Peace Wave 2024

International Peace Bureau and World BEYOND War held the third-annual 24-hour peacewave on June 22-23, 2024. This was a 24-hour-long Zoom featuring live peace actions in the streets and squares of the world, moving around the globe with the sun. There was a live Q&A section on Zoom for the last 10 minutes of each hour.

This Peace Wave happened during the RIMPAC war rehearsals in the Pacific and just prior to protests of NATO’s meeting in Washington in July.

The Peace Wave supports work for global peace and opposes military buildup including alliances like NATO, its partnerships around the globe, and related alliances such as AUKUS.

The peace wave visits dozens of locations around the globe and include rallies, concerts, production of artworks, blood drives, installation of peace poles, dances, speeches, and public demonstrations of all variety.

Watch the 2024 Peace Wave

Detailed Agenda

Part 01 (13:00 to 15:00 UTC):
Part 01.1: (13:00 to 14:00 UTC) UK, Ireland, Portugal (European)
Part 01.2: (14:00 to 15:00 UTC) Ghana, Liberia, Morocco, DR Congo, Cameroon, Angola

With contributions from Sophie Bolt, Vice-Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in UK; Niamh Ní Bhriain, War and Pacification Programme Coordinator for the Transnational Institute; Edward Horgan, Member of the Board of Directors of WBW; and Representatives from WBW Chapter in Cameroon.

Part 02 (15:00 to 17:00 UTC): South America / América del Sur – Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela

English is below Spanish.
Este sábado 22 de junio, desde América del Sur, realizaremos un Encuentro por la Paz (virtual) y así nos uniremos a la jornada internacional de la “Ola por la Paz” que ha convocado IPB y World BEYOND War.
Fecha: Sábado 22 de junio 2024
Hora: 10:00 am, hora de Colombia y Perú / 11:00, hora de Chile / 12:00 pm hora de Argentina y Brasil / 15:00 hora UTC
 Estarán con nosotras y nosotros:
– Alfonso Insuasty Rodríguez, del grupo Kavilando, desde Colombia.
– Carmen Diniz, del Comité Internacional por la Paz, la Justicia y la Dignidad de los Pueblos, Capítulo Brasil
– Paola Gallo, co presidenta del Movimiento por la Paz, la soberanía y la solidaridad entre los pueblos (Mopassol), desde Argentina
– Guillemo Burneo, COMISEDE y Programa Radial “Aldea Global”, desde Perú
– Pablo Ruiz, del Observatorio por el Cierre de la Escuela de las Américas en Chile
–  Alianza Global de Ministerios e Infraestructuras para la Paz
–  Alianza Iberoamericana por la Paz (AIPP)
This Saturday, June 22, from South America, we will hold a virtual Peace Event to join the international day of the “Peace Wave” convened by IPB and World BEYOND War.
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024 Time: 10:00 am, Colombia and Peru time / 11:00 am, Chile time / 12:00 pm, Argentina and Brazil time / 15:00 UTC
We will be joined by:
  • Alfonso Insuasty Rodríguez, from the Kavilando group, Colombia
  • Carmen Diniz, from the International Committee for Peace, Justice, and the Dignity of Peoples, Brazil Chapter
  • Paola Gallo, co-president of the Movement for Peace, Sovereignty, and Solidarity among Peoples (Mopassol), Argentina
  • Guillermo Burneo, COMISEDE and “Aldea Global” Radio Program, Peru
  • Pablo Ruiz, from the Observatory for the Closure of the School of the Americas in Chile
  • Global Alliance of Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace
  • Ibero-American Peace Alliance (AIPP)


Part 03 (17:00 to 19:00 UTC): USA and Canada (Eastern Time Zone)

MC will be Kathy Kelly, President of World BEYOND War.

Agenda will include:

1:00-1:15 Peace Rally in Philadelphia with WILPF and the Granny Peace Brigade and the Peace Walkers on their way from Maine to DC, including 8:37 video and live discussion with Linda Battiste, Tina Shelton, Jean Haskell, Tarak Kauff, and Ellen Davidson.

1:15-1:25 Peace Rally in Honeywood, Ontario, including recorded video not yet provided and live discussion with Shelley Hannah.

1:25-1:30 Rally Speech and Music in 5:12 video by Taeje Lee, President of Second Generation of Korean A-Bomb Victims, at the Korean Peace Memorial in the Hiroshima Peace Park playing on the traditional Korean instrument the Taegum a song called “Spring of the Hometown.” The song is for all the lost souls of Korea who perished in the A bomb attacks. Thanks to Brad Wolf.

1:30-1:45 Peace Activism from Madison, Wisconsin, with World BEYOND War and CODEPINK, including 8:03 highlights video of recent actions, live music by Sergey Levitskiy — a singer-songwriter and peace activist from Madison, WI. His lyrics discuss themes of self-exploration, spirituality, empathy, and self-healing. Previously he worked as a theater composer and sound designer in Ithaca, NY. He is a member of Madison for a World Beyond War, and CODEPINK Madison.

1:45 LIVE DISCUSSION AND Q&A WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE: Linda Battiste, Tina Shelton, Jean Haskell, Tarak Kauff, and Ellen Davidson, Shelley Hannah, Sergey Levitskiy.


2:00-2:15 Peace Rally in Asheville, North Carolina, live with Ken Jones and Paige Huzyak, with Rebecca Holden filming. Reject Raytheon AVL is an Asheville, NC anti-war group that has been organizing a weekly bridge bannering event for Palestine for almost 5 months. For the Peace Wave, we will be joining this group live on the bridge and hearing from some of the activists holding the banners. Will begin with David showing some photos of past actions at same location.

2:15-2:25 Music by Ben Grosscup including 10:42 video.

Ben sings about the ideas and values of the revolutionary social movements he’s part of. Drawing upon activist folk singing traditions, he brings new songs to the rallies, strikes, picket lines, and virtual events where they’re most relevant. He leads purposeful group singing that raises political consciousness. Ben is executive director of The People’s Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle, a diverse community of singers, artists, and activists that cultivates music and cultural work as catalysts for a just and peaceful world. PMN hosts regular online and in-person musical collaborations, involving artists world-wide.

2:25 – 2:40 Highlights from this month’s Daniel Ellsberg Week across the United States and live discussion with Ryan Black and Macgregor Eddy, including 10:18 video of events at Vandenberg “Space Force” Base and in San Francsico.

MacGregor Eddy is a nurse and antiwar activist, member of WILPF, the War Resisters League, and the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. She first protested against the Vietnam War in 1965. She protested the Gulf War in 1991 and the Iraq War in 2003. She was arrested for nuclear missile protests at Vandenburg AFB, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011.

Ryan Black is the Organizing Coordinator at where he leads efforts for and serves as Managing Editor for He was a Campaign Manager for a U.S. congressional race in 2018 and has served in numerous consulting and content production roles for campaigns. Ryan’s articles have appeared on Common Dreams, ZNetwork, LA Progressive, CounterPunch and Nation of Change. He recently Co-Directed and edited the short documentary “A Common Insanity: A conversation with Daniel Ellsberg about Nuclear Weapons”.

2:40-2:50 Excerpt (9:44 video) from brand new film The Revolution’s Promise by Sally Campbell and Michael McNamara with thanks to The Freedom Theatre (Jenin) & Artists on the Frontline (Zoe Lafferty). The Revolution’s Promise is a dramatic presentation written in 2022. It tells the story of The Freedom Theatre, located in Jenin Refugee Camp, West Bank, occupied Palestinian territories, Israel-Palestine. It also tells the stories of five Palestinian artists and three directors of cultural centres in the West Bank & Gaza. The project, which is about cultural resistance to the Israeli occupation, is a fundraiser for The Freedom Theatre, who right now are working primarily with traumatized children in Jenin Camp, using theatre & art to help them grapple with their current reality – life in a war zone. Sally Campbell is a retired mediator/lawyer & teacher in the field of conflict engagement. She now applies her energy to writing on peace & social justice issues, some of which can be found on Sally has always loved theatre and the power of art to influence people. She lives on Hornby Island, BC with her husband, Michael McNamara, an architectural designer & community activist, living and working on Hornby Island, BC. He has been actively involved with community & social justice issues since moving to Canada in 1969 as a Vietnam War resister. Michael is also a photographer & flutist. Michael & Sally live on the unceded traditional territory of the K’omox & Pentlatch First Nations.

2:50 LIVE DISCUSSION WITH ALL THOSE FEATURED THIS HOUR: Ken Jones, Paige Huzyak, Ben Grosscup, Ryan Black, MacGregor Eddy, Sally Campbell, and Michael McNamara.

Also Hope to Include: Music from Dave Lippman

Part 04 (19:00 to 21:00 UTC): Mexico and Central America

Hora exacta


Lugar específico

(Ciudad, País)

Nombre del participante (Organización/ Particular)

Descripción de la actividad





Gabriel Aguirre


En Vivo


Ciudad de México.

Frente a la Embajada de EE.UU en México

Observatorio DDHH de los Pueblos, Capítulo de WBW

Ola de la Paz en México contra el Genocidio en Palestina



San Salvador.


Capítulo de WBW

Tarde cultural en solidaridad con Palestina


2:05 p.m.

San José Costa Rica

Centro de Amigos para la Paz

Actividad política-cultural por la Ola de la Paz

En vivo

2:30 p.m.

San José Costa Rica

Mundo Sin Guerras y sin violencia

Actividad deportiva-cultural por la Ola de la Paz


2:50 p.m


Equipo de reflexión e investigación

Intervención Joaquín Mejía

Mensaje a la Ola de la Paz

En vivo

2:00 p.m. 


