Peace and Disarmament

02.10.2016

Damned Nations, cursed Arms Trade

Damned Nations, cursed Arms Trade

By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/5291 Samantha Nutt has spent decades working on humanitarian aid in war zones. Her book, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid, is rich in wisdom drawn from experience. But more powerful and pointed, and worth beginning and ending with, is her talk titled “The Real… »

01.10.2016

Whose work was the inspiration for the first nuke-free country?

Whose work was the inspiration for the first nuke-free country?

By MARILYN WARING 27 September 2016 for openDemocracy If you were growing up in New Zealand and Australia post World War II, there’s a chance you knew about the United States using the Marshall Islands as a nuclear testing site from 1947 until 1962. In an agreement signed with the… »

30.09.2016

David Rojas on Face 2 Face

David Rojas on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with David Rojas, concerning his work Piezas Faltantes (Missing Pieces), an intervention that brings to life the memory of people in Colombia who went missing due to the political armed conflict. »

29.09.2016

Silo, Nobel Peace Summit: “A nonviolent world”

Silo, Nobel Peace Summit: “A nonviolent world”

As we approach Oct 2nd International Nonviolence Day which will be celebrated in Berlin at the IPB Conference with living Peace and Nonviolence signs, we reproduce here an abstract of the 2009 speech by Silo publishe by New Humanist US http://newhumanist.us/?p=708 “November 11, 2009 Silo, the founder of Universalist Humanism and… »

29.09.2016

Governments submit draft resolution to commence ban treaty negotiations

Governments submit draft resolution to commence ban treaty negotiations

A group of governments have submitted a draft UN General Assembly resolution to start negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons. The document was circulated on Wednesday by its lead sponsors Austria, Mexico, South Africa, Ireland, Brazil and Nigeria and follows on from the recommendation of a UN Working… »

27.09.2016

The Colombians for Peace Took Times Square

The Colombians for Peace Took Times Square

The Colombian community for Peace gathered in Times Square to celebrate the end of the war after 52 years, while the agreements between the FARC and the government of Juan Manuel Santos was signed in Cartagena Colombia. A symbolic act that precedes the real challenge of this historical process: the… »

26.09.2016

Deutsche Welle files suit against Turkish ministry

Deutsche Welle files suit against Turkish ministry

Deutsche Welle has filed a claim in a civil court in Ankara for the return of video material containing an interview with a Turkish minister. Following the filming of a TV interview in Ankara on September 5, 2016 for the Deutsche Welle broadcast series “Conflict Zone”… »

25.09.2016

Colombia: real peace in an era of phony war

Colombia: real peace in an era of phony war

While a “new Condor Plan” is rumoured to be stalking the region, Colombia might need more than a sideways glance from self-absorbed neighbours in the years to come. by Ivan Briscoe for OpenDemocracy On a rough count over the month of August, six coups were said to be under… »

25.09.2016

UN Security Council Bans Nuke Tests But Not Bombs

UN Security Council Bans Nuke Tests But Not Bombs

Analysis by Ramesh Jaura NEW YORK (IDN) – One day ahead of the twentieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), the United Nations Security Council adopted a Resolution on reinforcing the de facto global ban on nuclear weapons testing established 20 years ago. »

24.09.2016

CTBT 20 Years On: Finishing the ‘Unfinished Business’

CTBT 20 Years On: Finishing the ‘Unfinished Business’

Analysis by Tariq Rauf Tariq Rauf is Director of the Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), formerly the Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination at the International Atomic Energy Agency. STOCKHOLM (IDN) – On September 21, three days before the 20th… »

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