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24 Mai 2016
Englisch

In March 2016, eight anti-arms trade activists in the UK were acquitted by a magistrate in the UK, having taken direct action against the DSEi arms fair, including several members of WRI affiliated organisations. The Crown Prosecution Service – who originally prosecuted the group – attempted to appeal the decision, but that appeal has been rejected by a judge as “frivolous” and “misconceived”.

Activists outside court after the verdictActivists outside court after the verdict

23 Mai 2016
Englisch

Samantha Hargreaves from WoMin - an African gender and extractives alliance - speaks to Andrew Dey from WRI about the links between gender, extractive industries and militarism in Africa, and what this new network is doing to counter it.

Tell us about your work – what is Womin, when did you form, and who makes up your network? What are the critical issues you are working on?

Samantha: WoMin was launched in October 2013. We work with about 50 allied organisations in fourteen countries across Southern, East and West Africa. Most partners are working on issues of land, natural resources, extractive industries, environmental and climate justice and women’s rights. Our work with women rights organisations has generally been challenged by their focus to more 'traditional' gender issues like violence against women, women and girl child education and health, with a small number working on the terrain of environment, land and other economic justice questions.

WoMin has a secretariat based in South Africa and a governing body representing all of the sub-regions we work in. Linking extractive industries, environmental and climate change and women’s rights is quite ground-breaking; in 2013 we found no organisations working directly on these intersections in Africa, and very few working on the same at the national level. WoMin is therefore filling an important political gap – we support women’s movement building which brings in an important economic and environmental perspective and we promote proposals addressing the developmental changes needed from a combined African, feminist, economic and eco/climate justice perspective.

WoMin Southern African women and coal exchange. Photo: Heidi AugestadWoMin Southern African women and coal exchange. Photo: Heidi Augestad

19 Mai 2016
Englisch

By Shin Soo Yeon, Green Korea United

18 Mai 2016
Englisch

'This changes everything', Naomi Klein famously says of climate change.

18 Mai 2016
Englisch

Activist magazines can be 'heavy', analysing war and other systemic violences. We want to make the next edition of The Broken Rifle more personal. We want to hear about the incredible people within our movements taking action for social change, and what has led them to become part of our struggle against militarism. Their stories are likely to be inspirational, sometimes emotional, and definitely thought-provoking. They will all be different.

10 Mai 2016
Englisch

Milan Rai

One thing that the climate and disarmament movements can learn from each other about, and co-operate with each other on, is in the area of solutions. If both movements are successful, that means we are moving towards demilitarised, decarbonised economies. We are going to transform the energy and industrial sectors of our economies, a bigger issue in countries like Britain, France and the US which have high emissions and high military spending.

09 Mai 2016
Englisch

Suad Badri, PhD

“There is no doubt that impoverishment and human insecurity may arise as a result of climate change, if preventive measures are not undertaken. However, there is missing evidence that global warming directly increases conflict.”

Dr. Vesselin Popovski, Senior Academic Programme Officer and head of the United Nations UniversityInstitute of Sustainability and Peace and Security Section.

06 Mai 2016
Englisch

Nick Buxton

For anyone concerned with militarism, news of the terrorist attacks in Brussels brought a familiar sense of dread. We ache as we hear the stories of more innocent lives lost, and we feel foreboding from the knowledge that the bombings will predictably fuel new cycles of violence and horror in targeted communities at home or abroad. It creates the binary world that neocons and terrorists seek: an era of permanent war in which all our attention and resources are absorbed – and the real crises of poverty, inequality, unemployment, social alienation and climate crisis ignored.

It was unusual, therefore, in March 2016 to hear President Obama in an interview with the Atlantic magazine, repeat his warning that “Isis is not an existential threat to the United States. Climate change is a potential existential threat to the entire world if we don’t do something about it.” While predictably ridiculed by the reactionary US Right, it seems to epitomise Obama’s seemingly more strategic approach on foreign policy – the so-called ‘Obama doctrine’ that seeks to entrench imperial power by firstly, in his own words, “not doing stupid shit” and secondly not ignoring the long-term challenges to US interests.

05 Mai 2016
Englisch

Ron Ridenour

Evidence for climate destruction caused by militarism-wars

Corporate capitalism and its politicians’ “war on terror” is killing, maiming and torturing millions of people, especially in oil rich Middle East and land rich Africa. The wars are forcing tens of millions to flee inside and outside their countries, creating more refugees than since World War 11. These wars are simultaneously choking Mother Earth, polluting the air we breathe, the water we drink, the soil that spawns our food, eradicating species.

27 Apr 2016
Deutsch

Dieser Text wurde durchgesehen und herausgegeben von Hannah Brock von der WRI, aus einer längeren Reihe von Aufsätzen, "War, Peace and Crossfire in Cape Town" geschrieben für die Konferenz "Small Actions, Big Movements" im Juli 2014, online hier.

