disarmament

Peace movement once again strengthened in the streets of Berlin

The peace movement has had a lot of beginnings in recent years. This time it could be a beginning that actually continues. More than 8000 participated in Berlin in a peace demonstration with the slogan “Down with the weapons!!! –…

Imagining a World Beyond War

A conference at American University asks a fundamental question: How can ordinary people take action to put an end to war? Over 300 people gathered last week at a conference at American University in Washington, DC, which brought together a…

IPB 2016, the voice of young people

The young people have been among the actors of the 2016 International Peace Bureau World Congress in Berlin. They claim a peaceful world and a future of justice, equity, solidarity and cooperation in which capitalism and militarism can disappear. During…

Thousands protest against NATO & TTIP in front of the Chancellor’s Office in Berlin

This video from the 1st of October 2016, thousands of people demonstrated in front of the Chancellor’s office in Berlin under the slogan “That’s Enough” (“Es reicht“) initiated by Ken Jebsen, founder of the independent & adversarial media outlet KenFM.…

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…

Civil society must put disarmament back on the international agenda

“The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded”, said Ban Ki-moon, well to the point. This is the great challenge that the Peace Congress in Berlin will face. The question of disarmament should be put back on the international agenda…

Militarism and the Young: Youth Gathering at the Disarmament Congress in Berlin

“In many ways the world we live in is unjust and inhumane, especially towards young people. Our social model is established on unlimited economic growth, the extensive use of natural resources, the predominance of capital, domination structures, patriarchy, competition, violence,…

Cuba calls in Geneva for a world free of weapons

Geneva, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated for general disarmament and defended a world free of weapons, primarily nuclear, the representative of the Caribbean island, Rodolfo Benitez, said in Geneva.   During the sixth meeting of the States Parties…

Obama unlikely to change US nuclear weapons policy

The Obama administration is reportedly mulling a change in its nuclear arms policy that would rule out using them first in a conflict. Such a move is not only unlikely – it would also be little more than symbolism. In…

Central African Republic: UN Urges Steps to End Impunity for Rights Abuses

Human Wrongs Watch 10 February 2016 – As the Central African Republic (CAR) prepares for the second round of presidential elections this weekend, a new UN report detailing violations and human rights abuses in the strife-torn nation’s capital late last…

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