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Humanize Colombia the Next Step After the Peace Process

The Humanists have been active and supportive of the peace process in Colombia and we are asking all the parties involved to keep the discussion open and put all their effort into having a peace resolution signed. For the last five years Colombia has…

Okinawa, Japan: fighting to save nature and culture

The right-wing newspaper, Washington Times, ran a piece on Monday entitled “The other side to the Okinawa story: The ‘All Okinawa’ opposition to US military presence [occupation] is a leftist ruse”. The hit piece was written by Robert Eldridge (former…

Pentagon game to divide Iranians and Arabs

Sharmine Narwani says: “If you want to understand what’s going on in the Middle East today, go back to see what the US Military was doing 4 years ago, as the ‘Arab Spring’ kicked off, and US-backed dictators were falling…

Obama Administration Sabotages Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference

By Joseph Gerson, Truthout | Op-Ed – “Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission” I mean you must take living so seriously that, even when you are seventy, you must plant olive trees, not because you think they will be left to…

Korea – call for a Political Peace Conference

“On May 19th, after traveling thousands of miles to reach North Korea, our international group of women arrived in Pyongyang in preparation for our walk on Sunday across the Demilitarized Zone into South Korea. This group is passionate and diverse,…

NPT Review Conference – Giving them short shrift

Eighty percent of the United Nations membership is trying to be heard. The 2015 NPT Review Conference did not heed their call. Nine nations have developed nuclear weapons, 16,000 warheads all told. It would be naive to believe nothing could ever go…

Ann Wright: where your conscience can take you – North Korea

Following my conscience to challenge US policies began with my resignation as a US diplomat in 2003 in opposition to the Bush war on Iraq. Before working as a diplomat I was a US Army Reserve Colonel. Over the past…

P5 at Nuclear conference: “The sun revolves around the Earth!”

Last Friday saw the predictable failure of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference to reach any consensus on disarmament measures.  The refusal of Israel to admit to the existence of their nuclear arsenal and to take part in a conference…

107 states commit to ban nuclear weapons

As the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference ended, over 100 governments have committed to work for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons by endorsing the “Humanitarian Pledge”. While the United States and the United Kingdom declared failure…

2015 NPT Review Conference outcome is the Humanitarian Pledge

As the four weeks of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference wraps up in New York without an outcome document being adopted, while the USA blames Egypt for the failure by insisting on moves towards a Middle East free of…

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