Aslak Storaker has been elected as IPB board member in October 2022. He workes as a librarian in Tvedestrand, Norway and has been involved in the Norwegian peace movement since 2001.
Aslak has a bachelor’s degree in Histor and was a member of the International Committee of The Red Party from 2014 to 2021.
He further has experience in editing books and magazines, writing, translating, proofreading, fact-checking articles as well as organizing and speaking at events. His main political interests are in the field of environmentalism, nuclear disarmament and common security.
Annette Brownlie has been elected as board member of IPB in October 2022.
She has been very actively involved in the peace movement for over 40 years. She participated in the People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND), a movement which developed during the last nuclear threat peak in early 1980, as well as in the climate movement in the early 1990’s-1995. She has further been co-convener of Just Peace Qld from 2001-2015.
She serves as the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network Chairperson of IPAN since 2013, and on the coordinating committee of Just Peace Queensland. Annette is further a co-founder of the Pacific Peace Network.
In these roles she raises public awareness about alternatives to war and the necessity of justice in achieving lasting peace; speaks at public forums, advocates to governments, contributes to consultations and liaises with a large number of peace organisations. Recently Annette has overseen the IPAN-led People’s Inquiry: Exploring the costs and consequences of Australians involved in the US alliance and US-led wars.
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Angelo Cardona has been elected as board member of IPB in October 2022 after his term as council member (2019-2022). He is a peace and disarmament activist. He is considered one of the leading figures of pacifism in Colombia for his fight for the implementation of the Peace Agreement signed by the guerilla FARC and the government of Colombia in 2016.
He co-founded the national movement ‘Yes to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (Si a la JEP), which seeks to protect the transitional Justice System (JEP) agreed in Havana, Cuba. He is further co-founder and Co-president of the Iberoamerican Alliance for Peace (Alianza Iberoamericana por la Paz – AIPP), Vice-president of Humanity United for Universal Demilitarisation, and founding member of the IPB Youth Network. Cardona has spoken on behalf of the youth in Colombia at the United Nations Headquarters, German Parliament, British Parliament, Argentina Congress, and Colombia Congress. His fight for peace and disarmament earned him the Inspirational Icon at the 21st Century Icon Awards.
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In a new statement, the International Peace Bureau (IPB) appeals for the preservation and reinforcement of the INF Treaty.
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IPB calls for: Defending the INF Treaty
President Trump’s announcement that he plans to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty marks a dangerous escalation on the path to creating a 21st century U.S.-Russian Cold War. It again demonstrates that ignorance, the will and need to dominate others and the news cycle, and nuclear weapons make an extremely dangerous cocktail for renewed and extremely dangerous arms racing that endangers human survival.
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An important declaration was adopted on the 1st of October, following the 12th ASEM-summit in Ghent, Belgium, hosted during the 29th of September and 1st of October. Continue reading “Asia Europe People’s Forum’s Declaration”
This article was written by Hiroshi Taka, Representative Director of Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo)
Okinawa Gubernatorial Election (Sept. 30, 2018)
Okinawans Reject Military Bases and War!
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On the 7th of July 2017 the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was adopted and opened for signature at United Nations headquarters in New York on 20 September 2017. France is not one of the signatures and therefore Le Mouvement de la Paix, in order to raise awareness and protest this situation, has called for another peace event on the 14th of October 2018.
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by Fredrik S. Heffermehl
Many see the 2019 Nobel for peace as a humanitarian prize and thus not within Nobel’s intention, but the committee’s announcement does characterize sexual violence as a weapon of war and praises efforts to end such war crimes. The 2018 prize is linked to a major theme of the day, equal rights for women, protection against violence. The committee has often borrowed glory from popular phenomena but accepted our advice that the prize could not be given to MeToo. Continue reading “Statement by Fredrik S.Heffermehl: Nobel´s Peace Prize? Yes … and no”