Héctor Pardo

Mensaje a la Ola de la Paz y la VI Conferencia por el equilibrio del mundo 

Video (3

Part 05 (21:00 to 23:00 UTC): USA and Canada (Pacific and Mountain Time Zone)

MC will be David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War

5:00 – 5:25 Music and Action from Washington State, presented by Elizabeth Murray, including 11:03 music video from Orcas Island-based Irthlingz Duo, 10:00 Mother’s Day video, and discussion by Elizabeth Murray.

On Mother’s Day in Poulsbo, Washington – May 12th, 2024 – six activists from the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action were cited for blocking traffic at the entrance to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, where eight of the US Navy’s 14 Trident ballistic missile submarines (SSBN’s) are deployed.  According to Hans Kristensen of the Federation of American Scientists, those eight nuclear submarines based at Bangor comprise “the most powerful military force on the planet.” Each Trident submarine is estimated to deploy a total of 15,236 kilotons of nuclear warheads, equivalent to 1,000 Hiroshima bombs per submarine.  The Bangor base represents the largest concentration of nuclear weapons in the world. Ground Zero Mission Statement:  “Founded in 1977, the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action offers the opportunity to explore the meaning and practice of nonviolence from a perspective of deep spiritual reflection, providing a means for witnessing to and resisting all nuclear weapons, especially Trident.  We seek to go to the root of violence and injustice in our world and experience the transforming power of love through nonviolent direct action.”  (

Elizabeth Murray served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East in the National Intelligence Council before retiring in 2010 after a 27-year career in the U.S. government. She specialized in Middle Eastern political and media analysis, and has lived and traveled extensively in the region. She has been a consistent campaigner against U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. A strong advocate of free speech and press freedoms, she has worked for the release of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange, whom she visited personally while he was in London’s Ecuadorean Embassy. Elizabeth is a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) and the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence ( In 2018 she was a passenger aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, and wrote a series of articles about her experience. She is slated to be a passenger aboard the Gaza-bound solidarity ship ‘Handala’ later this summer. She speaks German, Spanish and Arabic. For seven years Elizabeth served as Member-in-Residence at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, Washington, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to nonviolent resistance against the Trident nuclear submarine system and other nuclear weapons (

5:25 – 5:30 Music from Dave Lippman: 3:15 video of “But Hamas.”

5:30-5:45 Peace Caravan 10:02 video and live discussion from Canada, with Ellen Woodsworth.

5:45 LIVE DISCUSSION WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE: Elizabeth Murray, Dave Lippman, Ellen Woodsworth.


6:00-6:03 Portland Street Vigil video thanks to Louise Hoff et al.

6:03-6:10 Music from Dave Lippman: 3:57 video of “No Pride in Genocide.”

6:10-6:30 Arms Embargo Campaign in Canada including 19:35 video from Rachel Small.

6:30-7:00 Jews Say No to Genocide in Canada including short videos and live discussion with Louise Smith and Shayle Kilroy.

Part 06 (23:00 to 01:00 UTC): USA (Alaska and Hawaii) and Guam

With Ann Wright and David Mulinix

Part 07 (01:00 to 03:00 UTC): Australia, New Zealand

Live and recently recorded in Australia with Alison Broinowski, Ava Broinowski, Cathy Vogan, Sandra Handley, Tony Batchelor (Peace In OUR Lifetime).

First Hour:

 Peace WaveContent 

Alison Broinowski

1’30 minutes.

2. Acknowledgement of Country

Ava Broinowski


We are reporting from the unceded lands of the Guringai People, Wallumattagal, Cammeraygal and Bidjigal People of the Dharug Nation, and the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, as well as from Widjabul Wia-bal land of the Bandjalung Nation. In acknowledging their Country, we pay our respects to elders, past and present. 
3. Program outline, list of speakers

Alison Broinowski


4. In conversation Ali + David

David Shoebridge

Alison Broinowski

12. Peace in Our Lifetime – Lismore

Live video


Wrap up (and music)

Alison Broinowski


Alison BroinowskiintroductionsWorldBEYONDWar, Australians for War Powers Reform 
Ava Broinowski (maybe)Acknowledgement of countryThird year student, University of Sydney 
Cathy VogancompilationConsortium News 
SandraPeace in Our Lifetime, Lismore  
Senator David ShoebridgeSenator, New south Wales  

Second Hour:

We’ll play 50 minutes of video of Dr. John Reuwer, Board Member of World BEYOND War, on tour earlier this year in New Zealand, and discuss it live for the last 10 minutes with John.

This talk, presented by John Reuwer, MD., was hosted by Te Ao o Rongomaraeroa | The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago on February 29, 2024. Dr. Reuwer presents the vision of a World BEYOND War for creating a just and sustainable global peace through abandoning war as national policy. John Reuwer is a retired emergency physician whose practice convinced him of a crying need for alternatives to violence for resolving tough conflicts. This led him to the informal study and teaching of nonviolence for the last 35 years, with peace team field experience in Haiti, Colombia, Central America, Palestine/Israel, and several US inner cities. He has also studied and lectured in peace studies at Virginia Tech, Radford University, St. Michaels College, Elizabethtown College, The University of Vermont, and the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle, PA. He served for four months as an International Protection Officer with the Nonviolent Peaceforce in South Sudan and most recently worked tirelessly with our Ukrainian board member Yuri Sheliazhenko in Kyiv to create an unarmed civilian protection team to mitigate the danger around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, making trips to the front line to do so. Most recently since John relocated to Washington DC with his wife Laurie from Vermont he has been involved in protests and campaigns with other organisations against the war in Gaza.

Part 08 (03:00 to 05:00 UTC): Japan and South Korea

Part 08 (03:00 to 05:00 UTC): Japan and South Korea
Part 8.1 Japan
03:00 to 04:00
Yayoi Tsushida and Michelle Clemente
5:00 AM11:00 PM11:00 AMJapanJapan Council against A & H Bombs (Gensuikyo)Live stream/ VideoIntroduction by Yayoi Tsushida (5-mins)

Video presentation by Japan Council against A & H Bombs (Gensuikyo)
   JapanJapan Peace CommitteePre-recorded VideoVideo presentation by Japan Peace Committee
   JapanJoseph EssertierPre-recorded VideoPre-recorded video about Japan from Joseph Essertier
   JapanAll contributorsLive StreamQnA with participants and contributors Joseph Essertier
Part 8.2 South Korea
04:00 to 05:00
Choi Sung-hee and Kaia “Curry” Vereide   South KoreaGangjeong International TeamLive stream/ VideoChoi Sung-hee and Kaia “Curry” Vereide, Gangjeong International Team, Gangjeong Village, Jeju Island”

Part 09 (05:00 to 07:00 UTC): Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar

Part 10 (07:00 to 09:00 UTC): Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan

Part 10
07:00 to 09:00
Raza Shah9:00 AM3:00 AM3:00 PM Rt. Vasanthi Ranganathan, Rotary peace activator, Asia cohort, World beyond war alumna
WBW Mohammed Abuhanel
 June 23:
12:30 to 12:40pm (India Time): An overview of the region and the need for regional cooperation

12:40 to 1:00pm. Various messages, pre recorded videos from individual and organizations

1:00 to 2:00pm. Panel Discussion

2:00 to 2:20pm. Interactive Session, Questions/Answers and Comments

2:20 to 2:30pm. Any related peace songs, collective vision (Ideas needed)

Part 11 (09:00 to 11:00 UTC):
Part 11.1: (09:00 to 09:45 UTC) Afghanistan, Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan
Part 11.2: (09:45 to 10:30 UTC) Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Syria
Part 11.3: (10:30 to 11:00 UTC) East Africa (Egypt, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Kenya, S. Africa)

Part 11
09:00 to 11:00
ALLMEP11:00 AM5:00 AM5:00 PM   Exact Time
(UTC) Specific Place
(City, Country) Participant’s name (Organization/ Individual Activity Description Format

9:00 to 9:05 am UK Rachael Liss, ALLMEP Introduction/Greetings Live
9:05 to 9:10 am Currently in USA and UAE. From Gaza but had to flee. Majd and Kamal Al Mashharawi – siblings from Gaza. Alumni of Seeds and Our Generation Speaks. Speaking about peacebuilding work. Gaza perspective. TBD
9:10 to 9:22 am Israel-Palestine Dr. Yeela Raanan – The Regional Council for the Unrecognized Arab Villages in the Negev Speaking about peacebuilding work. Gaza perspective. Bedouin perspective. Video

9:22 to 9:32 am Israel-Palestine Magen Inon, Maoz Inon & Aziz Abu Sarah – bereaved peace entrepreneurs Speaking about peacebuilding work. Bereaved perspective.

9:32 to 9:37 am Israel-Palestine Rula Daood – the National co-Director, Standing Together Speaking about peacebuilding work. Palestinian Citizen of Israel perspective.

