Peace and Disarmament

15.01.2019

Banning the bomb, smashing the patriarchy | Ray Acheson

Ray Acheson, from Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament wing of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom talks about nuclear weapons in the conext of the patriarchal system in which we live today. Transcript: Who has the biggest nuclear button?  No, I’m serious.  This is a real foreign… »

15.01.2019

Global Wars and Peace: Insanity against Humanity: What is Next?

Global Wars and Peace:  Insanity against Humanity:  What is Next?

“The road to hell is paved with good conventions.” (Bert Rolling, The Law of War and National Jurisdiction since 1945). By Mahboob A Khawaja, PhD. The Global Conventions Betrayed the Humanity The UNO, The Geneva Conventions, The Hague Conventions, The Declaration of Human Rights, The Human Rights… »

10.01.2019

The new congress needs to create a green planet at peace

The new congress needs to create a green planet at peace

by Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater. A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their numbers in Afghanistan appears to have slowed down his attempt to bring our… »

09.01.2019

The Silver Bullet to Stop the Corporate State Pillage

The Silver Bullet to Stop the Corporate State Pillage

by Lee Camp1 originally posted on Truthdig This column is based on a monologue Lee Camp wrote and performed on his TV show “Redacted Tonight”   Every year a certain number of our soldiers decide they’d rather not be involved in shooting people they… »

09.01.2019

Anything War Can Do, Peace Can Do Better

Anything War Can Do, Peace Can Do Better

By David Swanson William James’ idea of the need to create a moral equivalent of war first struck me, decades ago, when I read about it, as about as sensible an idea as inventing a new way to punch yourself in the face. This was not purely because times have… »

05.01.2019

March 30: a call for US mobilization to oppose NATO, war, and racism

March 30: a call for US mobilization to oppose NATO, war, and racism

We publish below the call to participate in a rally against NATO, war and racism in Washington DC, USA on the 30th of March, 2019.  The campaign website can be found here, where both individuals and organisations can register their endorsement of the initiative.  The mobilisation coincides… »

04.01.2019

Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019

Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019

In many ways it is painful to reflect on the year 2018; a year of vital opportunities lost when so much is at stake. Whether politically, militarily, socially, economically, financially or ecologically, humanity took some giant strides backwards while passing up endless… »

28.12.2018

Isolationism or Imperialism: You Really Can’t Imagine a Third Possibility?

Isolationism or Imperialism: You Really Can’t Imagine a Third Possibility?

Of the United Nations’ 18 major human rights treaties, the United States is party to 5, fewer than any other nation on earth, except Bhutan (4), and tied with Malaya Malaysia, Myanmar, and South Sudan, a country torn by warfare since its creation in 2011. The United States is the only nation on… »

21.12.2018

The future of peace in the world

The future of peace in the world

By Juan Gómez “I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and build a better life for their children…” ~J.F.Kennedy Frequently we ask ourselves if peace is possible. Many… »

18.12.2018

Prospect of negotiated peace in Afghanistan ‘never been more real’ – UN mission chief

Prospect of negotiated peace in Afghanistan ‘never been more real’ – UN mission chief

A negotiated end to the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan “has never been more real…than it is now”, the head of the United Nations peace mission in the country has said, highlighting a series of important milestones achieved over recent months. Tadamichi Yamamoto said those developments included the appointment of a… »

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