Monday, October 3rd 2016 from 10:00 to 14:00 after the IPB World Congress 2016 INES Office, Marienstr. 19/20, 10117 Berlin Dear INES Council we would like to invite you to the INES council meeting 2016 in Berlin. It will take place after the IPB World Congress “Disarm! For a Climate of Peace – Creating an Action Agenda” (www.ipb2016.berlin) on Monday, October 3rd in the INES office. At the IPB World Congress, INES offers three workshops on “Military Research and Responsibility … Continue reading →
We will miss our colleague and proponent for a world without nuclear weapons and for responsibility of scientists and science. Our thoughts are with his family.
This video was taped in June 2016 for the event on the anniversary of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto.
Presseankündigung 21. April 2016 Weltkongress Abrüstung – für und in einer Atmosphäre des Friedens Disarm for a Climate of Peace „Die Welt ist überrüstet und der Frieden unterfinanziert“ (UN-Generalsekretär Ban Ki-moon) In einer Atmosphäre der internationalen politischen Konfrontation und der weltweiten Hochrüstung veranstaltet das Internationale Friedensbüro (International Peace Bureau, IPB) vom 30. September bis zum 2. Oktober 2016 den Weltkongress zum Thema internationale Abrüstung. Ausgetragen wird der Kongress, zu dem ca. 1000 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus mehr als 40 Ländern … Continue reading →
more at www.nuclearzero.org/in-the-courts The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today concluded the preliminary phase of oral arguments in nuclear disarmament cases brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The hearings, which took place at the ICJ from 7-16 March, were the first contentious cases on nuclear disarmament ever heard at the Court. This set of hearings addressed the respondent nations’ objections to the cases relating to questions of jurisdiction and admissibility. … Continue reading →
The unfamiliar dial tone gives way to the voice of Subrata Ghoshroy, a contributor to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists famous for setting the Doomsday Clock. Ghoshroy is in Calcutta, but he seems to travel a lot, having been on a recent visit to areas left vacant since the March 2011 Fukushima meltdowns. “To be frank we were a little bit, ah, cavalier about it because these areas indeed were contaminated, remain contaminated,” he told the Post. Subrata Ghoshroy at … Continue reading →
by John Scales Avery The Need for a New Economic System by John Scales Avery is an important book for everyone concerned over the future of humanity. The urgent voice of the book stems from Dr. Avery’s seeing the discontinuity between the loving care that people bestow on their children and their failure to reduce the harm to their children from a destructive economic system, climate change, resource depletion, and war. This book of advocacy demonstrates the need for … Continue reading →
While US-Presidents waged wars, destroyed whole regions, and victimized millions they protested decidedly with great personal commitment – the members of CODEPINK. Even at President Bush’s press conference, they raised their voices against the propaganda of war and risked severe personal ramifications – the members of CODEPINK. With actions of civil courage, they continuously warned of the dangers of nuclear weapons and drone warfare – the members of CODEPINK. They protested against the – according to international law – … Continue reading →
By Subrata Ghoshroy A decade has passed since negotiations first began on the “US-India Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Agreement,” an accord that, when it was finally signed, gave India a waiver from the rules of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. In a nutshell, the act ended a 34-year ban on nuclear trade with India. Popularly known as the “US-India Nuclear Deal,” it was a watershed moment in the history of US-India relations, marking a transition from a lukewarm and sometimes downright adversarial … Continue reading →
The Munich Security Conference is an annual catalogue of horrors. But the most ominous discussion this past weekend wasn’t about Islamic State terrorism but a new generation of weapons — such as killer robots and malignly programmed “smart” appliances that could be deployed in future conflicts. Read the article here: www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-munich-a-frightening-preview-of-the-rise-of-killer-robots/2016/02/16/d6282a50-d4d4-11e5-9823-02b905009f99_story.html … Continue reading →
Last month the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that as a consequence of the nuclear, climate change and other existenial threats to humanity, their Doomsday Clock must remain set a three minutes to midnight, the “closest to catastrophe since the early days of above-ground hydrogen bomb testing.” The Peace & Planet Network has adopted the following statement of appreciation and response to the BAS announcement, which urgest us to more deeply understand and respond to the systemic roots of … Continue reading →
IPB Co-President Reiner Braun writes: A large peace heart has ceased to beat. Andreas Büro, one of the mentors of the German peace movement, has passed away at the age of 87. He was active in the peace movement for the last 50 years, with the Easter marches being associated with his name since their inception, and countless large and small actions. He was a leader in the large demonstrations of the 1980s and was active until his death in … Continue reading →
During the years 2012-2015, I wrote a number of articles on the urgent problems which the world is facing today, and also discussed the solutions that are available to us. Most of these articles were published by Countercurrents, TMS Weekly Digest and Human Wrongs Watch. A few appeared on Waging Peace, the website of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and in Erudito and Cadmus, (which are journals of the World Academy of Art and Science), or on the website the … Continue reading →
PUBLICATION OF MY COLLECTED ESSAYS, by John Scales Avery During the years 2012-2015, I wrote a number of articles on the urgent problems which the world is facing today, and also discussed the solutions that are available to us.Most of these articles were published by Countercurrents, TMS Weekly Digest and Human Wrongs Watch. A few appeared on Waging Peace, the website of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and in Erudito and Cadmus, (which are journals of the World Academy of … Continue reading →
Jürgen Scheffran, Co-Chair of INES, joined this event in Paris. Key findings on the importance of social science research for understanding climate change induced migration were presented at an official COP21-Side-Event. Prof. Jürgen Scheffran has been part of an international team investigating that topic in an empirical and theoretical way for four years. The event met with lively interest from conference visitors and was documented on film: https://www.clisap.de/de/clisap/organisation/presse/cop21-dossier/cop21-side-event/ … Continue reading →