9:37 to 9:42am Israel-Palestine Nivine Sandouka – Regional Director, ALLMEP Speaking about peacebuilding work. Palestinian living in East Jerusalem perspective. Live
9:42 to 9:52 am Israel-Palestine Nivine Sandouka – Regional Director, ALLMEP 10 mins Q&A Live
9:52 to 10:02 am Israel-Palestine Parents Circle Family-Forum, multiple Israeli and Palestinian speakers Speaking about peacebuilding work. Bereaved perspective. Video

10:02 to 10:07 am Israel-Palestine-Jordan Tareq Abu Hamed – Executive Director, the Arava Institute Speaking about peacebuilding work. Environmental perspective. TBD
10:07 to 10:20 am Israel-Palestine Menucha Saitowitz and Khitam Abu Bader – Desert Stars Speaking about peacebuilding work. Bedouin & Education perspective. Live
10:20 to 10:25 am Israel-Palestine Stav Salpeter – Director of International Relations and Development, Itaak-Maaki Speaking about peacebuilding work. Women, Peace and Security perspective. Live
10:25 to 10:32 am Israel-Palestine Mohammad Asideh – the Director of Advocacy, Project Rosana Speaking about peacebuilding work. West Bank perspective. Video

10:32 to 10:40 am Israel-Palestine Maisam Jaljuli – CEO, Tsofen-Tashbik Speaking about peacebuilding work. Shared Society, Tech industry perspective. Live
10:40 to 10:45am Israel-Palestine Anton Goodman – Director of Partnerships, Rabbis for Human Rights Speaking about peacebuilding work. Religious Jewish, Human Rights perspective. TBD
10:45 to 10:50am Israel-Palestine Nimala Kharoufeh, Palestinian Freedom School Manager, Combatants for Peace
Speaking about peacebuilding work. Former combattants, non-violence perspective. TBD
10:50 – 10:55 am [might need to cut] Syria George Marrash, Founder of ‘Linked’ and ‘Peace Makers’ Speaking about peacebuilding work. Youth perspective. Video

10:55 – 11:00 am

[might need to cut] Israel-Palestine Hand in Hand Jerusalem school anthem, sung by students. Song. Youth perspective. Video

Video time What MC talking points to go with video Format & Link
8 mins for video (7 for video, 1 for intro) Impact video from Arava Institute
– The Arava institute is an environmental and academic institution in the Middle East, dedicated to preparing future leaders from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and around the world to cooperatively solve the regional and global challenges of our time.

– I wanted to show you this small video clip that the Arava recently put out

– The video shows how the Arava Institute and Damour for Community Development used Track II diplomacy to get the Israeli Civil Administration and Palestinian Authority to agree on a truck line for sewage water to a West Bank wastewater treatment facility to stop it from being dumped into a nature reserve, and for the building of a treated wastewater pipeline to transfer this treated water to Palestinian farms that have come under strain from climate change.

– It is a perfect example of the nexus between Conflict Resolution and the climate fight.
9 minutes (8 for song, 1 for intro)
“Prayer of the Mothers” by Yael Deckelbaum & Layan Hawila at the Joint Memorial Day Ceremony 2024
– I now wanted to share a a song inspired, by ALLMEP member Women Wage Peace and Women of the Sun’s ‘Mothers Call’ which states “We, Palestinian and Israeli women from all walks of life, are united in the human desire for a future of peace, freedom, equality, rights, and security for our children and the next generations” and calls on Israelis and Palestinians, women around the world, their own leaders to resolve the conflict and achieve an inclusive, just peace, with women playing an active role in the negotiation process until its successful resolution, in line with UN Resolution 1325.

– This song was sung during the Joint Memorial – a yearly memorial organized by Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle-Families Forum – that takes place every year to mourn both Palestinian and Israeli lives that have been lost to this horrific conflict. It was sung by Yael Deckelbaum & Layan Hawila.

– It will last about 8 minutes. Video
5 minutes The Jerusalem Youth Chorus – Song at the Joint Memorial Day Ceremony 2024 – The Jerusalem Youth Chorus is made up of West and East Jerusalem young singers sharing their stories and voices for peace, justice, inclusion and equality since 2012. This song that we are about the play was written by members of the chorus in the wake of the war. It was sung at the joint memorial – organised by Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle-Families Forum – a memorial that takes place every year to mourn both Palestinian and Israeli lives that have been lost to this horrific conflict. Video

Part 12 (11:00 to 13:00 UTC):
Part 12.1: (11:00 to 12:00 UTC) Central Europe and Scandinavia
Part 12.2: (12:00 to 13:00 UTC) Ukraine, Russia and Baltic State

Part 12
11:00 to 13:00
Emily Molinari1:00 PM7:00 AM9:00 PM   

With the contribution of many individuals and organizations from different countries:

Alberto Capannini – Operazione Colomba (Ukraine/Italy)
Oleg Bodrov (Russia)
Asya Gagieva (Russia)
Yurii Sheliazhenko (Ukraine)
Aslak Storaker – Organization Stopp NATO (Norway/Nordic region)
Reiner Braun – Protest from Ramstein (Germany)
Dzafer Buzoli (Kosovo)
Florina Tufescu and Maria Cernat – WBW Romanian Chapter (Romania)
Michel Monod – Center for Nonviolent Action (Switzerland)
Chloé Meulewaeter – IPB Spain (Spain/International)
Francesco Vignarca – Rete Italiana Pace e Disarmo (Italy)

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Peace Wave 2023

International Peace Bureau and World BEYOND War held the second-annual 24-hour peacewave on July 8-9, 2023. This was a 24-hour-long Zoom featuring live peace actions in the streets and squares of the world, moving around the globe with the sun.

This was just prior to an annual NATO meeting, and we took the opportunity to oppose all military alliances.

July 9 was also the anniversary of the day in 1955 when Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell and seven other scientists warned that a choice must be made between war and human survival.

The peace wave visited dozens of locations around the globe and included rallies, concerts, production of artworks, blood drives, installation of peace poles, dances, speeches, and public demonstrations of all variety.

Watch highlights:

Schedule for Peace Wave 2023

The Peace Wave 2023 began on July 8 at 13:00 UTC. That meant: 6 a.m. in Los Angeles, 7 a.m. in Mexico City, 9 a.m. in New York, 2 p.m. in London, 4 p.m. in Moscow, 4:30 p.m. in Tehran, 6:30 p.m. in New Delhi, 9 p.m. in Beijing, 10 p.m. in Tokyo, 11 p.m. in Sydney, and 1 a.m. the next day in Auckland. It consisted of twelve 2-hour “Parts.” So, each part began two hours after the one before it. Thus, Part 2 was at 8 a.m. in Los Angeles and so forth.  In New York, Part 1 was at 9 a.m., Part 2 at 11 a.m., Part 3 at 1 p.m. and so forth. Below is info on each part.

Part 01 (13:00 to 15:00 UTC):
Part 01.1: (13:00 to 14:00 UTC) UK, Ireland, Portugal (European)
Part 01.2: (14:00 to 15:00 UTC) Ghana, Liberia, Morocco, DR Congo, Cameroon, Angola

13:00 to 13:20 UTCIrelandRoger Cole, Peace and Neutrality AllianceThe sustained attacks on Irish neutrality: Q&A session with Roger Cole, co-founder and Chair of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance
13:20 to 13:35 UTCUKCampaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) General Secretary Kate Hudson, CND Vice-Chair Sophie Bolt, Stop the War coalition Convenor Lindsey German, and STW Vice-Chair Chris NinehamA discussion on nuclear disarmament in Britain and video from Stop the War Coalition on militarism in Britain.
13:35 to 13:40 UTCUKAldermaston Women’s Peace Camp (Ailsa Johnson)A message from Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp, England
13:40 to 14:00 UTCPortugalJosé Manuel Pureza;
Andreia Galvão;
Bruno Góis;
Hindi Mesleh
José – a message on need of a great internationalist movement for peace that matches pacifism with self-determination and a radical political critique of the political and economic system that fuels war ; young climate justice activist Andreia Galvão; social activists and researcher Bruno Góis; a message from Palestine movement in Portugal through Hindi Mesleh
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM ESTAfricaIPB African NetworkThe Peace Wave in Africa campaign is a one-hour Zoom event that will bring together a diverse group of speakers to discuss the importance of peace and security in Africa. The event will be divided into two parts:

Part 1: Fostering Peace in Africa
In this part, speakers will discuss the challenges to peace and security in Africa, as well as the strategies that can be used to foster peace. Speakers will be given 2 minutes each to talk about their topic.

Part 2: Making Peace
In this part, speakers will share ideas on how to make peace and engage with listeners. Speakers will be given 3 minutes each to talk about their topic.

Part 02 (15:00 to 17:00 UTC): South America / América del Sur – Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela

15:00-17:00 UTC América del Sur

11:00 PM to 1:00 AM   

Te invitamos para este sábado 8 de julio a este encuentro de la “Ola por la Paz”. Estarán con nosotras y nosotros, desde América del Sur, Inés Palomeque, de Mil Milenios de Paz (Argentina); Julieta Daza (Colombia/Venezuela); Paola Gallo de MOPASSOL (Argentina); Alicia Lira, presidenta de la Agrupación de Familiares de Ejecutados Políticos (Chile); Juan Pablo Lazo del Capítulo Chile de World Beyond War; Guillermo Burneo de COMISEDE (Perú); Carmen Diniz del Capítulo de Brasil del Comité Internacional por la Paz, la Justicia y la Dignidad de los Pueblos; Manuela Cordoba de World Beyond War (Colombia); Aura Rosa Hernández del Congreso de la Nueva Época (Venezuela); Paulo Kuhlmann, de la Universidad Estadual de Paraíba (UEPB)(Brasil), profesor, payaso por una cultura de paz; y , desde Chile, el cantautor Rodrigo Sepúlveda “Silvito” en la música.

¡¡Participa, regístrate!!


We invite you to this Saturday, July 8, to this meeting of the “Wave for Peace”. We will be joined by Inés Palomeque from Mil Milenios de Paz (Argentina); Julieta Daza (Colombia/Venezuela); Paola Gallo from MOPASSOL (Argentina); Alicia Lira, president of the Agrupación de Familiares de Ejecutados Políticos (Chile); Juan Pablo Lazo from the Chilean Chapter of World Beyond War; Guillermo Burneo from COMISEDE (Peru); Carmen Diniz of the Brazil Chapter of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity of Peoples; Manuela Cordoba of World Beyond War (Colombia); Aura Rosa Hernández of Congreso de la Nueva Época (Venezuela); Paulo Kuhlmann, from the State University of Paraíba (UEPB)(Brazil), professor, clown for a culture of peace; and, from Chile, singer-songwriter Rodrigo Sepúlveda “Silvito” on music.

