Peace and Disarmament

19.11.2019

Face 2 Face with Christopher Salata

Face 2 Face with Christopher Salata

On this show we speak with Christopher Salata, Co-founder and Director of Peace Accelerators. He describes his organization’s long-term initiatives, including Farms Not Arms, which focuses on building regenerative community farms involving refugees and making a model for green production. Christopher also talks about the importance of transitioning our military… »

15.11.2019

Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction and War: Creating a Culture of Peace

Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction and War: Creating a Culture of Peace

The date 11 November is well known and commemorated in many parts of the world because it marks the Armistice ending World War I – ‘the Great War’ – in 1918. In the evocative words used by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., an atheist humanist, in his novel Breakfast of Champions, the… »

14.11.2019

Event for the signing of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Event for the signing of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Yesterday afternoon, in the crowded lounge of the Peace Boat, anchored in the Port of Piraeus, Pressenza’s documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons“ premiered in Greece in the presence of journalists and activists. The importance of the people’s pressure and civil society on nuclear disarmament was… »

11.11.2019

Another Armistice Day With No Trump Weapons Parade

Another Armistice Day With No Trump Weapons Parade

By David Swanson November 11, 2019, is Armistice Day 101 (or 102 if you want to be all mathematically accurate and elitist about it). Anyway, it’s been over a century now since World War I was ended at a scheduled moment (11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th… »

09.11.2019

ICAN organisations meet at the Peace Boat in Barcelona

ICAN organisations meet at the Peace Boat in Barcelona

On the occasion of the arrival of the Peace Boat in Barcelona on Tuesday 5 November, several ICAN organisations met in an event that brought together initiatives and proposals relating to world peace. The Peace Boat, Japanese ship of Peace, is an active part of the campaign ICAN (International Campaign… »

08.11.2019

I Welcomed the World March for Peace to My New Home

I Welcomed the World March for Peace to My New Home

By Jhon Sánchez I always confused the expression House-Warming Party with Warming House Party. Spanish gets in my way, mostly when I have to write invitations to my Hispanic friends. In doing so, I was struggling to find the right translation of house-warming, so I asked my niece who answered,… »

03.11.2019

Proposed withdrawal of US troops in Syria

Proposed withdrawal of US troops in Syria

By Ron Forthofer President Trump has stated his intent to withdraw US troops from Syria on several occasions since March 2018. Each time politicians from both the Democratic and Republican parties, supported by the corporate-controlled media, have, based on US imperial interests, vehemently challenged the withdrawal proposal. These folks also… »

02.11.2019

Arms sales are about profit and politics, not ethics

Arms sales are about profit and politics, not ethics

We must expose where public dollars are really being spent and boycott or divest from the enterprises that profit from selling munitions that kill. Ramy Abdu for openDemocracy Western governments were quick to express their outrage at Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria to clear it of Kurds, resulting… »

01.11.2019

The new Right Livelihood Award Sculpture is made from recycled illegal guns

The new Right Livelihood Award Sculpture is made from recycled illegal guns

The Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Tony Cragg, one of the world’s foremost sculptors, has custom-designed the new Award. The sculpture is made from Humanium Metal by IM, a unique material made of recycled metal from gun destruction programs… »

28.10.2019

Eighth Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives was held in Quito

Eighth Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives was held in Quito

In the framework of Nonviolent October, this morning and afternoon was held in Cumandá Parque Urbano, in the city of Quito, the 8th Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives. Hundreds of people visited stands and participated in recreational activities, sensory, with pets, brain gymnastics, among others that were registered in this fair… »

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