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17.12.2016

‘Aleppo Now Synonym for Hell’ – Ban Ki-Moon

‘Aleppo Now Synonym for Hell’ – Ban Ki-Moon

In his last press conference as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on 16 December 2016 delivered stark warnings on two issues at the forefront of international concern: that “the carnage in Syria remains a gaping hole in the global conscience;” and that South Sudan faces a risk of genocide as the… »

15.12.2016

The Coming War on China

The Coming War on China

By John Pilger * A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an under-reported and dangerous provocation. 4 Dec 2016 – When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967,… »

15.12.2016

Stop the Spiral of Violence — for a New Policy of Peace and Détente now!

Stop the Spiral of Violence — for a New Policy of Peace and Détente now!

In recent years both NATO and Russia have increasingly engaged in deterrence through rearmament and threats against each other rather than working for common security all over Europe through confidence and security building measures, arms control, and disarmament. By so doing, they have failed to comply with their commitments to… »

14.12.2016

Indigenous Peoples Insist on Equality of All Rights

Indigenous Peoples Insist on Equality of All Rights

Analysis by Rizwy Raheem-IDN The world’s indigenous peoples – estimated at over 370 million living across 90 countries and accounting for 15 percent of the poorest – remain isolated, both politically and geographically. So, nearly a thousand participants from Asia, Africa, North America, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean… »

13.12.2016

German churches call for new law on arms exports

German churches call for new law on arms exports

The two main churches in Germany say a new German law on arms exports is needed, especially those to non-EU countries. They highlighted the frequent gap between declared political principles and actual practice. Germany’s Protestant and Catholic churches on Monday criticized the continuing high level of German weapons exports and… »

13.12.2016

Charges dismissed against journalists in Heckler & Koch case

Charges dismissed against journalists in Heckler & Koch case

A state prosecutor has been given a “slap in the face” by a Munich judge in an infamous illegal arms deal case. She dismissed his charges against journalists who released the documents they had given him to investigate. Press freedom has won a significant victory in an epic legal tussle… »

12.12.2016

Today, Pope Francis Issued the Catholic Church’s First Statement on Nonviolence—Ever

Today, Pope Francis Issued the Catholic Church’s First Statement on Nonviolence—Ever

By Rev. John Dear Today, Pope Francis released the annual World Day of Peace Message for January 1, 2017, called “Nonviolence—A Style of Politics for Peace.” This is the Vatican’s fiftieth World Day of Peace message, but it’s the first statement on nonviolence, in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and… »

12.12.2016

Life on Earth is Dying

Life on Earth is Dying

On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever. The human onslaught to destroy life on Earth… »

11.12.2016

Global Humanitarian Appeal for 2017 Requires Record $22.2 Billion in Funding

Global Humanitarian Appeal for 2017 Requires Record $22.2 Billion in Funding

The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support nearly 93 million of the most vulnerable and marginalized people, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on 5 December 2016 said as it launched a… »

11.12.2016

Roots Action: “Prosecute Henry Kissinger!”

Roots Action:  “Prosecute Henry Kissinger!”

“…Several of Kissinger’s crimes come under treaties that make it mandatory for Norway to prosecute. Kissinger is complicit or a main actor in many violations of the Genocide Convention and of the Geneva Conventions…”. On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of Nobel Peace Prize Watch (“Lay Down… »

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