Demilitarization

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Is NATO Still Necessary?

By Sharon Tennison, David Speedie and Krishen Mehta April 18, 2020 From The National Interest The coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world brings a prolonged public health crisis into sharp focus—along with the bleak prospect of a long-term economic […]

Tom Hastings

A New Earth Day

By Tom H. Hastings, April 22, 2020 When I was born 70 years ago there was no Earth Day. That only started 50 years ago. Before Earth Day the US military used to pollute. A local newspaper in Utah reported that several […]

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Demilitarizing The Response To Climate Change

April 17, 2020 From Peace Science Digest Photo credit: Tony Webster This analysis summarizes and reflects on the following research: Boyce, G. A., Launius, S., Williams, J. & Miller, T. (2020). Alter-geopolitics and the feminist challenge to the securitization of […]

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COVID-19 In Afghanistan Could Be Devastating

April 20, 2020 From Voices for Creative Nonviolence UK As Kabul enters a third week of strictly enforced lockdown, what do the restrictions mean for those living below the poverty line? The first item on everyone’s minds is food. Some fear […]

US and Russia blocking UN plans for a global ceasefire amid crisis

By Simon Tisdal, The Guardian, April 19, 2020 The Trump administration and Russia are blocking efforts to win binding UN security council backing for a global ceasefire to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed more than 150,000 lives […]

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Call To Government To Help Extend Global Ceasefire

By John Harvey, April 17, 2020 From Dispatch Two civic organisations have written to the government imploring SA to continue efforts to maintain the global ceasefire largely being adhered to as a means of containing the coronavirus. More than 70 […]

Canada's capital

100 Prominent Canadians Ask Trudeau to Lift Sanctions Now!

April 14, 2020 The Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War and the Mouvement Québécois pour la paix/Quebec Movement for Peace today are forwarding to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau an open letter from one hundred prominent Canadians, asking the PM to […]

World BEYOND War in South Africa Urges South African Government to Lead on Global Ceasefire

World BEYOND War, April 14, 2020 SOUTH AFRICA URGED TO SUPPORT UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL’S CALL FOR A GLOBAL CEASEFIRE IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST COVID-19  —  BY PROHIBITING ARMS EXPORTS World BEYOND War—South Africa and the Greater Macassar Civic Association have […]

The Economic Benefits of a Global Ceasefire

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, April 13, 2020 There doesn’t seem to be any dispute with the findings of various studies, that investing public dollars in most other things (education, green energy, infrastructure, healthcare, etc.), or not taxing the […]

UN and activists call for Global Ceasefire in 2020

UN Ceasefire Defines War As a Non-Essential Activity

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies At least 70 countries have signed on to the March 23 call by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a worldwide ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like non-essential business and spectator sports, […]