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Over the past month, Director of HUFUD Africa Bruno Ndagga has traversed Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo to meet several groups in the efforts to spread HUFUD's message and to garner support from like-minded individuals who believe in the demilitarisation of...

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On 29 and 30 April 2022, the director of HUFUD Africa, Bruno Kasenge, organised a preliminary launch of a HUFUD campaign in Kampala, Central Uganda at the Orchid Red Basket Venue Garden and Nob View Hotel respectively. Both conferences attracted an audience turn-up...

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This cartoon was created by graphic artist Yuliy Abramovich Ganf; originally in Russian, was first published in 1953 in the Soviet-era satirical magazine, Krokodil. The comment regarding its relevance today, was made in a 2018 tweet by former Virginian State...

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Open Letter to the Mayor of London

Dear Mr Khan, In last week’s article in the Evening Standard, you said you dislike the dangerous, violent society you live in, that your own life is at risk, not only because of your job, but also due to your religion and the colour of your skin. I’d like to ask you a...

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Dear Friends of Peace, I am delighted to share with you - with kind permission from CAM (Covert Action Magazine) - an article published on 3 September confirming what I've been trying to make known for years: the enormous and irreparable damage to the environment and...

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The Corruption in Kashmir is Universal

During an online forum debate, I read this truth: 'High rank army officials and politicians are not Islam crazy, they are shrewd. They use it as a tool to fuel the issue of Kashmir and Toheen Rissalut. Through this they fool public, foreign media and...

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Open letter to GCOMS

Dear GCOMS, In your appeal on 6 April 2021, you wrote: 'The world spent $1.92 trillion on the military in 2019, a 3.6% increase over the previous year and the highest figure since the end of the Cold War. Our governments’ ever-growing military capacities...' The...

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The Agenda of Big (and Small) Powers on Big Wars

This is plain proof all peace organisations in history have failed. With all respect to their efforts, I have to admit, by not demanding the abolition of militarism, they have all been wasting their time. Since my days in Geneva, Switzerland, witnessing what my...

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Arms to Saudi Arabia

It is difficult for me to understand how and why people think that if the United States of America and the United Kingdom stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, Yemen will never again be at war with the Saudis. They all seem to ignore that there are another twenty...

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Explaining the United Nations

UNO (United Nations Organization) and DWF (Democratic World Federalists) A letter written by a citizen of Kashmir addressed to the United Nations Secretary General, urging him to ensure an end to the Kashmir conflict, prompted me to write this piece. The writer states...

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Dear IPB Family and Friends, Call me 'party spoiler' if you like. I don't mind, but I feel it is my duty, as HUFUD President an IPB member, to express my thoughts on what you call a 'historic day' and 'this milestone toward nuclear disarmament'. To begin with,...

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Open Letter to Stop the War Coalition

Your latest communication states: "World Says No To War on Yemen" HUFUD asks: does the world say YES to the remaining 200 armed conflicts raging globally and killing thousands on a daily basis Specific areas are many countries in Africa and several countries in South...

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Response to Stop War

Dear Stop the War Coalition, Will you one day understand? Contrary to your statement 'British support for the Saudi led war in Yemen', I can assure you the British do not support such war. In fact, Britain does not support any war. The British only support Britain....

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UNfold Zero

This article is based on an Open Letter I sent to the UNFOLD ZERO membership on 2 Sep 2020. For those who are not familiar with it, here is a short introduction: UNFOLD ZERO is a project of Prague Vision, PNND, (Parliamentarian Network for Nuclear Disarmament), Mayors...

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Dear Curt Clough, Shaikh Mohommad, Thank you for your thoughts. Since you ask for 'answers' from your readers, may I present mine? To begin with, I think that these words "Three soldiers of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom", are inaccurate, as it would be for all the...

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Open letter to Stop the War Coalition

Dear anti-war movement Stop the War Coalition, Weapons, explosive devices, missiles, mortars, tanks, air-fighters and warships are manufactured to help politicians organise and carry out wars - for killing people and destroying families and buildings. But you accept...

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International Criminal Court

[This article first appeared in Transcend Media Service on 28 June, 2020] First of all, I would like to thank Richard Falk for his erudite and intelligent analysis of the workings of the International Criminal Court (Editorial TMS 22 Jun 2020). Personally, I am not as...

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Open letter to Stop the War Coalition

Dear friends at Stop the War Coalition, Re: your request to the British Government for a Global Ceasefire It seems that at Stop the War you believe in miracles. Unless you demand from Government a shut down of all military factories and impose a total ban on the...

