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.htmlContinue 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.htmlContinue reading →
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 →