Peace and Disarmament

19.05.2020

Open letter to U.N. Secretary-General H. E. Mr. António Guterres and in copy to the U.N. General Assembly

Open letter to U.N. Secretary-General H. E. Mr. António Guterres and in copy to the U.N. General Assembly

His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres Secretary-General United Nations Headquarters New York City Dear Mr. Secretary-General, We are writing to you as International Fellowship of Reconciliation, a global movement seeking to transform, through nonviolence, the world away from endless cycles of violence towards justice, reconciliation, and lasting peace. As… »

19.05.2020

Call: “Nobel Peace Prize for the Cuban doctors”

Call: “Nobel Peace Prize for the Cuban doctors”

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world, regardless of latitude, longitude, national borders, or levels of technological and economic development. At an unexpected speed, the virus has spread exponentially among populations, often finding the health systems of many countries unprepared, including European and North American ones. In order to… »

18.05.2020

A Universal Appeal for Humanity to End Militarism and Stop War

A Universal Appeal for Humanity to End Militarism and Stop War

Why the Bouficha Appeal stands for the aspirations of people who want an end to militarized violence on earth. By Abdallah El Harif and Vijay Prashad On March 15, 1950, the World Peace Council sent out the Stockholm Appeal, a short text that called for a… »

18.05.2020

How Many Revelations Does It Take to Make a Light Bulb Go Off?

How Many Revelations Does It Take to Make a Light Bulb Go Off?

The U.S. government is certainly in the running for worst handling of coronavirus on earth. Where did this grotesque incompetence and indifference to human lives come from so suddenly? What if it was always there? What if it’s to be found in long-standing U.S. policies on environment, energy, labor, healthcare,… »

16.05.2020

PAX calls for EU to stop Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank

PAX calls for EU to stop Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank

PAX calls on European foreign ministers to agree on concrete measures to show that Israeli annexation of parts of the Palestinian Occupied Territories in the West Bank will have consequences. The European Union needs to make it clear to the Israeli government that the EU will take action if… »

15.05.2020

$72.9 billion. Wasted.

$72.9 billion. Wasted.

By Alicia Sanders-Zakre Nine nuclear armed states spent roughly $73 billion on their nuclear arsenals last year! That’s $138,699 per minute! These numbers come from our latest investigation, published today: “Enough is Enough: Global Nuclear Weapons Spending in 2020.” This estimate includes costs to maintain current nuclear warheads and nuclear… »

13.05.2020

The U.S. Military Is Hell-Bent on Trying to Overpower China

The U.S. Military Is Hell-Bent on Trying to Overpower China

By Vijay Prashad On April 1, Admiral Philip Davidson—the head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command—told the U.S. Congress that he would like $20 billion to create a robust military cordon that runs from California to Japan and down the Pacific Rim of Asia. His proposal—titled “Regain the Advantage”—pointed to the… »

13.05.2020

Antiwar Congressional Candidates 2020

Antiwar Congressional Candidates 2020

In September 2018, I wrote an article about four women who were running for Congress in four separate districts, each speaking against wars and militarism in highly unusual ways. They later all won their elections, joined together, and called themselves a squad. Since taking office, they’ve all been far superior to… »

11.05.2020

25 Years After the Indefinite Extension of The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: A Field of Broken Promises and Shattered Visions

25 Years After the Indefinite Extension of The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: A Field of Broken Promises and Shattered Visions

“I long ago took to heart the words of Omar Bradley, spoken virtually a half century ago, when he observed, having seen the aftermath of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, thus: ‘We live in an age of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We live in a world that has… »

10.05.2020

US Blocks UN Global Ceasefire Resolution, Objecting to Indirect Reference to World Health Organization

US Blocks UN Global Ceasefire Resolution, Objecting to Indirect Reference to World Health Organization

“It’s bad enough that Trump is responsible for so many deaths in his own country, now he is actively complicit in causing even more across the globe.” By Julia Conley, staff writer – Common Dreams International diplomats were stunned and frustrated Friday night after the U.S. again blocked a United Nations… »

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