World Beyond War

2019 Oct 15 - 8:13pm
Spangdahlem NATO Air base in Germany By Reiner Braun, October 15, 2019 Why do weapon systems threaten people and the environment at the same time? A 2012 report from the US Congress found that the US Military is the largest single consumer of petroleum products in the USA and thus worldwide. According to recent report by researcher Neta C. Crawford, the Pentagon requires 350,000 barrels of oil per day. For better context of the extremity of this...
Tags: Bases, Environment, Europe, Myth of Benefits
2019 Oct 15 - 5:13am
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: Taos, New Mexico, USA How did you get involved with World BEYOND War (WBW)? World BEYOND War caught my attention at the outset. The idea is visionary and compelling. It’s a goal worth working towards. Over the years, I’ve worked with a number of peace...
Tags: Volunteer Spotlight
2019 Oct 15 - 1:21am
By Liz Remmerswaal, October 14, 2019 The fifth conference of the Independent and Peaceful Australian (IPAN) Network was recently held in Darwin on 2-4 August. I attended, feeling it was important to contribute and represent New Zealand, with the support of World Beyond War and Anti Bases Campaign. It was my third IPAN conference and this time I was the only New Zealander. I was asked to update the conference about what is happening in the peace...
Tags: Australasia, Culture of Peace, Nonviolent Activism
2019 Oct 14 - 6:20pm
Listen here. Learn more here. The post Audio: Citizens of Aichi, Japan Demand the Reinstatement of the Aichi Triennale 2019 “Lack-of-Freedom-of-Expression Exhibit: Part II” appeared first on World Beyond War . . ..
Tags: Asia, Culture of Peace
2019 Oct 12 - 2:06am
The post Video: Abiy Ahmed: 2019 Peace Laureate appeared first on World Beyond War . . ..
Tags: Africa, VIDEOS
2019 Oct 11 - 9:32pm
From Prutehi Litekyan: Save Riditian October 8, 2019 Dear Honorable Governor Tamaki, Håfa Adai from Guam. We, the Guam-based group Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian, are a direct-action group dedicated to the protection of natural and cultural resources in sites identified for the Department of Defense expansion and live-fire firing training in Guåhan (Guam) and the Northern Marianas Islands. We align our efforts with other regional movements...
Tags: Asia, Bases, Civil Liberties, Demilitarization, Environment, Immorality
2019 Oct 11 - 5:56pm
By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, October 11, 2019 The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize was right not to give the prize to Greta Thunberg, who deserves the highest prizes available, but not one created to fund the work of abolishing war and militaries. That cause ought to be central to the work of protecting the climate, but it is not. The question of why no young person working to abolish war is given access to television networks...
Tags: Africa, Culture of Peace
2019 Oct 11 - 3:43am
By Caroline Hurley From Village, October 7, 2019 An anti-war conference called ‘NoWar2019 Pathways to Peace’ took place last weekend at Limerick’s South Court Hotel, organised by WorldBeyondWar. Irish and international concerned parties met to consider the extent of militarism in Ireland and elsewhere, and to work towards preventing the war response everywhere with all its inhumane impacts. Speakers included seasoned Irish and American activists...
Tags: Bases, Culture of Peace, Environment, Europe
2019 Oct 11 - 3:16am
Activists protest in front of Israeli forces who were escorting bulldozers while conducting infrastructure work next to the Palestinian community of Khan al-Amar, which was being threatened with a forcible displacement order, on October 15, 2018. (Activestills/Ahmad Al-Bazz) By Sarah Flatto Mansarah, October 8, 2019 From Waging Nonviolence Just over one year ago, photos and videos of Israeli border police violently arresting a young Palestinian...
Tags: Civil Liberties, Conflict Management, Culture of Peace, Youth
2019 Oct 10 - 3:23am
By Pat Elder, October 8, 2019 I am an American environmental researcher and I’ve had the honor and pleasure to visit your beautiful country over the last week. I participated in a conference in Limerick organized by World BEYOND War and the Irish Peace and Neutrality Alliance. Rather than addressing the politics of that event, I want to draw your attention to a serious environmental issue. I work with Civilian Exposure, an organization based in...
Tags: Bases, Environment, Europe
2019 Oct 9 - 8:55pm
From The Japan Times, October 8, 2019 An art exhibition that sparked controversy for featuring a statue symbolizing “comfort women” reopened Tuesday in Nagoya, with organizers placing tighter security and limiting the number of visitors after it was abruptly closed two months ago following threats. The statue, sculpted by a South Korean husband-and-wife team, and other works that had been on display at the exhibition — titled “After ‘Freedom of...
Tags: Asia, Culture of Peace, Immorality
2019 Oct 9 - 8:21pm
By David Swanson, October 3, 2019 English below the Italian L’Italia dovrebbe fare amicizia con il pubblico degli Stati Uniti e del mondo cacciando le basi militari statunitensi. Alla fine degli anni ’80, quando ero un adolescente e uno studente di scambio a Bassano del Grappa, amavo l’Italia per le stesse ragioni per cui l’amo ancora, ragioni che includono le bellezze naturali, quelle create dall’uomo, e la bellezza umana. Ho trovato gli...
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