Militarism is never the answer –  Press Release

Militarism is never the answer – Press Release

Syria
Although we all condemn President Putin`s action in entering Ukraine we must now consider what steps can be taken to de-escalate the situation. Although some low level talks have been held we must consider the best options to not stroke or escalate a war in Europe.  Both sides need assurances of their own safety with Russia requesting that Ukraine remaining non-NATO/neutral state.  This is very important to the Russians.  Before the break-up of USSR, NATO promised never to move East into ex-soviet countries.  They now have missiles and bases in most ex-soviet countries. The Ukrainians also need guarantees of their own security. There would have to be a full withdrawal of Russian troops and possibly a UN Monitoring body along borders of Donbas region,  to prevent ongoing war that has…
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Open letter to Presidents Biden and Putin

Open letter to Presidents Biden and Putin

Press Release, War
The Peace People, 224 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 6GE, Northern Ireland Phone: 0044 (0) 28 9066 346   Email: info@peacepeople.com    www.peacepeople.com Open letter to Presidents Biden and Putin 18TH FEBRUARY, 2022 Dear Mr. Presidents, The world does not need war or threats of war – it needs peace. People of the world are traumatised by a tsunami of pain and suffering.   As world leaders you know this to be true.  People of the world are afraid and many depressed.  They need hope.  They need to believe in themselves and others.  They need a ‘light of peace’.  People need to see there are people of love and courage who take risks for ‘humanity’ and follow their conscience to do the right thing. Please, Mr. Presidents, be such a light in a dark…
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OPEN LETTER TO TWO WORLD LEADERS ‘I HAVE NO ENEMIES AND I DON’T WANT WAR’ FROM NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE MAIREAD MAGUIRE.

OPEN LETTER TO TWO WORLD LEADERS ‘I HAVE NO ENEMIES AND I DON’T WANT WAR’
Dear President Biden and President Putin, I hope this letter finds you and your families  well.   I hope you will continue in good health to perform your important work. Thank you for all you do to make the world a better place for our children.  I write to you both as World Leaders to ask for your advice and help in these challenging times.   I would like  to know what I can do, together with my friends, to help avert a Third World War, and prevent further suffering and death for millions for my brothers and sisters around the world.   I have been reading the news about military build-up in Europe and South East Asia,etc., and the rhetoric being used  by many of our World Leaders (words cut deeper than…
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Displaced people in Calais and Grande-Synthe

Refugee Women's Centre
Louise Mc Gowan from the Peace People has returned home from working in both Calais and Grande-Synthe with the Refugee Women’s Centre from October - February 2021. Louise says there is little peace for displaced people living in northern France. How can there be peace when you are worried for your own/your family’s safety? How can there be peace when the fear or expectance of police violence hangs overhead every morning? How can there be peace when the only way to get to the place where you might feel safe is via dangerous routes? In the past year, volunteers working in northern France have witnessed a rise in dangerous channel boat crossings, deteriorating living conditions in informal camps and accommodation centres, as well as numerous tragic deaths. These have been accompanied by increasingly hostile…
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A letter from Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire to President Biden. “Free Julian Assange & end the war on Yemen”

A letter from Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire to President Biden, FREE JULIAN ASSANGE, Julian Assange, Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire, Press, Press Release, Yemen
Mairead Maguire & other members of the Peace People delivered a letter to the U.S. Consulate General Belfast today. This letter was for President Joe Biden. The open letter is requesting the following: 1. Free Julian Assange 2. End the war on Yemen Mairead Maguire and Ann Patterson today calling for the freedom of Julian Assange and end the war on Yemen. Open Letter to President Joe Biden from Mairead Maguire - Nobel laureate. A letter from Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire to President Biden. To address the following requests: Dear Mr President Please accept my congratulations and best wishes in your work as President. I have two urgent requests to ask of you. l)  Free Julian Assange. Please do all you can to free Julian Assange and release him to let…
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