Donald Trump’s proposal to slash UN funding: a threat to international peace and security

Published on 24 March 2017 at Open Democracy, here. On April first the United States assumes the rotating monthly presidency of the United Nations Security Council amid widespread alarm over talk from US President Donald Trump that his government is considering drastically reducing its financial contributions and involvement in the UN. This could pose a … More Donald Trump’s proposal to slash UN funding: a threat to international peace and security

Japan Detains Movement Leader to Silence Struggle Against US Military Bases

Published on 14 March 2017 at Waging Nonviolence, here. On October 17, Hiroji Yamashiro was arrested for cutting a wire fence at a protest against a U.S. military base in Okinawa. He has been held in detention ever since. Yamashiro, the chairman of the Okinawa Peace Movement Center, has been a fixture of the nonviolent … More Japan Detains Movement Leader to Silence Struggle Against US Military Bases