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08.07.2020

Remember your humanity – Anniversaries of Russell-Einstein Manifesto, ICJ case and Rainbow Warrior bombing

Remember your humanity – Anniversaries of Russell-Einstein Manifesto, ICJ case and Rainbow Warrior bombing

This Thursday, July 9, is the 65th anniversary of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto, a ground-breaking event that gave rise to the establishment of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs in 1957 (awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995) and the World Academy of Arts and Science… »

08.07.2020

Fiji ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Fiji ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

The Pacific island state of Fiji has become the 39th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Fijian ambassador to the United Nations, Satyendra Prasad, announced the ratification at an event on 7 July to mark the third anniversary of the adoption of the landmark… »

08.07.2020

Facing History and Ourselves: Full Spectrum Dominance from White Supremacy to Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Facing History and Ourselves: Full Spectrum Dominance from White Supremacy to Hiroshima & Nagasaki

“If justice is indivisible, it follows that our struggles against injustice must be united” – Angela Davis. “the image of these police officers squeezing the life out of Floyd might serve as a metaphor for the way U.S. Administrations have for generations, dealt with the countries many of us come… »

08.07.2020

Norwegian Government Pension Fund: exclude nuclear weapons producers from investments

Norwegian Government Pension Fund: exclude nuclear weapons producers from investments

The ethical committee of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund recommended this week to include significant policy improvements on issues that PAX has advocated for, including nuclear weapons, lethal autonomous weapons and controversial arms trade. In brief, it builds the norm against weapons causing indiscriminate harm and against the controversial… »

08.07.2020

The Democrats’ Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan

The Democrats’ Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan

The habitability of the earth and the viability of lesser evilism are on the ropes, and incrementalism is thriving even in the current moment of increased activism for radical change.  Just take a look at the new “Climate Crisis Action Plan” from the Democratic Party’s Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. »

07.07.2020

Open Letter on COVID-19 and Humanitarian Disarmament

Open Letter on COVID-19 and Humanitarian Disarmament

he IPB and GCOMS have signed the following open letter created by ‘Humanitarian Disarmament.’ The letter argues that humanitarian disarmament can lead the way to an improved post-pandemic world and calls on states, international organizations, and civil society to follow its lead to create a “new normal.” It is open… »

06.07.2020

Pressenza launches its documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” on YouTube

Pressenza launches its documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” on YouTube

The launch coincides with the 3rd anniversary of the date on which the UN agreed on the text of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) The documentary is available in 10 languages 12 more countries are required to ratify the TPNW in order for it come into… »

02.07.2020

Mururoa: 54th anniversary of first nuclear bomb detonation

Mururoa: 54th anniversary of first nuclear bomb detonation

By Peace Movement Aotearoa “On July 2, 1966 the calm of French Polynesia’s Mururoa atoll was shattered by an explosion of unbelievable force. Within a second, the azure tropical sky flashed bright orange, and was ruptured by a towering radioactive cloud that mushroomed into the atmosphere; the placid lagoon was… »

02.07.2020

Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises

Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies  – original article published on Jacobin On June 13, President Donald Trump told the graduating class at West Point, “We are ending the era of endless wars.” That is what Trump has promised since 2016,… »

26.06.2020

The Lack of Dialogue Between Palestinians and Israelis

The Lack of Dialogue Between Palestinians and Israelis

For decades there has been an ongoing political conflict between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, its solution still seems to be far away. Can an open dialogue put an end to this tragedy? And how realistic is a dialogue between the citizens of both countries in the near future?… »

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