World Beyond War

2020 Jan 24 - 11:11am
World BEYOND War, January 23, 2020 Filmed by Stephon Litwinczuk The post Video: How Do You Blow the Whistle on a Whole Society? appeared first on World Beyond War . . ..
Tags: Immorality, North America, Why End War
2020 Jan 23 - 8:29pm
By Pat Elder, January 23, 2020 The following article was submitted to the East Bay Express but never received a response. The well water in Pleasanton, California is highly contaminated with PFAS. Where is it coming from?  Brett Simpson’s East Bay Express article, The Coming National Water-Quality Crisis, (Jan. 14) did not fully examine the extent of PFAS contamination in Pleasanton’s water and failed to consider nearby military installations...
Tags: Bases, Environment, North America, whistleblowers
2020 Jan 23 (All day)
Phill Gittins is World BEYOND War’s Education Director. Phill has lived, worked, and travelled in over 50 countries across 6 continents; taught in schools, colleges, and universities in eight countries; and led experiential training and training-of-trainers for hundreds of individuals on peace and conflict processes. Other experience includes work in youth offending prisons; oversight management for youth and community projects; and consultation...
Tags: Education, Podcasts, Youth
2020 Jan 22 - 11:07pm
By Alexandra Brzozowski, January 21, 2019 From EURACTIV It’s one of Belgium’s worst kept secrets. Lawmakers on Thursday (16 January) narrowly rejected a resolution asking for the removal of US nuclear weapons stationed in the country and joining the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). 66 MPs voted in favour of the resolution while 74 rejected it. Those in favour included the Socialists, Greens, centrists (cdH), the workers...
Tags: Bases, Demilitarization, Europe
2020 Jan 22 - 4:59am
In each biweekly e-newsletter, we share the stories of World BEYOND War volunteers around the world. Want to volunteer with World BEYOND War? Email Location: Fort Myers, Florida and Duluth, Minnesota, USA How did you get involved with World BEYOND War (WBW)? I’ve been a lifelong Peace and Justice activist. In more recent years, my energy has been focused on working with Witness for Peace and Veterans For Peace....
Tags: Volunteer Spotlight
2020 Jan 21 - 7:26pm
By Brian Gibbs, January 20, 2020 From Common Dreams “I don’t know…I mean I want to be one of those people…you know who do things, who create change I guess…this was inspiring…it made me want to create change…but I guess I don’t know how.” Three students and I were sitting in a small room gathered near a round table in the corner of the social studies office. The students had just completed a three-week instructional...
Tags: Counter-Recruitment, Education, Youth
2020 Jan 19 - 1:46pm
By David Swanson Remarks at Peace Center, Los Angeles, January 18, 2020 Video Like perhaps most people who visit Los Angeles, I consider it my duty to offer a brilliant new idea for a film script. My idea is in the genre of science-fiction mafia, a genre that I think has not been sufficiently exploited. In this film, the protagonist wakes up to the fact that without knowing it, he has somehow joined the mafia. I expect people to be able to...
Tags: Immorality, North America
2020 Jan 16 (All day)
By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, January 15, 2020 There really only is one option when it comes to nuclear weapons, and that is to do everything we can to abolish them before they abolish us. New York City Council will be voting on January 28, 2020, to do its part by voting on two measures that already have enough sponsors to give them veto-proof majorities. [UPDATE: the City Council will hold a hearing but may not vote on 1/28.] One is a...
Tags: Endangerment, North America, Uncategorized
2020 Jan 15 - 2:07am
By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, January 15, 2020 South Korea cannot choose to make peace with North Korea without the consent of a foreign power that keeps thirty thousand troops in South Korea, makes South Korea pay much of the cost of housing them, commands the South Korean military in war, holds veto power at the United Nations, and is not accountable to the International Criminal Court or the International Court of...
Tags: Bases, Demilitarization, Myth of Benefits, World
2020 Jan 15 - 2:03am
By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, January 15, 2020 An important job of any U.S. president is to propose an annual budget to Congress. Shouldn’t it be a basic job of every presidential candidate to propose one to the public? Isn’t a budget a critical moral and political document outlining what chunk of our public treasury should go to education or environmental protection or war? The basic outline of such a budget could consist of a list or a...
Tags: Economic Cost, North America
2020 Jan 14 - 1:53am
By Ray McGovern, January 12, 2020 From Consortium News Former CIA operations officer Jeffrey Sterling will receive the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence this Wednesday, joining 17 earlier winners who, like Sterling, demonstrated extraordinary devotion to the truth and the rule of law by having the courage to blow the whistle on government wrongdoing. Tuesday will mark the fifth anniversary of the eerie beginning of Sterling’s trial...
Tags: Counter-Recruitment, Law, Myth of Justness, North America, whistleblowers
2020 Jan 13 - 12:32pm
Martin Sheen in New Video on Two Gravest Dangers Martin Sheen has just released a powerful new 11-minute video outlining the two biggest dangers the world faces. Do you think you know what they are? Here’s a great explanation you can share with others. The video is available on the website of World BEYOND War here, and on Youtube, and Facebook, and Twitter. It can be embedded on any website. The Online Course Begins Today, January 13th...
Tags: E-Newsletters