Articles by Alberto Portugheis

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HUFUD Peace & Human Rights Award – Essay Competition
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

We are looking for bright and imaginative Peace Seekers to come up with innovative plans for the planet to be free of Armed Forces – that is, free of wars, politically concocted as well as those of a private initiative. Submissions Deadline: 30 Sep 2021. The recipient of the £1000 HUFUD Peace Award will be announced on 30 Nov 2021.

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Open Letter to Jordi Calvo & Quique Sánchez and the GCOMS Coordination Team
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 May 2021

Weapons, missiles, explosives, military vehicles (tanks, Apache helicopters, air fighters, warships) and armed forces exist exclusively for staging wars, which kill, destroy and devastate the planet and humanity. We must get rid of this unnecessary and immoral practice. Reducing it is not enough.

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Urgent Message to ALL Peace Activists
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Mar 2021

Rusi – Land Warfare Conference 2021 – In the wake of the UK’s Integrated Review, the conference will provide a forum for the British Army and its allies to discuss how they can integrate their efforts as they modernise their forces for a new era of great power competition.

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Explaining the United Nations
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

A letter written by a citizen of Kashmir I read recently, addressed to the United Nations Secretary General, urging him to ensure an end to the Kashmir conflict, prompts me to write this piece. The writer stated the end of the conflict was necessary “if war was to be avoided, not only between India and Pakistan, but a war that would extend to various countries”.

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Peace Is Possible
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

The following is an open letter I sent from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to the International Peace Bureau in Berlin, Germany, following their request for a donation on “Giving Tuesday” (1st December)

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UNfold Zero
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Sep 2020

This article is based on an Open Letter I sent to the UNFOLD ZERO membership on 2 Sep 2020. Nuclear Power watches over UN activities and not the other way around. CERN is—officially-–not concerned with nuclear weapons. They only study the atom. And from these 64 years of studying the atom come all the nuclear plants and nuclear weapons in the world!

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HUFUD-Humanity United For Universal Demilitarisation Now in Africa
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Aug 2020

15 Aug 2020 – It is with great joy and excitement that I announce the launch of HUFUD Africa, with Head Offices in Uganda. I hope that Black Lives Matter will help broadcast the news to all their followers and media outlets. 

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Global Unethical Nonviolence: United Nations and Inhuman Rights
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jul 2020

21 Jul 2020 – Last week TMS published a paper by Charles P. Webel and Sofia Khaydari titled Toward a Global Ethics of Nonviolence. In the course of the paper, it transpired to me that, despite their acknowledged disappointment with the United Nations, they still believe UNO is a Peace organization.

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International Criminal Court
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jun 2020

28 Jun 2020 – I would like to thank Richard Falk for his erudite and intelligent analysis of the workings of the ICC [Editorial TMS 22 Jun 2020]. Personally, I am not as surprised by the workings and politics of the ICC, because I usually give a different interpretation to ‘words’ used by politicians.

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UN – Iran – USA
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jan 2020

I hope the world will wake up and destroy, bankrupt the Death Industry thus frustrating the ambitions and immorality of many politicians, diplomats and bankers, helping all working in the Military Industry to find other jobs.

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London International Arms Fair
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2019

Sands Films Studio, in Rotherhithe, is hosting a series of alternative events to compete with the International Arms Fair 2019 taking place at ExCeL. In one venue, various expressions of protest and opposition to the Arms Fair and all other such Death Fairs anywhere in the world. Series of Alternative Events: Sep 10-14, 2019

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HUFUD Peace Summit
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

We, at HUFUD, believe that peace is possible and judging by the reactions of those who attended our last conference held on 17 June 2019 at the Initiatives of Change in London, the majority agree with us! You will find below some photos and a link to a short video taken from our event “Peace is Possible”.

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“Peace Is Possible” All-Day Summit
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jun 2019

We are happy to announce our “Peace Is Possible” All-Day Summit. A free event, held at Initiatives of Change in LONDON on 17 June 2019. Panel debates will follow each film and speech.

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New Film
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2019

Following its Premiere on 7 March at the London premises of Global Justice Now premises and organised by their youth division Our Future Now, the documentary film PEACE IS POSSIBLE, on the work of HUFUD (Humanity United for Universal Demilitarisation), is now available on the Internet.

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World Premiere London, UK
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Feb 2019

Disarmament: Alternative to International Security – Screening of the documentary ‘Peace is Possible’, about the work of HUFUD-Humanity United for Universal Demilitarisation. London Thursday 7 March, 7 pm. Event organised by Our Future Now, the Youth Network of Global Justice Now.

