Peace and Disarmament

22.05.2009

Noam Chomsky begins his collaboration at Pressenza Agency with his new article “The Torture Memos”

Pressenza announces Noam Chomsky, whom The New York Times Book Review has called "arguably the most important intellectual alive," as a new featured columnist. In his inaugural article, the professor at the MIT and author of over a 100 books comments on the use of torture by the Bush administration to obtain evidence proving the connection between Al-Qaeda and Iraq within the greater historical context. »

19.05.2009

15.000 Youths Walk for Change in Canada

On May 15th, 15.000 youths walked in solidarity to express their civic involvement in the streets of Montreal, Canada. This event was organized by Club 2/3, the youth division of Oxfam Quebec. These young people walked in support of the populations in the poorest countries and of environmental issues. They are aware that individual and collective actions have a positive impact on their future and on future generations. »

19.05.2009

Barack Obama proposes the creation of a Palestinian State

In a meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister, Obama made a proposal that marks a difference with the previous policy pushed by his predecessor George W. Bush. »

17.05.2009

Outrage or Opposition?

Several important objections have come in, from knowledgeable and experienced observers, to my last column arguing that pronouncing oneself in favour of human rights should predicate opposition to war. One is from Professor George Kent of the University of Hawaii, who says: *“I think it is important not to mix outrage at particular incidents within wars with opposition to war as such. The two call for quite different strategies. Prospects for dealing with particular violations of humanitarian and human rights law seem better than prospects for banishing war altogether. New institutional arrangements are needed to ensure accountability for those violations. Having the perpetrators chant, ‘We are investigating’ is not good enough”*. »

15.05.2009

“What cause could be more important than peace”

The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, formalized his endorsement of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence in a meeting that took place with the Latin American spokesperson for Humanism, Tomas Hirsch. »

13.05.2009

“Our Goal is to Create the Greatest Demonstration in History in Favor of Peace and Nonviolence”

These were the words expressed by Rafael de la Rubia, president of World Without Wars and coordinator of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, in his presentation of the World March in Spain. »

04.05.2009

Douglas Tompkins endorses WM

"The acceleration of everyday life, the growth of arms technology and the over-development of the global economy with ensuing global climate change among many other issues has left the world in a far more precarious place than ever in the history of civilization". »

19.04.2009

March for Peace seeks one million endorsements

Promoters of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence gather endorsements in the streets »

19.04.2009

Signature Campaign in Santiago’s Center

The international organization World Without Wars gathered in downtown Santiago city center as part of the campaign to collect a million signatures for Peace. »

12.04.2009

Caracol TV and World Without Wars establish agreement

Colombia's main news station will periodically report news regarding the first planetary march that seeks to raise awareness on nuclear disarmament and an end to all wars. »

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