Peace and Disarmament

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… »

16.10.2012

Scotland – In or Out of NATO?

Scotland – In or Out of NATO?

With Scotland in the process of organising a referendum on its status in or out of the United Kingdom, the question of what to with the UK’s nuclear weapons based in Faslane are an issue of great interest to the anti-nuclear movement.  Pressenza publishes here a press release by the… »

16.10.2012

UK: Protests end National Gallery’s arms trade links

UK: Protests end National Gallery’s arms trade links

The National Gallery’s long-standing sponsorship arrangement with weapons manufacturer Finmeccanica has ended, following a campaign by Campaign Against Arms Trade to ‘Disarm the Gallery.’ The arrangement has been terminated one year early and just weeks before the next protest event was planned. A Gallery spokesperson told CAAT that Finmeccanica had… »

16.10.2012

Karipbek Kuyukov: “My Dream is to Save Our Children from Radiation”

Karipbek Kuyukov: “My Dream is to Save Our Children from Radiation”

This is an English version of the special interview with Karipbek Kuyukov on August 30, 2012 in Astana, Kazakhstan during the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament conference. The original Japanese version is on the interview section of… »

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