Peace and Disarmament

18.06.2014

New Campaign for a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons Gains Momentum

New Campaign for a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons Gains Momentum

The 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT),  extended indefinitely in 1995 when it was due to expire, provided that five nuclear weapons states which also happened to hold the veto power on the Security Council (P-5)– the US, Russia, UK, France, and China– would  “pursue negotiations in good faith”[i] for nuclear disarmament.  In… »

17.06.2014

Norway: Leading Way to End Military Use of Schools

Norway: Leading Way to End Military Use of Schools

Global Campaign to Finalize, Implement Protection Guidelines The Norwegian government’s leadership to promote international standards to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict could spare students and teachers the horrors of war, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack said today. Countries around… »

17.06.2014

Japan 1941 – countdown to infamy

Japan 1941 – countdown to infamy

Japan 1941 – countdown to infamy By Eri Hotta Published by: Alfred A. Knoff, 2013 Review by Tony Henderson What amazed me on reading this book was the lack of co-ordination among all those involved in making the final call for Japan to go to war. Not… »

16.06.2014

The Day Politic Change: Past Against Future

The Day Politic Change: Past Against Future

A very interesting and profound change is happening in Colombia. A country previously known for its violence, killing, and drug trafficking is now following a new path. Just 20 years ago, someone was killed every eight minutes, and millions migrated to the US or Europe. The general slogan was “There… »

15.06.2014

Peace Movements’ Common Vision: The Abolition of Militarism

Peace Movements’ Common Vision: The Abolition of Militarism

By Mairead Maguire*, Nobel Peace Laureate, TRANSCEND   Keynote address at Sarajevo Peace Event We are all aware that this is the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo which led to the start of the First World War in l9l4. »

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… »

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