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The case for unilateral nuclear disarmament

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UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon addresses 2010 NPT review conference. UN Photo/Mark Garten

 

On 23 January, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock from two minutes to midnight to 100 seconds to midnight, which is the closest that it has been to midnight since the Clock was created in 1947 (midnight means the end of organised human life). The Bulletin consists of the world’s top physicists and its work is supported by experts on international peace and security such as former UN high commissioner for human rights Mary Robinson and former UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon.

Helping to dismantle discrimination by creating Sanctuary Everywhere

Image'Positive social change results mostly from connecting more deeply to the people around you than rising above them, from coordinated rather than solo action.' – Rebecca Solnit

 

In times of crisis, people often react by coming up with quick fixes, quick strategies and quick actions to address the challenges we face. Although quick responses are sometimes necessary, we need to be careful in how we articulate our demands and how we organise. Climate breakdown, white supremacy and so many other ‘crises’ in the news right now are not actually new. For many communities around the world including here in Britain, crisis is very familiar. You can see this in the profit-driven projects that impoverish and displace communities in the global south, and in the racist policies that punish migrant and refugee communities in the global north. Crisis is what many of us know.

Reflections on Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion (XR) deserves praise for the impact it is having in streets, in the media and in public discourse. The XR leadership should also be questioned for its approach to diversity and privilege, to climate justice, and to strategy. (This is part of a series of articles discussing XR.)

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The Fire Now book launch

Speakers at a London book launch describe some of the many challenges we face around race and racism and connections with other oppressions.

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White Poppy sales break records

Sales of white poppies are higher this year than they've ever been – since the Co-operative Women's Guild created the symbol in 1933 to remember all those killed in war.

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Hitler could have been stopped – by the pacifists who resisted the First World War

If British peacemakers of the early twentieth century had been listened to, we could have avoided the rise of many destructive movements.

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The Fire Next Time? The Fire Now

An important new book on anti-racism in the age of Trump and Brexit is coming soon.

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David McReynolds 25 October 1929 – 17 August 2018

This is the longer version of an obituary of the prominent US radical pacifist.

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Baking, Brewing, Fermenting and Foraging at Radical Baking

A food-centred gathering at Crabapple Community in Shropshire.

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Protesters chained to houses of parliament railings call for UK to sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

A Trident Ploughshares Press Release

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