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IPPNW Statement on the Nuclear Agreement with Iran

The agreement on Iran’s nuclear programs announced today by Iran and the United States is welcome news for a number of reasons. The terms of the deal, negotiated over a 20-month period by diplomats from Iran and six other States,…

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in Burundi for crisis talks as President Pierre Nkurunziza is preparing to run for a controversial third consecutive term in office.   Museveni arrived in the Burundian capital Bujumbura on Tuesday to revive stalled talks between President Nkurunziza-led Forces for the Defense of…

Save Japan’s Peace Constitution

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: Save Japan’s Peace Constitution Global Article 9 Campaign [Read this in French. Also find a previous version in Japanese, Korean,Chinese, Spanish, and Russian.] Today, Japan’s peace constitution is – more than ever – in danger.        Japan’s…

Call for Sanity on 60th of Russell-Einstein Manifesto

Sixty years after Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell issued their manifesto about the growing threat of world war, the globe continues to face the prospect of nuclear annihilation — coupled with the looming threat of climate change. Sign the new…

Most Attitudes and Beliefs are Outcomes of Fear

I routinely come across efforts to change an individual’s attitude, belief and/or value by using education to teach the ‘right’ one. This is most usually intended to lead to a better behavioural outcome, such as someone who is not sexist,…

The Arab Peace Initiative and the International Community: Concerted Efforts for Its Implementation

by Walid Salem for The Palestine-Israel Journal With the ongoing stalemate on the Israeli-Palestinian bilateral track, all who actively seek peace still see the Arab Peace Initiative (API) of 2002 as a potential point of departure for breaking the impasse,…

Peace talks advance in Cyprus

Cyprus has been an island divided ever since 1974 when an attempted Greek-inspired coup d’état led the Turkish government to send forces to protect their community in the north. Ever since then there has been conflict and a UN security…

On Gaza War anniversary, UK protesters to shut down Israeli drone factory near Birmingham

A Staffordshire arms factory making engines for drones exported to Israel will be shut down by protesters on Monday 6 July, to mark the one year anniversary of Israel’s 2014 attack on Gaza. Hundreds of Palestine solidarity campaigners are expected…

You don’t kill people!

The phrase, “you don’t kill people,” Silo said to us once in an informal dinner, when the conversation was about the atrocities caused by military dictatorships in South America and in the hypothetical case that someone could meet an ex-torturer…

Lift now Israel’s illegal naval blockade of Gaza’s sea waters and port

Israeli occupied forces intercepted Marianne. The boat is currently en route to Ashdod port #SOSFreedomFlotilla Dear Brothers and Sisters, Here I am bothering you once again.  But the below string of messages are very, very important.  I ask that you…

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