World Beyond War

2020 Nov 17 - 9:47pm
Maryland Department of the Environment is downplaying the threat of PFAS contamination in oysters. By Leila Marcovici and Pat Elder, November 16, 2020 From Military Poisons ​In September 2020, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) released a report entitled “St. Mary’s River Pilot Study of PFAS Occurrence in Surface Water and Oysters.” (PFAS Pilot Study) that analyzed the levels of per-and poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in...
Tags: Close Bases, Environment, North America, whistleblowers
2020 Nov 17 - 3:28am
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (left) and his wife Janet Langhart Cohen (center) meet with King Mohammed VI, of Morocco, at his palace in Marrakech, on Feb. 11, 2000. Cohen and the King agreed to open an expanded security and defense dialogue, and discussed ways that Morocco could expand its leadership role in promoting regional stability in the Mediterranean and on the African continent. DoD photo by R. D. Ward. By David Swanson,...
Tags: Africa, Conflict Management, Economic Cost, What to do
2020 Nov 16 - 9:21pm
By Robert Bernhard, World BEYOND War, November 16, 2020 Sacrifice Sacrifice, Blood on the altar, the Altar of War. Ah, yes, God And Country. Individual courage, too, Stretched through the limit of Life to lives lost, sad horns blowing the same tune for sleep as death. Many have all called it worthy, so they don’t have to say war is wasted souls, glamour and glory offered to survivors rather than name anyone an incomplete sacrifice. Offer...
Tags: North America, Poetry
2020 Nov 16 - 5:25am
The U.S. State Department has restricted visas for ICC officials and sanctioned court officials. This action has been condemned by over 70 national governments, including U.S. allies, and by Human Rights Watch, and by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Sign the petition. A new book has been published by World BEYOND War called Second Name of Earth Is Peace, edited by Mbizo Chirasha and David Swanson, and including the work of...
Tags: E-Newsletters
2020 Nov 14 - 10:06pm
A New Course Exploring the Role of Creative Reason in Shaping History and Geopolitics III is presented by ICPD. The post A New Course Exploring The Role Of Creative Reason In Shaping History And Geopolitics III appeared first on World Beyond War . . ..
Tags: Culture of Peace, Peace Education
2020 Nov 14 - 9:58pm
By Bianca Mugyenyi, November 14, 2020 From Huffington Post Canada Perhaps more than any other international issue, the Canadian government’s response to the move to abolish nuclear weapons highlights the gap between what the Liberals say and do on the world stage. Honduras recently became the 50th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). As such, the accord will soon become law for the nations that have...
Tags: Canada, Endangerment, Myth of Inevitability, North America
2020 Nov 14 - 9:45pm
By David Swanson, November 12, 2020 Chris Lombardi’s fantastic new book is called I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars. It’s a wonderful history of U.S. wars, and both support for and opposition to them, with a major focus on troops and veterans, from 1754 to the present. The greatest strength of the book is its depth of detail, the rarely heard individual accounts of war supporters, resisters,...
Tags: Nonviolent Activism, North America, What to do, Why End War
2020 Nov 14 - 5:55am
By Heinrich Buecker, November 13, 2020 From Co-op News: Antiwar Cafe Berlin Hereby I declare my full solidarity with Darnell Stephen Summers, whom I know for quite a few years here in Berlin. Here in Berlin we are very shocked to have been notified recently that authorities in the U.S. are again trying to set Darnell Summers up for a political prosecution using the same false charge of murder against him that have been used in the past. And...
Tags: Civil Liberties, Counter-Recruitment, Europe, Nonviolent Activism, North America, police
2020 Nov 14 - 12:40am
By Helen Peacock, World BEYOND War, South Georgian Bay, Canada, November 13, 2020 Remarks delivered on November 11th: On this day, 75 years ago, a peace treaty was signed ending WWII, and ever since, on this day, we remember and honour the millions of soldiers and civilians who  died in World Wars I and II;  and the millions and millions more who died, or had their lives destroyed, in the over 250 wars since WWII.   But remembering those who...
Tags: Canada, Culture of Peace, North America
2020 Nov 11 - 9:54pm
Profits from War Illustration: Crystal Yung By Josh Lalonde, October 31, 2020 From The Leveller AUN Human Rights Council report recently named Canada as one of the parties fuelling the ongoing war in Yemen by means of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, one of the war’s belligerents. The report received attention in Canadian news outlets such as the Globe and Mail and CBC. But with the media preoccupied by the COVID-19 pandemic and the American...
Tags: Canada, Divestment, Myth of Benefits, Myth of Justness, North America
2020 Nov 10 - 9:18am
By Helen Peacock, World BEYOND War, November 9, 2020 Collingwood’s local Peace group, Pivot2Peace, has chosen a unique way to commemorate Remembrance Day on Nov 11th. But first, a little history. Remembrance Day was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.  It was originally intended to celebrate the peace agreement, but...
Tags: Canada, Chapters & Affiliates
2020 Nov 9 - 11:12pm
Obama and Biden meet Gorbachev – did Biden learn anything? By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, November 9, 2020 Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as America’s next president! People all over this pandemic-infested, war-torn and poverty-stricken world were shocked by the brutality and racism of the Trump administration, and are anxiously wondering whether Biden’s presidency will open the door to the kind of international...
Tags: Conflict Management, Demilitarization, North America, Youth