Tag Archives: struggle for peace

The labour movement against the escalation of the war

INDIA
“We say NO to WAR”

42 persons of India’s para- military force, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), were killed in a suicide terror attack at Pulwama, Kashmir, on February 14, 2019. 100 companies of CRPF were moving in vehicles on a highway when a car laden with heavy explosives hit one of the buses killing 42 and injuring many.
Trade Union Solidarity Committee condemned this terrorist attack and joined all organisations and individuals in countries across the globe. Our sympathies are with the grief stricken families of those who lost lives and faced untold sufferings. Terror and unjust violence cannot find solutions to any issues.
In the two weeks since February 14 the region of India-Pakistan found heightened atmosphere of retaliatory actions and the escalation led to air strikes on February 26 within the international boundaries of the two nuclear weapon states. Calls for war were in the air.
Having experienced ill effects of war in the past saner voices wanted peace to prevail and resolution of conflicts without war. People around the world, in all countries and continents, expressed their zero tolerance to terrorism and wanted de-escalation of conflict between India and Pakistan.
Trade Union Solidarity Committee stands for peace and holds the view that a war would cause incalculable harm and damage to the working people, the poor and the marginalized in India and Pakistan and it would fetch huge dividends to a handful of corporate houses in
weapon business and their cronies in other fields as well.
We say NO to WAR. Terrorism must be fought by other means, diplomatic, economic and political.
N. Vasudevan
Convenor, Trade Union Solidarity Committee (Mumbai)

Dismantling the Doomsday Machines

“From a technical point of view, he (Stanley Kubrick) anticipated many things. … Since that time, little has changed, honestly. The only difference is that modern weapons systems have become more sophisticated, more complex. But this idea of a retaliatory strike and the inability to manage these systems, yes, all of these things are relevant today. It (controlling the systems) will become even more difficult and more dangerous.” (Emphasis, jw)

USA | US Peace Congress Calls For Unity Around April 4 NATO Protests

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

The Peace Congress, held in place of the Trump Military Parade, brought together more than 100 people seeking to build a more effective peace and justice movement to end the wars at home and abroad. The Peace Congress celebrated their success in helping to stop the Trump military parade and used the opportunity to hold a general assembly to develop a strategy, goals and next steps for action to strengthen the peace and anti-imperialist movement.

Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Could Become Law Next Year

“GENEVA (Reuters) — A treaty banning nuclear weapons could come into force by the end of 2019, backers of a campaign that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize said in an annual progress report on Monday.”

This October 29 report also announced a newly established watchdog for the 2017 nuclear weapons ban known as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The new “Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor” published by Norwegian People’s Aid will measure progress related to signature, ratification, and entry into force of the TPNW.

Sweden | New SIPRI film takes stock of progress on peace

With the 2018 Geneva Peace Week under way, a new SIPRI film evaluates how far we have to go to achieve peace, justice and strong institutions in the world by 2030—one of the goals set by the United Nations in its sustainable development agenda set out in 2015.