Peace and Disarmament

17.12.2016

Australia’s No to Prohibit-Nukes Resolution Triggers Debate

Australia’s No to Prohibit-Nukes Resolution Triggers Debate

By Neena Bhandari As the curtain falls on 2016, the year that marked the fifth anniversary of Fukushima and the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disasters, sending a sombre reminder of the devastating humanitarian and environmental consequences of these weapons of mass destruction, the resolve to free the world of… »

16.12.2016

Stop all weapons sale to the Saudi regime!

Stop all weapons sale to the Saudi regime!

The Obama administration just blocked a new sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Concerned over the high rate of civilian casualties caused by the Saudi bombings in Yemen, the White House stopped a Raytheon sale of 16,000 guided munition kits valued at $350 million. This a great step forward — thanks to… »

15.12.2016

Think Politicians Are Trying to Scare You? You’re Not Paranoid.

Think Politicians Are Trying to Scare You? You’re Not Paranoid.

By David Swanson Part I. Personal Wednesday evening I answered the phone, and a man pretending to work for the local sheriff’s department asked me to identify myself, told me that the call would be recorded because it might be used against me in a court of law, and ordered… »

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… »

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… »

05.12.2016

War based on deception: Bush’s Iraq lies, uncontested, will haunt us under Donald Trump

War based on deception: Bush’s Iraq lies, uncontested, will haunt us under Donald Trump

This article by Medea Benjamin originally appeared on AlterNet. The CODEPINK Tribunal taking place Dec. 1 and 2, and live streamed by the Real News, is a historic collection of testimonies about the lies and costs of the Iraq war. It takes on new meaning with the incoming Trump administration, and the hawks… »

05.12.2016

Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue with Johan Galtung on Ukraine, Trump, Putin, Gandhi, and…

Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue with Johan Galtung on Ukraine, Trump, Putin, Gandhi, and…

By Dr. Gary Corseri “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” — From “The Sermon on the Mount” [Interviewer’s Note: A man who has published more than 150 books and 1500 articles on peace and related issues; the founder of the TRANSCEND… »

05.12.2016

Global arms industry: USA remains dominant despite decline; sales rise in Western Europe and Russia

Global arms industry: USA remains dominant despite decline; sales rise in Western Europe and Russia

Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $370.7 billion in 2015 according to new data on the international arms industry released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The sales of arms and military services companies in the… »

05.12.2016

Denmark withdraws from airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Denmark withdraws from airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Denmark announced on Friday 2nd of December, its decision to suspend military operations of its seven F-16 fighter jets in Syria and Iraq. A few days beforehand, a military investigation indicated that Danish fighter jets were involved in a September 17th airstrike by the coalition, in which a series of… »

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