Category: <span>Campaigns</span>

Category: Campaigns

The case against nuclear weapons

[T]he crisis between the US and North Korea has exposed the reality that nuclear deterrence is not only unlawful and immoral: it provokes insecurity and irrational recklessness on both sides, and stimulates hostility, nuclear arms racing and proliferation. As such, it is self-defeating and contrary to common sense. Retired Royal …

UK Trident, Nuremberg, the 1996 World Court Judgment, and now the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

AN OPEN LETTER to THE PRIME MINISTER from Commander Robert Green, Royal Navy (Ret’d)PO Box 8390Christchurch 8440New Zealand The Rt. Honourable Theresa May, MPOffice of the Prime Minister10 Downing StreetLondon SW1A 2AAUnited Kingdom 1 October 2017 Dear Prime Minister, UK Trident, Nuremberg, the 1996 World Court Judgment, and now the Treaty to …

Challenge Militarism

A publication from Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, 2010 “Whilst military capacity is exposed every day to be a terminally ineffective method of assuring security given the nature of modern threats, militaries the world over consume ever-increasing amounts of the world’s human and economic resources. Despite this realization, …

“The Green Zone: the environmental costs of militarism” review

by Barry SandersAK Press, 2009 Given the crisis of climate change, military carbon emissions are a matter of concern, but facts have been hard to come by. Barry Sanders, basing his research on the American military machine, illustrates what an enormous environmental threat all military activity poses. He gives numerous …

Climate and Conflict, Dr Stuart Parkinson, 2008

Our earth’s environmental crisis will almost certainly be the driver of any future wars – directly or indirectly. The speaker at our AGM in 2008, Dr Stuart Parkinson, set the scene with his presentation ‘Climate Change and Military Conflict’. Dr Parkinson is the Director of Scientists for Global Responsibility. Their …

Making War History

by Bruce KentThis article first appeared in Pax Christi’s newsletter, Justpeace, for March/April 2005 “Making Poverty History” must also mean making war history. World annual military expenditure is again creeping up to the 1 trillion dollar mark – that’s a thousand billion dollars a year – a sum that dwarfs …