Peace and Disarmament

18.09.2019

New cross-party working group to support TPNW in German Parliament

New cross-party working group to support TPNW in German Parliament

Support for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) keeps growing in the German Parliament. After 166 federal and over 200 regional parliamentarians pledged their support for the TPNW through the ICAN Parliamentary Appeal, a new cross-party working group for the abolition of nuclear weapons had… »

16.09.2019

Roger Waters: count the nuclear weapons money

Roger Waters: count the nuclear weapons money

Release of video by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) supporting Count the Nuclear Weapons Money Dear friends, In 1973, Pink Floyd released a hit song Money from the album Dark Side of the Moon, a number one selling album that remained in the pop charts for a record 900… »

11.09.2019

While Britain’s Parliament is suspended, its arms fair is open for business

While Britain’s Parliament is suspended, its arms fair is open for business

In any other week, the world’s largest arms fair would be big news in the United Kingdom, but that hasn’t stopped protesters from disrupting its arrival. Tim Gee September 9, 2019 In any other week, the arrival of the… »

09.09.2019

The Chinese vision of a “Community of Shared Destiny for Humanity”: a prelude to a universal humanist moment?

The Chinese vision of a “Community of Shared Destiny for Humanity”: a prelude to a universal humanist moment?

by Javier Tolcachier The 70th anniversary (1/10) of the founding of the People’s Republic of China is approaching. This anniversary will be celebrated by the Chinese people, now a world power. Far from demanding revenge for a past of hunger, humiliation and poverty, bloody wars, invaders and colonial impositions,… »

08.09.2019

Water #3. Drinking water vs Armament. Humanising health or financing war: what do governments choose?

Water #3.  Drinking water vs Armament. Humanising health or financing war: what do governments choose?

In previous notes of REHUNO Health we affirmed: “The system that converts salt water into drinking water can solve the problem of access to better health, food and hygiene for billions of people around the world. The solution to this serious problem exists almost immediately and depends only on the… »

06.09.2019

Kyushu Financial Group (KFG) avoids inhumane weapons

Kyushu Financial Group (KFG) avoids inhumane weapons

By Susi Snyder for the Don’t Bank on the Bomb Campaign. On July 10th, Kyushu Financial Group (KFG) released its new corporate policy paper, which includes prohibitions of investment or loans for companies that develop and/or produce inhumane weapons such as cluster bombs. According to additional research by RECNA… »

06.09.2019

The IPB Seán MacBride Peace Award 2019 goes to Elayne Whyte Gómez and Bruce Kent

The IPB Seán MacBride Peace Award 2019 goes to Elayne Whyte Gómez and Bruce Kent

Every year the International Peace Bureau (Nobel Peace Laureate 1910) awards a special prize to a person or organisation that has done outstanding work for peace, disarmament and/or human rights. These were the principal concerns of Sean MacBride, the distinguished Irish statesman who was Chairman of IPB… »

04.09.2019

Stop the arms fair: Borders and Migration day of action

Stop the arms fair: Borders and Migration day of action

Sunday September 8 2019 from 11,30 am to 8pm EXCeL London –  One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL Organized by Campaign Against Arms Trade, Stop The Arms Fair and Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants The Defence and Security Equipment International (‘DSEI’) arms fair is… »

04.09.2019

‘Endemic Impunity’: UN Report on Yemen Says United States, France, and Britain May Be Complicit in War Crimes

‘Endemic Impunity’: UN Report on Yemen Says United States, France, and Britain May Be Complicit in War Crimes

“Five years into the conflict, violations against Yemeni civilians continue unabated, with total disregard for the plight of the people and a lack of international action to hold parties to the conflict accountable.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer Common Dreams A comprehensive and damning United Nations report released Tuesday… »

03.09.2019

Fighting for Germany

Fighting for Germany

Recently a party represented in the German parliament (Bundestag) published its program for the military. The program is not secret. The voters going to the polls in 2 German states on September 1 could know this program. Up to 28 percent of the voters have chosen the party with… »

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