Peace and Disarmament

07.02.2020

Belize signs nuclear weapon ban treaty

Belize signs nuclear weapon ban treaty

On 6 February, Belize became the 81st country to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – a landmark global agreement that outlaws nuclear weapons comprehensively and establishes a legal framework for their total elimination. Belize participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in… »

04.02.2020

Don’t Mention the US Military Carbon Footprint!

Don’t Mention the US Military Carbon Footprint!

By Caroline Davies, February 4, 2020 Extinction Rebellion (XR) US has four Demands for our governments, local and national, the first of which is “Tell the Truth”. One truth that is not being told or spoken about openly, is the carbon footprint and other sustainability impacts of the US Military. I was… »

04.02.2020

1 February in Tel Aviv: Jews and Arabs for peace

1 February in Tel Aviv: Jews and Arabs for peace

About 1,000 people, Jews and Arabs, marched together on February 1 to protest under the following banner: “The Trump-Netanyahu Agreement is a threat to the future of both nations. It is a unilateral agreement that will not bring peace, justice or conflict resolution, but will further spread violence. The plan… »

01.02.2020

New York City Takes Action on Nukes

New York City Takes Action on Nukes

By Alice Slater The New York City Council held a mind-blowing and historic open hearing yesterday, on legislation that would require the City of New York to divest its pensions funds from any trafficking in the production of nuclear weapons, and call on the U.S. government to sign and ratify… »

30.01.2020

Even the Most Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy Blames Foreigners

Even the Most Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy Blames Foreigners

When it comes to foreign policy, it ought to go without saying that Trump, Biden, and Buttigieg are walking catastrophes. A bit of research suggests that Elizabeth Warren is pretty much a true believer in slightly modified catastrophe. But what about Bernie Sanders? I think that, as he is right now,… »

30.01.2020

The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran

The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran

By Nicolas J S Davies Sixteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, most Americans understand that it was an illegal war based on lies about non-existent “weapons of mass destruction.” But our government is now threatening to drag us into a war on Iran with a nearly identical “big lie” about a non-existent nuclear weapons program, based on… »

29.01.2020

New York Moves Closer to Nuclear Divestment

New York Moves Closer to Nuclear Divestment

By Timmon Wallis and Vicki Elson, NuclearBan.US JANUARY 29, 2020: New York City moved one step closer to divesting from nuclear weapons this week, after a joint committee hearing in City Hall. As the hearing began, the only opposition was from the Mayor’s Office on a technicality, and the committee… »

27.01.2020

Face 2 Face with Seth Shelden

Face 2 Face with Seth Shelden

On this show we speak with Seth Shelden, United Nations Liaison with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Seth speaks the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the first legally-binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons, with the goal of leading towards their… »

23.01.2020

Standing United: Connecting Nonviolence

Standing United: Connecting Nonviolence

By j.jill “United We Stand” is a motto best-known for the July 1942 campaign to stimulate emotion and capital for United States entry into the Second World War. Yet, its origin heralds to 1768s “The Liberty Song” by John Dickinson and has been used historically as a sort of rallying… »

17.01.2020

Is Iraq Now a Virtual “US-Occupied Territory”?

Is Iraq Now a Virtual “US-Occupied Territory”?

By Thalif Deen Pat Buchanan, a senior advisor to three US Presidents and twice candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, once infamously described the United States Congress as “Israeli-occupied territory” -– apparently because of its unrelentingly blind support for the Jewish state. Never mind post-1967 Gaza, West… »

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