Tag Archives: struggle for peace

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 7 July 2017, the United Nations adopted a landmark agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known officially as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Here are some frequently asked questions about what the treaty does and how it will have an impact.

USA | If We Want to Stop Washington’s Wars, We Have a Lot of Work to Do

A statement issued by the Labor Fightback Network

The second week of August is a time when peace activists throughout the United States pause to remember the holocaust that our own country visited upon the people of Japan in 1945. It is the right thing to do, to stop and reflect on August 6-the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima-and August 9-the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki-and to recommit to the worldwide struggle that a third nuclear weapon will never be used, and for that matter that the people of this earth will put an end to all wars, with any weapons, once and forever.

South Korea | US Peace Delegation Meets with Seongju/Gimcheon Women Leading the Anti-THAAD Fight

The U.S. Solidarity Peace Delegation — in South Korea this week to build solidarity with the peace/anti-war movement there — visited the village of Soseong-ri in Seongju County from July 24 to 27 to support the villagers in their fight to stop the deployment of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system there.

USA | “Stop the war at home and abroad”: US antiwar activists discuss struggle for peace

On June 16-18 a coalition of various antiwar groups and movements held its annual conference in Richmond, Virginia. These groups are known as independent from both mainstream parties dominating in the US politics. It was that common ground which allowed them to form UNAC – the United National Antiwar coalition.

Greece | Large anti-NATO rally to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece on June 24th

ithin the framework of the Two-day Balkan Anti-War and Anti-Imperialist Action of Trade Unions, which will take place in Thessaloniki on 24-25 June 2017, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) calls for mass participation in a large anti-imperialist, anti-NATO rally that will be held in Greece’s second largest city on Saturday 24th June. Numerous labor centers, workers’ unions and branch trade unions from all over the country will gather in Thessaloniki, in order to participate in a demonstration outside the city’s NATO headquarters (NRDC-GR) on the 24th of June.
In a statement, PAME points out that “the people have not any (common) interest with their exploitants, neither in peace nor in their wars. We rise the flag of the workers’ interests! We have nothing to divide with the working class of other countries, with the other people. On the contrary, the common interest of the struggle for a life without exploitation and poverty, without bosses, with the people ripping the wealth they produce, unites us. This is the life that belong to us!”.
On Sunday 25th June, the Labour Center of Thessaloniki will host a meeting of Trade & Workers Unions from the Balkans and countries of the broader region. Among the confirmed participants are: Unione Sindicale di Base (USB-Italy), Pancyprian Federation of Labour (Cyprus), Cyprus Turkish Secondary Education Teacher’s Union (KTOEOS-Cyprus), Workers Union Coalition (Palestine), Nakliyat-Is (Turkey), Turkey’s Hotel Restaurant and Entertainment Workers Trade Union (TOLEYIS).