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Part 03 (17:00 to 19:00 UTC): USA and Canada (Eastern Time Zone)

1:00 – 1:30 pm EDTNew York, USAWorld BEYOND War (WBW)“Donate blood. Don’t shed blood!” — Kathy Kelly. 11 a.m. until late afternoon on the south side of Union Square, New York City. Occupy the south side of Union Square starting with a Vigil for Yemen. View the daylong global broadcast at Speak to and link the issues of supremacy, equity, militarism, and sustainability. Please bring signs, banners, flags, props, musical instruments, costumes, leaflets, newspapers, chalk & art supplies to make murals, music, theater – come for conversation, song & dance! We will participate in a blood drive with the New York Blood Center. Please come prepared to donate blood!
1:30 – 2:00 pm EDTMontréal, CanadaWBWPeace Picnic in the Park featuring a presentation of Beehive Collective Banners. We will meet at the pond in Parc Lafontaine where the banner is to be displayed; this is the first thing you see when you walk towards the park from rue Cherrier. Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket to sit on.
Itinerary: Picnic from 12:30 to 1:30, and then Beehive presentation from 1:30-2:00 pm EDT.
2:00 – 2:15 pm EDT / 3:00 – 3:15 pm
Atlantic Time
Halifax, CanadaNova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace, No Harbour for War, Raging Grannies, World BEYOND WarCome for Tea – Talk about Peace — 2:30 to 4pm Atlantic Time at Council House of Women — Nova Scotia Voice for Peace members will share the “Peace Knot Bombs” banner that was created during COVID by women from across Turtle Island as a commemoration for the Yemeni schoolchildren killed by a Lockheed-Martin bomb. Bring your peace signs. Cookies welcome. Planned by Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace, No Harbour for War, Raging Grannies, World BEYOND War.
2:15 – 2:35 pm EDTIllinois, USA Join the planting of a peace pole in Joliet, Illinois.
2:35-2:45 EDTPhiladeplia, USA Take part in event on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 2 p.m. (2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2302)
2:45 – 3:00 EDTMadison, Wisconsin, USA Teach in at the Farmer’s Market.

Part 04 (19:00 to 21:00 UTC): Mexico and Central America

1:05 p.m-1:45 p.m UTCCiudad de México, MexicoObservatorio de Derechos Humanos

Human Rights Observatory
Jornada política, artística y cultural por la Paz, desde México diversas voces se suman a la Ola de la Paz con música, danza y poesía, este evento lo organiza el Observatorio de Derechos Humanos, el evento se realizará en la Casa de la Cultura Las Jarillas en Ciudad de México, te esperamos.

Political, artistic and cultural day for Peace, from Mexico different voices join the Wave of Peace with music, dance and poetry, this event is organized by the Human Rights Observatory, the event will be held at the Casa de la Cultura Las Jarillas in Mexico City, we are waiting for you.
1:45 p.m-2:05 p.m. UTCSan José, Costa RicaCentro de Amigos para la Paz

Center of Friends for Peace
Se estará realizando jornada en defensa de los derechos sociales del pueblo costaricense (Locación por confirmar), este evento es promovido por el Centro de Amigos para la Paz (Dirección: Centro San José, Barrio González, Lahman, Avenida 6 A, Calle 15 entre Av 6. y 8, costado oeste de los Tribunales de San José)

A day in defense of the social rights of the Costa Rican people will be held (Location to be confirmed), this event is promoted by the Center of Friends for Peace (Address: Centro San José, Barrio González, Lahman, Avenida 6 A, Calle 15 between Av 6 and 8, west side of the San José Courts).
2:05 p.m-2:25 p.m UTCSan José, Costa RicaMundo Sin Guerras y sin Violencia.

World Without Wars and without Violence
Costa Rica (San José): Caminata con el pedido de la Paz desde el parque reserva Rio Loro en Costa Rica, llmuerzo compartido y transmisiones desde 2 regiones de Costa Rica (Por confirmar). Evento que organiza Mundo Sin Guerras y sin Violencia.

Walk with the Peace petition from the Rio Loro Reserve Park in Costa Rica, shared lunch and transmissions from 2 regions of Costa Rica (To be confirmed). Event organized by World Without Wars and without Violence.
2:25 p.m.-2:45 p.m UTCSan Salvador, El SalvadorNacional de Organizaciones para la defensa de los DDHH, el Desarrollo y la Paz

National Coordinator of Organizations for the Defense of Human Rights, Development and Peace
Pronunciamiento y Conferencia de prensa de las organizaciones que integran la Coordinadora Nacional de Organizaciones para la defensa de los DDHH, el Desarrollo y la Paz, Locación (Por confirmar).

Statement and press conference by the organizations that make up the National Coordinator of Organizations for the Defense of Human Rights, Development and Peace, Location (to be confirmed).
2:45 p.m-2:55 p.m. UTCCiudad de Panamá, PanamáDr. Samuel Prado, CONADESOPAZ.Palabras en nombre de del Dr. Samuel Prado a nombre de la organización CONADESOPAZ.

Speech on behalf of Dr. Samuel Prado on behalf of the organization CONADESOPAZ.
2:55 p.m. -3:00 p.m. UTCTegucigalpa, HondurasJoaquín Mejías, Team of Reflection, Research and CommunicationPalabras de Joaquín Mejías en nombre del Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación en El Cruce de los siglos.

Remarks by Joaquín Mejías on behalf of the Team of Reflection, Research and Communication at the Crossroads of the Centuries.
3:00 p.m-3:10 p.m UTCGuatemala City, GuatemalaCarlos Choc and Ana laura RojasPalabras del periodista Carlos Choc y la compañera Ana laura Rojas

Speech by Journalist Carlos Choc and colleague Ana laura Rojas

Part 05 (21:00 to 23:00 UTC): USA and Canada (Pacific and Mountain Time Zone)

2:10 – 2:30 PDTCarbondale, IL, USA 

Public peace vigil in Carbondale (hosted live from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Time in front of Confluence Books, located at 705 West Main Street)

2:30 – 2:40 PDT

2:40 – 3:00 PDT

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Duncan, BC, Canada


No to NATO picket!

Making Space for Peace: Ending the Russian-Ukrainian War. A reportback by Tamara Lorincz on the International Summit for Peace in Ukraine, held last month in Vienna

3:00 – 3:30 PDTEast Sound, WA, USA Excerpts from “Peace for All Time” performance commemorating the 60th anniversary of JFK’s ‘peace speech’ at American University.
3:30 – 4:00 PDTAsheville
 Concert by local women’s choir, connected to the local campaign to shut down the Raytheon plant in Asheville, as part of the War Industrialists Resistance Network.

Part 06 (23:00 to 01:00 UTC): USA (Alaska and Hawaii) and Guam

23:00 to 12:00 UTC
David Mulinix and Melodie AdujaIntroduction/Greetings
Hawaii Peace & Justice Youth Liberation CampHawaii Peace & Justice Youth Liberation Camp

Between March 16 -18, 2023, youth from across Oʻahu participated in Hawaii Peace and Justiceʻs Youth Liberation Camp where they received political education on the history of Hawaii, environmental racism and climate justice and began thinking about how to organize their own grassroots campaigns.

This was a great kick off to HPJ’s developing program that provided these youth an opportunity to engage in the difference between activism and organizing, gaining training and skills necessary to build power for the issues that matter to them.
Sierra Club-HawaiiDefueling of Red Hill Update

Wayne Tanaka, Executive Director of Sierra Club-Hawaii will give an update on Defueling of Red Hill jet fuel tanks.
Hawaii Youth Climate CoalitionEnding the Era of Fossil Fuels

A video of this solidarity action, featuring Dyson Chee of the Hawaii Youth Climate Coalition on their efforts to address an existential threat for which Hawaii is ground zero, the Climate Crisis.
Prutehi Litekyan/ Save RitidianWalking for Wai

On December 10th, Prutehi Litekyan/ Save Ritidian flew one of their members all the way from Guåhan to show solidarity with water protectors in Hawai’i marching to demand the immediate shut down of Red Hill.
Women’s VoicesWomen’s Voices, Women Speak

Reflections from a representative of the Women’s Voices, Women Speak delegation to the International Women Against Militarism meeting held in May 2023 in the Philippines
Kyle KajihiroLand Back

Interview on the important issue of Land Back, from Hawaii Peace and Justice on Makua, a piko of peace.
12:00 to 1:00 UTC
Guahan chant video

Maria Hernandez
Guahan chant & Maria Hernandez’s film on militarization in the Pacific

Kick-off with Guahan chant, a song on giving thanks to our Creator, and will be followed by Pasifika Solidarity from the Love of Water Series, a short film addressing militarization in the Pacific, impacts to our water, and frontline resistance efforts.
Dr Michale Lujan BevacquaColonization and Militarization

Dr Michale Lujan Bevacqua speaks about the relationship of Colonization and Militarization to the people of Guahan.
David Mulinix and Melodie AdujaFinal Comments

Part 07 (01:00 to 03:00 UTC): Australia, New Zealand

01:00 to 2:00 UTCNew ZealandWorld BEYOND War New Zealand – Quakers Aotearoa

Aotearoa New Zealand remembers early peace makers such as Maori Princess Te Puea Herangi who opposed her people going to the First World War and supporting them when they were imprisoned for it.

We feature an original composition sung live by Pereri King on the theme of Peace- Te Aio, and another original song by Fe Day and Peter Daly on viola with singing bowls recorded live at a former prison garden in Wellington.