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World Premiere London, UK
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

Screening of the documentary ‘Peace is Possible’, about the work of HUFUD-Humanity United for Universal Demilitarisation. London Thursday 7 March, 7 pm. Event organised by Our Future Now, the Youth Network of Global Justice Now.

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London September Peace Conference & March
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Aug 2018

Humanity United For Universal Demilitarisation-HUFUD ~ Conference scheduled to take place on 15th September at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London.

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International Peace Congress 2018
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Mar 2018

Saturday 7 April Westminster Quaker Meeting House, London

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London Peace Study Day & March Report
Alberto Portugheis | Humanity United for Universal Demilitarisation– TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2017

I would like to invite our TRANSCEND friends to look at some photos of the recent Peace Study Day and March organized by HUFUD in London. We consider it a success and thank all who participated in the event. To see photos & reports please click HERE

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Peace Study Day & March
Alberto Portugheis | Humanity United for Universal Demilitarization – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2017

Sat 16 Sep 2017 at The Elizabeth Fry Room, Westminster Quaker Meeting House, London, England. Speakers: John Leech, Alicia Cabezudo, Alberto Portugheis, Stefan G. Ziegler and Azadeh Chahvie. If you would like to participate only in our Peace March, please meet us at 6pm at Hop Gardens. You are also welcome to join us at any of our stopping points along the way.

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Peace Study Day & March
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD Humanity United for Universal Demilitarisation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jul 2017

TRANSCEND Members, Peace Study Teachers, Students: A few slots – forty minutes to one hour – are still available, for lecturers and workshop leaders. During the March to Whitehall, Downing Street and Parliament we’ll be carrying banners. Bring your own and publicize the peace organization or movement you represent.

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Will Politicians and the Corporate Media Say the Truth One Day?
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Oct 2016

In fact the truth is very simple: Eastern Aleppo will be destroyed because of the “success” of the latest attempts to broker an increase of fighters, fighting vehicles, weapons, ammunition, missiles and explosives. I shall continue my campaign for the abolition of militarism.

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Living Peace Sign Is Happening in London!
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2016

An exciting and much needed event is happening at Trafalgar Square on Saturday, 14 May 2016. Seeing Trafalgar Square full of people holding candles for peace, means that united we can send a very strong message to the world with our wish for ending all wars and conflicts.

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Humanity United For Universal Demilitarisation
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2015

Those who share my vision are welcome to go to the microphone and address the masses of people who will be at London’s famous Trafalgar Square on 14 November 2015. Please mark your calendar.

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Piano Recital: Launching of ‘Universal Abolition of Militarism’
Alberto Portugheis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Apr 2015

TRANSCEND Member, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and world renowned international pianist Alberto Portugheis will perform a recital to launch his International Peace Campaign. 30 May 2015, at 5pm, Wesley Centre, Harrogate, England.

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The Universal Abolition of Militarism
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Aug 2014

I was thrilled to read Mairead Maguire’s defence of a demilitarized world, something I’ve been talking about and campaigning for during the last fifty years!!!! However,…

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My Thoughts on Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire’s Speech on 6th June, 2014 in Sarajevo
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jul 2014

As much as I agree with Mairead Maguire’s emphatic call for a world without weapons and admire her for making this call, I feel that her suggestions for action are insufficient. It is not enough to shout in all directions “I don’t want a militarized world”! whilst the games we buy for our children and grandchildren, the films they watch on television, the teaching at schools of Nationalism, Patriotism, Religious superiority, etc, etc., are all promoting violence and a militarized world.

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War Dialogue
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jun 2013

3 June 2013 – In the last two weeks there have been articles on Syria, first by TRANSCEND Media Service editor Antonio C. S. Rosa and then by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire. Both excellent articles, where we learnt a lot about the suffering of millions of Syrians. However, I’d just like add one detail: “Weapons and Money have No Political Colour.” This means mixing the subject of War and Peace with Right or Left politics, is an utter waste of time.

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NAIVE, BRAINWASHED HUMANITY!!
Alberto Portugheis – The Daily Censored, 1 Mar 2010

Generation after generation, whilst the rich men who own and run the world continue to make money and gain power, populations from all corners of the world continue to endure, accept even, hundreds of tragic armed conflicts, small and large, only because they have been brainwashed to accept what they are told by politicians and […]

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BARACK OBAMA’S OMINOUS SPEECH
Alberto Portugheis, 10 Dec 2009

Politicians will call it “Education”, but it only is a conditioning of the human mind, to stop it thinking for itself. Before anything, I need to explain that I have nothing personal against Barack Obama. I know he is only the “spokesman” for the elite that runs the world and not the “Commander-in-Chief” he wants […]

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