Peace and Disarmament

30.01.2019

El Salvador becomes the 21st state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

El Salvador becomes the 21st state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolition Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has reported today that the Central American country of El Salvador has become the 21st country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which opened for signature in 2017 and is on course to become the fastest ratified disarmament… »

22.01.2019

US withdrawal from the INF Treaty threatens to plunge Europe back into the darkest days of the Cold War

US withdrawal from the INF Treaty threatens to plunge Europe back into the darkest days of the Cold War

On the 2nd of February 2019, the USA is expected to formally start the process of withdrawing from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.  This Cold War Treaty effectively removed over two and a half thousand missiles which were to be used in a limited nuclear war in Europe. As… »

21.01.2019

Photo Essay: The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

Photo Essay: The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

By Pat Elder Aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, leaches into the ground at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan. PFAS found in drinking water near Battle Creek National Guard Base. America is experiencing one of the greatest public health crises in its… »

21.01.2019

March and Rally to Oppose NATO, War and Racism

March and Rally to Oppose NATO, War and Racism

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1 pm, Lafayette Park, Washington DC. Promoted by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases       GLOBAL U.S. TROOPS PRESENCE (source: Quora.com)  … »

17.01.2019

America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

By Vijay Prashad 1 Source: Independent Media Institute This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.   Last Thursday—on January… »

17.01.2019

Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO

Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO

The New York Times loves NATO, but should you? Judging by comments in social media and the real world, millions of people in the United States have gone from having little or no opinion on NATO, or from opposing NATO as the world’s biggest military force responsible for disastrous wars in places… »

16.01.2019

The Memo That Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria

The Memo That Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria

The memo shows the advice Hillary Clinton was getting to plunge the U.S. deeper into the Syrian war. The memo has again become relevant as Trump seeks to extricate the U.S. By Daniel Lazare First published here   A memo sent to Hillary Clinton… »

16.01.2019

US to begin INF Treaty withdrawal from February 2, Washington confirms

US to begin INF Treaty withdrawal from February 2, Washington confirms

The US will begin its withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia on February 1, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control Andrea Thompson has said. The US’ unilateral withdrawal from the treaty – originally signed by the United States and Russia in 1987 – comes after negotiations… »

16.01.2019

UN Security Council approves dozens of monitors for Yemen’s Hudaydah truce

UN Security Council approves dozens of monitors for Yemen’s Hudaydah truce

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved the deployment of dozens of observers to the strategic Yemeni port city of Hudaydah for six months to monitor a truce reached during the latest round of UN-sponsored peace negotiations in Sweden last month. The 75 unarmed monitors will be sent to Hudaydah,… »

16.01.2019

Swedish pension fund to abandon nuclear weapons investments

Swedish pension fund to abandon nuclear weapons investments

Today Sweden’s fourth national pension fund company, AP4, announced via a press statement that it is to divest from firms involved in the production of nuclear weapons, such as Airbus, Boeing and Raytheon.  In June last year, AP4 had more than 2.5 billion Swedish kronor (around 250… »

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