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13.12.2018

2018 Nobel Peace Prize highlights need to prevent rape as a weapon of war

2018 Nobel Peace Prize highlights need to prevent rape as a weapon of war

In their talks at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Oslo on 10 December 2018, the co-laureates, Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege urged concerted global action to stop rape and sexual violence as weapons of war. Dr Denis Mukwege has become an eloquent spokesperson… »

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,… »

01.12.2018

A World Federation

A World Federation

By John Scales Avery A “With law shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.” Njal’s Saga, Iceland, c 1270 AD   The present United Nations Charter After the unspeakable horrors of World War II, delegates from 50 Allied nations met in San Francisco California. The purpose… »

14.11.2018

Sanctions and Embargoes – Should Civilian Populations Be Less Protected in Peacetime than in War?

Sanctions and Embargoes – Should Civilian Populations Be Less Protected in Peacetime than in War?

By Ambassador Idriss Jazairy* Everyone remembers the catastrophic consequences on human rights of broad trade embargoes imposed under the authority of the United Nations in the 1990s, especially with respect to Iraq. This was widely documented at the time. It prompted a shift away from comprehensive to so-called ‘smart’… »

13.11.2018

The War to End War 100 Years On: An Evaluation and Reorientation of our Resistance to War

The War to End War 100 Years On: An Evaluation and Reorientation of our Resistance to War

British author and social commentator H.G. Wells may have coined the expression that originally popularized World War I as The War that Will End War, as his book, based on articles written during that vast military conflict, was… »

20.08.2018

In Afghanistan, our need to rethink the institution of war

In Afghanistan, our need to rethink the institution of war

By Dr Hakim* It’s frustrating that whereas all human beings wish to live meaningful lives, we seem helpless in the face of a few individuals waging wars and exploiting our world. But we can each do something about this insensible status quo, as ordinary folk of the… »

14.04.2018

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

By David Swanson In the park today I saw a teenager watching two little kids, one of whom apparently stole a piece of candy from the other. The teenager rushed up to the two of them, reprimanded one of them, and stole both of their bicycles. I felt like it… »

11.04.2018

On The Threshold of War

On The Threshold of War

By Paul Craig Roberts, April 9, 2018 “The Russian view is simple: the West is ruled by a gang of thugs supported by an infinitely lying and hypocritical media while the general public in the West has been hopelessly zombified.” — The Saker https://russia-insider.com/en/russia-ready-war-mood-prime-time-tv-grim/ri23019 “The US generals, unlike… »

31.12.2017

New Year’s Message And Warning From A War Correspondent

New Year’s Message And Warning From A War Correspondent

By Andre Vltchek, Afghanistan Soviet-tanks-cemetery Sometimes it is useful to take a break from news bulletins and newspapers, and even from ‘friendly’ Internet publications. Occasionally it is good to realize that there are actually two parallel realities that are constantly competing for the ‘hearts and minds’ of people living all… »

23.09.2017

Human Lives. Human Rights: President Duterte’s War on Drugs

Human Lives. Human Rights:  President Duterte’s War on Drugs

By Karina Lagdameo President Duterte’s war on drugs is just that—a war and deadly. For over a year now, every day brings news of killings in the streets of the capital and in other parts of the archipelago. The pattern is chillingly the same. Police conducts an anti-drug operation and… »

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