Tag Archives: United Nations
The global arms trade is experiencing its greatest boom since the Cold War, fueled by horrific wars in the Middle East and revitalized power rivalries among China, Russia and the United States.
How can war’s status as a crime effectively deter the world’s leading war-maker from threatening and launching more wars, large and small? How can laws against war actually be put to use?
“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.” —Gandhi The “Non-Violence” (or “Knotted Gun”) sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd on display at the UN Visitors’ Plaza. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on […]
The U.S. bombings in 8 countries in the past 8 years have all been illegal under the U.N. Charter.
Here in the U.S we often refer to all persons displaced by war as refugees. Yet the number of conflict-related internally displaced persons far exceeds the number of refugees. By Linda Hoover WAMM Newsletter Volume 35 Number 4 July 2017 Media for the people! Learn more about Rise Up Times. People supported news. No Peace! […]
VFP is profoundly disappointed the United States has refused to take part in the negotiations at the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons.
Saudi coalition airstrikes have hit at least four hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders.
UK perspectrives on the US and Sytia, chemical weapons, Facebook and phychologiccal warfare through social media
Peace activists Ann Wright and Marie Braun are featured on Northern Sun News with Don Olson on KFAI Radio. PLAYLIST TRACKS: Listen Now Download Guest: Marie Braun Title: Peace Activist Topics: Report on peace movement, questions for Sen Amy Klobuchar, update on local peace activities Guest: Ann Wright Title: US Army Cool (Ret) former US Foreign Service Officer […]
We need to listen to John Pilger’s warning and break the silence about the possible use of nuclear weapons.
Three video segments cover peace and Iran, health care, and the rights of working people. A link to the full 70-minute interview and transcript is included. Over the first 75 days of the Trump administration, the White House has taken multiple steps to escalate the possibility of a U.S. war with Iran. Trump included Iran on both […]
In Minnesota, following the police shooting death of Philando Castile, protests caused part of a highway to shut down. …Minnesota legislators drafted bills that would punish highway protestors with heavy fines and prison time and would make protesters liable for the policing costs of an entire protest if they individually were convicted of unlawful assembly […]
The world wants nuclear disarmament
Nuclear weapons remain the only weapons of mass destruction not yet outlawed in a comprehensive and universal manner…
Make Nuclear Weapons Illegal. UN Resolution for a “Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons”
This week, delegations to the UN General Assembly could help shift the course of history.
From 2006 to June 30th of this year B’Tselem found Israel demolished more than 1,113 Palestinian homes in the West Bank, making homeless 5,199, of whom 2,602 are children.
Over a dozen U.S. lawmakers wrote to President Barack Obama expressing “dismay” over the Saudi-led war in Yemen, backed not just by U.S. arms but also U.S. military advisors.
Evergreene Digest: The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC)
Private military and security companies (PMSC) are the modern reincarnation of a long lineage of private providers of physical force: corsairs, privateers and mercenaries. Mercenaries, which had practically disappeared during the XIXth and XXth centuries, reappeared in the 1960’s during the decolonization period operating mainly in Africa and Asia. Under the United Nations a convention […]