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16.03.2016

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today concluded the preliminary phase of oral arguments in nuclear disarmament cases brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The hearings, which took place at the ICJ from 7-16 March, were the first contentious cases… »

16.03.2016

Understanding self-hatred in world affairs

Understanding self-hatred in world affairs

If you have ever wondered why the global elite hoards their wealth instead of using it to help break down the violence and injustice in our world, I would like to suggest an answer to your question: self-hatred. If you have ever wondered why weapons manufacturers make weapons to kill… »

15.03.2016

Day Six at the ICJ: Contempt of Court

Day Six at the ICJ: Contempt of Court

This morning at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) presented final oral arguments in its nuclear disarmament case against India during this phase. Phon van den Biesen, co-agent of the Marshall Islands, opened the session with a strong condemnation of India’s active participation… »

11.03.2016

Day Five at the ICJ: Everybody’s doing it

Day Five at the ICJ: Everybody’s doing it

The Marshall Islands wrapped up the first week of hearings in its nuclear disarmament cases with oral arguments against the United Kingdom. The RMI arguments outlined why the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should declare jurisdiction in this case, and rebutted arguments presented by the UK on Wednesday to… »

08.03.2016

Day Two at the ICJ: Where Is Pakistan?

Day Two at the ICJ: Where Is Pakistan?

Observers arrived at the International Court of Justice this morning expecting to hear the first in a series of four days of oral arguments in the Marshall Islands vs. Pakistan nuclear disarmament case. Instead, Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the International Court of Justice, announced that Pakistan had decided not… »

07.03.2016

Day One at the ICJ: Marshall Islands shines against India

Day One at the ICJ: Marshall Islands shines against India

It was an historic day at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as oral arguments in the first-ever contentious cases on nuclear disarmament began at the ICJ. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) argued strongly in favor of the ICJ holding jurisdiction in the case that the RMI has… »

02.03.2016

Marshall Islands’ nuclear weapons case to be heard in The Hague

Marshall Islands’ nuclear weapons case to be heard in The Hague

Like the Nazgul, in Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings, the nine nuclear-armed states wield a power to destroy us all.  Will Frodo Baggins (in the form of the Republic of the Marshall Islands) a mild-mannered hobbit that never had cause to fight with anyone before be able to bring nuclear… »

02.03.2016

Tony deBrum’s speech on the 62nd anniversary of the Bravo-H bomb, Yaizu City

Tony deBrum’s speech on the 62nd anniversary of the Bravo-H bomb, Yaizu City

  From Joseph Gerson (abolition-caucus email group) Yesterday he was in Japan, where he marched with 2,000 Japanese peace activists and Hibakusha to the tomb of Kuboyama Aikichi, the first of the crew members of the Fifth Lucky Dragon’s to die from the H-bomb’s fallout, which also devastated the people… »

26.02.2016

An Open Letter to the people of West Papua

An Open Letter to the people of West Papua

This Open Letter to the People of West Papua is by both James Burrowes & Robert J. Burrowes, father and son:  Hollandia party – West Papuan and Australian coastwatchers in WWII   Coastwatcher Sgt-Mjr. Simogun BEM LSM in WWII From James: I have been very impressed with the information gleaned… »

23.02.2016

Hoovering up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Hoovering up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

A gyre in oceanography is any large system of rotating ocean current, particularly those involved with large wind movements. Gyres are caused by the Coriolis effect; planetary spin or vorticity along with horizontal and vertical friction causing drag, that determines the circulation patterns from the torque of the wind caused… »

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