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The winds of change are blowing

The resounding victory of "yes" to the referendum to repeal the privatization of water, the rejection of nuclear power and a shameful law "ad personam" which would allow Berlusconi to not present himself at trials against him under the guise of a "legal impediment" was an act of civil disobedience which involved 27 million Italians.

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Greece in the footsteps of Egypt and Spain: is this the rise of a new civilisation?

Thousands of people in 20 cities have started the Greek Ethical Revolution. The Greeks took the message sent by the Spanish “Indignados” heard in the motto “Be quiet or you’ll wake Greece up …” Greece has awakened for good…

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15-M in Spain: nonviolence is now on the streets

Those who interpreted the “Arab Spring” as a phenomenon that would only touch a few countries—in general dictatorships personifying the Arab world—have not understood the phenomenon that has awoken and that may not stop until it has covered and moved the consciousness of the entire planet.

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How is World without Wars financed?

WWW has a very definite and clear position regarding its economic functioning that also differentiates us from other organisations, especially from traditional NGOs.

On one hand all the activities that our members carry out are done completely voluntarily, in other words, no one receives any kind of remuneration however small. Consequently there are no members in any role who earn any amount for the function they do.

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Military Spending continues to rise in 2010

The annual SIPRI report (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) shows military spending has set yet another record by reaching $1,630,000,000,000 (1630 billion US dollars) in the year 2010. This is an increase of 1.3 % on last year. Unsurprisingly, the largest increase is the $19.6 billion increase in US military spending. However there are also some interesting regional variations.

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In the nuclear lottery, there are 6 billion people playing and thousands will lose

With one week to go before the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl, World without Wars has published it’s official position for the first time in this field. They are calling for an end to nuclear energy and for criminal charges against TEPCO executives and members of the Japanese Government responsible for the criminal negligence.

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WWW remembers the anniversary of the last military coup in Argentina

On the 24th of March, from 1984 until today, all kinds of events are organised in Argentina for a rememberance day to mark the anniversary of the last military coup that brought down the democratically elected government in 1976.  This dictatorship was the bloodiest ever experienced by the Argentinean people with more than 30,000 people disappeared and thousands more imprisioned and exiled.

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WwW launches a new global forum for Peace and Nonviolence

Over a year has passed since the end of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence and the Humanist Organisation, World without Wars and Violence (WwW), is preparing itself to launch a new global campaign to build on the success of the March as another element in a string of increasingly large actions to take place since its foundation in 1995.

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World without Wars calls for a rapid end to the use of nuclear energy in the light of Japanese earthquake

The earthquake in Japan and the subsequent meltdown of nuclear reactors in Japan has caused fears of a nuclear catastrophe of unprecedented scale. With the approach of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, which non-industry supported investigations report the deaths of up to 950,000 people, World without Wars spokesperson speaks out about the use of nuclear energy.

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World without Wars and Violence meets in Madrid in a moment of great hope and optimism

The International Coordination team of World without Wars started its meeting today in Madrid, Spain, bringing together all 12 members of the team coming from 11 countries who speak 8 different mother tongues. Until now all meetings have been held through the internet.

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