Peace and Disarmament

04.12.2018

Tyranny Against Humanity: Human Rights and Global Politics

Tyranny Against Humanity: Human Rights and Global Politics

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. The tyranny of human rights violations – planned and alleged goes unabated across the globe. Late American historian Howard Zinn must have sensed the human cries against Nature and called “Tyranny is tyranny.” Nobody seems to care for the dried-ink paper written words and meanings… »

04.12.2018

Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal

Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal

By David Swanson While U.N. figures suggest that it would take 1% of U.S. military spending to provide the world with clean drinking water, the United States could end the worst cholera epidemic in recorded history (in Yemen) for far less than that and far less than what it is spending… »

03.12.2018

Manchester becomes the first major European city to endorse ICAN’s cities appeal

Manchester becomes the first major European city to endorse ICAN’s cities appeal

As the campaign to bring the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons into force moves to the city-level with ICAN’s Cities Appeal, especially in nuclear weapon states and their friends, the City of Manchester in the UK, famous for its football teams and music which has… »

01.12.2018

A World Federation

A World Federation

By John Scales Avery A “With law shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.” Njal’s Saga, Iceland, c 1270 AD   The present United Nations Charter After the unspeakable horrors of World War II, delegates from 50 Allied nations met in San Francisco California. The purpose… »

29.11.2018

NATO: too many women?

NATO: too many women?

Out of 29 NATO member states, 9 Defence Ministers are women: 9 to 20, almost 1 female minister every 2 male ministers. Statistical analysis demonstrates that this ratio is significantly greater than that recorded in all the other ministries of the same countries. In simple words: that cannot… »

28.11.2018

Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders

Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, over 100 U.S. scholars, intellectuals, and activists published the open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders below and invited others to add their names to it. Sanders was working to force a new Senate vote on ending, or at least reducing, U.S. participation in the war… »

25.11.2018

At least 85,000 child deaths in Yemen highlight Saudi-US war crimes

At least 85,000 child deaths in Yemen highlight Saudi-US war crimes

By Mike Head A new estimate by the aid agency Save the Children that 85,000 children have died of hunger since in Yemen since Saudi Arabia’s US-backed bombings of the country began in 2015 underscores the criminal character of Washington’s sponsorship of this horrific slaughter. The charity said 85,000 was… »

21.11.2018

US has spent almost $6 trillion on wars since 2001

US has spent almost $6 trillion on wars since 2001

By Trévon Austin A report released by the Watson Institute of International & Public Affairs at Brown University indicates the total sum spent on the “war on terror” is much larger than previously suggested. Professor Neta C. Crawford, the author of the study, revealed that the US government is set to… »

19.11.2018

7 Symbols of Peace: Building a Digital Peace Platform

7 Symbols of Peace: Building a Digital Peace Platform

“The more we do together, the less time we have to fight each other,” says Bernard Weber the initiator of the 7 Symbols of Peace campaign. It’s a campaign designed to unite the world in a collective voice that says our planet must be a peaceful, shared community. To spread… »

14.11.2018

No to NATO, No to Bases, No to Wars in Distant Places

No to NATO, No to Bases, No to Wars in Distant Places

By David Swanson As I head over to Ireland for a conference on closing U.S. and NATO military bases around the world — and at which some of us will make plans for protesting NATO in Washington on April 4, 2019 — the presidents of France and Germany… »

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