disarmament

Preparatory conference for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence

Ever since the end of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence eight years ago, many questions have been asked about the possibility of doing a Second World March. This is not an insignificant issue given that the world today…

Gorbachev: It Was Worse Than This, and We Fixed It

On Friday in Moscow I and a group from the United States met with former president of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev. He said the current relationship between Washington and Moscow alarmed him. But, he said, it is possible to…

Nuclear Disarmament, Trump and the Nordic Countries

By Lowana Veal REYKJAVIK (IDN) – When asked what Sweden thought the Trump Administration should do by way of contributing to nuclear disarmament, the Swedish ambassador in Iceland, Bosse Hedberg, replied: “At this point in time, I am not aware…

Peace movement once again strengthened in the streets of Berlin

The peace movement has had a lot of beginnings in recent years. This time it could be a beginning that actually continues. More than 8000 participated in Berlin in a peace demonstration with the slogan “Down with the weapons!!! –…

Imagining a World Beyond War

A conference at American University asks a fundamental question: How can ordinary people take action to put an end to war? Over 300 people gathered last week at a conference at American University in Washington, DC, which brought together a…

IPB 2016, the voice of young people

The young people have been among the actors of the 2016 International Peace Bureau World Congress in Berlin. They claim a peaceful world and a future of justice, equity, solidarity and cooperation in which capitalism and militarism can disappear. During…

Thousands protest against NATO & TTIP in front of the Chancellor’s Office in Berlin

This video from the 1st of October 2016, thousands of people demonstrated in front of the Chancellor’s office in Berlin under the slogan “That’s Enough” (“Es reicht“) initiated by Ken Jebsen, founder of the independent & adversarial media outlet KenFM.…

CTBT 20 Years On: Finishing the ‘Unfinished Business’

Analysis by Tariq Rauf Tariq Rauf is Director of the Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), formerly the Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination at the International Atomic Energy Agency. STOCKHOLM…

Civil society must put disarmament back on the international agenda

“The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded”, said Ban Ki-moon, well to the point. This is the great challenge that the Peace Congress in Berlin will face. The question of disarmament should be put back on the international agenda…

Militarism and the Young: Youth Gathering at the Disarmament Congress in Berlin

“In many ways the world we live in is unjust and inhumane, especially towards young people. Our social model is established on unlimited economic growth, the extensive use of natural resources, the predominance of capital, domination structures, patriarchy, competition, violence,…

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