Peace and Disarmament

28.03.2020

Why is the U.S. So Exceptionally Vulnerable to Covid-19?

Why is the U.S. So Exceptionally Vulnerable to Covid-19?

By Nicolas J S Davies The United States has become the new center of the global coronavirus pandemic, with over 86,000 cases, more than China or Italy. More than a thousand Americans have already died, but this is surely only the very beginning of this… »

24.03.2020

A Unique Opportunity to Reevaluate our Values and the Ways that we Live

A Unique Opportunity to Reevaluate our Values and the Ways that we Live

We are in the midst of a global pandemic the likes of which we have never seen before. While up to 30% of the American population might soon be out of work and everyday people are struggling to afford basic necessities like food and rent, Boeing has the audacity to… »

24.03.2020

COVID-19: UN chief calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of our lives’

COVID-19: UN chief calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of our lives’

In an appeal issued on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy that is now threatening all of humankind. “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war”, he… »

22.03.2020

UN welcomes response by Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

UN welcomes response by Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

The United Nations on Saturday welcomed the “positive responses” of Libya’s Tripoli-based government and the Libyan National Army (LNA) to calls for a pause to stop the fighting, in the hopes that this would allow humanitarian access throughout the crisis-torn country and head off the potential threat… »

21.03.2020

Do You Support the Health Workers?

Do You Support the Health Workers?

By David Swanson U.S. politics has for three-quarters of a century been shaped by the question “Do you support the troops?” The understood meaning of the question has been “Do you want members of the military to live or do you wish them dead?” The effective meaning of the question… »

18.03.2020

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a… »

18.03.2020

March 8: The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence ends its journey in Madrid

March 8: The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence ends its journey in Madrid

After 159 days travelling the planet with activities in 51 countries and 122 cities, overcoming multiple difficulties and unforeseen events, the World March team concluded its trip in Madrid on March 8, a date chosen as a tribute and a sign of support for women’s struggle. This arrival was celebrated… »

18.03.2020

The largest US-led military exercise in Europe scales down but COVID-19 doesn’t stop it!

The largest US-led military exercise in Europe scales down but COVID-19 doesn’t stop it!

By Jan Oberg Defender Europe 20 is a huge, basically US military exercise, on European soil between February and May this year. It has already started. In the midst of a closed-down coronavirus Europe. And it is war-preparing, not peace- or confidence-building. The diagram above from the British Army… »

17.03.2020

Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna

Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna

by Tariq Rauf The writer has attended all nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) meetings since 1987 as a delegate, including as senior adviser to the chair of Main Committee I (nuclear disarmament) in 2015 and to the chair of the 2014 preparatory committee; as alternate head of the International Atomic Energy… »

16.03.2020

US Peace Prize – How much is Peace worth?

US Peace Prize – How much is Peace worth?

A Mission to change the US War Culture  Teaching foreign language in a public high school through the horrors of 9/11 and the subsequent calls for war had been challenging for those like me who believe in making connections in our world and beyond. We had always been encouraged… »

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