The February meeting of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Defense Ministers, the first since President Biden took power, revealed an antiquated, 75-year-old alliance that, despite its military failures in Afghanistan and Libya, is now turning its military madness toward two more formidable, nuclear-armed enemies: Russia and China.
Huge military budgets will not protect us from extinction. Nations must redirect spending towards human security and peacekeeping now.
March 1 marks the resumption of hearings in Vancouver in the extradition trial of Meng Wanzhou. It also marks an event by her supporters in Canada, determined to block her deportation to the USA where she would stand trial again on fraud charges that could potentially put her in jail for over 100 years.
Agence France-Presse reports that the 15-member United Nations Security Council will hold a video-conference summit this coming Tuesday February 23 to discuss the impact of “global warming on world peace.”
Autonomous weapon systems can make killing both more convenient and cheaper. Now the world may face a new arms race and an international ban is urgent, according to the peace movement. But the Swedish government’s line is a question mark.
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