Peace and Disarmament

20.10.2016

Rigged

Rigged

By David Swanson The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn’t rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who believed that giving one candidate far more coverage than others was good for their ratings. The… »

14.10.2016

Nuclear Disarmament – A challenge for the New UN Chief

Nuclear Disarmament – A challenge for the New UN Chief

Analysis by Alyn Ware* NEW YORK (IDN) – The United Nations General Assembly has on October 13 affirmed António Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal and UN High Commissioner for Refugees, as the next United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG). The UN Security Council had on October 5 nominated him for… »

11.10.2016

Peru and Ecuador destroyed over 10,000 landmines along border

Peru and Ecuador destroyed over 10,000 landmines along border

A report published in the Andina Newspaper confirms that “Peru and Ecuador have destroyed over 10,500 anti-personnel landmines placed during the countries’ military conflict as part of humanitarian demining works, Ecuador President Rafael Correa affirmed during the opening of the 10th Peru-Ecuador Binational Cabinet on Friday. “The Ecuadorian Head… »

11.10.2016

Selfies for nonviolence at IPB congress 2016

Selfies for nonviolence at IPB congress 2016

During the last Congress of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) held in Berlin, Pressenza asked the participants to take a selfie with four of the historical “fathers” of Nonviolence: Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Marthin Luther King and Silo. Just one of the ways to show our support for the… »

10.10.2016

Susi Snyder: soon all nuclear weapons will be declared illegal

Susi Snyder: soon all nuclear weapons will be declared illegal

Pressenza interviewed Susi Snyder at IPB World Congress in Berlin “Disarm! For a climate of Peace”. According to Susi Snyder we are reaching the point where all nuclear weapons will be declared illegal. Let’s hope that in 2017 we will have this treaty, because it will be a very big… »

10.10.2016

World Congress in Berlin Demands Demilitarization of Minds

World Congress in Berlin Demands Demilitarization of Minds

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed,” declares the Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO. This is also the crux of the message emerging from the… »

09.10.2016

Mixed responses to the Nobel Peace Prize given to Colombian President

Mixed responses to the Nobel Peace Prize given to Colombian President

Many are outraged that this year’s Nobel Peace Price went to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Others thought it is a good idea that will support the continuation of the Peace process in spite of the NO vote. Here are some of the arguments for and against. Nobel Committee Gets… »

08.10.2016

Pictures from IPB World Congress in Berlin

Pictures from IPB World Congress in Berlin

With the slogan: “Disarm! For a Climate of Peace”, the IPB World Congress 2016 on Military and Social Spending took place from the 30th of September to the 2nd of October in Berlin and more than a thousand people participated. See below some of the pictures from the Congress. Pictures… »

08.10.2016

Peace movement once again strengthened in the streets of Berlin

Peace movement once again strengthened in the streets of Berlin

The peace movement has had a lot of beginnings in recent years. This time it could be a beginning that actually continues. More than 8000 participated in Berlin in a peace demonstration with the slogan “Down with the weapons!!! – cooperation instead of NATO confrontation, disarmament instead of social cutbacks”. »

08.10.2016

Imagining a World Beyond War

Imagining a World Beyond War

A conference at American University asks a fundamental question: How can ordinary people take action to put an end to war? Over 300 people gathered last week at a conference at American University in Washington, DC, which brought together a remarkable assembly… »

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