Peace and Disarmament

01.03.2019

Why the Kim-Trump Summit was a – predictable – fiasco

Why the Kim-Trump Summit was a – predictable – fiasco

By Jan Oberg Peace can never be achieved this way a) The issue is about peace, not only nuclear weapons. The US has not been willing to sign a peace agreement after all these years. After some kind of peace process and treaty has been… »

01.03.2019

The US Peace Movement Goes to Venezuela.

The US Peace Movement Goes to Venezuela.

Press conference held at the United Nations Yesterday, February 27, 2019, a press conference was held at the United Nations press room in New York to announce that leaders of the US peace movement will be going to Venezuela to speak with government and civic groups about what is really happening… »

28.02.2019

Rally to Move the Money!

Rally to Move the Money!

Move the Money Coalition Calls for Congress to Shift Military Budget Funds to Human Needs & Services This morning outside New York City Hall Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez was joined by the Move the Money Coalition, comprised of Veterans for Peace Chapter 34-NYC, Brooklyn for Peace, U.S. Labor Against… »

26.02.2019

Germany’s SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh

Germany’s SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), which is part of the ruling coalition, says it has plans to extend an embargo on arms supplies to Saudi Arabia despite pressure from major European countries not to do so. Rolf Muetzenich, the deputy leader of SPD in Germany’s parliament, said the… »

26.02.2019

Israel and the Arab States’ positions in international discussions concerning disarmament

Israel and the Arab States’ positions in international discussions concerning disarmament

by Zain Hussain for BASIC*. Israel has reiterated time and again on the international scene that it supports the idea of a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East (WMDFZME). It has not, however, acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), like all other… »

26.02.2019

U.S. Sale of War Planes to New Zealand Faces Popular Resistance in U.S. and New Zealand

U.S. Sale of War Planes to New Zealand Faces Popular Resistance in U.S. and New Zealand

By David Swanson, Director of World BEYOND War The U.S. State Department uses public funds and public employees to market private products designed for mass killing to foreign governments. Few corporations have benefitted more from this socialism for the oligarchs than Boeing. In one recent example, the U.S. government has… »

26.02.2019

The Rise of the Vanguard: Microsoft Workers Protest the Use of Their Products in War

The Rise of the Vanguard: Microsoft Workers Protest the Use of Their Products in War

By Mary Metzger The 21st Century may well mark the end of capitalism as we know it. The groundwork for the revolutionary transformation of the social and economic relations of the capitalist mode of production are already in place and include, but are not limited to, the following: the transformation… »

25.02.2019

South Africa: from nuclear armed state to disarmament hero

South Africa: from nuclear armed state to disarmament hero

Today, the only country that went from developing its own nuclear arsenal to dismantling it and being an outspoken advocate against these weapons of mass destruction, took another critical step towards a nuclear-weapons-free-world: in the halls of the UN HQ in New York, South Africa just ratified the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear… »

25.02.2019

NGOs organize a big party for Peace

NGOs organize a big party for Peace

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is coming to Washington DC. on April 4 to mark its 70th birthday. Instead of celebrating NATO’s anniversary, a growing coalition of individuals and organizations is throwing a peace fest to unwelcome the arrival of the largest military alliance in the world. While championing… »

24.02.2019

How can we move forward after the US withdrawal from the Iran deal?

How can we move forward after the US withdrawal from the Iran deal?

by Zain Hussain for BASIC*. The Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPoA) is an international agreement restricting Iran’s nuclear programme, chiefly its uranium production and stockpile capacity and its heavy water reactor and production facilities. In response to Iranian compliance, it relaxes sanctions upon… »

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