Category Archives: Peace News

National Lawyers Guild: MLTF PROVIDES LEGAL RESOURCES ON 2020 ELECTION RESPONSE FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND ADVOCATES

Responding to broad concerns about the possibility for unlawful orders regarding the 2020 election, MLTF is providing new and expanded resources for attorneys, GI rights advocates, and servicemembers. News Release – October 29, 2020 https://nlgmltf.org/military-law/2020/legal-resources-for-military-personnel/ The Military Law Task Force … Continue reading

Posted in Peace Activism, Peace News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ICAN: Historic milestone: UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reaches 50 ratifications needed for entry into force

From The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN): https://www.icanw.org/historic_milestone_un_treaty_on_the_prohibition_of_nuclear_weapons_reaches_50_ratifications_needed_for_entry_into_force On October 24, 2020, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reached the required 50 states parties for its entry into force, after Honduras ratified just one day after … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Human War Toll, Nuclear warfare, Peace News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The latest on renewing the New START Treaty

From Politico’s Morning Defense Newsletter, October 23, 2020: FRESH START OR FULL STOP? “President Donald Trump has been eager to notch a major election-season win on arms control with Russia — and that prospect looked promising early this week when … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Nuclear warfare, Peace News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Opportunity Costs of Nuclear Weapons

“…the nine nuclear-armed countries spent $72.9 billion on … nuclear weapons in 2019, equalling $138,699 every minute….” So, we can’t afford M4A, GND, UBI, medical research & stockpiles, etc? Enough is Enough: Global Nuclear Weapons Spending 2020 In its report … Continue reading

Posted in Peace News, Pentagon Budget, War Economy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Veterans For Peace Protests Pivot to Asia

Newton’s third law of motion reads, “When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body.” VFP member protests in early December, … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Human War Toll, Peace Activism, Peace News, Veterans For Peace News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sen. Wyden supports Iran nuclear deal

Show him some love. Please call the Senator’s office and thank him for his decision. And don’t forget, Sen. Jeff Merkley also supports the agreement. It’s good to be an Oregonian.

Posted in Foreign Policy, Peace News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VFP Press Release on Gaza Freedom Flotilla Seizure

@GazaFFlotilla #GazaFreedomFlotilla Press Release from Veterans For Peace      1404 North Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102  (314) 725-6005 http://www.veteransforpeace.org  @VFPNational FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 2, 2015 For more information: Ray McGovern, Participant, 2011 Freedom Flotilla, 703-994-1459 Michael T. McPhearson, VFP Executive … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Human War Toll, Peace Activism, Peace News, Veterans For Peace News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UNAC Conference 2015

“A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference to Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad!” The United National AntiWar Coalition (UNAC) hosted their 2015 conference, May 8-10 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Speakers and panelists included a wide array of peace, social … Continue reading

Posted in Peace Activism, Peace News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Global Peace Index

Latest results in the 2014 study from the Institute for Economics and Peace. See the interactive map here. Fascinating stuff. And see the highlights video here. Before you go, where do you think the United States ranks on the Global … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Human War Toll, Peace Activism, Peace News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News Worth Spreading: “There IS An Alternative to War!”

Originally posted at his truly excellent blog by Joe Scarry, March 9, 2015. Please share widely. See his suggestions for spreading this important information on social media and elsewhere. And if you’re working on peace, especially nuclear disarmament, you should … Continue reading

Posted in Human War Toll, Peace Activism, Peace News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment