Peace and Disarmament

24.03.2019

Love Letter From Kabul to Okinawa, the Outrageous Abolition of War

Love Letter From Kabul to Okinawa, the Outrageous Abolition of War

By Dr Hakim* I decided to write this ninth love letter specially to Inaam, the 21st century generations of the world and the people of Okinawa because of three personal reasons. I miss having the wonderful energies of 15-year-old Inaam at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre. Inaam has to polish… »

21.03.2019

Five Benefits of Life Without NATO

Five Benefits of Life Without NATO

By David Swanson This week, war industry employee Hans Binnendijk claimed in the weapons-advertisement conveyance Defense News that we all get five big benefits from NATO: Russia refrains from seizing Eastern Europe. The United States gets to have bases in Europe from which to attack the Middle East, and gets to trade… »

19.03.2019

Happy New Year Iran without sanctions or walls!

Happy New Year Iran without sanctions or walls!

The collective “See you in Iran” sent us a message for the next Nowruz (new year in the Persian calendar, to be held in Iran coinciding with the spring equinox). It is a video denouncing sanctions and walls. “In the recent past, politicians released videos on #Nowruz addressing the… »

13.03.2019

How Not to Go to War

How Not to Go to War

By David Swanson If you saw a book in Barnes and Noble called “How Not to Go to War,” wouldn’t you assume it was a guide to the proper equipment every good warrior should have when they head off to do a little killing, or perhaps something like this U.S. »

12.03.2019

The Conflict of Our Time: U.S. Imperialism vs the Rule of Law

The Conflict of Our Time: U.S. Imperialism vs the Rule of Law

By Nicolas J S Davies The world faces many overlapping crises: regional political crises from Kashmir to Venezuela; brutal wars that rage on in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia; and the existential dangers of nuclear weapons, climate change, and mass extinction. But beneath the surface of all these crises, human… »

07.03.2019

U.K. Labour Leader Calls for End to Israeli Arms Sales

U.K. Labour Leader Calls for End to Israeli Arms Sales

In Britain, Labour Party and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is renewing calls for the U.K. to stop selling arms to Israel in light of the recent U.N. inquiry that found that Israel may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in their response to protesters in Gaza since the… »

06.03.2019

Newest Chapter of the Perennial India-Pakistan Drama, and Social Media’s Violence vs. Real Life’s Violence.

Newest Chapter of the Perennial India-Pakistan Drama, and Social Media’s Violence vs. Real Life’s Violence.

By Partha Banerjee During the past few weeks’ India-Pakistan drama started with the tragic, terrorist killing of 45 Indian soldiers in Kashmir (which we all condemned in the strongest possible language, and then asked questions as to how such a catastrophic security lapse happened, and was it deliberate), followed by… »

04.03.2019

Let’s Try to Elect Bernie Sanders

Let’s Try to Elect Bernie Sanders

By David Swanson About four months ago, I organized over 100 scholars, intellectuals, and activists to publish an open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders, which was then signed by over 10,000 more people, several of whom volunteered to deliver it to Senator Sanders. So, we know he received it. Before publishing… »

02.03.2019

U.S. Exports More and More Bullets

U.S. Exports More and More Bullets

By David Swanson When I was a kid there was a local basketball team called the Washington Bullets. The team changed its name when “bullets” became offensive due to the high rate of gun murders in Washington, D.C. This is the same city that to this day has a football… »

02.03.2019

Kashmir: What Would Gandhi Say?

Kashmir: What Would Gandhi Say?

By John Scales Avery We are on the brink of a disaster What would Mahatma Gandhi say about the threat of war between India and Pakistan,  which has brought the two nations and the world to the brink of a nuclear catastrophe? Throughout the struggle for Indian independence, Gandhi was… »

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