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 →
Jürgen Scheffran, Co-Chair of INES worked out recently a Report for the World Future Council on the Climate-Nuclear Nexus which was presented in Geneva. He explored the linkages between climate change and nuclear threats. Please have a look to it: www.worldfuturecouncil.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Disarmament/The_Climate-Nuclear_Nexus.pdf Jakob von Uexkull published in December an article “The Climate-Nuclear Nexus: Two Key Threats Endangering Future Generations” in the Huffington Post about this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jakob-von-uexkull/the-climate-nuclear-nexus_b_8707016.html … Continue reading →
We are changeing not only the website from inesglobal.com to inesglobal.net, we have also changed the cms to wordpress. The structure of the site haven’t changed. Until the whole content will be moved, menus marked with a * or have a year before 2016 in it are going to the old website.
The International Peace Bureau has worked for over 10 years to develop a program on Disarmament for Sustainable Development, with a primary topic being military and social spending. In 2011 we launched the Global Day of Action on Military Spending and in late 2014 a year-round Global Campaign on Military Spending.
The program is now availible:www.ipb2016.berlin/
INES will organize three workshops on the World Congress in Berlin.
After 53 years teaching about nuclear war and peace, in 2014 I put the important things together in this book, Nuclear War: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and A Workable Moral Strategy for Achieving and Preserving World Peace. Amazon dot com carries it (price a bit high, but worth it) and I like a book in my hands, BUT the book as PDF is downloadable AT NO COST from the link below. Chapter 5 contains a workable moral strategy for achieving and preserving … Continue reading →
Never again war from German soil On September 26 more than 1500 people protested in front of the US Airbase Ramstein. Please find pictures here and an article of Stars+Stripes here. More than 6000 persons signed the following appeal: Appeal The US Air Force base at Ramstein, Germany, is a central pivot for preparing and executing wars of aggression violating international law. Most of the lethal missions of US combat drones, e.g. in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, … Continue reading →
4. May 2012 At the INES Council meeting on April 28th, 2012 in Vienna, the following statement was adopted by the INES Council members*. The first nuclear bomb in 1945 changed the world – and many physicists were shocked and felt guilty in the aftermath of the use of nuclear weapons on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Science was no longer innocent (if it ever had been). This was one reason why, in the 1950s/1960s, the scientific community was … Continue reading →