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.
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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Our Norwegian member organisation Bike for Peace (BFP) has recently concluded its 2019 World Tour, which lasted 40 days and passed by the UK, France, India, China, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Norway. Continue reading “Highlights from Bike for Peace’s 2019 World Tour”
In view of the upcoming elections for the European Parliament and amidst increasingly loud nationalistic and populistic voices, Pax Christi International has launched a manifesto in support of the European Union as a peace project.
Continue reading “Pax Christi’s European Manifesto: “The Europe We Want””
On 22 and 24 March, IPB’s Board members gathered at the offices of our member Le Mouvement de la Paix, in Paris. Throughout the weekend, the Board discussed future projects and activities and, among other subjects, deliberated over recent membership candidatures for IPB’s network.
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The IPB strongly condemns the imprisonment of Tarak Kauff and Ken Mayers, US Veterans for Peace activists, and calls on the Irish authorities for their immediate release.
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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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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.
Continue reading “Press Conference: Counteractions marking the NATO’s 70th Anniversary”
On the 3rd of February 2019, the highly estimated peace activist Elisabeth (Betty) Chapman passed away in her home, in the Norwegian town of Re, at the age of 91.
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