Peace and Disarmament

25.10.2018

Classical Conditioning for Peace

Classical Conditioning for Peace

According to the analysis of police-murder-instigator Dave Grossman, the reason that only a minority of soldiers attempted to kill in World War II and earlier wars was a general aversion to committing murder. And the reason that the vast majority of U.S. soldiers (marines, sailors, etc.) have attempted to kill… »

15.10.2018

Security and the human condition

Security and the human condition

As the United Nations General Assembly continues in New York, the First Committee, which deals with Disarmament and International Security, is listening to national statements.  Our friends at Reaching Critical Will, are as ever doing the world a great serivce by live-tweeting and summarising what each country… »

14.10.2018

Space: The next battlefield?

Space: The next battlefield?

Back in August, Vice-President Mike Pence announced the Trump administration’s plan for a new military command, the US Space Force, emphasizing President Donald Trump’s urging that “It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space: we must… »

12.10.2018

Valparaíso, Chile: authorities receive the South American March for Peace and Nonviolence

Valparaíso, Chile: authorities receive the South American March for Peace and Nonviolence

Maya Fernández Allende, president of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, and Jorge Sharp, mayor of Valparaiso, received on Thursday morning a large delegation of the First South American March for Peace and Nonviolence in the port city. Accompanied by the deputies of the Chilean Humanist Party, Tomás Hirsch and… »

06.10.2018

Eve Ensler: Nobel Peace Prize for Mukwege & Murad Is an Award for Every Rape Survivor in the World

Eve Ensler: Nobel Peace Prize for Mukwege & Murad Is an Award for Every Rape Survivor in the World

After a landmark year for the “Me Too” movement, which ignited an international conversation on sexual assault, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday morning to two champions of women’s rights who have built their careers fighting sexual violence: physician Denis Mukwege and human rights activist Nadia Murad. Dr. Denis… »

03.10.2018

Spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s Message of Nonviolence: Second World March for Peace in India

Spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s Message of Nonviolence: Second World March for Peace in India

As reported by Sudhir Gandrota. October 2, 2019. Hisar, India.  The decision to spread further Mahatma Gandhi’s message of non-violence to the world coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, with the second World March for Peace that will take place from October 2, 2019. As announced by Dr. »

02.10.2018

Delusion Upon Fantasy Upon Lie Based on Propaganda

Delusion Upon Fantasy Upon Lie Based on Propaganda

Read this headline: “To Avoid Repeating Catastrophic Mistake of Iraq Invasion, Senate Bill Would Forbid Attack on Iran Without Congressional Approval.” Consider these facts: The Senate voted to let Bush attack Iraq. So did the House. The pair of them continue to fund the U.S. military occupation of Iraq to… »

30.09.2018

Gandhi’s Despair and the Struggle for Truth and Love

Gandhi’s Despair and the Struggle for Truth and Love

‘When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it – always.’ M.K. Gandhi As we remember Gandhi… »

28.09.2018

Hope for Lasting Peace in Muslim Mindanao

Hope for Lasting Peace in Muslim Mindanao

Will the Bangsamoro Organic Law pave the way for lasting peace and prosperity in Mindanao? Last night, a Forum, Bangsamoro and Beyond: A National Conversation, was held and broadcasted seeking to involve and encourage a national discourse on the impact and implications of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, not just for… »

27.09.2018

NATO and armamentism

NATO and armamentism

by Silvia Swinden NATO’s roots go back to the fateful day when the US dropped its A-bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In order to neutralise the opinions of people like Eisenhower, who knew that the Japanese were looking for ways to surrender and there was no… »

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