IPB mourns the death of Cynthia Cockburn

IPB mourns the death of Cynthia Cockburn

With great sadness that we should mention that Cynthia Cockburn, an outstanding scholar of peace and conflict studies, has passed away last week.

Cynthia Cockburn was a British academic, feminist, and peace activist. She was a researcher, writer and photographer who has contributed to the study of masculinity, labour processes and trade unionism, and more recently of gender, war and peace-making. She was an active antimilitarist and has long been involved in a number of peace and anti-war organisations. Cynthia was involved in the European Forum of Socialist Feminists and Women Against Fundamentalism, and has long been active in the international network and London local group of Women in Black against War.

IPB Newsletter Special – Bruce Kent turns 90!

Bruce Kent – A Hero for Peace

It is widely known that Bruce Kent is a Peace Super-hero. It cannot be coincidental that his name is a combination of Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Clark Kent (Superman) and his main super-powers are his sense of justice and love of people. If you have seen Bruce speak you will know that he has a gift for it – he can pare an issue down to its fundamental ethical questions in a way that is understandable and often tinged with humour and accompanied by one of his many stories. If you have met him you will know that he has an ability to make you feel like an old friend, even if you have never met before.

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New Zealand: Call for urgent moratorium on semi-automatic weapons

Following PM Jacinda Ardern’s promise to tighten gun laws, New Zealander gun shops have registered a significant increase in sales. Peace activists and scientists have issued a call for an urgent moratorium on semi-automatic weapons – the type used in the Christchurch massacre – while changes are in process.

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Press Conference: Counteractions marking the NATO’s 70th Anniversary

On the 12th of March 2019, the International Peace Bureau (IPB) held a press conference on the premises of its Berlin Office. The aim of the event was to present to the German press the various events and demonstrations being organised to mark the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO), which will happen on the 4th of April 2019.

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