Peace and Disarmament

16.05.2019

Washington pushes to brink of war against Iran

Washington pushes to brink of war against Iran

By Bill Van Auken The abrupt trip staged by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Brussels to push Washington’s hard line against Iran, combined with the deployment of still more US military assets to the Persian Gulf, point to Washington’s calculated escalation of a war crisis in the region. »

16.05.2019

Mayors for Peace Call for a Common Ground on the NPT

Mayors for Peace Call for a Common Ground on the NPT

By J Nastranis NEW YORK (IDN) – In anticipation of the review conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in 2020 at the United Nations, the Mayors for Peace have in a Joint Appeal called for finding a “common ground on the NPT”; because the… »

16.05.2019

Medea Benjamin: We Need to Build Up the Antiwar Movement to Oppose War Against Iran

Medea Benjamin: We Need to Build Up the Antiwar Movement to Oppose War Against Iran

The State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel to evacuate the U.S. embassy and consulate in Iraq, in response to what the White House says is a threat linked to Iran. No further details were given. Iraqi officials expressed skepticism about any purported threats, as did a senior British official… »

12.05.2019

An Urgent Need to Advance Peace

An Urgent Need to Advance Peace

By Dr Marina Caparini, Senior Researcher and Director of the Governance and Society Programme at SIPRI. Her research focuses on peacebuilding and the nexus between security and development. STOCKHOLM, May 10 2019 (IPS) – Let us be blunt: the world is in crisis. »

09.05.2019

Achieving the Possible: WMD-free zone in the Middle East

Achieving the Possible: WMD-free zone in the Middle East

On the 8th of May, the Middle East Treaty Organisation (METO) Project held a side-event with the support of the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs called Achieving the Possible: a WMD-free zone in the Middle East. As negotiations at the 2019 NPT PrepCom continued and Iran announced that it is… »

06.05.2019

Fallujah Forgotten

Fallujah Forgotten

I don’t know if most people in the United States ever knew what Fallujah meant. It’s hard to believe the U.S. military would still exist if they did. But certainly it has been largely forgotten — a problem that could be remedied if everyone picks up a copy of The Sacking… »

05.05.2019

New escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel: Cui Bono

New escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel: Cui Bono

According to the BBC “Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip have stepped up their attacks on each other, in some of the most intense exchanges in recent years. Palestinian militants have fired more than 450 rockets into Israeli territory since Saturday. Israel says many were intercepted but… »

03.05.2019

These 28 companies are building nuclear weapons: ICAN

These 28 companies are building nuclear weapons: ICAN

May 2, 2019 ICAN and its partner organisation Pax have released a report with full profiles of 28 companies connected to the production of nuclear weapons. Here are the 28 companies on ICAN’s Red Flag list. Download the full report here. Aecom (United States)  Aecom is involved in work at… »

03.05.2019

UK: Westminster Abbey nuclear weapons thanksgiving service CND protest

UK: Westminster Abbey nuclear weapons thanksgiving service CND protest

By Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament CNDUK CND is horrified at the Royal Navy’s plan to host a National Service of Thanksgiving to mark 50 years of the so-called ‘Continuous At Sea Deterrent’ (CASD) nuclear weapons operation in Westminster Abbey. It is morally repugnant and sends out a terrible message… »

02.05.2019

Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 14 (April 2019)

Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 14 (April 2019)

Authored by Robert J Burrowes, Anita McKone and Anahata Giri Dear Fellow Signatories of the Nonviolence Charter, How are you all? And welcome to our most recent signatories and organizations! This is the latest six-monthly report on progress in relation to ‘The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’… »

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