Press release for the  HUMAN SECURITY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH, PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  appeal

Press release for the HUMAN SECURITY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH, PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT appeal

Press Releases
Embargoed until May 24, 2020 Contacts: Vanda Proskova (Czech Republic) +420 728 407 661 vanda@pnnd.org Jennifer Blemur (USA)  jblemur@wand.org Miriam Petersen (Germany) +49 178 101 8019 miriam.petersen@worldfuturecouncil.org 24 May 2020. Governments need to cut military expenditure, and increase their focus and budgets on human security and global cooperation, in order to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, address climate change and ensure a sustainable future, according to an international women’s appeal released today by Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL) and World Future Council (WFC). The appeal, Human security for public health, peace and sustainable development, endorsed by 237 women legislators, religious leaders and civil society leaders from more than 40 countries* was released  to coincide with International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament on May 24, 2020. It also supports, in particular, United Nations’ initiatives for…
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Do Not Be Afraid…. All Will Be Well….

Do Not Be Afraid…. All Will Be Well….

Press Release
Coronavirus COVID-19:  Local and International Cooperation and Solidarity 9 Apr 2020 – We, as a human family, are living in extraordinary times but must not be afraid. Many people are traumatized as they face the shock and pain of a new virus called Corona Covid 19, which is spreading rapidly around the world, snatching the lives of loved ones. The virus has forced scientists and health care experts in laboratories around the world to work for a life-saving vaccine. In the meantime, medical experts and political leaders are cooperating to face the challenges, both personally and collectively, to deal with this pandemic. The new virus has changed the world we live in literally overnight and even though it will pass in time, things will never be the same. We have been…
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President Trump targeted assassinations breach of International Law

Syria
4th January, 2020 Trump’s ordered assassinations cruel and inhumane, and breach of International Law. On 3rd January, 2020, Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and up to top six others were assassinated by US military drone and missile attack at Baghdad airport.   The cruel assassinations were directly ordered by President Trump  and were illegal and immoral and a breach of international law.    As this is such a serious action, which has already increased the fear of escalating  violence and potential for war against Iran.   The President has  also ordered  that a further 3,000 USA soldiers will be sent to Iraq (where USA has its largest of 800 bases in the world).  These soldiers will go through Shannon Airport on their way to Iraq.   If there…
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Decision-making does not have to be binary.

Notices
Decision-making does not have to be binary.  Indeed, where consensus and compromise are the priorities, political decision-making should not be based on binary ballots but rather on preferential voting.  And in this interview on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme of 18th March, Peter Emerson of the de Borda Institute makes just such a case.  www.deborda.org  
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NOMINATION OF MR. JULIAN ASSANGE, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, WIKILEAKS, FOR THE 2019 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

NOMINATION OF MR. JULIAN ASSANGE, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, WIKILEAKS, FOR THE 2019 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Nobel Peace Prize
Mairead Maguire, has today written to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, in Oslo,to nominate Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks, for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. In her letter to the Nobel Peace Committee, Ms. Maguire said: ‘Julian Assange and his colleagues in Wikileaks have shown on numerous occasions that they are one of the last outlets of true democracy and their work for our freedom and speech. Their work for true peace by making public our governments’ actions at home and abroad has enlightened us to their atrocities carried out in the name of so-called democracy around the world. This included footage of inhumanity carried out by NATO/Military, the release of email correspondence revealing the plotting of regime change in Eastern Middle countries, and the parts our elected officials paid…
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