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Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberanía de los Pueblos
an article by Georgina Camacho Leyva, Trabajadores. Órgano de la Central de Trabajadores de Cuba

Un Seminario internacional dirigido a la abolición de las bases militares extranjeras, así como un diálogo interreligioso por la paz mundial, serán dos de las actividades que el Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberanía de los Pueblos (Movpaz) planifica desarrollar durante el presente año con el acompañamiento de otras instituciones.



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Muchas tareas tienen por delante en su empeño por trasmitir e inculcar una cultura de paz ciudadana, como se evidenció en balance recién concluido de la institución.

Ya es conocido que en el encuentro Pedagogía 2015, que tendrá lugar en La Habana del 26 al 30 de enero, se realizará el foro Latinoamérica y el Caribe como zona de paz, que debatirá las causas que provocan situaciones de confrontación en el área.

Silvio Platero, presidente del Movimiento, anunció a los asistentes entre los que se encontraban activistas por la paz, periodistas e integrantes de otras instituciones, la celebración de la edición anual del concurso infantil Los niños pintan a la paz, de conjunto con la Organización de Pioneros José Martí, premiación que se hará coincidir con el Día Internacional de la Paz, el 21 de septiembre. También el recorrido por provincias cubanas de una exposición de carteles alegóricos a la paz y contra la guerra, con la colaboración de la Asociación Cubana de Comunicadores Sociales.

Se recordó que en agosto del 2014, se celebró el aniversario 65 de la fundación del Organismo, que igualmente mantuvo entre sus prioridades la denuncia del bloqueo contra Cuba, y la lucha internacional por el retorno de los 3 antiterroristas cubanos (Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero y Ramón Labañino) presos injustamente en Estados Unidos hasta el pasado 17 de diciembre.

Entre las múltiples tareas con el objetivo de promover la paz, el Movimiento Cubano continuará abogando por la eliminación de las armas nucleares y el desarme general.

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'THE WORLD IS OVER-ARMED AND PEACE IS UNDER-FUNDED'

30 August 2012 — The following opinion piece by Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon has appeared in leading newspapers in Argentina, Bangladesh, Burundi, China, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, The Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and European weekly publications and has been translated into 10 languages.

Last month, competing interests prevented agreement on a much-needed treaty that would have reduced the appalling human cost of the poorly regulated international arms trade. Meanwhile, nuclear disarmament efforts remain stalled, despite strong and growing global popular sentiment in support of this cause.

The failure of these negotiations and this month's anniversaries of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki provide a good opportunity to explore what has gone wrong, why disarmament and arms control have proven so difficult to achieve, and how the world community can get back on track towards these vitally important goals.

Many defence establishments now recognize that security means far more than protecting borders. Grave security concerns can arise as a result of demographic trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, pandemic diseases, organized crime, repressive governance and other developments no state can control alone. Arms can't address such concerns.

Yet there has been a troubling lag between recognizing these new security challenges, and launching new policies to address them. National budget priorities still tend to reflect the old paradigms. Massive military spending and new investments in modernizing nuclear weapons have left the world over-armed -- and peace under-funded.

Last year, global military spending reportedly exceeded $1.7 trillion – more than $4.6 billion a day, which alone is almost twice the UN's budget for an entire year. This largesse includes billions more for modernizing nuclear arsenals decades into the future.

This level of military spending is hard to explain in a post-Cold War world and amidst a global financial crisis. Economists would call this an "opportunity cost". . ...more.


This report was posted on 18 enero 2015.