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Uncontrolled Violence in our Streets

Our Home Secretary, Priti Patel, wants the police to cut down crime. More money poured into the police coffer is, as she well knows, NOT the answer. In my 53 years in the UK, I have seen both Labour and Conservative Governments give more and more funds and arms to the...

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Ominous Security News

As it usually happens, politicians - in this case those dedicated to our security (or rather, insecurity) in the UK have now come up with an idea that promises more violence in our streets and more violence on an international scale: the Head of SIS (Secret...

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On Monday 17 February 2020, Mr Shuja-ur-Rahman Khan from Pakistan sent a letter to the United Nations addressed to the UN Secretary General, Mr Antonio Gutteres. Here is my comment: Dear Shuja, How right you are when you say "As a Chief of the UNO, the world expects...

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Dear HUFUD supporters and peace-lovers the world over, Please watch and listen to the words of these well-meaning WWII veterans: War veterans lament leaving EU in emotional Brexit Day message beamed on to Dover cliffs None of them seem to realise Britain's...

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Congratulations, Angelo!

We are proud and delighted to announce that 22-year old Colombian HUFUD Vice-President Angelo Cardona received the Inspirational Icon of the 21st Century Award at the 21st Century Young Icon Awards on Friday 13 September in London, for his relentless efforts in...

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Universal Peace Proposal by Alberto Portugheis

To put an end to the unnatural and unnecessary death of millions, forever. To put an end to the unnatural and unnecessary suffering of millions of people of all ages forced to live without their beloved, forever. To put an end to the unnatural and unnecessary poverty,...

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Armistice Day by Melindwr Williams

The ones who’ve fallen Do not need our words, Nor can they hear the Prayers we say for them. They lie, sent roughly To their end before Their time, unhearing. Save them instead for Those, about us now, Who, raising armies, Or by whisper, or By sign, still sell the...

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Despair

Despair is the only word that approximately describes my feelings when I read so much ingenuity and so much hypocrisy, as I did in the London newspaper Evening Standard, 12 November, courtesy of a reader, Gavin Robinson and the newspaper's Editor and former...

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Syria

Dear HUFUD members and all Peace seekers, United Nations’s boss, Antonio Guterres, speaking on behalf of his warmongering international organisation demanded a ’30-day ceasefire’ in Syria. This is a blatant and clear excuse to give the world the impression that the UN...

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Thoughts on Sunday’s march

The experience of accompanying thousands of UK-based Kurds and other well-wishers in their march against the hideous, unfair and unjustifiable suffering of their people back home, more precisely in Afrin, Western Syria, attacked by land and from the air by...

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London Holocaust Memorial

As much as I admire the inspired creations of architect Sir David Adjaye, the only way I can accept his latest design would be a change of name to the monument. Why Holocaust Memorial? Why Jewish Holocaust only? It implies all other Holocausts or Genocides in our dark...

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Reflections from the president

In the article the Evening Standard published on HUFUD’s Peace Day Study and March, the words of Sally Copley, Oxfam GB’s head of campaigns were quoted. Ms Copley said, in reference to the human tragedy in Yemen “The deaths, the destruction and the misery seem to...

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Politicians’ Hypocrisy

Today, 22 August, we read in the media how Britain via their Joint Minister for the Foreign Office, Rory Stewart, is asking the international community to take collective action to help people survive the drought in Somalia. To explain it simply, it means if 100...

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Untitled

The British Government plans to build a Holocaust Memorial next to the Houses of Parliament. Nothing more ominous. All this means is Government plans to promote, produce or facilitate ‘other’ mass massacres around the world. Holocause that do not target Jews. If...

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British elections – 8 june 2017

Watching TV news, listening to political debates, write what political commentators write in newspapers and magazines, listening to people in the streets, shops and public transport, makes it clear people only have MONEY in their hearts. Whether addressing employment,...

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President Trump wants armed school teachers.

As I always say, the President of the USA is manipulated, controlled by the weapons lobby. Instead of closing gun factories, Trump gives them the good news that will increase their business. From a ´security´ point of view, all this means is that people who want to...

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Text of Donald Trump’s speech in Riyadh

I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the obsceente Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have obsc heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens,...

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“Wake-up call” to you

Dear Friends, You may think I’m over pessimistic or negative, but believe me, what you read in the link below is true. I’m aware of the mid-USA troop movement to the East coast and also know how USA allies in Latin America are increasing their military expenditure....

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ISLAMIC STATE’S DEMISE

In his article in London’s Evening Standard newspaper, - 13 December 2016 – Patrick Cockburn writes: “The recapture by Islamic State (IS) of the Syrian ancient city of Palmyra shows that the cruellest and most violent group in the world is still very much in...

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