Mapping Militarism and a Just and Sustainable Peace

The map of where the wars are, disturbingly, shows more wars than ever in 2022 (26 in 2021, 18 in 2020) despite a global disease pandemic and demands for a ceasefire. As always, the map of places where the wars are has hardly any overlap with maps of where the weapons come from. According to the […]

PEACE FIRST!

We, the people of Central Europe, are concerned about the escalating war in Ukraine. We will never reconcile ourselves to the fratricidal conflict between the two largest and once inseparably linked Slavic nations. It was a mistake for the guarantors of the Minsk Agreements to resign themselves to upholding their validity. However, we strongly protest […]

Governments have done nothing for diplomacy, a peace march is on its way

(Press Release) Forty figures from social, scientific and cultural life from both Slovakia and the Czech Republic have today signed an appeal to the governments and heads of state of both countries to exert maximum pressure for diplomatic solution to the conflict instead of sending weapons, prolonging the war and further bloodshed. They emphasize that […]

The war in Ukraine and us

Sedem smrteľných hriechov súčasnej civilizácie: bohatstvo bez práce, pôžitok bez svedomia, znalosti bez charakteru, obchod bez morálky, veda bez ľudskosti, náboženstvo bez milosrdenstva, politika bez princípov. Mahátmá Gándhí Od 24. februára 2022, kedy sa začala „špeciálna vojenská operácia“ Ruska voči Ukrajine, s veľkým pohnutím sledujeme strašné udalosti na Ukrajine, v susednom štáte. V televíznych správach denne vidíme extrémne […]

[English] GLOBÁLNY MIEROVÝ INDEX / GLOBAL PEACE INDEX (GPI) ZA ROK 2022

Podľa Globálneho mierového indexu (GPI) za rok 2022 sa svet stal menej mierumilovným už jedenásty raz za posledných 14 rokov, pričom priemerná úroveň mierumilovnosti krajín sa za posledný rok zhoršila o 0,3 %. Celkovo sa mierumilovnosť zlepšila v 90 krajinách a zhoršila v 71 krajinách, čo poukazuje na to, že krajiny majú tendenciu zhoršovať sa v […]