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UN Stresses Role of Science for Peace and Development

By J C Suresh A greater global focus on scientific development would help find the answers to seemingly “insurmountable” challenges the world is confronted with, according to the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “Science…

India-China – Congress plea against nuclear anything…

Letter from The People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy to The Delegates, 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China The Delegates – 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China Great Hall of the People Beijing [via] H. E. The Ambassador of…

Perpetual War

Because the world spends roughly 1.7 trillion dollars each year on armaments, it follows that very many people make their living from war. This is the reason why it is correct to speak of war as a social, political and…

Third World Symposium: Humanists propose Latin-American campaign for the reduction of regional military spending

During the panel on Government Policies, “A new humanism for the New Civilisation”, Tomas Hirsch, Chilean humanist, proposed that, even if governments are doing, and must continue to do, their part to eliminate inequalities, they can’t do it alone.  It’s…

Alice Slater on the US election: I’m voting Green but Big business wants Obama to win…

In the run up to the big day of voting in the US Presidential election we asked Alice Slater, one of the founders of the Abolition 2000 network of anti-nuclear organisations, to reflect on Obama’s first term and what her…

Uganda to Pull Out of Somalia, CAR, DRC

Uganda has decided to pull out of all its international peacekeeping missions in DR Congo, Somalia and Central African Republic (CAR). The “irreversible” decision comes a few weeks after a UN leaked report accused Uganda and its neighbour Rwanda of…

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Want Nukes Abolished

By Ramesh Jaura* Much to the chagrin of several millions in Japan and beyond, who are relentlessly campaigning for a nuclear weapons-free world, the government in Tokyo has declined to join an initiative calling for efforts to outlaw nukes out…

Breaking the Nuclear Chain: From Victim to Actor

Breaking the Nuclear Chain is a campaign, of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), IKV Pax Christi and Peace Boat, that aims to give the debate on the consequences of all components of the nuclear chain…

Philippines – The Community hails MILF-Gov’t agreement

The  historic signing of the Framework Agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Malacañang   October 15, 2012, is cause for celebration not only for the people in southern Mindanao but for all…

Scotland – In or Out of NATO?

With Scotland in the process of organising a referendum on its status in or out of the United Kingdom, the question of what to with the UK’s nuclear weapons based in Faslane are an issue of great interest to the…

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