Then we got to Flaxmere Marae in Flaxmere where the community came together to bring home 43 Peace Poles featuring 86 languages.

There is a visual Peace wave created by the Quake City Quakers in Christchurch, and the Peace Testimony read by Quakers in Whanganui at their annual meeting.

Deirdra McMenamin will be teaching us how to ‘Lay down your Arms’ using a practical peace making  technique born in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, and Angela and friends are sharing from the Anthroposophical Garden in Hastings/Heretaunga. 

Finally we have the Iranian Freedom Women’s street theatre in Wellington and then some Anti AUKUS demonstrations from our friends in Australia.

Compiled by Liz Remmerswaal and Ashley Galbreath.

02:00 to 03:00 UTCAustraliaPeace Wave – AustraliaAustralia invites Peace Wavers to focus mainly on AUKUS. The agreement between the US, UK, and Australia commits Canberra to pay A$368 billion – probably more – to the British and American weapons industry in exchange for 8 nuclear-powered submarines and more for ports, airports, missiles and bombers. All of this can be deployed by Americans with or without Australian agreement, under US command. All is directed at China. You can see some of the widespread protests against AUKUS in Peace Wave from Sydney, with street demonstrations, public meetings, and statements by political leaders.
[Compiled by Alison Broinowski with Ava Broinowski, Annette Brownlie, MaryAlice Campbell, and Cathy Vogan]

Part 08 (03:00 to 05:00 UTC): Japan and South Korea

12:00 nn to 12:40 pm JSTTokyo, JapanGensuikyo and Japan Peace CommitteeThe Gensuikyo and the Japan Peace Committee organized street action at Ginza, downtown Tokyo, and issued an appeal to mobilize participants to oppose Kishida joining NATO. The groups are opposing the Kishida government’s refusal to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the massive military buildup, the strengthening of military blocs, and an increase in military spending. It will be a live protest on the street that will have speakers, a signature campaign, and banners and placards.
12:40 pm to 1:00pm JSTHiroshima, JapanNaoko OkimotoBarefoot Gen Slideshow From a “Kamishibai” version of Keiji Nakazawa’s comic “Barefoot Gen,” Chapter 3 of the five chapters and additional explanation will be presented by Naoko Okimoto. Courtesy of NPO “Barefoot Gen” Promotion Group (Kanazawa, Japan).

英語版紙芝居「はだしのゲン」 第5章まである中沢 啓治作「はだしのゲン」紙芝居(英語版)から、第3章と補足を少し加えて、沖本直子が読みます。提供:NPOはだしのゲンをひろめる会(石川県金沢市)
1:00 pm to 1:10 pm KSTSouth KoreaGangjeong peace movementA video from the Gangjeong peace movement, whose ongoing nonviolent struggle opposes the escalation of regional tensions by the Jeju Naval Base in Gangjeong Village, a tiny town located on the southern tip of Jeju, the Peace Island, in Korea.
1:10 pm to 1:40 pm KSTSouth KoreaPeople’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD)A lecture video on “The Rise of First Strike Threats : Current Situation of the Korean Peninsula
1:40 pm to 2:00pm KSTSouth KoreaPEACEMOMOA lecture video regarding current situation in Northeast Asia

Part 09 (05:00 to 07:00 UTC): Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM PhST
Atty Virgie Suarez
Kilusan (Movement for Nationalism and Democracy)
i. Kung Tuyo Na ang Luha mo Aking Bayan (When Your Tears Run Dry, My Motherland)
News Clip (with credits to Al Jazeera News)ii. Al Jazeera Footages: Protest actions against EDCA in Zambales
Teatrong Bayan (People’s Theater)iii. Edca 1 Muli, Sa kuko ng Agila (Again in the Claws of the Bird of Prey)
Nuclear Free Bataan Movement (NFBM)iv. Nuon at Ngayon Ayaw natin sa BNPP (Then and Now We Stand Against BNPP)
Welgie of Imphatzuv. Husto na (Enough)
Atty V Suarez and Nhel Cueno of Teatrong Bayan with credits to Inang Laya (Mother freedom)i. Awit ng Isang Ina (Mother’s Song)
Village Idiotsii. Pagkatapos Nito (When This is Over)
BGNTViii. On women activity
Zardyiv. Marawi
Bong Fenisv. S3W
Joey Ayalavi. Kung Kaya Mong Isipin ( If you can think)
Speaker from women group KaisaKavii. Workers’ Rally
Asian Music for People’s’ Peace and Progress (AMP3) Concertviii. Our Songs, Our Struggles
May 26 Gigix. May 26 Gig
Agenda 21x. Wake up
Gary Granadaxi. Kanluran (The West)
Aktib Rebelyon (AMAW)xii. Hoy Ayuko
Youth for Nationalism and Democracyxiii. Lightning Rally at US Embassy July 4 (Phil-US Friendhip Day)
 C. Call To Action
Judy Miranda, Secretary General Partido Manggagawai. Statement from Partido Manggagawa (Workers Party Philippines)
Teatrong Bayan (People’s Theater)ii. Kinatay Katay (Butchered)
Aktib Rebelyon (AMAW)iii. Workers Manifesto
Teatrong Bayan (People’s Theater)iv. Edca 2 Shrapnel
Jim Pag-a,
Young Workers League (YWL)
v. Labor and War
Workers for Peoples Liberationvi. Worker’s rally
Teatrong Bayanvii. Kay Dali Nating Makalimot (We Easily Forget)
Jay De Jesus,
viii. Phil Initiative Statement (Title) and ending credits

Part 10 (07:00 to 09:00 UTC): Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan

12:00 to 12:15 pmPakistanSPADO PakistanRaza Shah Khan, Chief Executive of SPADO and Board Member IPB will provide an overview of the region and the urgent need for mutual cooperation
12:15 to 12:20pmSouth AsiaSAARC AnthemShowcasing an Anthem of South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) promoting cooperation and unity
12:20 to 12:30pmSouth AsiaYouthMessages of peace and cooperation from the youth
12:30 to 1:30pmSouth AsiaPanel Discussion on the theme “No to Militarization, Yes to cooperation in South Asia.Moderator: Raza Shah Khan, CEO, SPADO
1. Vidya Ahayagunawardena, Forum on Disarmament and Development, Sri Lanka
2. Surender Singh Rajpurohit, Council Member of International Peace Bureau in India.
3.Tamjid-ur-Rehman, CEO Society for Social and Economic Development, Bangladesh
4. Omara Khan, Executive Director, DAO Afghanistan
5. Irfan Qureshi, Past District Governor Rotary Distirct 3271 and Board Member SPADO.
1:30 to 1:40pmIndia and Pakistan
Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD)
A peace song promoting peace and trust between India and Pakistan
1:40 to 1:45Sri LankaOlympic Council of Asia & Generations for PeaceHarnessing Sport for Youth-led Social Change Programme
1:45 to 2:00pmPakistanSPADO PakistanConclusion and remarks/Q&A by participants

Part 11 (09:00 to 11:00 UTC):
Part 11.1: (09:00 to 09:45 UTC) Afghanistan, Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan
Part 11.2: (09:45 to 10:30 UTC) Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Syria
Part 11.3: (10:30 to 11:00 UTC) East Africa (Egypt, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Kenya, S. Africa)

09:00 to 09:15 UTCIndiaIPBRestoring Peace in Manipur, Northeast India What are the Ways Forward for Stopping the Current Violence, Restoring Trust, Faith, Reconciliation and Healing?
09:15 to 09:23 UTCAfghanistanIPBMalala Joya speech during the second World Peace Congress
09:23 to 09:38 UTCIsraelSharon DolevFrom ‘no’ to ‘how’ – Achieving the possible
09:38 to 09:43 UTCArmeniaMs Petrosyan, HasmikPeace campaigns in Armenia
09:43 to 09:49 UTCIraqIPBSpeeches by Barbara Lee & Leslie Cagan during Iraq War Protests +20 event about their perspectives on the day of mobilization itself, its impacts, and outcomes.
09:49 to 09:59 UTCIraqIsmaeel DawoodThe Persistent Problem of War and Aggression: From Iraq 2003 to Ukraine 2023
09:59 to 10:04 UTCSyriaLour NaderGender equality advocacy
10:04 to 10:09 UTCGeorgiaMr Akhalaia, RatiTBC
10:09 to 10:19 UTCPalestine (based in Strasbourg)Amani AruriThe situation of Human Rights in Absence of Peace: Palestine as a case
10:19 to 10:39 UTCWestern SaharaMs. Maryem HammaaidiYoung people from Western Sahara « Africa’s last colony » who have created a group on social media in titled “Saharawi youth against occupation” to highlight the just cause and to break the media blackout on Sahrawi people and their sufferings under moroccan occupation, who have been fighting more than 50 years old demanding their freedom and their independence.
10:39 – 10:43 UTCTunisiaMs. Khouloud Ben MansourAfrican Union and the Africa Union Youth Ambassador for Peace
10:43 – 10:53 UTCMozambiqueIPBHidden Conflicts – The islamist Insurgency in Cabo Delgado

Part 12 (11:00 to 13:00 UTC):
Part 12.1: (11:00 to 12:00 UTC) Central Europe and Scandinavia
Part 12.2: (12:00 to 13:00 UTC) Ukraine, Russia and Baltic State

