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International Day of Peace 2015: Ending Militarism and Redefining Security PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 20 September 2015 11:46

By Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Project

A. To fulfill commitments to reallocate the military budget

B To prevent war and conflict

C. To redefine what constitutes true security- common security 

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 September 2015 14:22
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UNDER NO CONDITION OR CIRCUMSTANCE IS WAR LEGAL OR JUST PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 12:16

Joan Russow (PhD

 

Submission at the mock trial declaring the “Delegitimization of War”

Organized by the Canadian Voice of Women at the Canadian Peace Alliance Annual General Meeting in Toronto, Saturday, November 6, 2004

Originally pwerformed nd taped at the United Nations as part of the NGO programme at the CSW

 

THE SERIOUS IRREVERSIBLE HUMAN, ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, PSYCHOLOGICAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF WAR SUPPORT THE CONTENTION THAT UNDER NO CONDITIONS OR CIRCUMSTANCES IS WAR LEGAL OR JUST

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DE-LEGITIMIZATION OF WAR THROUGH INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND NORMS PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 10:23

 

DE-LEGITIMIZATION OF WAR THROUGH INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND NORMS

Joan Russow (PhD) Global Compliance Research Project
March 4, 2008

 
PRESENTATION NOTES for a workshop by Canadian Voice of Women for Peace during the 2008 UN Commission on the Status of Women
 
SLIDE: The fundamental purpose of the UN Charter is to prevent the scourge of war. UN Security Council Resolution 1325 strengthens this purpose.

 
The preamble of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 reaffirms the "important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building, and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security, and the need to increase their role in decision- making with regard to conflict prevention and resolution ".

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The Paris Mirage - Reducing emissions while increasing them PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 10 August 2015 06:43

 

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BY LINGOLeave It In the Ground Initiative09/08/15

http://parisclimatejustice.org/article/paris-mirage-reducing-emissions-while-increasing-them

 

 

This is an important one pager of numbers that show the largest national extractive sectors globally, the size of their proven reserves, how many years they could keep extracting at the current level, and the expected impact of an assumed Paris Accord on their future development - based on currently submitted "Intended Nationally Determined Contributions" (INDCs).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 01:23
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Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 09 August 2015 05:41

 

  • by bbc ASIA http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33839055

  • AUGUST 9, 2015

     

    A woman cries as she offers prayers at the Peace Park before the 70th anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing - 9 August 2015

    Survivors of the devastating attack spoke at the memorial service in Nagasaki
An emotional memorial service has been held in the Japanese city of Nagasaki where US forces dropped an atomic bomb exactly 70 years ago.
Last Updated on Sunday, 09 August 2015 06:00
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70 years after the bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki: PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 08 August 2015 09:59

Text by Terry Wolfwood, one of the co-ordinators, from the Women in black

On August 6, 1945 the USA dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima; on August 9, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.  British pilot Leonard Cheshire, on board the plane with that bomb, described the bombing as, “Obscene in its greedy clawing at the earth, swelling as if with its regurgitation of all the life that it had consumed.”
Last Updated on Sunday, 09 August 2015 14:13
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On April 1st 2010 NATO took on a new role PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 27 July 2015 14:10

 

By Joan Russow  Global Compliance Research Project  

Reprint

 

On April 1, 2010, Rasmussen issued a  report indicating that rather than the traditional notion of an expansive role, his concept was much more nuanced. .

 

NATO CALLS FOR THE “FORCE OF COMPLIANCE”

 

Rasmussen announced that in its desire to work more closely with the United Nations and the UN Charter, NATO  has decided to embrace the force of compliance rather than the force of arms. Rasmussen remarked that throughout the United Nations history, there have been important international conventions, treaties and covenants related to “common Security – a concept that he is borrowing from Olaf Palme. 

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2015 14:51
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70 years after the bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Canada’s gift to Japan PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 26 July 2015 20:21

By Theresa Wolfwood

British pilot Leonard Cheshire, on board the plane with that bomb dropped on Nagasaki, described the bombing as, “Obscene in its greedy clawing at the earth, swelling as if with its regurgitation of all the life that it had consumed.”(PHOTO: The mushroom cloud resulting from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rose 18 km into the air.)

 

200,000 people died immediately & within days of these bombings; 70 years later people continue to die from the radiation effects of these toxic bombs. Canada was complicit in this tragedy and continues to be complicit in nuclear weapons production.

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From 13 – 16 July 2015, Ethiopia will be hosting an important conference on funding for sustainable development goals. The waste and misuse of funds for militarism must be addressed. PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 July 2015 07:25

 By Joan Russow PhD - Global Compliance Research Project

 

 

Throughout the years, through international agreements, member states of the United Nations have recognized that the military budget has been a waste and misuse of resources. Currently the Global Community is now spending 1.7 trillion per year on the military budget at a time when many basic needs and fundamental have not been met or fulfilled. Not only has militarism been a waste and misuse of resources, but also militarism is a major drain on funds that could fund he SDGs

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2015 11:17
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Seductive devices, doctrines, dogmas, strategies and fallacies used by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at UNCED PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 07 June 2015 09:52

 Seductive devices, doctrines, dogmas, strategies and fallacies used by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at UNCED

 

By Fred Knelman and Joan Russow 1992

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Dr. Fred Knelman is the Vice President of the Whistler Foundation for a Sustainable Environment, and Joan Russow,from the Ecological Rights Association, was the delegate for the Whistler Foundation at the New York Preparatory Committee for UNCED and at the Earth Summit at Rio. The Whistler Foundation and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation had circulated a Declaration that was signed by 37 Nobel Laureates; this declaration called for the phasing out of Nuclear energy. They requested permission to read this declaration at one of the plenary session at Rio Centro; permission was denied.

 

 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was initially set up in the 1960's to regulate Nuclear energy; they have, however, become one of the strongest proponents of nuclear energy. A fundamental regulatory principle of the "separation of function” is that "the agency entrusted for regulating a technology cannot be the same agency that promotes the use of that technology"(Knelman, 1975). IAEA , through its UNCED document entitled "Nuclear Techniques and Sustainable Development." acted as a major proponent, not only of the current use, but of the increased use of nuclear energy.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 February 2016 11:15
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