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Shipping death and destruction in Syria

“The weapons of choice in (today’s) new conflicts are not big-ticket items like long-range missiles, tanks, and fighter planes, but small and frighteningly accessible weapons ranging from handguns, carbines, and assault rifles on up to machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, and…

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan 2013-A Report Pritam K. Rohila, Ph. D. April 7, 2013 After our last peace mission to India and Pakistan, I and Kundan, my wife and peace-partner, returned home, on March 19, 2013. Most probably,…

Embarassment for Cameron as former Defence Secretary pours scorn on nuclear claims

In this Press Release from the UK’s Scottish Nationalist Party Michael Portillo (former Conservative Defence Secretary) and Bill Kidd (Member of the Scottish Parliament) respond to UK Prime Minister’s statements in Scotland on nuclear deterrence. David Cameron was facing derision…

From Prague to a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World: Is President Obama’s vision now achievable?

Four years today, President Obama announced in Prague his vision and commitment to seek a world without nuclear weapons. Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator for Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, reports on a number of anniversary actions, and asks whether…

NATO country parliamentarians to Obama: Enact your vision of a world without nuclear weapons

A group of parliamentarians from NATO countries have addressed the US President Barack Obama with a letter supporting his efforts for global nuclear disarmament. The initiative was developed in Prague, before the fourth anniversary of Obama’s ground-breaking speech on nuclear…

Paying tax can be a war crime: Chris Coverdale interviewed by Tony Farrell gives a Masterclass on International War Law

“Most taxpayers know that evading tax is a crime, but how many of us know that paying tax can also be a crime?” Tony Farrell interviews Chris Coverdale who explains different Genocide and International War Law agreements, his tax withholding…

Protestors descend on the Atomic Weapons Establishment to say ‘Scrap Trident’

Thousands protested today at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Aldermaston: calling on the government to scrap the Trident nuclear weapons system and cancel its replacement. Opposing the reckless waste of £100 billion for new nuclear weapons, the crowds listened to impassioned…

Nuclear-weapons-free world – focus of 2014 assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Nearly 1000 parliamentarians from approximately 150 parliaments, meeting at the 128th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Quito, Ecuador from Mar 22-27, agreed to the topic “Towards a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World: The Contribution of Parliaments” to be the focus…

UN: 24 hours left to pass potentially lifesaving Arms Trade Treaty

World leaders have just 24 hours to adopt the final text of an Arms Trade Treaty in what would be a major step towards ending the devastating human rights and humanitarian impact of the global trade in conventional weapons and…

Promoting Peace: Fighting violence against women across the regions

Pressenza is delighted to start publishing the articles of 1000 PeaceWomen.  We start with an article from their latest newsletter. One of the major obstacles to achieving a culture of peace and ensuring gender equality is a problem that still…

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