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Tomas Young and the End of the Body of War

Tomas Young was in the fifth day of his first deployment to Iraq when he was struck by a sniper’s bullet in Baghdad’s Sadr City. The single bullet paralyzed him from the chest down, and changed his life forever. Now,…

How to win an argument about nuclear weapons

Book review: Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons Maybe this has happened to you… You’re an activist and an idealist and you’ve invested a lot of time into promoting the ideas of nuclear disarmament because you want to live without the…

Turkey: Ankara to end anti-PKK offensive if fighters lay down arms: PM

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the country’s military will end operations against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces if the group stops fighting. “If there are no more armed actions our troops will not undertake armed actions,” Erdogan told…

Turkey: PKK’s jailed leader, Abdullah Ocalan, announces ceasefire with Ankara

The jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan has announced much-expected ceasefire to end the 28-year conflict between the PKK and Ankara. “We are at a stage where guns should be silenced,” Ocalan said in a letter…

Peace campaigners letter to Hague & Cameron: do not send arms to Syria

Stop the War Coalition opposes lifting of arms embargo on Syria – Letter to PM and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Corbyn MP will be joined by peace campaigners and activists in handing a letter in to the Foreign Office at 10.15am…

Anti-Nukes Move from Norway to Bahrain

After a full week of intensive activities in Oslo during the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, major anti-nuclear campaigners moved Monday to the Bahraini capital, Manama, in yet another step towards the abolition of atomic weapons. “Nuclear…

Costa Rican elected as Chair of new nuclear disarmament process in Geneva

Representatives from over 100 governments met in the Palais des Nations (United Nations) in Geneva today for the first session of an open-ended working group (OEWG) established to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations for the achievement and maintenance of…

UK: Prince Charles visit smoothing the way for arms sales to repressive Saudi regime

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) condemns the forthcoming official visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia because it openly supports a deeply repressive and abusive regime and promotes the already strong military…

Nobel Peace Laureates press Obama on Arms Trade Treaty

US President Barack Obama must take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty, a group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners said in an open letter delivered to their fellow laureate at the White House today. Amnesty…

Striving for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Since the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site 20 years ago, Kazakhstan has been committed to put an end to nuclear weapons. Last year, the Nazarbayev Center was created in Astana to pursue this fight. Roman Vassilenko, Deputy Director…

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