We must disarm - for human and ecological security

The US military consumes as much fossil fuel as 140 countries combined. Disarmament is important for both human and ecological safety, writes the debater Ida Arneson.

Of: Ida Arneson

War and military violence always involve human suffering and ecological damage. Investing in military rearmament is therefore the wrong way to go. Our time requires instead a courageous and radical security policy, and above all a disarmament policy - for people's right to life in peace, for equality and for the climate.

October 31, 2019, Debate

Take a stand against nuclear weapons - for the sake of democracy

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström 2017.

Following pressure from the United States, Sweden has still not signed the UN Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Of: Josefin Lind

Following threats from the United States, Sweden has not yet signed the UN Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. If Sweden does not dare, then how should poorer countries dare to take a stand? Countries at risk of withdrawn aid and reduced cooperation. Now Sweden must stand up for democracy in disarmament, writes Josefin Lind at Svenska Läkare mot Kärnvapen.

December 14, 2018, Debate

How does Sweden's role as a humanitarian superpower go together with our arms exports?

Of: Louise Ricknert

Also during this Almedalen week, Swedish arms exports have been raised during talks concerning Swedish foreign policy. During the week, I had the opportunity to interview several important representatives of the Swedish peace and disarmament movement about their views on Sweden's foreign policy and the new regulations for Swedish arms exports, as well as their criticisms and expectations with it. At the same time as Sweden […]

July 30, 2018, Almedalen - article