Peace and Disarmament

18.04.2021

Will the World Ever Know Peace?

Will the World Ever Know Peace?

Even though FBI data has indicated that violent crime rates in the United States declined between 1993 and 2019, violence continues to be a pressing issue in this country (https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/11/20/facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/). In fact, according to TIME magazine, 2020 was one of the most violent years in the United States in… »

13.04.2021

How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent War From Ever Happening Again

How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent War From Ever Happening Again

An interview with anthropologist Douglas P. Fry on how societies that operate within peace systems avoid war and create positive intergroup relationships—and what this might mean for humanity’s future. By April M. Short We live in a time in which we face many global challenges, including the climate disaster, dwindling… »

13.04.2021

The Brutes Haven’t All Been Exterminated

The Brutes Haven’t All Been Exterminated

Sometimes I struggle to explain why none of the endless wars can ever be ended. Are they just too profitable? Is the propaganda self-fulfilling and self-believing? Is the bureaucratic inertia that powerful? No combination of semi-rational motivations ever seems sufficient. But here’s a potentially relevant fact: there are still people… »

12.04.2021

Biden’s Announcement That Trump Got Military Spending Just Right Is Dead Wrong

Biden’s Announcement That Trump Got Military Spending Just Right Is Dead Wrong

President Joe Biden is proposing a level of Pentagon spending so close to that of Trump’s last year in office that Bloomberg calls it a 0.4% reduction adjusting for inflation while Politico calls it a 1.5% increase and “effectively an inflation-adjusted budget boost.” I call it a disgusting violation of the will… »

09.04.2021

Support a Treaty to Ban Weaponized & Surveillance Drones

Support a Treaty to Ban Weaponized & Surveillance Drones

A grassroots international movement to ban weaponized drones and military and police surveillance, entitled Ban Killer Drones, has been launched. Go to bankillerdrones.org to see the team work results of this excellent resource on United States’ not so secret assassinations around the world. A group of long-time anti-drone war… »

09.04.2021

SADC Summit Ends With Promises of More Meetings

SADC Summit Ends With Promises of More Meetings

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) held an Extraordinary Double Troika meeting on 8th April in Maputo to deliberate on measures on addressing terrorism and its related impact on the current development specifically in the Mozambique and generally in southern Africa. The Cabo Delgado crisis started in 2017… »

09.04.2021

Why Ukraine’s Borders Are Back at the Center of Geopolitics

Why Ukraine’s Borders Are Back at the Center of Geopolitics

By Vijay Prashad On March 11, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter that his government has “approved the Strategy for Deoccupation & Reintegration of Crimea.” What he referred to is a new strategy driven by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to retake Crimea—including the Black Sea port of… »

08.04.2021

Minimize Civilian Harm in Eastern Ukraine Conflict

Minimize Civilian Harm in Eastern Ukraine Conflict

Potential Escalation in Hostilities Requires Focus on Civilian Protection International attention to the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine had faded in recent years. Recent reports of Russia massing troops near Ukraine’s border have brought it back into focus. Monitors reported a significant uptick in hostilities in recent weeks. »

07.04.2021

New Nanos Poll Finds Strong Nuclear Weapons Concerns

New Nanos Poll Finds Strong Nuclear Weapons Concerns

The threat posed by nuclear weapons is of major concern to Canadians according to a new poll released today by Nanos Research. The poll results show that Canadians are very positive about key solutions the disarmament movement has been advocating and that Canadians are action oriented in responding to the… »

05.04.2021

Deal with the Devil: Baltics are celebrating the anniversary of joining NATO

Deal with the Devil: Baltics are celebrating the anniversary of joining NATO

By Jonas Dringelis 17 years ago, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia formally became members of NATO. According to the NATO leadership, the North Atlantic Alliance is “defensive organization” that is constantly expanding. Some might say it’s a “defence mechanism”. The “defensive expansion” of NATO does have… »

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