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COP21: Politics of spectacle

The Paris agreement will not stop climate change

The Paris agreement on climate change is being celebrated in the media. "Historic agreement at the Paris Summit against climate change" says El País, and continues: "The pact sets a limit of two degrees for global warming and calls for efforts so that it 'does not exceed 1.5'" [1]. And the secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) herself says in her communiqué: "Historic agreement on climate change in Paris. 195 nations set a trajectory to keep warming well below 2°C" [2].
However, the reality is different, and they know it.

Spain as spearhead for military interventions in Africa

During the NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015 the alliance will practice military interventions in North Africa


The NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015 will take place during October 2015 and until early November in Italy, Portugal, and the State of Spain. According to a variety of sources, this will be the “largest exercise of NATO since the end of the Cold War1, “largest exercise conducted by the Alliance since 2002” (…) and “the Alliance’s most important exercise in 20152, or “the largest deployment of the Alliance in the last decade3. The exercise consists of two clearly distinguished phases, a command post exercise (CPX, 3-16 October) and a phase of real action (Live Exercise, LIVEX, 21 October-6 November).

Nonviolence and Power

»The state is a social relationship, a certain way of people relating to one another. It can be destroyed by creating new social relationships; i.e., by people relating to one another differently.«— Gustav Landauer1

 

Stop New Nuclear – assessment of a nonviolent campaign 2010–2013

The campaign Stop New Nuclear in Britain has to be seen in the wider context of plans for nuclear new build in Britain, and a very decentralised anti-nuclear energy movement in the country.

At the very latest since 2006 the UK government was pushing for the construction of up to ten new nuclear power stations in the country.

Emergency medical support for Colombia conscientious objection and lgbt activist


Salvador talking about nonviolence: https://youtu.be/HWKrdVP860s


Salvador, long-time activist with the conscientious objection group “Quinto Mandamiento” in Barrancabermeja (https://quintomandamiento.wordpress.com/), needs emergency medical support.


Howard Clark (* 6 March 1950, ✝ 28 November 2013)

On 28 November Howard Clark, pacifist, anarchist, chair of War Resisters' International, friend, and so many more things, died unexpected of an heart attack. It is only slowly sinking in that Howard, who has been an important companion during the last 20 years of my life, is no longer with us.


Antimilitarism and gender – the challenge of integration

Talk by Andreas Speck, staff at War Resisters' International, at the launch of Cynthia Cockburn's book ‘Antimilitarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements’ at Housmans Bookshop, 21 April 2012


First of all I want to thank Cynthia for giving me the opportunity to say something today, although I haven't read the whole book yet.


I am familiar with her research, as WRI is one of the organisations which were part of her research. I think we very much welcomed it when she approached us a few years ago, and we are thankful for the challenge this posed, and for being pushed to reflect on the challenges of integrating feminism and gender into our antimilitarist practice. When Cynthia called me earlier this week and asked me to talk today, it had a similar effect again.

„We got rid of the dictator, but not of the dictatorship”


Repression in (post)-revolutionary Egypt

On 7 March, a few weeks after the resignation of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, Maikel Nabil Sanad wrote this sentence in a detailed article on his blog [1]. In this article he analysed in detail the role of the Egyptian military during and after the revolution, and came to the conclusion that the people and the military never “were one hand” - as people said so often during the revolution.

Local Democracy Dumped!


As government ends flawed consultation on nuclear power, anti-nuclear power activists step up resistance and blockade Sizewell nuclear power station in Suffolk, England.

Blockade of Sizewell nuclear power station, 22 February 2010

Against NATO: Continuing the struggle – until the summit in Portugal (and beyond)

From 15-18 October a series of meetings took place in Berlin, to discuss the continuation of work against NATO and the war in Afghanistan after Strasbourg. A special focus was on European and international co-operation.

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