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GAZA STRIP: The Irrational Logic of War

By Guillermo Sullings, Humanist Spokesperson of Argentina (Saturday, December 27, 2008 ) The recent bombing of the Gaza Strip by Israel are shocking the whole world, first because of the number of victims, and second because of the possible consequences that an escalation in fighting could bring about in a world that is on the…

Statement of support from Noam Chomsky

I would like to express my strong support, and great admiration, for the two brave Czech humanists, Jan Tamas and Jan Bednar, who have initiated a hunger strike in protest against the plans to extend the US “missile defense” system to the Czech Republic, over the objections of the large majority of the population. I…

Jan Tam

Even many in the peace movement don’t know that the US has proposed to install 10 interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar military base in the Czech Republic. The missiles and radar taken together constitute an anti-missile system purportedly meant to defend against Iran and other rogue states, but in fact, they represent a…

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the main leaders of the American civil rights movement. He was a political activist and Baptist minister and is regarded as one of America’s greatest orators. In 1964, King became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in recognition of his work promoting non-violence and…

International Day of Nonviolence (Intro.)

The 61st UN General Assembly decided on Friday to observe the International Day of Nonviolence each year on October 2 – the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the spiritual and political leader of India who led the struggle for India’s independence from the British Empire. Introducing the resolution adopted by the 192-member body, India’s Minister…