuclear Lobby

USA: End the Nuclear Lobby

We must stop investing in our extinction! For decades the peace movement has been satisfied with scraps from the table of nuclear weapons and their beneficiaries. Even the New START Treaty was offset by the Obama administration promise… »

25.01.2013

The First Step toward Nuclear Free Scotland

The First Step toward Nuclear Free Scotland

Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014 Interview with Bill Kidd, MSP, Scottish National Party, Co-president of PNND[i],  By Maria Kim, of Peace Depot.  The article first appeared in Nuclear Weapon & Nuclear Test Monitor. I was a very young child when I began to dream about the… »

24.01.2013

Syria: a civil war or a war on cities?

Syria: a civil war or a war on cities?

Pressenza publishes this statement from two representatives of the Mayor’s for Peace organisation.  Blaming elements on both the government and opposition side of the conflict for the barbarities of war, the Mayors appeal for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction. We all breathed a great… »

24.01.2013

Banks, Pension Funds, Insurance Companies in 30 Countries ‘Invest’ Your Money in Nuclear Arms

Banks, Pension Funds, Insurance Companies in 30 Countries ‘Invest’ Your Money in Nuclear Arms

More than 300 banks, pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers in 30 countries with substantial investments in nuclear arms producers. Our study Don’t Bank on the Bomb provides details of financial transactions with 20 companies that are heavily involved in the manufacture, maintenance and modernization of US, British, French… »

22.01.2013

‘Drone War Will Trigger New Arms Race’

‘Drone War Will Trigger New Arms Race’

By Jaya Ramachandran The increasing resort to drones by President Barack Obama will over the long term usher in “a new arms race and lay the foundations for an international system that is increasingly violent, destabilized and polarized between those who have drones and those who are victims of them”,… »

22.01.2013

Time keeps on slipping into the future…

Time keeps on slipping into the future…

The multicolour hues of the good people of the United States celebrate today January 21 st, 2013, once again the arrival of Martin Luther King Jr. to these Northern lands. Your parents must have been so proud and joyful at your arrival that I imagine they chose to give you… »

22.01.2013

Martin Luther King, Inauguration Day and Our Shifting Awareness

Martin Luther King, Inauguration Day and Our Shifting Awareness

By Robert Dodge This year’s presidential inauguration on Martin Luther King Day finds us as a nation and people at a remarkable crossroads. We have the same daunting issues we have faced for years before us; and yet there is something different. There is a developing shift in our consciousness… »

20.01.2013

Ban Weaponized Drones from the World

Ban Weaponized Drones from the World

Meticulous researchers have documented that U.S. drones are killing many innocent civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.  Drones are making the world less stable and creating new enemies. Their remoteness provides those responsible with a sense of immunity. Weaponized drones are no more acceptable than land mines, cluster bombs,… »

19.01.2013

How to give a humanist response to a crisis in the face of so much violence

How to give a humanist response to a crisis in the face of so much violence

In the humanist organisation that I work, World without Wars and Violence, it frequently becomes necessary to take a stand on a particular situation that’s happening in the world. In these days, of course, barely a week goes by without some new outrage happening in some part of the world,… »

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