July 26, 7:00-8:00 pm
Fund Healthcare Not Nuclear Warfare
During the pandemic, the lack of investment in public health infrastructure, including health care for all, has had deadly consequences for tens of thousands of people. The $22.42 billion the U.S. will be spending this year to upgrade its first-strike nuclear arsenal could pay for 624 million corona virus tests, 747, 633 covid-19 hospital stays, or 6.6 BILLION N95 masks. This has to change. Our lives and security depend on it. Continue reading →
Join three extraordinary speakers as we build 75th anniversary commemorations of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-bombs to build a nuclear-free and just world.
- Suichi KIDO, the General Secretary of Nihon Hidankyo, the Japan Confederaton of A- & H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations
- Gar Alperovits, author of the definitive “The Decision to Use the A-bomb”
- Rev. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign, Director fo the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice at Union Theological Semina
- Thenjiwe McHarris, Movement for Black Lives (USA)
- Hakima Abbas, Assocation for Women’s Rights in Development (Senegal)
- Rafeef Ziadah, Palestinian performance poet/Professor at SOAS
- Josua Mata, Secretary General, SENTRO trade union, Philippines
- Vrinda Grover, Human rights lawyer, India
Moderator: Hilary Wainwright, author of A New Politics from the Left (2018)
Angela Davis together with sixteen leading racial justice activists, environmentalists, trade unionists, feminists, artists and academics from around the world call for solidarity in order to build a more just and dignified world, and defeat the racism and other injustices exposed by COVID-19 (https://youtu.be/RVaVeBLOkuI)
Starting from Hiroshima at 8:15 am on Aug. 6, the time the bomb was dropped, waves of many creative forms of actions will encircle the globe westward along with its rotation until 11:02 am on Aug. 9, the time the A-bomb was dropped over Nagasaki.
Documents and video on www.ipb.org/news/webinar-on-the-extreme-right-and-militarization-in-latin-america/Continue reading →
Documents and video on:
Authoritarianism or Democracy?
Monday, June 29, 7:00 pm EDT
The full video recording is here (https://youtu.be/Z2fPTaM6g7w)
No-to-NATO network meeting
Online network meeting of “No to war – no to NATO” to discuss consequences of the webinar and our further activities as well as our media presence.
- social media work of the network
- questions provided to European parliamentarians to the EU authorities about US troops / NATO troops in Europe and EU militarization
- short report from the international zoom call for preparing the next WSF in January 2021 in Mexico city (20 years anniversary) * AOB
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92163400682?pwd=MGN2am1PQnVKUlJBQ1UwaWhlWXBzQT09
by Alicia Sanders-Zakre Hope you are hanging in there. I wanted to send an update about some recent nuclear policy news that provide opportunities for campaigners to be speaking up and taking action on eliminating nukes. Here you will find the Media Backgrounder_ 22 June 2020 U.S.-Russia arms control meeting in Vienna.pdf NATO Nuclear Planning Group First, as you may have already seen, NATO held a nuclear planning group meeting this Wednesday. You can read more about it in … Continue reading →
The western alliance is assuming a stronger posture in relationship to China. US experts call for NATO operations in the Pacific.
BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Own report) – NATO should systematically expand its military exercises and operations into the Asia-Pacific region, an expert of Washington’s Atlantic Council think tank proposes in the intensifying debate on the posture the western war alliance should assume in relationship to the People’s Republic of China. China’s “presence in the Arctic, in Africa and in the Mediterranean” calls for a response, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Think tanks suggest that NATO should more closely monitor Chinese investments in the European infrastructure, because “civilian roads, ports and rails” under construction with Chinese participation “are an integral part of NATO’s plans for military mobilization.” NATO is also strengthening its relations with “global partners” such as Japan, South Korea and Australia. For the first time, Australia’s defense minister participated at the meeting of the NATO Ministers of Defense that ended yesterday. The Atlantic Council is also suggesting the establishment of a NATO military headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region.
Virtual action days July 8th – 11th 2020 Lectures + Action Conference + Benefit Concert
Ramstein Airbase Online days of action
Even in the Corona crisis, the military-industrial complex wants to inform the world that it is armed to the teeth. Germany has reported to NATO its 2020 defense spending of more than 50 billion euros (2015 figure: 35.5billion euros). This is money that is urgently needed for health care, education, social issues and nature conservation. Continue reading →
Dear friends, On June 26, 1945, the United Nations Charter was adopted in San Francisco with the principle aim to ‘save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.’ We invite you to join a very special webinar on Wednesday June 24 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter, and to discuss concrete and effective ways to achieve UN objectives to prevent war and advance disarmament for public health and sustainable development. The webinar will also commemorate 20 years … Continue reading →
„Nuclear Weapons and Peace Activism in Germany and Worldwide”
23. June 15:00-17:00 h CEST
23rd June 2020 at 5am HST | 9am EDT | 3pm CEST | 6:30 IST
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Friday, June 19, 3pm to 5pm • Hawaiʻi | 9pm-11pm EDT | Saturday, June 20, 3am to 5am CEST | 1pm to 3pm • Auckland, Wellington
The webinar will be recorded for those in early morning time zones.
Join us for a free online webinar. Speakers will include:
Dr Margie Beavis (Australia), Ann Wright (USA), Maria Hernandez (Guam), Virginia Lacsa Suarez (Philippines), Kawena Phillips (Hawaii), Valerie Morse (NZ). Continue reading →
Front page article in the Baltimore Sun today. Maryland to begin testing drinking water, Chesapeake Bay oysters for harmful ‘forever chemicals’ known as PFAS Wisconsin limits fish consumption when waters reach 12 parts per trillion (ppt) of PFAS. My creek, directly across from a Navy base in Maryland, has 1,894.3 ppt of PFAS and people can eat all the oysters, crabs, and fish they want. 1 ppt may threaten human health, especially the developing fetus. There is tremendous concern that … Continue reading →
Wolfgang Jung, Luftpost Kaiserslautern (Friedenspolitische Mitteilungen aus derUS-Militärregion [Peace policy messages from the US military region] Kaiserslautern/Ramstein | LP 044/20 – 12.06.20), has translated the article from STARS AND STRIPES “How the Pentagon could cut forces in Germany, and which bases might be affected” into German and provided it with his own notes, explanations and links.
Below are the links from the Luftpost article, which are in English language. Continue reading →
A global women’s appeal to commemorate International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament (May 24) and the 75th anniversary year of the United Nations
Human security for public health, peace and sustainable developmentA global women’s appeal to commemorate International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament (May 24) and the 75th anniversary year of the United NationsInitiated by: ParliamentariansforNuclearNon-proliferationandDisarmament,WomenLegislators’Lobbyand WorldFutureCouncil
DECLARATION Together we reject the new tests of M 51 nuclear missile in Brittany (machine translation) In the midst of a health crisis, the government insists on developing its new nuclear weapons programs to the detriment of health, social and environmental priorities. This obstinacy is expressed through a new campaign of tests of the Nuclear Missile M51 (1) organized, from 9 June and over several weeks, from the point of Penmarc’h in Brittany. These weapons of mass destruction, dangerous for … Continue reading →
The Ministry of the Armed Forces announced on 9 June the M51 missile launches: «The window of fire for these tests is scheduled between early June and mid-July», the ministry said. “There will be no detailed communication on these activities as operational activities and weapons systems testing related to nuclear deterrence are covered by defence secrecy,” the Ministry of the Armed Forces added. The Maritime Prefecture of the Atlantic has issued an order, “on the occasion of a test launch organized … Continue reading →