Peace and Disarmament

World Humanist Forum-Asia: Connecting for Collaboration and Action

August 15, 2021. The World Humanist Forum- Asia was officially launched with the participation of over 105 individuals, many representing humanist organisms and other NGOs/groups, all sharing the same vision of a non-violent and non-discriminatory humane world, and working in…

Afghanistan: So What Do the Filthy Commie Peaceniks Say Now?

So, people get hurt when you stop waging wars, and peace is dangerous, and . . . and . . . well, women’s rights! What do the stupid peace lovers say now? Well, here’s what this one says: On September…

Prosecution and civil death

In Turkey, the first conscientious objectors publicly declared their objections in the early 1990s and stood up against war, the military and compulsory service. At first there were only a few who decided to go public, like Vedat Zencir, Tayfun…

Nuclear disarmament campaigners press for legislation in New York City on 76th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings.

In a commemoration of the August 6 and August 9, 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that was both somber and spirited, New York City-based nuclear disarmament advocates assembled outside the Municipal Building in downtown New York City. Advocates joined…

Al Qaeda resurgence worries American policymakers

With US and NATO forces withdrawing, the Taliban steamrolling across Afghanistan has also put US defense officials at serious security concerns as a Taliban takeover of the country will allow Al Qaeda to rebuild and consolidate, which would potentially turn…

Might Congress Actually Do Something Right?

To take recent news reports seriously, it seems just possible that sometime this year the U.S. Congress might pass a pair of pieces of legislation that combine to do more good than harm. Not only that, but this might happen…

⏰ Seminars in the DNS-TFF series: # 5 on “The Balkans And The Purpose of NATO”

The six DNS/TFF Peace & Justice seminars during 2021 an Oberg has been invited by the Denmark-based Necessary Teacher Training College (DNS) to introduce six topics that are then discussed at a one-hour Zoom session with people at the College. Fortunately, it…

The inspirational story of an Israeli mother who donated one of her kidneys to a baby boy from Gaza

An Israeli woman has donated one of her kidneys to a three-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip in an incredible kind gesture. The boy’s father also donate one of his kidneys to save a 25-year-old Israeli mother. Turning 50,…

Activists Paint Tank Tracks to Doors of Weapons Dealers

Activists across Canada marked the third anniversary of the Yemen school bus massacre on Monday with protests at weapons manufacturers and government offices, calling on Canada to stop all weapons exports to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi bombing of a school…

A Viable—and Perhaps the Only—Path to Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

As each day goes by, the Taliban’s forces edge closer to controlling all of Afghanistan. In the first week of August, the Taliban swept through the northern provinces of the country—Jawzjan, Kunduz, and Sar-e Pul—which form an arc alongside the…

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