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14.12.2018

There is no legal reason why Spain should not sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

There is no legal reason why Spain should not sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

NATO member countries have no legal impediment to signing the TPNW. Signing it or not is purely a political matter. If Spain signs it, it would be a revolutionary step that would contribute enormously to reducing nuclear hegemony. By Carlos Umaña. On the 7th of July last year, at the… »

06.12.2018

Could Spain be the first NATO State to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty?

Could Spain be the first NATO State to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty?

In September 2018, some unexpected good news came out of Spain: in exchange for their support on the 2019 budget, political party Podemos obtained a commitment from the Spanish government to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The government has not yet announced how and… »

05.12.2018

Granollers, Spain, once again expresses its commitment to a more just, peaceful and nuclear-weapon-free world

Granollers, Spain, once again expresses its commitment to a more just, peaceful and nuclear-weapon-free world

The municipal plenary unanimously approves a motion on nuclear weapons and support for the Treaty on their prohibition The municipal council of Granollers, Catalonia, Spain in a session held on Tuesday 27 November, unanimously approved the motion proposed by the city in collaboration with Fundipau, ICAN and Mayors for Peace. »

04.12.2018

Josep Mayoral, Mayor of Granollers, Spain: “Never again, here… or anywhere else!”

Josep Mayoral, Mayor of Granollers, Spain: “Never again, here… or anywhere else!”

This is what Mayoral said about the minute in which the city he governs was bombed by Italian planes (31 May 1938), in the middle of the Spanish Civil War resulting in many victims. Granollers has rescued its memory dignifying it, incorporating it into the city, in its streets,… »

07.11.2018

There is still a future and journalism must do its bit to build it.

There is still a future and journalism must do its bit to build it.

This morning, our International Pressenza News Agency held a workshop, within the II Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, on the role of journalism as an active subject in the construction of a culture of peace and nonviolence. The workshop began with an exchange among the… »

11.09.2018

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

How should we react to the closure of Italian and Maltese ports, to the criminalisation of solidarity and to the misrepresentation of facts? We speak to Riccardo Gatti, the Captain of the Astral and Head of Mission of the Open Arms, the boats that belong to the Spanish NGO Proactiva… »

17.08.2018

#17A: The day Barcelona said no to violence

#17A: The day Barcelona said no to violence

Today marks one year since the attacks in Barcelona, which caused a total of 24 deaths between attackers and those attacked. Out of respect for the victims and their families, remembering the citizens’ loving response would be the best act for an anniversary full of interests. When a terrorist act… »

16.07.2018

The ‘stolen babies’ trial in Spain finally shines a light on a scandal that cannot be forgotten

The ‘stolen babies’ trial in Spain finally shines a light on a scandal that cannot be forgotten

Federico López-Terra, Swansea University for The Conversation It is June 6 1969 and Spain is living through the final years of Franco’s dictatorship. At a clinic in Madrid, a woman gives birth to a baby girl she will never see again. Little is known about what happened to… »

04.07.2018

Interviews with ICAN on their visit to Madrid to promote the Ban Treaty

Interviews with ICAN on their visit to Madrid to promote the Ban Treaty

Last week, Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN, and Carlos Umaña, ICAN coordinator from Costa Rica, came to Madrid at the invitation of Spanish MPs and anti-nuclear activists and organisations to support efforts to promote the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  The inviting organisations included World without Wars… »

29.06.2018

Winds of Change: Spain’s Role Towards a Nuclear-Free World

Winds of Change:  Spain’s Role Towards a Nuclear-Free World

Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director for ICAN addressed diplomats, students and activists at a lecture organised by Madrid’s Complutense University on Wednesday, 27th of June.  Here we publish the full text. Thank you for having me here today and for the invitation to address you on such an important discussion about… »

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