Peace and Disarmament

08.10.2016

Colombian President Wins Nobel Prize for Peace Accord, Days After Deal Loses National Referendum

Colombian President Wins Nobel Prize for Peace Accord, Days After Deal Loses National Referendum

We go to Bogotá to get reaction to the selection of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner for his role in pursuing a peace deal to end the nation’s 52-year-old civil war. The move comes after Colombians rejected the peace deal just this past… »

07.10.2016

Food of War, an art collective with plenty of food for thought

Food of War, an art collective with plenty of food for thought

Pressenza met at the IPB Berlin International Peace Conference with Omar, Quintina, Hernán and Simone, from the Arts Collective Food of War http://www.foodofwar.org/ Their idea grew out of plastic arts as an artistic medium regarding war and food after travelling to Israel, where they saw that food in Palestine passes… »

07.10.2016

From placebo nuclear disarmament to a nuke free world

From placebo nuclear disarmament to a nuke free world

Viewpoint by Jayantha Dhanapala* The following is a slightly abridged version of Jayantha Dhanapala’s address to the International Peace Bureau (IPB) World Congress ‘Disarm! For a Climate of Peace’ from September 30 to October 03, 2016 at the Technical University Berlin, Germany. BERLIN (IDN) – We are at a tipping… »

06.10.2016

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… »

06.10.2016

U.N. Court Rejects Marshall Islands’ Suit Against Nuclear Powers

U.N. Court Rejects Marshall Islands’ Suit Against Nuclear Powers

The United Nations International Court of Justice has rejected the Marshall Islands’ bid to sue the United States and other nuclear powers for violating the 1968 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. The Marshall Islands chain, which includes Bikini Atoll, was the subject of dozens of U.S. nuclear tests in the 1940s and… »

06.10.2016

A workshop on the Universal Basic Income in Berlin

A workshop on the Universal Basic Income in Berlin

During the World Congress of the International Peace Bureau in Berlin between September 30th and October 3rd, a workshop on the Universal Basic Income (UBI) took place.  The workshop was coordinated by Juana Perez and Angel Bravo, from the Spanish organization Humanists for a UBI, and Diana Aman and Ralph… »

06.10.2016

Behind the NO Vote in Colombia

Behind the NO Vote in Colombia

Everyone is trying to understand what happened in the referendum to ratify the Colombian peace agreement. A few questions immediately come to mind. Why did so few people vote (only 32%) and why did 50.2% vote NO to a peace agreement after 52 years of conflict? The issue needs to… »

05.10.2016

Inspiring Youths demand more space in the Peace Movement

Inspiring Youths demand more space in the Peace Movement

At the IPB Disarmament Congress in Berlin this weekend around 40 young people from 15 different nations met during a Youth Gathering. Pressenza interviewed three of them: Marie Cucurella from France, Emma Pritchard from England and Simon Ott from Germany. Mostly European countries were represented but also youths… »

05.10.2016

Reexamining History with Noam Chomsky: US Elite’s view of European Fascism before WW2

Reexamining History with Noam Chomsky: US Elite’s view of European Fascism before WW2

This video is the beginning of a new series called “Reexamining History” in which we explore history and surface facts that are usually suppressed and/or ignored in mainstream historical literature. In this part of Reexaming History, we talk to Prof.Noam Chomsky about the time period before World War II… »

05.10.2016

The Marshall Islands: Courage, Foresight and Accountability

The Marshall Islands: Courage, Foresight and Accountability

By Rick Wayman. The International Court of Justice has determined that it does not have jurisdiction in the nuclear disarmament cases brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom (UK). By an 8-8 vote, with President Ronny Abraham of France issuing the… »

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