 CollettivaEurope for Peace video 
  Bertrand RussellRecording of Bertrand Russell introducing the Manifesto to the General Assembly, 9 July 1955, 3 minutes.
 Spain (Oviedo, Plaza del Paragua)María Cueva-MéndezArtistic and informative pacifist evening honoring the anniversary of the Russell-Einstein manifesto.
 Germany (Cologne)Karina FinkenauAn artist in Koln, presenting a work of art on the responsibility of all adults to ensure that all children have a home
 Belgium (Brussels)Marie Jeanne Vanmol, Vrede and Global Women for Peace United Against NATO & the No to War – No to NATO NetworkGlobal Women United for Peace and Against NATO – Brussels: video of the demonstration on 7 July 2023, with some interviews on the issues of the conference held in the EU Parliament on 8 July.
 Italy and UkraineStop the war NowSara and Gianpiero (tbc) will participate live to introduce two videos: one on the caravans that have travelled to Ukraine five times in one year, taking material aid and human solidarity, bringing back women and children seeking refuge from the war; the other video will be from an Italian volunteer living in Ukraine and Ukrainian friends.
 CollettivaEurope for Peace networkActions and events organized by the partners of the Europe for Peace network.
 Francesco VignarcaRete Italiana Pace DisarmoShort videos for StopUSArmstoMexico and other Disarmament campaigns organized by Italian Disarmament Network and partners
 ItalyCasa della Pace, Parma
Emilio Rossi
Video of Peace March
 Italy Video highlights of the huge Perugia to Assisi Peace March, 25 km
 ItalyICANVideo of TPNW (7 July 2017) being approved; video of events in Italy celebrating the entry into force of TPNW on 22 January 2021
 ItalyDaniele TaurinoOn the Conscientious Objectors campaign
 MontenegroMilan SekulovicSinjajevina, 10-12 minutes live from the mountain in Montenegro
 ItalyNicoletta DenticoEcofeminist Manifesto, Making Peace with the Earth

Images from Peace Wave 2023

Peace Wave 2022

24 Hour Peace Wave:
No to Militarization – Yes to Cooperation

June 25 – 26, 2022

The G7 was meeting near Munich June 26-28. NATO was be meeting in Madrid on June 28-30. We spoke up for peace and cooperation, the scaling back and dismantling of military alliances, the disarmament of governments, and the democratization and strengthening of international institutions of nonviolent cooperation and the rule of law. It was beyond time to address the unavoidable crises of nuclear risk, climate collapse, hunger, and homelessness, rather than manufacturing crises for the benefit of weapons dealers.

We held a non-stop 24-hour rolling rally live streaming on a Zoom channel moving west around the Earth from 2 p.m. in England on June 25 to 4 p.m. in Ukraine on June 26. There was video from protests, demonstrations, vigils, teach-ins, and speakers at their desks. There was music and art.

A detailed agenda can be found below.

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In addition to being on Zoom, the peacewave was livestreamed (starting anew every two hours) on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Linked-In. Please share those livestreams to other channels.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Ireland / UK / Western Sahara / Scotland / 

Livestream of London protest, Stop the War in Ukraine – No to NATO – Russian Troops Out: The protest in London is from 2-3:30pm BST at the Ministry of “Defence” (opposite Downing Street). 

Speakers and Musician in London: Mohammad Asif, Director of Afghan Human Rights
Foundation; Alex Gordon, President of RMT; Lindsey German, Convenor
StWC; Andrew Murray, Vice President StWC; Roger McKenzie, Liberation
general secretary; Kate Hudson, CND general secretary; and musician Sean

Presentations and music from Western Sahara

Faslane peace camp and TPNW conference updates from Scotland

Also: the Raised Voices Choir – an anti-militarist choir will be performing!

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. La Paz

12 p.m. Noon – 2 p.m. Halifax

Apertura y Bienvenidas a la Ola por la Paz
Speaker: Pablo Ruiz y Theo Valois
Following the first two hours of the Wave for Peace, we now begin the two hours dealing with South America. The wave crosses the Atlantic Ocean and first reaches our continent, our people. Here the issues for peace go beyond what is seen in the developed countries of the Global North and the so-called developed countries. The discussions here are different, and touch more our skin and our blood. What does it mean to talk about “no to militarization, yes to cooperation” in Latin America?

La OTAN en América Latina
Speaker: Stella Calloni
Stella Calloni, Argentine journalist, will talk to us about the role of NATO in Latin America and Operation Condor.

La lucha por la justicia, la paz y los derechos humanos en Chile
Speaker: Alicia Lira
Alicia Lira, president of the Association of Relatives of Political Executions, will share with us about the fight for justice, peace and human rights in Chile.

El fin de la Militarización y cambios en Perú
Speaker: Guillermo Burneo
Guillermo Burneo, from COMISEDE, will share with us about the challenges to end militarization and generate changes in Peru.

Participación abierta
Responsible: Pablo Ruiz y Theo Valois
Here we will open space for more common participation, to let people speak from their realities, to share experiences and exchange questions and answers.

Intervención Artística
Musician and Speaker: Francisco Villa
Francisco Villa, Chilean singer-songwriter, will share with us his music of commitment and struggle for life.

La busqueda por la Paz desde ja juventud y el voluntariado en Ecuador
Speaker: Michelle Denise Gavilanes y Esteban Lasso Silva
This intervention explains who are Global Peace Builders (GPB), how we they are organized, their main mission and tools, with a call to action from their networks to create knowledge and awareness of peace work in Ecuador, the campaigns, the impact and the coming international volunteer program.

Discutir Paz desde Brasil y el caso brasileño
Speaker: Carmen Diniz
Carmen Diniz, jurist and criminologist, coordinator of the Brazil Chapter of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and the Dignity of the Pueblos and Coordinator of the Carioca Committee for Solidarity with Cuba, will speak about the struggle against militarization and the problems to deal with a government that foments the opposite.

La importancia de la educación por la paz
Speaker: Carlos González
Carlos González, From 3 y 4 Álamos, will speak from the Memory Spaces in Chile and the Americas, touching on the importance and relevance of Education for Peace.

Espacio para poesia
Responsible: Theo Valois
A space for art and poetry – reading of lyrical texts about peace and change in Latin America.

Conclusión de la parte 02 de la Ola por la Paz
Responsible: Pablo Ruiz y Theo Valois
Comments on the two hours and general acknowledgements. Invitations to everyone to participate in other moments of the Wave, mainly part 04, which will be covered by our colleagues from Central America.

Conclusion video: From Latin America to IPRA 2021 Kenya: I am Bread, I am Peace, I am MORE.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. New York / Toronto

First: a one-hour event on The High Line in New York City at the Sam Durrant “Untitled (drone)”  installation, including participation by Veterans For Peace, the Raging Grannies NYC, Catholic Worker, the Rising Together Guerilla Theater, and many others. Join in: The High Line Spur, Tenth Avenue & West 30th Street (Just east of The High Line, elevator access near the south west corner of West 30th Street, #7 train to Hudson Yards)

Co-hosts Nydia Leaf of Granny Peace Brigade & Ban Killer Drones, Margaret Engel of NYS Peace Action & Zool of Rising Together

Raging Grannies NYC

Catholic Workers Carmen Trotta on Yemen & music by Bud Courtney

Co-host Margaret Engel & Jacqueline Wade of the Mumia Coalition on local issues

Trudy Silver & Where’s The Outrage? Featuring the Dragons of the War Profiteers

Poet Farid Bitar & Deb Kapell of Jewish Voice for Peace on Palestine

Tarak Kauff of Veterans For Peace & Peace & Planet News  on NATO, Ukraine

V Jane Orendain, AK Rivera & Bea Canete on the Philippines

Co-host Nydia Leaf on drones

Fran Luck of WBAI’s “Joy of Resistance” &  poet Pete Dolack

Rising Together Guerilla Theater directed by James Williams

Next is Hamilton, Ontario: the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War.

Then a Long Island, New York, event with Susan Perretti, Myrna Gordon, Bob Marcus, vigilers with kites bearing messages, and music. To attend in person please be there at 1:45 PM. Join us for kite flying!
Harborfront Park
101A E. Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
for more info please contact: 631.473.0136

Then to Asheville, North Carolina, where activists are opposing construction of a new Pratt-Whitney/Raytheon facility. The event will be from 2-3 pm ET, at Pack Square, corner of Biltmore and Patton.

Finally will be Dave Lippman, songwriter and performer, and Canadian author and activist Yves Engler, plus a video of Noam Chomsky.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Mexico City / Central America / Colombia


(EN) In the two hours for this section we will invite more voices from Latin America to speak about their realities, experiences and perspectives on the discussions about peace, militarization and OTAN/NATO in Central America, the Caribbeans and South America. The section will be moderated by Leo Gabriel (member of the International Council of the WSF, part of Prague Spring II Network), in a dynamic round table exchange of relevant international voices.

(ES) En las dos horas de esta sección invitaremos a más voces de América Latina a hablar sobre sus realidades, experiencias y perspectivas en discusiones sobre paz, militarización y la presencia OTAN/OTAN en Centroamérica, el Caribe y Sudamérica. La sección será moderada por Leo Gabriel (miembro del Consejo Internacional del FSM, parte de la Red Prague Spring II), en una dinámica de mesa redonda con intercambio de voces internacionales relevantes.

Father Alejandro Solalinde, founder of the Migrant Houses in Oaxaca and in other places, being a well-known figure in Mexico / Padre Alejandro Solalinde, fundador de las Casas de Migrantes en Oaxaca y otras partes, siendo una figura muy conocida en México.

Adrian Carrasco Zanini, Cineasta y cantante mexicano quien participó en en algunas revoluciones de Centroamerica / Adrian Carrasco Zanini, Mexican Filmmaker and singer who participated in some revolutions in Central America.

Alan Fajardo, Political Scientist at the National University of Honduras, advisor to the LIBRE party currently in government / Alan Fajardo, Politólogo de la Universidad Nacional de Honduras, asesor del partido LIBRE, actualmente en el gobierno.

