The Afghan War – 200l-2021

The Afghan War – 200l-2021

Afghanistan, Press, Press Release, Press Releases
17th August, 2021 Press release ‘The Afghan War – 200l-2021 ---------------------------------------------- Nothing can justify the illegal war carried out for the past twenty years, upon the people of Afghanistan by US/NATO forces.   During a Peace visit with an International Peace Delegation, in 2012, we witnessed in Kabul, the suffering of the Afghan people, at the hands of the Foreign occupation forces, by US drones etc., We also met people who had lost family, homes, and livelihoods,  at the hands of the Taliban. Many countries, including Ireland, an allegedly neutral country,  have been complicit in this illegal conflict.  The Irish Government betrayed the Irish people by allowing US troops use of Shannon Airport, en route to Afghanistan and other wars started by NATO/USA in Iraq, Syria, Libya, etc., and   the direct…
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Open Letter to Presidents Putin and Biden In advance of their June 16, 2021 Summit

Open Letter to Presidents Putin and Biden In advance of their June 16, 2021 Summit

Press Releases
Open Letter to Presidents Putin and Biden In advance of their June 16, 2021 Summit We write to you, world leaders whom we know fully understand the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons, and the cataclysmic effects on humanity of a nuclear war: the possible end of civilization as we know it. We are participants of a growing international campaign for a commitment by nuclear-armed states to a policy of no first use of nuclear weapons. We have just completed a number of successful global events, including a two-day conference preparatory to launching this campaign, which have included over 700 participants from Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East,South America, North America, and the Pacific. Arising from these events is an appeal to you to use your summit to…
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George Floyd RIP

George Floyd RIP

George Floyd RIP, Press Release, Press Releases
#blacklivesmatter Press Release – By Mairead Maguire Nobel Peace Laureate "I would like to add my sympathy and condolences to George Floyd family and the families of Black victims, and others killed by racists, be they in USA, United Kingdom, Asia, no matter where they live.   It was inspiring to see millions of people, respond to the call of the Movement ‘Black Lives Matter’ and take to the streets to pray act and protest police brutality, institutional violence, racism and discrimination, and to call for transparency and accountability and real change". Anti-black and racism continues to permeate through the criminal justice system and the social fabric of the USA, UK and many countries. During my many visits to the USA, I was deeply shocked by the extreme poverty, particularly in…
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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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ABOLISH MILITARISM AND WAR

ABOLISH MILITARISM AND WAR

Campaigns, International Conference Against US/Nato Military Bases, Press Releases
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate Speech at The International Conference Against US/Nato Military Bases November 16-18 - 2018 Dublin, Ireland Dear Friends, It is good to be here with you all. I would like to thank the organizers for inviting me to address the conference and to be present to support the call to close all US/Nato Bases. Firstly I thank you for your work for peace. It is good that we will have an opportunity in the next few days to get to know each other and together discuss what kind of a world we want to live in? There will be many different perspectives on this and the way forward, but let us agree to respect each other and to engage in deep listening and conversation no matter…
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