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11.12.2017

John Scales Avery, The Climate Emergency: Two time scales

John Scales Avery, The Climate Emergency: Two time scales

Pressenza has recently been contacted by John Scales Avery from the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs to ask for publication of the below text which we gladly do. I am working on a book with the title “THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY: Two time scales”.  A pdf file of a… »

11.12.2017

Global arms industry: First rise in arms sales since 2010

Global arms industry: First rise in arms sales since 2010

We reproduce here the latest press release from the Stockhold International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).  Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $374.8 billion in 2016, according to new international arms industry data released today… »

10.12.2017

Nobel lecture: Nuclear weapons signify not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity

Nobel lecture: Nuclear weapons signify not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity

Today, Sunday, 10th of December, 2017, ICAN received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in securing a treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.  Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the Hiroshima bomb on the 6th of August 1945 gave half of the Nobel Lecture, recounting the horrifying… »

10.12.2017

Nobel Lecture: We must reclaim the freedom to not live our lives as hostages to imminent annihilation

Nobel Lecture: We must reclaim the freedom to not live our lives as hostages to imminent annihilation

Today, Sunday, 10th of December, 2017, ICAN received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in securing a treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.  Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the network gave half of the Nobel Lecture. Your Majesties, Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee,… »

05.12.2017

Congratulations to Austria – court overturns barriers to equal marriage

Congratulations to Austria – court overturns barriers to equal marriage

We republish this press release from ILGA-Europe. This morning, a judgment from Austria’s Constitutional Court has opened up the option of equal marriage to same-sex couples. The 14 judges of the Constitutional Court ruled that marriage should be open to same-sex couples and also… »

10.11.2017

Remembrance Day hypocrisy of British Prime Minister say peace activists

Remembrance Day hypocrisy of British Prime Minister say peace activists

Press release by the UK’s Peace Pledge Union. White poppy wearers have criticised Theresa May for planning to lay a wreath to remember the war dead while pursuing policies that are fuelling war. They pointed out that civilians in Yemen could be killed with British-made weapons at the same time… »

07.11.2017

Call for an international ban on the weaponization of artificial intelligence

Call for an international ban on the weaponization of artificial intelligence

This week, members of the Artificial Intelligence research community exhorted the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, to join the international call to ban lethal autonomous weapons that remove meaningful human control in the deployment of lethal force. An open letter authored by five Canadian experts in artificial intelligence… »

13.10.2017

Gorbachev: My plea to Trump and Putin

Gorbachev: My plea to Trump and Putin

By Mikhail Gorbachev.  This letter to the leaders of the USA and Russia was originally published in the Washington Post. This December will mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the treaty between the Soviet Union and United States on… »

09.10.2017

The African Union welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

The African Union welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

Addis Ababa, 7 October 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the awarding of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). He congratulates ICAN, and expresses AU’s profound appreciation for its decade-long… »

06.10.2017

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2017

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2017

Pressenza is delighted to republish the press statement from the Nobel Prize Committee confirming the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.  As a partner organisation, we are stunned and overjoyed that the hard work done by the campaign since… »

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