Ismael Ortiz, Coordinator of projects for the integration of youth bands in the government of Nagyip Bukele, former guerrilla and activist in social movements in El Salvador / Ismael Ortiz, Coordinador de proyectos para la integración de bandas juveniles en el gobierno de Nagyip Bukele, ex-guerrillero y activista en movimientos sociales.

Oly Millán Campos, economist and former minister of foreign trade in the government of Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), currently a member of an opposition group / Oly Millán Campos, economista y ex-ministra de comercio exterior en el gobierno de Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), actualmente integrante de un grupo opositor.

Claudia Alvarez is a professor-researcher at the University of “Good Living” (Sumac kawsay, Buen Vivir) in Buenos Aires, working on the Campaign for a Global Curriculum of Social Solidarity Economy / Claudia Alvarez es profesora-investigadora de la Universidad del Buen Vivir en Buenos Aires, trabajando en la Campaña por un Currículum Global de la Economía Social Solidaria.

We will also have some important statements from other parts of Latin America to contribute to the discussions and topics touched in this section:

Julieta Daza, member of Juventud Rebelde Colombia and a political and social activist living in Venezuela / Julieta Daza, integrante de Juventud Rebelde Colombia y activista política y social radicada en Venezuela.

Santiago De Jesús Rodríguez Peña, President of the Commission for Citizen Security, Peace, and Human Rights (PARLACEN), located in the Dominican Republic / Santiago De Jesús Rodríguez Peña, Presidente de la Comisión de Seguridad Ciudadana, Paz y Derechos Humanos (PARLACEN), con sede en la República Dominicana.

Angelo Cardona, Colombian Activist & IPB councilmember will speak on the Colombian election & its impact on peace in the country.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Los Angeles / Vancouver

Hello, all! Please join us for fun and interesting family-friendly Peace Wave activities this Saturday, June 25th from 11am-4pm at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW, Poulsbo, WA (next to Kitsap Bangor Naval Base) Tentative schedule below. Please help us spread the word! Join us in person and/or register for access to the zoom call at

Schedule of Activities at GZ

11am – 2pm. Refreshments, Nature Walk, Outdoor Games, Art Activities, Tour of GZ and Peace Pagoda, Outdoor Picnic (please bring food to enjoy with your family)

Noon – 1pm. Outdoor Mask Theatre Workshop with sculptor, mask-maker, puppeteer, performer and educator Craig Jacobrown of The Maskery ( Working in the Commedia Dell’Arte tradition, Craig will help us transform into characters who are already well known to us from stories passed down through centuries. In the workshop we’ll prepare for a short performance that will be given during the GZ livestream a little later in the afternoon.

2 – 4pm. GZ Livestreams to International Audience! (Live and Pre-recorded Activities Shown on Large Screen)

  • Acknowledging GZ’s location on the ancestral territory of the People of Clear Salt Water (Suquamish People).
  • Drumming/prayer by Buddhist monks of the Nipponzan Myohoji Order of Bainbridge Island, WA (Senji Kanaeda & Gilberto Perez), personal story about Hiroshima/ Nagasaki bombing, and construction of the Peace Pagoda by the Trident Base  
  • Presentations by activists Tara Villaba, former Navy submarine captain Thomas Rogers, and Sue Ablao on the dangers of the nuclear weapons carried by Trident submarines, the impact of the US nuclear weapons program on the poor, and GZ’s history of nonviolent direct action at the Base
  • Video of June 2022 court testimony by GZ members arrested during Mothers’ Day protest of nuclear weapons at the Base, including comments by judge
  • Flash mob video ‘WAR’ done at the Base in 2019
  • Mask theatre performance with Craig Jacobrown of The Maskery
  • Activists Marty Bishop and Kathy Railsback speak on the environmental impacts of war and the dangers posed to the Salish Sea by the Manchester Fuel Depot, described by the Navy as “the largest fuel depot in the Continental U.S.”
  • Peace music by The Irthlingz Duo, based in Orcas Island, WA, and Pastor Rachel Weasley from Bellingham, WA
  • Victoria, BC message from activist Cory Greenless on 6/26 “No to NATO” event
  • California message from Jodie Evans and Code Pink activists on the beach
  • Display of peace drawings by Russian children sent to U.S. in the 1980’s
  • Opportunity to meet and plan future actions with other peace activists!

Please contact for more info. 

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Hawaii

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3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Alaska

Alaska Powerpoint and music.

Kyle Kajihiro

Collective Poem to Cancel RIMPAC
Thirteen indigenous poets from Oceania – from Hawaiʻi, Aotearoa, and Guahan – came together to write and record a poem calling for the Cancellation of RIMPAC and for the restoration of ea: life, breath, and sovereignty. Their words envision a world without RIMPAC, without war or war games, without militarization and nuclear warfare, without deception and appropriation, without naval sonar and naval frigates, without bombs, and without militancy. Listen to their words, breathe with them, be moved by the futures they imagine, and act. #CancelRIMPAC.

Bombing of Pōhakuloa, Kaho’olawe and Mākua Valley–Tina Grandinetti

Tina Grandinetti breaks down the history of the land leases secured by the US Military occupier in Hawai‘i up for renewal in 2029.

Al Jazeera short documentary “How the Army Got to Bomb Hawai’I for $1.”
The US Army has bombed, burned and desecrated sacred Hawaiian land in the name of US national security since World War II. The military acquired much of this land decades ago for just $1. The documentary shows the bombing at Pohakuloa, Kaho’olawe and Makua Valley. (11:23 minutes)

Introduction of Red Hill Water Contamination Crisis (2 Minutes)—Mikey Inouye

The US Navy Knew Red Hill was a Disaster Waiting to Happen
The US Navy knew. Our Representatives knew. The Chamber of Commerce knew. We tried to warn them about the leaking Red Hill Fuel Facility for years – but they ignored us.There’s still time to stop the worst from happening. But it’s going to take ALL of us to #ShutDownRedHill.

He Mele no Kāne
O‘ahu Water Protectors Nani and Makaio ask the important question: where is the water of Kāne?

The US Navy’s History of Violence in Hawai‘i

Water Protectors Testify to the US Navy & Department of Health
Kānaka maoli, members of O‘ahu Water Protectors, and affected families testified before the Hawai‘i State Department of Health and the US Navy demanding transparency and accountability for the contamination of our aquifer. We didn’t get any of that – what we got instead were constant lectures on civility. #ShutDownRedHill

Native Hawaiians Challenge the Navy’s Contamination of the Water Supply of over 400,000 persons on Oahu.
Under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, Native Hawaiians surprised the gates of the US Navy Command with a civil disobedience action over the #RedHill fuel leak. Empire Files producer Mike Prysner was on the ground.

Keoni DeFranco on Hawaiian History and Militarism

Militarization of Guahan

Chant: 4 minutes (Jeremy Cepeda)
Poem: 4 minutes (Nichole Quintanilla)
Speaker: 4-5 minutes (Moneka DeOro)
Speaker: 7 -8 minutes (Hope Cristobal)
Speaker: Michael Bevacqua

Final Words at Magic Island Event (3 Minutes)—Joy Enomoto

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sydney / Guam

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1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Auckland

New Zealand:
Aotearoa New Zealand’s Peace Wave section will be introduced with the words of Waikato Princess Te Puea who was a stern opponent of conscription of Maori men in the first world war- read by her family member, Mereaina Herangi. Author Linda Hansen will talk about Peacemakers in these Islands – from Rēkohu and Parihaka to the Nuclear Ban Treaty and Nobel Peace Prize (2017) and beyond.  There will be video of a unique multi lingual Peace Pole installation in Hastings city, and a protest in Auckland outside Rocket Lab. Former Minister of Disarmament Matt Robson will speak on the dangers of NZ  supporting  NATO and Timi Barabas will share on the intersection of youth, climate and peace- plus many more.

*Introduction by Mereaina Herangi, relative of  Waikato Princess Te Puea, Pacifist and strong opponent of conscription of Maori men in the first world war. 

*Author Linda Hansen will talk about Peacemakers in these Islands – from Rēkohu and Parihaka to the Nuclear Ban Treaty and Nobel Peace Prize (2017) and beyond.  
*Footage of unique multi lingual Peace Pole installation in Hastings city, 
*Protest in Auckland outside Rocket Lab. 
*Former Minister of Disarmament Matt Robson will speak on the dangers of NZ  supporting  NATO and 
*Timi Barabas will share on the intersection of youth, climate and peace.
*Deirdra McMenamin, creative peace maker,
*Clare Woodham, Tara dancer and Buddhist,
*Matt Brennan, Aotearoa 4 Assange,
*Angie Ong, Soka Gakkai Childrens’ peace exhibitions,
*Rimpac Pacifica Poem creation
*Peace Foundation peer mediation in schools

Australia: Annette Brownlie will start with welcome to country and a brief mention of  IPAN, her organisation. Alison Broinowski will introduce the program with Bondi Beach and its Pacific Waves in the background. There will then be a series of talk, music, and outdoor events.

12 p.m. noon – 2 p.m. Korea / Japan

Moderator for Korean Part: Gayeon Kim (PEACEMOMO)
Opening with moderator
Speaker: Gayeon Kim (PEACEMOMO)

Speaker: Kaia (Curry) – Inter-Island Solidarity for Peace of the Sea Jeju Committee
Sea protest and press conference at the Jeju Navaly Base on June 22 opposing the catastrophic RIMPAC war exercise.

Speaker: Sooyoung Hwang(PSPD) – Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea (SPARK) & People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy(PSPD)
CSO Press conference regarding the Korean government’s presence at the NATO Summit.

