Of Dr. Strangelove and the Risk of Using Atomic Bombs

Berlin – In a situation reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’, none of the nuclear weapon states is actively contemplating a future without nukes. On the contrary, the potential for using dreadful atomic arsenal is growing, says a [new report.](http://www.basicint.org/sites/default/files/commission-briefing1.pdf) »


Abbas and Meshal in Cairo confirm a new Palestinian Partnership and agree to activate the Reconciliation process

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khalid Mashaal said Thursday that they began a new phase in relations and agreed to activate the process of reconciliation, after a meeting in Cairo for the first time since 2007. The two stated that this meeting will be the beginning of a new Palestinian partnership. »


March from Occupy Wall Street Arrives in Washington DC Today

Occupy Wall Street initiative called ‘Occupy the Highway’ arrives in Washington DC, having marched from NYC. Two weeks ago, OWS participants in Manhattan embarked on the epic journey. Their goals were to make the new movement visible in more communities, to connect with other occupations along the way, and to further a national dialogue about how to reclaim our democracy. »


The City versus the tented city of Occupy London – trial date set for 19 December

"While the City focuses on little piece of land, Occupy is concerned with creating a more just society". We publish here a Press Release from Occupy London. Ronan McNern, supporter of Occupy London commented: "This is a positive result for Occupy London. Today the Corporation was trying to push for an unreasonable timeframe for court proceedings." »


Statement from Occupy Toronto

Statement from the occupy Toronto, the Ontario Court of Justice has respectfully ask the movment to disassemble the camp and Police have made their first arrest after moving in early Wednesday morning to enforce the eviction order. Occupy: Evolution! Statement to the City of Toronto: Please acknowledge that this release is a partial reiteration of a previous statement »


Rocking the cradle: the Syrian siege on innocence

Maimouna Alammar clutched her baby girl to her chest last Friday in her home in Daraya, a suburb of Syria’s capital, Damascus. Security agents appeared at her door at 8 p.m., with Maimouna’s younger brother Suhaib in shackles. They stormed the home searching for her husband, then demanded she hand little Emar Nassar over. »


Water Bottles & Roses

A town of about 200,000 Daraya is notable mainly for its grapes — and, truth be told, for its lack of social diversity. If Damascus is too full of people of different faiths, military sorts, and Baathist Party members, you beat a retreat to Daraya, where a calm coexistence has traditionally existed among only Christian Arabs, and the town’s majority: Sunni Arab Muslims. »


France’s occupy movement fails to attract the crowds

In the middle of Argentina 3.000 people gathered, at the summit of a lost mountain. Summoned by three local gurus, the flock anxiously awaited for the miraculous hour, 11:11 of the 11th date of the 11th month of year 2011, the moment when the 11th portal of cosmic energy would open. It is a new beginning, so they claim. »


Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative [ICSSI] Releases Conference Statement and Next Steps

“Another Iraq is Possible with Peace and Human Rights,” agree 250 representatives of civil society organizations who met October 8-9 in Erbil, Iraq. A final declaration from their work together has been just released in Arabic, French, Italian, and English and lays out a vision for social activists working to promote national sovereignty of Iraqi people. »


Thousands begin to occupy gates of Fort Benning to demand closure of the School of the Americas

Joined by actor Martin Sheen, people from across the Americas call for an end to US military training school. Music fills the air and the atmosphere crackles with excitement as people from around the U.S. and across the Americas pour onto Fort Benning Road, the main entrance to the military base and the home of the US Army School of the Americas. »


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