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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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Downpatrick Declaration

Downpatrick Declaration

Syria
The Downpatrick Declaration was launched in Downpatrick on December 7th, 2021. It is a demand to Governments on these Islands to commit to the promotion of peace and a denunciation of their participation in war and the weapons industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD27uZozs8M For more information, please go to: www.downpatrickdeclaration.com
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Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu

Press Releases
Press releaseArchbishop Desmond Tutu passed away this morning 26th December, 2021 in Cape Town South Africa.  The ‘Arch’ was ninety years young and loved by people all around the world.  He won The Nobel peace prize for his work against apartheid in his beloved South Africa and his work for justice and Peace worldwide. Desmond Tutu To his beloved wife Leah, four children and extended family we send our condolences and love.Archbishop Tutu was a great spirit who spread joy everywhere he went.   Gracias for his wonderful life, we shall miss him. Mairead Corrigan MaguireNobel peace laureatewww.PeacePeople.com
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Destitute and Desperate Asylum Seekers and Migrants

Destitute and Desperate Asylum Seekers and Migrants

Syria
25 Nov 2021 – It was with deep sadness that on Wed 23 Nov 2021 the world watched in horror the news that 27 people had drowned in the English Channel when their flimsy dinghy overturned in the sea in an attempted crossing from Calais to Dover. I am sorry and I ask the forgiveness of migrants and refugees who have been forced to flee their lands and seek a place of refuge in any country who would give them a place to lay their heads. I send my condolences to the families at the loss of their beloved ones in a cold watery tragedy far away from their homes. Over the last twenty years, NATO (led by USA/UK) has cruelly carried out sanctions, wars, invasions and occupations over many countries. …
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