Peace and Disarmament

16.06.2020

Time to ‘Reinvest in People’ and ‘Cut Weapons of War’: Barbara Lee Unveils Plan to Cut Up to $350 Billion From Pentagon

Time to ‘Reinvest in People’ and ‘Cut Weapons of War’: Barbara Lee Unveils Plan to Cut Up to $350 Billion From Pentagon

“Redundant nuclear weapons, off-books spending accounts, and endless wars in the Middle East don’t keep us safe.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer – Common Dreams Demanding that Congress “prioritize our safety and our future, not more war,” Rep. Barbara Lee on Monday unveiled a resolution proposing up to $350 billion… »

16.06.2020

Bernie, Amendments, and Moving the Money

Bernie, Amendments, and Moving the Money

Senator Bernie Sanders has finally done something that some of us thought would give his presidential campaign a big boost four years ago, and again this past year. He’s proposed to introduce legislation to move a significant amount of money from militarism to human and environmental needs (or at least human… »

16.06.2020

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

By Vijay Prashad A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the European Union; instead, Cuban and Chinese doctors… »

13.06.2020

2020 US Peace Prize Nominees

2020 US Peace Prize Nominees

The US Peace Memorial Foundation directs a nationwide effort to honor Americans who stand for peace by publishing the US Peace Registry, awarding the annual US Peace Prize, and planning for the US Peace… »

11.06.2020

Farewell to the Troops of the United States. Fewer Soldiers Means more Peace.

Farewell to the Troops of the United States. Fewer Soldiers Means more Peace.

The President of the United States has decided to withdraw up to 15,000 soldiers from Germany. This announcement by Der Spiegel at the end of last week struck the transatlantic states almost like a bomb. For half of the population in Germany, which is in favor of a complete withdrawal… »

10.06.2020

Defund the Police, Defund the Military

Defund the Police, Defund the Military

On June 1, President Trump threatened to deploy active-duty U.S. military forces against peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in cities across America. Trump and state governors eventually deployed at least 17,000 National Guard troops across the country. In the nation’s capital, Trump deployed nine Blackhawk assault helicopters, thousands… »

05.06.2020

The militarization of the Baltic Sea region

The militarization of the Baltic Sea region

The Baltic Sea a SEA OF PEACE The Baltic Sea, our vulnerable inland sea, is one of the most trafficked, fragile and polluted seas in the world. On top of numerous environmental problems, rapidly increasing military threats are present in the Baltic Sea. In addition to the increasing number of… »

31.05.2020

Oleg Bodrov: Rosatom has agreements to build 36 nuclear power plants outside of Russia

Oleg Bodrov: Rosatom has agreements to build 36 nuclear power plants outside of Russia

On the 23rd of May, 2020, the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons held its Annual General Meeting online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.  A large part of the meeting was dedicated to reflecting on the implications of covid-19 on the work of nuclear… »

29.05.2020

The War Industry Threatens Humanity

The War Industry Threatens Humanity

I’m adding Christian Sorensen’s new book, Understanding the War Industry, to the list of books I think will convince you to help abolish war and militaries. See the list below. Wars are driven by many factors. They do not include protection, defense, benevolence, or public service. They do include inertia, political… »

29.05.2020

Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?

Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign of deadly… »

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