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16.03.2019

What happens when US teens link gun violence at home to America’s wars abroad?

What happens when US teens link gun violence at home to America’s wars abroad?

  Students taking part in a March for Our Lives action in Boston, Massachusetts last year. (Flickr/AnubisAbyss) This article was first published by TomDispatch. In the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members, a… »

05.01.2019

March 30: a call for US mobilization to oppose NATO, war, and racism

March 30: a call for US mobilization to oppose NATO, war, and racism

We publish below the call to participate in a rally against NATO, war and racism in Washington DC, USA on the 30th of March, 2019.  The campaign website can be found here, where both individuals and organisations can register their endorsement of the initiative.  The mobilisation coincides… »

04.01.2019

Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019

Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019

In many ways it is painful to reflect on the year 2018; a year of vital opportunities lost when so much is at stake. Whether politically, militarily, socially, economically, financially or ecologically, humanity took some giant strides backwards while passing up endless… »

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… »

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