Peace and Disarmament

09.11.2018

Official launch of the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence in Madrid

Official launch of the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence in Madrid

The official launch of the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence took place on the 7th of November, 2018, during the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, in Madrid. The 2nd World March, promoted and coordinated by the international… »

08.11.2018

ICAN launches its new Cities Appeal in support of the Nuclear Ban Treaty in Madrid

ICAN launches its new Cities Appeal in support of the Nuclear Ban Treaty in Madrid

During the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace that took place between the 5th and 8th of November, 2018, in the Spanish capital, Madrid, ICAN launched its new appeal “ICAN Save My City” calling on cities to take steps to support the… »

08.11.2018

Peace and disarmament on the streets of Germany

Peace and disarmament on the streets of Germany

During the Days of Protest for Peace and Disarmament, actions were carried out in almost 50 German cities and thousands of signatures were collected. The days of protest from 1 to 4 November 2018, organised by the national initiative “disarm instead of rearm”, have not yet ended. Some actions in… »

07.11.2018

There is still a future and journalism must do its bit to build it.

There is still a future and journalism must do its bit to build it.

This morning, our International Pressenza News Agency held a workshop, within the II Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, on the role of journalism as an active subject in the construction of a culture of peace and nonviolence. The workshop began with an exchange among the… »

06.11.2018

Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air

Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air

By Dr Hakim* Grade 12th Afghan student Jamila Omary asked, “Do you have any plans to arm yourselves, because of the threats and dangers you have faced?” Iqbal Khyber answered, “No. Though it is easy to buy weapons today, arming ourselves will worsen the war. Weapons will make us less… »

06.11.2018

Europe and America clash over Washington’s economic war on Iran

Europe and America clash over Washington’s economic war on Iran

Washington’s imposition of sweeping new sanctions on Iran—aimed at strangling its economy and precipitating “regime change” in Tehran—is roiling world geopolitics. As of today, the US is embargoing all Iranian energy exports and freezing Iran out of the US-dominated world financial system,so as to cripple the remainder of its trade… »

05.11.2018

ICAN at the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace

ICAN at the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace

Starting on Monday the 5th of November, a delegation of ICAN activists, including Executive Director Beatrice Fihn will be participating at the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace in the Spanish capital, Madrid, convened by Mayor Manuela Carmena.  ICAN (The International Campaign to Abolish… »

31.10.2018

Launch of the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence at the 2nd World Forum of Peace Cities in Madrid.

Launch of the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence at the 2nd World Forum of Peace Cities in Madrid.

On 7 November from 6pm to 8pm in the Auditorium of the Casa del Reloj at the Matadero Cultural Centre, the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence will be launched. This action will start on October 2, 2019, International Day of Nonviolence and finish on March 8, 2020, International… »

30.10.2018

Regulating Apocalypse

Regulating Apocalypse

By David Swanson “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!” “Don’t be such a purist!” “Be strategic!” “Do what’s possible!” “You can’t deny reality / human nature / religious text.” The phrases used to oppose proposals for major change haven’t changed much for… »

26.10.2018

Why I Can’t Read the Washington Post

Why I Can’t Read the Washington Post

Someone recklessly left a copy of a Washington Post lying around in this coffee shop, and I succumbed to morbid curiosity long enough to notice an article that begins: “Major U.S. defense manufacturers say they will stand by the Trump administration regarding whether American-made weapons systems should be sold to the Saudi government,… »

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