Der Wind des Klimawandels wird die Segel der Kriegsschiffe füllen, die lauten Schreie erzeugen, wo Waffen und Panzer geschmiedet werden.

Ökologische Vorhersagen für das 21. Jahrhundert reichen aus, um Vergleiche mit den schlimmsten der vergangenen menschlichen Katastrophen zu ermöglichen.1 Und das ist erst der Anfang. So zerstörerisch und katastrophal das Klimachaos werden mag, die menschliche Reaktion kann noch schlimmer sein. Alte Kriege werden intensiver werden, neue Kriege werden entstehen. Diejenigen, die sich dem Widerstand gegen den Krieg gewidmet haben, haben niemals eine größere Gefahr oder ein unmittelbareres Mandat vor Augen gehabt, und der Horizont für ihr unermüdliches Engagement ist Klimagerechtigkeit. Klimagerechtigkeit ist die Voraussetzung und Substanz des Friedens im 21. Jahrhundert und darüber hinaus.

27 Apr 2016
Deutsch

Jo Ram

Im Oktober 2015 schlug die UK Conservative Party (bekannt als 'Tories') Regeländerungen vor hinsichtlich staatlicher Pensionskassen und Beschaffungspolitik, die es den Kommunen unmöglich machen würden, zu veräußern und zu streiken. Die Tories hatten die Antiwaffen- und BDS-Kampagnen (BDS: Boykott, Disinvestition und Sanktionen) herausgegriffen und behauptet, dass diese die Außenpolitik der UK-Regierung unterlaufen würden.

Ein Verbot der Disinvestition in fossilen Brennstoffen wurde in der ursprünglichen Pressemeldung1 nicht erwähnt, aber die Ankündigung kam weniger als einen Monat nach der Veröffentlichung einer Online-Karte und Datenbank2 durch die Klimaaktivisten, die detallierte Investionsinformationen lieferte bis hin zu den in die 200 Top-Lieferanten fossiler Brennstoffe investierten Beträge, und zwar für alle Pensionskassen der kommunalen Behörden der UK. Die Datenbank fand großes Interesse in der Öffentlichkeit, inspirierte 46 und neue fossilfreie Graswurzelkampagnen und wurde von der Pensionskasse der Umweltagentur als Faktor ihrer neuen Disinvestitions-Entscheidung zitiert.

27 Apr 2016
Deutsch

Erst kürzlich übergab Papst Franziskus dem Schauspieler und Umweltaktivisten Leonardo DiCaprio ein ledergebundenes Exemplar seiner Enzyklika „Laudato Si“, die sich mit Anliegen des Umweltschutzes beschäftigt. Wenn dem Papst die Ironie dieses Aktes entgangen ist, dann deshalb, weil er in seiner 40.600 Worte langen Abhandlung die Fleischindustrie mit keinem Wort als Mitverursacherin des Klimawandels benennt. Obwohl die Tierwirtschaft („animal agriculture“) der hauptsächliche Grund für den Klimawandel ist, bleibt sie ein Tabu, in der öffentlichen Debatte genauso wie in so genannten „umweltaktivistischen Zirkeln“. Vielleicht braucht es die Friedensbewegung, mit ihrer Überzeugung zur Gewaltfreiheit, um diese Stille zu beenden. Denn Tierwirtschaft geht mit immenser Gewalt gegen Tiere einher. Zunächst müsste die Friedensbewegung dafür aber ihren Anthropozentrismus überwinden.

26 Apr 2016
Englisch

By Cristóbal Orellana González (from the Red Antimilitarista y Noviolenta de Andalucía)

In 2013, Ecologistas en Acción de Cádiz wrote an open letter to the central government titled “Environmental, health and safety risk to the civil population bordering the Naval Station Rota in Cádiz”. The letter outlined 19 different environmental concerns the group had about the base, which is a Spanish naval base fully funded by the USA on the south coast of Spain. The base houses US Navy and Marine Corps military personnel.

26 Apr 2016
Englisch

Photo: Peace Action WellingtonPhoto: Peace Action Wellington

25 Apr 2016
Englisch

We previously reported in CO Update that conscription had begun in in Rojava, a de facto autonomous Kurdish region in Syria. Now, the government of Cizre canton has recognised the right to conscientious objection.

25 Apr 2016
Englisch

Having reintroduced conscription temporarily (for a span of five years) last year, the State Defence Council decided in March that mandatory military service would be enacted indefinitely. The council's decision now have to be approved at the Seimas, the country's parliament. Conscription had been abolished in 2008, but was reintroduced - and defence spending also increased - citing security threats in Eastern Europe.

22 Apr 2016
Englisch

There are often rumours of conscription in times of political tension, or when right-wing spokespeople raise fears of the 'indiscipline of youth'. Such rumours often circulate without impact, but sometimes they are the start of a wider campaign and eventual reintroduction of compulsory military service.

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