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Deal Reached on U.N. Resolution for Syria Disarmament

The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have agreed on the language of a resolution that would eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons. The deal breaks a lengthy diplomatic stalemate and potentially averts a U.S. military strike backed by…

Dialogue among Civilizations: A Way to Contain Sectarian Strife

Today, political and cultural trends and processes in the Middle East region and the world clearly show that the dialogue among civilizations is not merely a moral recommendation, but a vital necessity. Sectarian strife in addition to ethnic and tribal…

Former Archbishop of Canterbury supports anti-Arms Fair activists

Dr Rowan Williams, who whilst Archbishop of Canterbury endorsed the 2009-10 World March for Peace and Nonviolence, has expressed his support for the anti-London Arms Fair activists stating: “I am very grateful for those who have courageously drawn attention to…

Mutual Interests Could Aid U.S.-Iran Détente

By Jasmin Ramsey Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is slotted to meet with his British counterpart William Hague at the U.N. General Assembly later this month. Credit: UN Photo/Kate Schafer WASHINGTON, Sep 17 2013 (IPS) – In the wake of…

Ex-UN arms inspector: Get rid of Assad’s arsenal

Deutsche Welle, Press Release Ex-UN arms inspector: Get rid of Assad’s arsenal Former UN arms inspector Rolf Ekéus tells DW why it’s unlikely that the expected UN report on the use of chemical weapons in Syria will include a smoking…

Occupy vs the London Arms Fair aka DSEi

From Occupy London “Marking almost two years since Occupy took on London Stock Exchange, this mass mobilisation will challenge another pillar of global injustice: the arms industry which dominates public spending priorities, and profits from conflict and repression. The action…

Humanist Party: Ceremony/Vigil for a Nonviolent Solution & Against a Possible US Military Strike in Syria

Just before President Obama deliver his speech TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 7 PM 46th Street & Queens Blvd under the arch, Sunnyside, Queens New York City Humanist Party   >> No to military attacks on Syria by any country >> We request…

Obama and Putin: Time For Diplomacy on Syria

“Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence.” So said Pope Francis, addressing the crowd on Sunday in the Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square. He was speaking about the crisis in…

Ex-World Leaders Urge U.S. to Forego Military Attack on Syria

By Thalif Deen | UNITED NATIONS, Sep 4 2013 (IPS) – The United States, which is preparing to launch a military strike on Syria, is being cautioned by several former world leaders and Nobel Peace laureates to seek a political…

Occupy vs. the London Arms Fair

On Sunday the 8th September, the Occupy movement will take action against the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) arms fair in East London, which is billed as “The world leading defence and security event”. Marking almost two years since Occupy…

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