Peace and Disarmament

27.10.2016

UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

The United Nations today adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. At a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with… »

27.10.2016

European Parliament votes in favour of a nuclear weapons ban

European Parliament votes in favour of a nuclear weapons ban

European Union’s legislature takes clear stance on upcoming negotiations on international treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons: the EU’s Member States should “support the convening” and “participate substantively” in its negotiation.  Today the European Parliament took a clear stance to support the negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons. »

27.10.2016

The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War

The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War

December 1 & 2 2016, Washington, DC After 14 years of costly war based on lies, it’s time for truth and accountability. The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War will unify the global anti-war/peace movements with other justice movements by uplifting testimonies of the costs of this war—and war itself. »

27.10.2016

Tens of thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women walking for peace.

Tens of thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women walking for peace.

Muslim and Jewish Women have spent the last two weeks marching for peace and even marched outside the Israeli President’s residence. Thanks to Women Wage Peace for their bravery. (Youtube comments) How thousands of Palestinian and Israeli women are waging peace / By Riman Barakat, +972, 25.10.16 The thousands… »

27.10.2016

Opinion: Arms exports – Germany a party to war

Opinion: Arms exports – Germany a party to war

Once again, Germany’s arms exports have increased – including to Saudi Arabia. The oil-rich kingdom is waging war in Yemen. By supplying it with weapons Germany, too, is a warring party, writes Matthias von Hein. “The German government pursues a restrained, responsible arms export policy.” These are the reassuring words… »

25.10.2016

The EU could be about to give a 3.5 billion euro subsidy to arms companies

The EU could be about to give a 3.5 billion euro subsidy to arms companies

Do we want a social Europe that invests in people and peace, or do we want one that focuses on arms, militarism and war? By Andrew Smith 24 October 2016 for openDemocracy This week the European Parliament will be debating the general… »

24.10.2016

David Swanson: “We need to unite globally around opposition to the entire institution of war”

David Swanson: “We need to unite globally around opposition to the entire institution of war”

In your website http://worldbeyondwar.org/ you say: “We strive to replace a culture of war with one of peace, in which nonviolent means of conflict resolution take the place of bloodshed”. So which role and value can nonviolence have in building such a culture? Nonviolent action can play at least… »

24.10.2016

The week the world agreed to make nuclear weapons illegal

The week the world agreed to make nuclear weapons illegal

It’s time This week, delegations to the UN General Assembly could help shift the course of history. This sounds dramatic, especially for First Committee. While it always presents a good opportunity for progress, First Committee can sometimes seem like a recycling facility for statements and resolutions. Some of the proposals… »

22.10.2016

Steve Amsel: Peace is possible and WILL become a reality. There is no other alternative!

Steve Amsel: Peace is possible and WILL become a reality. There is no other alternative!

by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. In the following interview with Steve Amsel of the DesertPeace portal, a Jew fighting for peace and against militarism and colonialism in Israel. Just like us at ProMosaik, for Steve “anti-Zionism” never means anti-Semitism, but is the opposition to a colonialist mentality in which… »

20.10.2016

Jürgen Grässlin: ‘We all have to realize the utopia of peace’

Jürgen Grässlin: ‘We all have to realize the utopia of peace’

We have met and interviewed the prominent German peace activist Jürgen Grässlin during the Conference about Utopia at the Monastero del Bene Comune in Sezano (Verona), Italy. Grässlin, an arms trade expert who has already collaborated with Pressenza during the 2016 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum and the last… »

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