Speaker: A-Young Moon (PEACEMOMO)
NATO’s expansion to Asia from the perspective of the Korean peninsula.

End the Korean War Campaign
Speaker: Sooyoung Hwang (PSPD), Korea Peace Appeal

Closing notes
Speaker: Gayeon Kim (PEACEMOMO)

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. China / Philippines

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12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Viet Nam

Particpants in Vietnam and Myanmar plus activities from Teatrong Bayan (Peoples Theater), a national organization of community based and school based theater groups in the Philippines, and also from the Artists Movement Against War (AMAW) from Cebu (central Philippines), and possibly from a group from Marawi City, Mindanao in the evacuation centre for internally displaced victims of war in Southern Philippines.

Detailed Program from the Philippines:

Activity Opening
Speaker: Cora Fabros
Introduction from Cora Fabros and Teatrong Bayan and Participating Organizations/Artist Introductions.

First Segment
1. INTRO CLIP “Imperialist wars have claws reaching different corners of the world. Plunging peace into chaos, darkness, and blood.”
2. MURAL AND DANCE Mural from Cebu and Interpretative Dance
Mural – Sining Dilaab (Art Ablaze)
Dance – Virgie Lacsa Suarez
3. SONG Do you hear the people sing?
PWP Youth
4.POEM Pangarap, Hindi Panaginip (The Dream We Make)
Teatrong Bayan
5. SPEECH AND POEM 5-years after the Marawi Siege
Reclaiming Marawi Movement (Gunita Ng Isang Bakwit) Memories of an IDP
Reclaiming Marawi Youth
6. SONG ShRAPnel
Galo Tepangan
7. TRANSITION Ang Imperyalismo ay Giyera (Imperialism is War)
Teatrong Bayan
8. SPEECH On U.S-led Alliances (AUKUS, QUAD)
Prof. Roland Simbulan

Second Segment
1. SONG Ang Imperyalismo ay Giyera (Imperialism is War)
Teatrong Bayan
2. DANCE “Kung Tuyo na ang Luha Mo Aking Bayan” (When Your Tears Run Dry, My Motherland)
Virgie Lacsa Suarez
3. CHORAL RECITATION Mas Mapanganib na Ang Mangibang-bayan (Working Abroad Is More Dangerous Now.)
Silay Mata
4. PERFORMANCE Sa Mga Kuko ng Karimlan (In The Claws of Darkness)
Teatrong Bayan
5. SPEECH Women and War
Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan para sa Kalayaan (Womens Unity for Freedom)
7. SONG Sigaw ng Kababaihan (The Women’s Cry)
Beckie Abraham
8. SPEECH Call to End Wars
Peace Women Partners

Third Segment
1. SONG Mapayapang Mundo (Peaceful World)
Pol Galang
2.RAP F.T.S.
Keel Chiko
Sining Dilaab (Art Ablaze)
4. SPEECH Vietnam
Virgie Lacsa Suarez
6. CHORAL RECITATION Ilang Gera Pa Uncle Sam? (How Many More Wars Uncle Sam?)
Sining Dilaab (Art Ablaze)
7. SONG Darating ang Araw (The Day Will Come)
Jess Santiago
8. DANCE AND POEM “Kung Tuyo na ang Luha Mo Aking Bayan” (When Your Tears Run Dry, My Motherland)
Virgie Lacsa Suarez
Last verse of the poem “Kung Tuyo na ang Luha Mo Aking Bayan” (When Your Tears Run Dry, My Motherland) by Amado V. Hernandez
9. CLOSING (AudioVideo Clip) Ang Imperyalismo ay Giyera (Imperialism is War)
Teatrong Bayan
10. SOLIDARITY ACTION Placards with Calls from Room Participants and Chants

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Afghanistan

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12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pakistan

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12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. India / Sri Lanka

Positive Power: A Poem by Syeda Rumana Mehdi, Pakistan

Welcome and Overview of the South Asian Wave, Dr. Mazher Hussain, Executive Director, COVA Peace Network

Commiseration and Prayer for People of Sri Lanka

An Invocation for Peace: Adm. L. Ramdas, Former Chief of Indian Navy

Colours of Peace- 6 artists from all the participating South Asian Countries start painting in their own countries on Peace and War- The Process of Painting will be visible on a special section on the screen till the paintings are completed.


Overview by Dr. Jill Carr Haris, Jai Jagat

Message of Peace on Behalf of People of Afghanistan: Ms. Sima Samar, Former Minister, Government of Afghanistan

Blue Home: Poem by Nehmatullah Ahangosh

Cultural Program by Youth of Afghanistan


Overview by Mr. Shahriar Kabir, President, Forum for Secular Bangladesh

Message of Peace on Behalf of People of Bangladesh by: Mr. Ramendu Majumdar, President International Theatre Institute

War is Death for Children and Women: Ms. Aroma Datta, Member of Parliament, Bangladesh

Song by Mr. Shahrukh Kabir, Cultural Squad, Forum for Secular Bangladesh

Economics of Peace

Objective and Introductions- Dr. Mazher Hussain

Jean Druz, India

Dr. Ayesha Siddiqua, Pakistan

Dr. Sonali Deriniyagala or Nishan De Mel- Sri Lanka

Major General Mohammed Ali Sikdar, ED Regional Anti- Terrorist Research Institute, Bangladesh

Dr. Ahmed Shuja : Speaker from Afghanistan:

Speaker from Nepal


Overview by Dr. Jill Carr Haris

Message of Peace on Behalf of People of India by P.V. Rajagopal, Ekta Parishad / Jai Jagat

Song by Youth Group to be Organised by Veda Bhyas / Ravi Nitesh

Wars through Media Manipulation by Seema Mustapha, President Editors Guild of India

South Asian Ensemble

Overview by Dr Mazher Hussain

Joint Reading of Short Story by Sadat Hasan Manto “The Last Salute” by narrators from 6 South Asian Countries

South Asia: The Wars Within by: Mr. Karamat Ali, PILER, Pakistan


Overview by Dr. Jill Carr Haris

Message of Peace on Behalf of People of Nepal by Amb. Arjun Karki*, Former Ambassador of Nepal to USA

Music by Youth Group*


Overview by Dr Mazher Hussain

Dance on Tagore by Tehreek e Niswan

Message of Peace on Behalf of People of Pakistan by General Bangash

Play by Ajoka-

Colours of Peace

Display of Paintings and Messages by Painters from 6 countries.

Sri Lanka

Overview by Dr. Jill Carr Haris

Message of Peace on Behalf of People of Sri Lanka by Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Former Under Secretary General, United Nations.

Defeats in Victories: The Sri Lankan Scenario

Valedictory Session

Crafting a Union for South Asia- Beena Sarwar, Senior Journalist

Appeal for Global Peace by Hon’ble. Madhab Nepal*, Former Prime Minister of Nepal,

Vote of Thanks by Mr. Vijay Bharatiya, SAPA

Refugee Children and Youth from 10 Countries Sing: We Shall Overcome!

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ramstein / Madrid / Cameroon /

Introduction by IPB’s director
Speaker: Reiner Braun

Music Video “Nein, meine Söhne geb’ ich nicht”, from Reinhard Mey & Freunde (

Why “No to NATO”?
Speaker: Vera Zalka
Back-up plan: What’s the Legal basis for NATO

Livestream intervention from Sinjajevina, Montenegro
Speaker: Pablo Domínguez and Milan Sekulovic

Sinjajevina is the Balkan’s biggest mountain grassland, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and a vital ecosystem for Europe with over 22,000 people living in the region. The Montenegrin army, along with other NATO troops, has dropped up to half a ton of explosives on Sinjajevina, without any environmental, socio-economic or health assessment, and without consulting its inhabitants, while putting under serious risk their environment and their way of life. For that, dozens of international organizations calls for the campaign “Save Sinjajevina”, reinforcing that “the European Union should ask for the removal of the military training ground in Sinjajevina as a pre-condition for Montenegro’s EU membership”. Around the next Saint Peter’s day on July 12th, traditionally very significant for Sinjajevinans, a series of activities will be organized to attract people around the world to gather and raise their voices in favor of the protection of Sinjajevina. For that purpose, a European campaign was launched (#Sinjajevina) together with a global petition.

Disarmament for Development
Speaker: Cyrille Roland Bechon

Pre-recorded videos from Rammstein
Speaker: Pablo Wulkow
most events to be recorded will happen the day before (25th, Saturday).

Nuclear Disarmament
Speaker: Vanda Proskova

Pre-recorded videos and material

Livestream directly from Madrid
Speaker: Kristine Karch

Pre-recorded videos and material

Noam Chomsky’s speech video to the 2022 World Social Forum

Common Security
Speaker: Phillip Jennings

Closing section
Speaker: Sean Conner, Divine Nkwelle and Theo Valois (IPB staff)

Join in the events in Madrid:
The demonstration will start at Plaza de Atocha, Madrid, Spain on Sunday June 26th at 12:00. And go here on the days leading up to it:


2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Finland / Ukraine / South Africa

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3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Iran 

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2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Moscow


1.       Panel Discussion:

–          Salla Nazarenko, Journalist, Writer, and Activist from The Finish Union of journalists (Finland)

–          Lina Hjärtström, Peace Activist and member of Wilpf Sweden (Sweden)

–          Christina Foerch, Documentary Filmmaker, Activist, and Co-Founder of Fighters for Peace (Lebanon/Germany)

2.       Video from Ali Akhlaghi, Sarbaz Solh (Iran)

3.       Statement from Christine Achieng Odera, World BEYOND War and Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassador’s Network (Kenya)

4.       Concluding statement from Yurii Sheliazhenko, World BEYOND War and the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement (Ukraine)


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