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In 1917, the fourth year of the First World War, the International Socialist Bureau thought to hold a conference of Socialist parties in Stockholm to formulate a peace proposal. Dutch and... [Item of the Day]
In 1993 a message from the PeaceNet Balkans Desk was posted in the newsgroup yugo.antiwar.  It said: "Monday, April 5, marks the first anniversary of the siege of Sarajevo and the start of war in... [Item of the Day]
After parliament had rejected the new naval act on 26 October 1923, the Dutch cabinet of Ruys de Beerenbrouck resigned. The demonstrations prior to the rejection had been fierce. More than a million... [Item of the Day]
During an official reception of the Hessian Parliament in Wiesbaden, 3 August 1983, the American general Paul Williams was sprayed with blood. The culprit, Frank Schwalba-Hoth (*1953), was a member... [Item of the Day]
On 21 November 1981 a large demonstration against the storing nuclear weapons in Europe took place in Amsterdam. Although there were protests in many countries, the demonstrations in the Netherlands... [Item of the Day]
This famous lithograph from Pablo Picasso was selected by the French poet and communist Louis Aragon to add lustre to the international communist peace conference in Paris, 20-23 April 1949. Legend... [Item of the Day]
The world exhibition of 1937 in Paris was special. While the Civil War raged in Spain and Germany tested its new weapons of war, in Paris various countries exhibited their most beautiful, modern... [Item of the Day]