There must be an end to the inequality and occupation of Palestine
The tragic events of the past few days in the West Bank, where Israel invaded a refugee camp in Jenin, once again demonstrate the importance of addressing the root causes. Without an end to the inequality and occupation of Palestinian territory by Israel, the cycle of violence will continue. There is also an important role […]
Nuclear weapons soon to be illegal
Nuclear weapons are about to become illegal. The UN treaty banning nuclear weapons will go into force in January now that the 50th country has ratified it. “This is a huge step towards a nuclear-free world,” said PAX’s Susi Snyder.
Deadly drones increasingly deployed in conflicts, more control is needed
The rapidly growing use of deadly drones is profoundly shaping state and armed groups’ capacities to wage war. It could have significant regional security implications. In a new report, titled Violent Skies, peace organization PAX conducted research on the use of drones in the wars in Yemen and Ukraine. At least 40 different drones from 12 different countries have been deployed. It’s time to control drones, according to PAX.
‘The country is boiling’: Anti-government activists in Iraq are living in fear as assassinations become increasingly frequent
Two Iraqi activists, Riham Yaqoub and Tahseen Osama, were murdered in Basra, in the south of Iraq, by unidentified assailants last week. Two other activists were also attacked by gunmen. Since the start of the anti-government protests in Iraq in October 2019, Iraqi political activists, protestors and journalists have been facing violent assaults, assassinations, and forced disappearances.