EU Money for military research? Sign the pledge and say NO

The EU has set up a military research programme for the first time this year, with the objective of helping to preserve the competitiveness of the arms industry. The so-called Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) allocates a total sum of 90 million euros to military research projects over a three-year period up to 2020.
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Anniversary of the execution of martyre of Peace Nikos Nikiforidis

The recent International Peace Bureau Council meeting in Barcelona decided to make known internationally the case of the Greek antinuclear martyr NIKOS NIKIFORIDIS and sponsor an event in Athens in his memory.  Such a meeting was organized by PADOP at the Athens University on Monday March 5, 2018. Continue reading “Anniversary of the execution of martyre of Peace Nikos Nikiforidis”

“Italia, Ripensaci” 2.0 – Three busy days for ICAN in Italy

February 2018

A whirlwind tour of 4 Italian cities to announce the new stage of our campaign called “Italia, Ripensaci”, which means literally “Italy, reconsider your decision!” This is an idiomatic expression which we first used in October 2016 when Italy voted against the convening of a conference in 2017 to negotiate a binding legal instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, in the UN First Committee. Continue reading ““Italia, Ripensaci” 2.0 – Three busy days for ICAN in Italy”

MacBride Peace Prize to Jeremy Corbyn

We would like to kindly invite you to our Ceremony, where IPB will award the Séan MacBride Peace Prize to Jeremy Corbyn.

The Ceremony is organized in cooperation with the World Democratic Forum.

Jeremy Corbyn is awarded –

For his sustained and powerful political work for disarmament and peace. As an active member, vice-chair and now vice-president of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the UK he has for many years worked to further the political message of nuclear disarmament. As the past chair of the Stop the War Campaign in the UK he has worked for peace and alternatives to war. As an MP in the UK he has, for 34 years taken that work for justice, peace and disarmament to the political arena both in and outside of Parliament. He has ceaselessly stood by the principles, which he has held for so long, to ensure true security and well-being for all – for his constituents, for the citizens of the UK and for the people of the world. Now, as leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition he continues to carry his personal principles into his political life – stating openly that he could not press the nuclear button and arguing strongly for a re-orientation of priorities – to cut military spending and spend instead on health, welfare and education.


Doomsday and the Apocalyptic Trump Nuclear War Fighting Doctrine

by Joseph Gerson

The Doomsday clock is seen after members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved it 30 seconds closer to the end of the world January 25, 2018, in Washington, DC. Mounting concerns about the possibility of a nuclear war along with Donald Trump’s “unpredictability” have pushed the symbolic “Doomsday Clock” to two minutes before midnight, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists said Thursday.
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The culture of peace – a necessary utopia?

by Ingeborg Breines


The notion and the vision of a culture of peace was developed by UNESCO, the UN Organization for Education, Culture and Science, in cooperation with a huge number of individuals, organisations and institutions over the ten years leading up to the year 2000, the International Year for a Culture of Peace. Continue reading “The culture of peace – a necessary utopia?”

Anti-Bases Conference Held in Baltimore

by Joseph Gerson*

The Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases was held in Baltimore, convened by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases. The conference, organized under the leadership of the U.S. Peace Council and UNAC (United Anti-War Coalition,) with the participation of Veterans for Peace, World Beyond War and other traditional peace movement organizations. It served to place foreign military bases back on the U.S. anti-war movement’s agenda. Continue reading “Anti-Bases Conference Held in Baltimore”