International issues

02.11.2016

UNESCO must go one step further with a cultural boycott of Israel

UNESCO must go one step further with a cultural boycott of Israel

The UN’s record of standing up to Israel’s bully-boy tactics is littered with failure. Last month, however, that trend was bucked when UNESCO adopted two telling resolutions on Jerusalem. Not only did the organisation reject Israel’s claims of ownership within the occupied city, but, more importantly, it also reaffirmed that… »

01.11.2016

US uranium weapons have been used in Syria

US uranium weapons have been used in Syria

By John LaForge | PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service 28 Oct 2016 – This month, the Pentagon admitted it has used uranium weapons in attacks inside Syria — violating its public promise last year that it would not use DU there, and contradicting the claim that US bombing… »

31.10.2016

Gorbachev Appeals for Sanity

Gorbachev Appeals for Sanity

John Scales Avery, Pugwash Nobel Peace Laureate President Mikhail Gorbachev, former leader of the Soviet Union and recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, has appealed to world leaders to reduce the dangerous the tensions which today threaten to plunge human civilization and the biosphere into… »

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. »

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

Mayors seek “a seat at the global table”

Mayors seek “a seat at the global table”

By Santiago Bolaños. In the context of the Habitat III conference that finished today in Quito, Ecuador, mayors from different parts of the world presented the initiative “A seat at the Global Table”.  In the event the mayors sought to take on a protagonist space in the New Urban Agenda. »

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… »

05.10.2016

A Dual World

A Dual World

27.09.2016 Barcelona – Javier Belda “1984” by George Orwell, published in 1949, was one of those books of the so-called dystopian literature, which reached several generations who were captivated by the aesthetics of existentialism’s sombre tones, Pink Floyd’s chords and the “somas” of the time. Orwel recreated “Brave new… »

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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