A little over two weeks ago, India successfully test-fired an interceptor rocket that shot down a live satellite. In a surprise television address, India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, then triumphantly declared that India was now the fourth country to acquire the ability to shoot down satellites, after the United States, Russia, and China. The test’s success clearly demonstrates the advancement of India’s military capabilities in outer space. But how much of an advancement is it, in reality? In terms of … Continue reading →
New link for live streaming: https://vimeo.com/330390923 PASSWORD IS: spacewar
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:00
MIT, Bldg 56, room 114, Enter thru Bldg 66 at 25 Ames St. (Kendall Square T stop)
Seit Wochen demonstrieren und streiken weltweit hunderttausende junger Menschen für ihre Zukunft, den Klimaschutz und den Erhalt unserer natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen. Dieses Anliegen der Initiative Fridays for Future unterstützen inzwischen mehr als 23.000 WissenschaftlerInnen aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. In der Stellungnahme von Scientists for Future erklären sie: „Nur wenn wir rasch und konsequent handeln, können wir die Erderwärmung begrenzen, das Massenaussterben von Tier- und Pflanzenarten aufhalten, die natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen bewahren und eine lebenswerte Zukunft für derzeit lebende und kommende Generationen gewinnen.“
Weiterlesen auf: http://natwiss.de/abruestung-fuer-klimaschutz/
A 1 day conference held at London Birkbeck University, Saturday 10 November 2018 by Dave Webb This was a timely and important conference which followed closely media reports on the ways in which technology may change the nature of the way in which war will be fought in the future. For example, the Independent (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/future-war-robot-soldiers-enhanced-humans-space-gene-editing-ministry-of-defence-a8583621.html) reported on a Ministry of Defence report predicted that robot soldiers and ‘enhanced’ humans will fight future wars, and technological advances will see new frontiers … Continue reading →
Brian Conway | April 30, 2018
As you know the European Commission in 2017 took the unprecedented step by proposing a European military research programme of 40 billion euros for the next ten years. The establishment of a EU military research programme points towards an unprecedented acceleration in the militarisation of the EU and will divert funds from other research areas. These steps will not increase peace and security. On the contrary, they will only worsen global tensions. In the meantime, scientific research which might actually … Continue reading →
ACTIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conferences represent a valuable occasion to discuss opportunities and challenges for a sustainable future bringing together the academic community and other stakeholders from around the world.
In October of 2017 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”. Jürgen Scheffran, Professor of Geography at the University of Hamburg and former Senior Research Scientist at ACDIS (2004–2009), contributed the following commentary.
INES (International Network of Engineers and Scientists) congratulates ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) on winning this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for its successful work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons. This treaty adopted by over 120 countries in the UN was a huge success of ICAN, its partners, one of which is INES, and other members of the peace movement.
And the campaign goes on, we have to continue pressuring our governments to sign the treaty.
Please participate in the following actions for peace: Light-Relay and Folded paper crane (Orizuru) going around the planet Earth 1: Please 1 minute light off ( extinction) of your house except TV etc at 8:15 pm <8:15 am is Hiroshima Bombing time> 20th September when UN start Ban treaty ratification.: light – relay goes around the Earth. 2 : Please put folded paper crane (Orizuru) at the door/ entrance at 11:02 am <11:02 is Nagasaki A-Bombing time >, 24th … Continue reading →
One day after and some rest one may finally ask the question what did the summit achieve for whom politically? This is the attempt approaching the reality of the G20 summit. It will name the deeply undemocratic and aggressive behavior of the police, the impressive and courageous protest, and the outstanding demonstration of the 76,000 as well as the condemnable actions of the criminal mob. We will learn how many provocateurs were involved. An independent commission is highly needed. What … Continue reading →