Peace and Disarmament

ICAN: On this day one year ago nuclear weapons were made illegal

This Saturday, Jan 22, will mark the first anniversary of a historic moment: the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)! As the sun is rising over the Pacific, we’re starting a day of…

Veterans For Peace Releases Nuclear Posture Review

The U.S.-based international organization Veterans For Peace has released its own assessment of the current global threat of nuclear war, ahead of the anticipated release of the Biden Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review. The Veterans For Peace Nuclear Posture Review warns…

NYC: Join the Treaty! Rally and March

This year, NYC area organizations are marking the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) after January 22, 2021. We are delivering a firm message to the U.S. Mission to…

Popular constituent initiative to renounce and repudiate the war

With the proposals presented by the social base, through a virtual platform, the process of incorporating popular initiatives into the drafting of the new Chilean Constitution is being carried out. Among these initiatives is the one presented by one of…

National coalition releases statement and petition calling on Trudeau government to stop arming Ukraine, end Operation UNIFIER and demilitarize Ukraine crisis

(Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal) – As Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly is in Europe this week to speak to her European counterparts about the crisis between NATO and Russia over Ukraine, a Canadian coalition has released an open statement calling on the…

Life in 38 minutes

By Nikos Stergiou* Saturday morning. You can afford to lie in bed for a few more minutes, or maybe not. The weekend could be exciting! You may have friends to see, you could spend time with your children, or read…

Potion

Our democracy doesn’t have to spend its life fighting over the country between two antagonisms. We are free to rebel against the karma of polarisation and overcome this mania for trading fears like footballer’s monkeys. We can choose to be…

Why Russia Is Crazy

The full extent of Russia’s lunacy is hidden from us by a considerate Western press careful of our delicate sensibilities. The demands that Russia made back in December are described by numerous news articles, but the list of demands itself is found in very few places. When you see it, you quickly…

Global network to eliminate nuclear weapons calls on the United States, Russia, the UK, France and China to match words with actions

In 1970, at the height of the Cold War, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) came into force. Under the Treaty, which today includes all but five UN member states, five states acknowledged to possess nuclear weapons, the United States, Russia,…

Treaties, Constitutions, and Laws Against War

You’d hardly guess it from all the silent acceptance of war as a legal enterprise and all the chatter about ways to supposedly keep war legal through the reform of particular atrocities, but there are international treaties that make wars…

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