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11.09.2018

The Global War On Terror – Another predictable fiasco turns 17

The Global War On Terror – Another predictable fiasco turns 17

By Jan Oberg – September 11, 2018 Today marks the 17th anniversary of what could be called the most counter-productive, if not stupid, war in modern history: The Global War On Terror, GWOT. Today that war is much much more dangerous to the world and its future than the terrorists it allegedly… »

08.09.2018

South American March for Peace and Nonviolence: About to Begin

South American March for Peace and Nonviolence: About to Begin

To learn more about the March, we interviewed Sonia Venegas, from Mundo Sin Guerras (World without Wars) Ecuador, promoter of the March. What is the South American March for Peace and Nonviolence and why doing it? It is the sum of wills that unite in a project of humanised life… »

08.09.2018

Celebrate Mass Slaughter on Patriot Day!

Celebrate Mass Slaughter on Patriot Day!

By David Swanson I went in search of anything the United States was number 1 in that it shouldn’t be ashamed of, and came up empty. But I did find that the United States is number 1 in believing it is number 1. So, that’s something. In my book, Curing… »

07.09.2018

AI has already been weaponised – and it shows why we should ban ‘killer robots’

AI has already been weaponised – and it shows why we should ban ‘killer robots’

Ingvild Bode, University of Kent for The Conversation A dividing line is emerging in the debate over so-called killer robots. Many countries want to see new international law on autonomous weapon systems that can target and kill people without human intervention. But those countries already developing such weapons… »

05.09.2018

David McReynolds modeled a life of building peace and living without apology

David McReynolds modeled a life of building peace and living without apology

By Frida Berrigan I met David McReynolds when I was still a searching young adult, unsure of how to square my radical upbringing and inherited principles with being a grown up who had bills to pay and stars to catch in New York City. I started coming to War Resisters… »

05.09.2018

Four Antiwar Congress Members — Maybe

Four Antiwar Congress Members — Maybe

By David Swanson Ayanna Pressley just won a Democratic Primary in a Democratic Congressional District in Massachusetts. While most candidates for Congress have websites completely devoid of any mention of foreign policy whatsoever, Pressley has one with a substantive position on foreign policy. “Foreign Policy “My approach to foreign policy… »

31.08.2018

Russia denounces the diarchy at the heart of the UNO and the USA

Russia denounces the diarchy at the heart of the UNO and the USA

by Thierry Meyssan The Western powers are moving inexorably towards Internet censorship, thereby facilitating the dissemination of propaganda and war indoctrination in their countries. In this context, an extremely violent tension is tearing apart the international scene. Aware of the increasing risk of general confrontation, Moscow is attempting to find… »

27.08.2018

Sixth International Meeting on Killer Robots opens at UN Geneva on 27 August

Sixth International Meeting on Killer Robots opens at UN Geneva on 27 August

More than 70 countries are expected to participate in a Convention on certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva on 27-31 August 2018. It will be the sixth time since 2014 that countries meet about this issue. Approximately… »

23.08.2018

73 Years On, a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World Remains a Mirage

73 Years On, a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World Remains a Mirage

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda recall a quote from Martin Luther King Jr – “We are always on the threshold of a new dawn” – and aver that the adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear… »

23.08.2018

Syria’s crisis has set back its economy

Syria’s crisis has set back its economy

The Syrian crisis has greatly set back the economy of this once middle-income country, bringing about direct losses up to 120 billion U.S. dollars to the country as a whole and an alarming 268 billion U.S. dollars to the industries. It has stymied the annual growth since 2000, 7.9 percent… »

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