Archive for August, 2012

Urgent! Veterans for Peace Appeals to Non-Aligned Movement to Help End Sanctions and Prevent War on Iran

Urgent! Veterans for Peace Appeals to Non-Aligned Movement to Help End Sanctions and Prevent War on Iran

Aug 20, 2012. With the Non-Aligned Movement meeting this week in Tehran, Veterans For Peace is urging the organization of 120 nations not formally allied with any major power bloc to take steps to deter the Israeli-American threats of war against Iran over its nuclear enrichment program.   APPEAL TO NON-ALIGNED LEADERS MEETING IN TEHRAN FROM: Veterans For Peace This is an urgent appeal from Veterans For Peace. We are an organization of U.S. veterans formed in 1985 to try to

August 20, 2012 No Comments Full Story

On Economic Sanctions and Threats of War Against Iran

On Economic Sanctions and Threats of War Against Iran

Interview with Leah Bolger, President of Veterans for Peace — Leah Bolger: "Veterans For Peace wants to extend a hand of friendship to the Iranian people.... We understand that the people of Iran are not our enemies, and we really want to convey that message. We want to convey the message that our foreign policy does not represent American people; it’s the government." Interviewed by C. Goodman, U.S. Peace Council CG:  Thank you for giving us the time to have this talk with you. We

August 17, 2012 No Comments Full Story

Political Declaration of the Assembly of the World Peace Council

Political Declaration of the Assembly of the World Peace Council

The 2012 Assembly of the World Peace Council, held from July 20-23 in Kathmandu and hosted by the Nepal Peace and Solidarity Council, concluded with the adoption of the following Political Declaration: The World Peace Council salutes the people of Nepal and all peace-loving forces in the country.  We express our solidarity with the struggle to establish the New Democratic Republic of Nepal where the Nepali people, following the abolition of the monarchy, will become the masters of their fort

August 17, 2012 No Comments Full Story

Obama Refuses to Sign Arms Trade Treaty

Obama Refuses to Sign Arms Trade Treaty

By Shazia Z. Rafi, in Women's Media Center, Aug. 7, 2012. “Yes, yes the calculations are correct, we bill the Navy cost plus 14 percent,” said my boss at General Electric’s aircraft engine group, where I was a financial management trainee in 1980. Seeing my incredulous expression, he added “arms are a big business for us.” Three decades later the legal trade in weapons is estimated at $60 billion annually. In 1996 Nobel Laureates together called for a treaty to regulate this trad

August 17, 2012 No Comments Full Story

The Cuban Experience: Better health on a budget?

The Cuban Experience: Better health on a budget?

By Conner Gorry, in Irish Times, Aug. 14, 2012. Levelling the playing field in an effort to provide ‘health for all’ is effective and noble, but is it sustainable? ‘We were so poor growing up. I started picking coffee when I was 11, like all my siblings – there was no school or doctor. When somebody got sick, we had to carry them 16 miles on mountain trails to reach the nearest hospital,” says 72-year-old Algimiro Ortíz of Cruce de los Baños in eastern Cuba. “I was 54 when

August 17, 2012 No Comments Full Story

USPC Greets the Veterans for Peace 27th Annual Convention with Message of Solidarity

USPC Greets the Veterans for Peace 27th Annual Convention with Message of Solidarity

August 6, 2012 To President Leah Bolger: The members of the US Peace Council send their warmest greetings of solidarity to our Comrades and friends of  Veterans for Peace. You exemplify the finest of service to our country, realizing that contributing to the good and welfare of our people, to peace at home and abroad, requires commitment far beyond the mere call to duty. You have rejected the simplistic and narrowness of jingoistic patriotism, of imperialist design, and dedicated y

August 9, 2012 No Comments Full Story

World Peace Council Resolution on Trial of International Crimes of 1971 in Bangladesh

World Peace Council Resolution on Trial of International Crimes of 1971 in Bangladesh

The Assembly of the WPC, meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, expresses its support to the trial of the war criminals of the Bangladesh Liberation war of 1971. It ardently desires to see the rapid conclusion of the trial and punishment of the perpetrators of genocide, murder, arson, rape, plunder, forced religious conversions, and other international crimes against humanity, which took place during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. The trial of the perpetrators of these criminal activities is pr

August 1, 2012 No Comments Full Story

World Peace Council Resolution in Solidarity with People of Palestine

World Peace Council Resolution in Solidarity with People of Palestine

The Assembly of the World Peace Council, held in Kathmandu, Nepal, reaffirms its solidarity with the struggle of Palestinian people for their just cause and for the end of the occupation of Palestinian lands. The delegates of the Assembly condemn the Israeli policy, backed by the USA in complicity with the EU, which is continuing the occupation, building settlements and the separation wall, demolishing housing, invasions, arresting Palestinians, continuing the unjust blockade of the Gaza strip,

August 1, 2012 No Comments Full Story

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