Peace Cannot Be Achieved by Threatening to Use the World’s Most Destructive Weapons

Increased references to nuclear war in recent months serve as a powerful reminder of the urgent, too-often neglected matter of abolishing all nuclear weapons on Earth..

IPPNW peace and health blog

An Appeal to The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Commonwealth Secretary 

From Commonwealth affiliates of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)

27 July 2022

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) is an international federation of physicians working together for the abolition of nuclear weapons, the prevention of armed violence, and world peace. Established in 1980 amidst the Cold War which threatened our planet with nuclear catastrophe, IPPNW was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 for its global campaign to educate world leaders and the public about the medical and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons and nuclear war. It has more than 54 national affiliates worldwide working for peace on different levels.

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Michael Hudson: The End of Western Civilization – Why It Lacks Resilience, and What Will Take Its Place


Some observers of world affairs feel that Michael Hudson is the world’s greatest living economist.

Read Professor Hudson’s masterful perception/analyis of economic history and current economic conditions from his maximally-wide perspective – based on an immense knowledge of the subject obtained through decades of intense research and focused study, and there’s a very good chance you will agree and feel his Earth-sweeping message is of extraordinary significance for humanity now, during these unprecedented precarious days on Earth in July 2022…

The New Dark Age

Monday, 11 July 2022 — Michael Hudson

By Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College.

The greatest challenge facing societies has always been how to conduct trade and credit without letting merchants and creditors make money by exploiting their customers and debtors. All antiquity recognized that the drive to acquire money is addictive and indeed tends to be exploitative and hence socially injurious. The moral values of most societies opposed selfishness, above all in the form of avarice and wealth addiction, which the Greeks called philarguria– love of money, silver-mania. Individuals and families indulging in conspicuous consumption tended to be ostracized, because it was recognized that wealth often was obtained at the expense of others, especially the weak.

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