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Archive for September, 2011
Volunteers for Peace, a United States partner organisation of Service Civil International organized this workcamp together with the local partner, Burlington Friends Meeting and they had a public panel talking about Nuclear armament / disarmament. This is an interesting video of the panel, which mostly consists of the workcamp volunteers are giving informations on the state of nuclear power and nuclear bombs in different countries.
You can find the details of the seminar in this post as well:
Forget fists, forge voices – the power of nonviolence
The No-More-War team warmly invites you to our second topic based seminar:
“Forget fists, forge voices – the power of nonviolence” from the 12th to 18th of November 2011 in Helmarshausen, Germany, financially supported by the Youth in Action programme of the European Union. View full article »
Human Rights Watch Europe director on how to fight terror:
The war on terror since the tragic attack on civilians in the US ten years ago is far from finished, instead, it is reproducing itself. In the US, about 3000 people died in those attacks. In the following ‘war on terror’, the human rights were basically stripped to the bone, economies suffered (except for the military industrial complex) but most of all, civilians were killed. I will shortly give some indications for three countries, hit as so-called direct consequence of the US war on terror – though other countries used their own ‘war on terror’ to terrorize civilians in their countries.
However, here some rough informations about some of the civilian casualties of the war on terror:
At least 355.000 (but more likely about 650.000) people were killed in Iraq between 2003 and 2006 according to the Lancet study http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancet_surveys_of_Iraq_War_casualties
Greenpeace helps keeping up to date with Fukushima nuclear catastrophe on this page: http://t.co/d7U8A01
Article on the impact of non violence for fighting dictators:
The effects of war are tremendous, me myself never having experienced one thankfully, those who do and speak out about it, are both courageous and changed by it.
Here some former soldiers from Serbia are exchanging short personal stories and statements about the aftermath of war for their personal lives:
Some former US combatants from USA speak about some more general issues, partly concentrating on the practice of redeployng, sending already traumatized soldiers back into combat zones: View full article »