Peace and Disarmament

28.11.2018

Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders

Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, over 100 U.S. scholars, intellectuals, and activists published the open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders below and invited others to add their names to it. Sanders was working to force a new Senate vote on ending, or at least reducing, U.S. participation in the war… »

25.11.2018

At least 85,000 child deaths in Yemen highlight Saudi-US war crimes

At least 85,000 child deaths in Yemen highlight Saudi-US war crimes

By Mike Head A new estimate by the aid agency Save the Children that 85,000 children have died of hunger since in Yemen since Saudi Arabia’s US-backed bombings of the country began in 2015 underscores the criminal character of Washington’s sponsorship of this horrific slaughter. The charity said 85,000 was… »

21.11.2018

US has spent almost $6 trillion on wars since 2001

US has spent almost $6 trillion on wars since 2001

By Trévon Austin A report released by the Watson Institute of International & Public Affairs at Brown University indicates the total sum spent on the “war on terror” is much larger than previously suggested. Professor Neta C. Crawford, the author of the study, revealed that the US government is set to… »

19.11.2018

7 Symbols of Peace: Building a Digital Peace Platform

7 Symbols of Peace: Building a Digital Peace Platform

“The more we do together, the less time we have to fight each other,” says Bernard Weber the initiator of the 7 Symbols of Peace campaign. It’s a campaign designed to unite the world in a collective voice that says our planet must be a peaceful, shared community. To spread… »

14.11.2018

No to NATO, No to Bases, No to Wars in Distant Places

No to NATO, No to Bases, No to Wars in Distant Places

By David Swanson As I head over to Ireland for a conference on closing U.S. and NATO military bases around the world — and at which some of us will make plans for protesting NATO in Washington on April 4, 2019 — the presidents of France and Germany… »

14.11.2018

Sanctions and Embargoes – Should Civilian Populations Be Less Protected in Peacetime than in War?

Sanctions and Embargoes – Should Civilian Populations Be Less Protected in Peacetime than in War?

By Ambassador Idriss Jazairy* Everyone remembers the catastrophic consequences on human rights of broad trade embargoes imposed under the authority of the United Nations in the 1990s, especially with respect to Iraq. This was widely documented at the time. It prompted a shift away from comprehensive to so-called ‘smart’… »

13.11.2018

The War to End War 100 Years On: An Evaluation and Reorientation of our Resistance to War

The War to End War 100 Years On: An Evaluation and Reorientation of our Resistance to War

British author and social commentator H.G. Wells may have coined the expression that originally popularized World War I as The War that Will End War, as his book, based on articles written during that vast military conflict, was… »

11.11.2018

By definition nuclear weapons are genocidal, xenophobic and racist

By definition nuclear weapons are genocidal, xenophobic and racist

At the II World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, in Madrid from the 5th to the 8th of November, Pressenza took the opportunity to cover activities carried out by the international team of activists from ICAN. A combined presentation by Dr. Aurora Bilbao… »

10.11.2018

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence: Let people be inspired!

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence: Let people be inspired!

The day after officially launching the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence, we had the opportunity, to speak with its coordinator, Rafael de la Rubia, from the international humanist association, World without Wars and Violence, at the end of the event to form the symbols of peace and nonviolence… »

10.11.2018

Kings Bay Plowshares 7 RFRA Motions Hearing Continued

Kings Bay Plowshares 7 RFRA Motions Hearing Continued

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Catholic anti-nuclear weapons activists and around 35 supporters spent nearly 9 1/2 hours in court yesterday (Nov. 8th, 2018) in Brunswick, GA. This was the first day of a motions hearing to argue through the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). They contend that the three… »

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