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Eduardo Galeano, endorser of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, dies in Uruguay

Pressenza brings together reports of Eduardo Galeano’s death from different countries of the Americas in order to pay homage to his life and work. He was one of the supporters of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, promoted by…

US military spending falls, increases in eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia says SIPRI

World military expenditure totalled $1.8 trillion in 2014, a fall of 0.4 per cent in real terms since 2013, according to figures released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The comprehensive annual update of the SIPRI Military Expenditure…

Iran’s nuclear deal and conflict in Yemen: the view of an Iranian political scientist

Regarding the agreement reached between the five nuclear powers plus Germany with the Iranian government so that sanctions may be lifted from the latter with a commitment to not continue enriching uranium or to advance in the construction of nuclear…

[UK] Michael Fallon and Ed Miliband are both wrong about Trident

By DAVID WEARING 10 April 2015 for OpenDemocracy. Westminster’s pro-nuclear consensus is held together by irrational speculation about future threats. Trident must be decommissioned for the sake of life on our planet. Tory Defence Secretary Michael Fallon didn’t really want…

Disarmament of Nuclear and ‘Conventional’ Weapons Urgent amid Mounting Global Violence

Human Wrongs Watch New York – The United Nations disarmament chief on 6 April 2015 urged Member States to work actively and seek common ground on disarmament issues related to nuclear weapons and conventional arms amid a period of increasing global tensions…

Iran, the Deal, and why it’s good for all

Background: All nuclear weapons require a primary nuclear explosive. There are only two materials that are used for that purpose: either Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) or plutonium of any kind (except plutonium-238). Highly Enriched Uranium Highly Enriched Uranium refers to…

World body of parliaments highlights cyberwar and nuclear risks

By Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. The Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), the world body of over 160 parliaments, today adopted a resolution Cyber warfare: A serious threat to peace and global security, following a year of consultations by the…

Angola ratifies the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Congratulations to Angola, the 164th State to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty. Now if we could only persuade China, Korea, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and the USA to do likewise. ANGOLA RATIFIES THE COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR-TEST-BAN TREATY Vienna, 20 March…

Opening Message for the Day of Discussions on the Peace process in Colombia at Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflections.

March 28, 2015 – First, let me thank you for being here and for traveling to this beautiful part of New York State. We are here at the Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection between Kingston and New Paltz.…

Czechs demonstrate against US troop movements on their territory

In Prague’s Wenceslas Square some 1500 people demonstrated yesterday, Saturday 29th March, against Operation “Dragoon Ride” in which US army personnel and equipment are crossing Czech Republic territory starting today on the way to their German base. Speeches were given…

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