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12.07.2020

Hiroshima survivor asks Prime Minister Trudeau to acknowledge Canada’s role in the 1945 atomic bombings

Hiroshima survivor asks Prime Minister Trudeau to acknowledge Canada’s role in the 1945 atomic bombings

Toronto’s Setsuko Thurlow—a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima—has urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to acknowledge the extensive Canadian government involvement in the creation of the first atom bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945. She requested that the Prime Minister issue a statement… »

11.07.2020

Israeli Teens to Netanyahu: ‘Stop Annexation as Soon as Possible’

Israeli Teens to Netanyahu: ‘Stop Annexation as Soon as Possible’

400 Israeli teenagers sign letter addressed to the prime minister, saying ‘annexation means deepening the conflict while entrenching occupation, violence, and racism.’ By Oren Ziv – +972 Magazine, Four hundred Israeli teenagers from around the country have signed a letter demanding Israel halt its plans to… »

10.07.2020

Instead of Focusing on Russian Bounties to the Taliban, Why Doesn’t the U.S. End the Afghan War?

Instead of Focusing on Russian Bounties to the Taliban, Why Doesn’t the U.S. End the Afghan War?

Lawmakers are outraged over a recent story alleging that Vladimir Putin may be paying off Taliban soldiers to kill U.S. troops. But why are those troops still in Afghanistan? By Sonali Kolhatkar The New York Times in late June published an explosive revelation about the longest official U.S. war in… »

10.07.2020

The Vow From Hiroshima Should Be From Everywhere

The Vow From Hiroshima Should Be From Everywhere

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 10, 2020 The new film, The Vow From Hiroshima, tells the story of Setsuko Thurlow who was a school girl in Hiroshima when the United States dropped the first nuclear bomb. She was pulled out of a building in which 27 of her… »

08.07.2020

Remember your humanity – Anniversaries of Russell-Einstein Manifesto, ICJ case and Rainbow Warrior bombing

Remember your humanity – Anniversaries of Russell-Einstein Manifesto, ICJ case and Rainbow Warrior bombing

This Thursday, July 9, is the 65th anniversary of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto, a ground-breaking event that gave rise to the establishment of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs in 1957 (awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995) and the World Academy of Arts and Science… »

08.07.2020

Fiji ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Fiji ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

The Pacific island state of Fiji has become the 39th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Fijian ambassador to the United Nations, Satyendra Prasad, announced the ratification at an event on 7 July to mark the third anniversary of the adoption of the landmark… »

08.07.2020

Facing History and Ourselves: Full Spectrum Dominance from White Supremacy to Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Facing History and Ourselves: Full Spectrum Dominance from White Supremacy to Hiroshima & Nagasaki

“If justice is indivisible, it follows that our struggles against injustice must be united” – Angela Davis. “the image of these police officers squeezing the life out of Floyd might serve as a metaphor for the way U.S. Administrations have for generations, dealt with the countries many of us come… »

08.07.2020

Norwegian Government Pension Fund: exclude nuclear weapons producers from investments

Norwegian Government Pension Fund: exclude nuclear weapons producers from investments

The ethical committee of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund recommended this week to include significant policy improvements on issues that PAX has advocated for, including nuclear weapons, lethal autonomous weapons and controversial arms trade. In brief, it builds the norm against weapons causing indiscriminate harm and against the controversial… »

08.07.2020

The Democrats’ Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan

The Democrats’ Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan

The habitability of the earth and the viability of lesser evilism are on the ropes, and incrementalism is thriving even in the current moment of increased activism for radical change.  Just take a look at the new “Climate Crisis Action Plan” from the Democratic Party’s Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. »

07.07.2020

Open Letter on COVID-19 and Humanitarian Disarmament

Open Letter on COVID-19 and Humanitarian Disarmament

he IPB and GCOMS have signed the following open letter created by ‘Humanitarian Disarmament.’ The letter argues that humanitarian disarmament can lead the way to an improved post-pandemic world and calls on states, international organizations, and civil society to follow its lead to create a “new normal.” It is open… »

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