For many it was the threat of a war with Iran and the stationing of new nuclear weapons that led thousands of people to the streets to protest against the US Air Base in Ramstein on June 29th2019. Continue reading “No to War and Military Bases – first thoughts afterwards”
Our stand against war is irrevocable! For this reason, we personally and politically oppose, using solely peaceful and non-violent methods, the intended war of the USA and some of its NATO allies against Iran and Venezuela! Continue reading “Declaration of the 3rd International Conference “No to Military Bases & War””
Dear friends and colleagues,
this newsletter is full of reviews and reports of activities that required a lot of preparation and commitment by everyone involved. During the last four weeks we have seen 80-100 actions taken in about 20 countries by our member organisations and like-minded associations, all united by the joined call of “Demilitarize: Invest in People’s Needs!” of the Global Days of Actions on Military Spending (GDAMS). GCOMS has also published their new newsletter, which can be read here. At the end of this newsletter you will be able to read IPB´s latest statements, including a statement that calls for “No War Against Iran”, IPB´s Statement on the SIPRI Report on Military Spending, GCOMS´ Final Statement 2019 and the “Post-Conference Statement – Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World: New Thinking and Movement Building”.
You will also be able to read a report of IPB´s Side Events during the 2019 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. Moreover, “Don´t Bank the Bomb” has published a report “Producing mass destruction: Private companies and the nuclear weapons industry”, which illustrates the relationship between the commercial sector and nuclear weapons. There are also a couple of upcoming events in the next few months that we want to share with you. One of these events is the IPB Youth Network Conference “Transform! Towards a Culture of Peace” on the 20th-22nd of September in Berlin. The other event is an international meeting on “Nuclear Security in Europe After the Collapse of the INF Treaty”, also in September in Brussels.
The 2019 Chair’s reflection on the Prepcom has set the challenge for 2020: “The 50th Anniversary of the entry into force, and the 25th Anniversary of the indefinite extension of the Treaty in 2020, require a demonstrable commitment to the Treaty by States parties. Looking beyond 2020 also requires reaffirming and implementing past commitments, and this is needed to maintain the integrity of the Treaty following the commemorations.” Continue reading “Evaluation of IPB´s Side Events during the NPT PrepCom 2019”
IPB Youth Network Conference – Transform! Towards a Culture of Peace
(as of 5th of July 2019)
IPB Youth Network, IPB in partnership with ITUC and ITUC Youth Continue reading “IPB Youth Network Conference – Transform! Towards a Culture of Peace”
The Dissent of a 90-Year-Old
Address by Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C. Presentation of Sean MacBride Peace Prize Toronto, April 25, 2019
“A 90-year-old man appears before you, sighing not for the past but crying for the future. It is not my lost youth that I pine for but a lost future for my grandchildren and their children. Nuclear weapons and climate change threaten their very existence. I dissent from public policies today that will lead to their world being blown up or burned up.
The Coordinating Team of GCOMS has published its final statement for the Global Days of Action on Military Spending 2019.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has published its new report on global military spending on Monday the 29thof April 2019 and once again we feel obliged to state our concern and outrage and call on every individual and group to take action and publicly denounce this nonsense. Continue reading “GCOMS Final Statement 2019”
Statement of Reiner Braun (IPB) and Joseph Gerson (IPB, AFSC, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security) on the Conference “Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World: New Thinking and Movement Building, co-organised by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, New York Office.
Sara Medi Jones, a campaigner for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, was one of the speakers during IPB´s Side event during the NPT Prep Com Review Conference. Continue reading “Sara Medi Jones´contribution for IPB side event on Nuclear weapons in Europe”
On April 25, 2019, IPB has honored Hon. Douglas Roche O.C. with the Seán Mac Bride Prize. The ceremony took place in Toronto, Canada in cooperation with the Canadian Pugwash Group.