Peace and Disarmament

05.12.2018

Granollers, Spain, once again expresses its commitment to a more just, peaceful and nuclear-weapon-free world

Granollers, Spain, once again expresses its commitment to a more just, peaceful and nuclear-weapon-free world

The municipal plenary unanimously approves a motion on nuclear weapons and support for the Treaty on their prohibition The municipal council of Granollers, Catalonia, Spain in a session held on Tuesday 27 November, unanimously approved the motion proposed by the city in collaboration with Fundipau, ICAN and Mayors for Peace. »

04.12.2018

US Senators urge Trump not to pull out of nuclear arms treaty with Russia

US Senators urge Trump not to pull out of nuclear arms treaty with Russia

A group of US senators have written an open letter to President Donald Trump urging not to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a Cold War-era nuclear weapons agreement with Russia. “While we understand the challenges of getting Russia to reverse its violation of the… »

04.12.2018

‘The Civil Rights Movement of Our Time’:

‘The Civil Rights Movement of Our Time’:

Climate Action Advocates and Progressive Leaders Join Sanders for Latest Town Hall “Instead of spending well over a trillion dollars on weapons of destruction to figure out how we kill each other, think about making that investment in transforming our energy system. Think about how we can bring the entire… »

04.12.2018

ITUC World Congress: A fractured world needs strong unions

ITUC World Congress: A fractured world needs strong unions

The World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation is taking place this week in Denmark, and we publish here their press statement calling for strong unions and a drastic reduction in military spending. The ITUC World Congress in Copenhagen, taking place between the 2nd and 7th of December, has… »

04.12.2018

Josep Mayoral, Mayor of Granollers, Spain: “Never again, here… or anywhere else!”

Josep Mayoral, Mayor of Granollers, Spain: “Never again, here… or anywhere else!”

This is what Mayoral said about the minute in which the city he governs was bombed by Italian planes (31 May 1938), in the middle of the Spanish Civil War resulting in many victims. Granollers has rescued its memory dignifying it, incorporating it into the city, in its streets,… »

04.12.2018

Tyranny Against Humanity: Human Rights and Global Politics

Tyranny Against Humanity: Human Rights and Global Politics

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. The tyranny of human rights violations – planned and alleged goes unabated across the globe. Late American historian Howard Zinn must have sensed the human cries against Nature and called “Tyranny is tyranny.” Nobody seems to care for the dried-ink paper written words and meanings… »

04.12.2018

Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal

Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal

By David Swanson While U.N. figures suggest that it would take 1% of U.S. military spending to provide the world with clean drinking water, the United States could end the worst cholera epidemic in recorded history (in Yemen) for far less than that and far less than what it is spending… »

03.12.2018

Manchester becomes the first major European city to endorse ICAN’s cities appeal

Manchester becomes the first major European city to endorse ICAN’s cities appeal

As the campaign to bring the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons into force moves to the city-level with ICAN’s Cities Appeal, especially in nuclear weapon states and their friends, the City of Manchester in the UK, famous for its football teams and music which has… »

01.12.2018

A World Federation

A World Federation

By John Scales Avery A “With law shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.” Njal’s Saga, Iceland, c 1270 AD   The present United Nations Charter After the unspeakable horrors of World War II, delegates from 50 Allied nations met in San Francisco California. The purpose… »

29.11.2018

NATO: too many women?

NATO: too many women?

Out of 29 NATO member states, 9 Defence Ministers are women: 9 to 20, almost 1 female minister every 2 male ministers. Statistical analysis demonstrates that this ratio is significantly greater than that recorded in all the other ministries of the same countries. In simple words: that cannot… »

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