Peace and Disarmament

Interview with Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary

Sharan Burrow is the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). During her time at the head of ITUC, she has helped to foster relations between trade unions and the peace movement – bringing together themes of peace,…

Interview with Professor Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative

“We need to focus on human security for sustainable peace” Landmines are among the most insidious and cruel weapons of all, because they do not distinguish between armed soldiers, civilians or even children. According to the Landmine Monitor 2020, explosive…

Don’t Arm Robots in Policing

Proposed New York City Law a Model for Regulation Elected officials and local authorities across the United States and around the world should consider replicating an innovative legislative proposal that would prohibit police from arming robots used in their law…

Popular initiative against arms exports started

Last week the people’s initiative against arms exports presented itself at a press conference and officially started collecting signatures. The voting rate is: “Within one year, the Senate and the citizenship create a legal basis that prohibits the transport and…

Women who Build the Future: Alexia Tsouni

Started on March 8, International Women’s Day, Pressenza is publishing a series of video interviews entitled “Women who build the future, Towards a nonviolent culture ”. In this interview Marianella Kloka speaks with Alexia Tsouni from Greece. Alexia is an activist…

The pope in Iraq

The Pope’s decision to visit Mesopotamia must be carefully considered, given the complexity of the geopolitical issues of the Near and Middle East. The Pope went to a place that is the scene of a geopolitical clash, where there are…

Hibakusha- Japan’s peaceful warriors awarded a Peace Prize

The International Peace Bureau, IPB awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize to the Japanese organization HIDANKYO who launched the International Signature Campaign in Support of the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. The award ceremony was…

Syria: The Start of a Long Night of Sorrow

On 13 March 2011 in Dara’a, in the south of Syria, 15 teenage boys were arrested by Syrian security police for having written hostile graffiti against President Bashar Al-Assad on a school wall. The arrests led to non-violent protests in…

International arms transfers level off after years of sharp growth; Middle Eastern arms imports grow most, says SIPRI

International transfers of major arms stayed at the same level between 2011–15 and 2016–20. Substantial increases in transfers by three of the top five arms exporters—the USA, France and Germany—were largely offset by declining Russian and Chinese arms exports. Middle…

War Exercise Despite Pandemic (III)

The US Army Europe and the Bundeswehr prepare for the major Defender Europe 21 large-scale exercise – targeting Russia. NATO countries are preparing for a second major “Defender Europe” exercise. Opening activities are scheduled for May. Last year’s Defender Europe…

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