World Beyond War

2020 Aug 11 - 5:28am
By U.S. Peace Council, August 3, 2020 For many decades, the US antiwar movement has been calling on Congress to cut the Pentagon budget, now officially at $740 billion. These demands were almost always ignored by Congress where the great majority of Republicans and Democrats have long been in the grip of the military-industrial complex. Every year Congress would ignore the antiwar movement and pass a bigger war budget. Only a few enlightened...
Tags: Demilitarization, North America
2020 Aug 7 - 11:05pm
In his meeting with Defense Minister Taro Kono (right) on July 15, Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki (center) demanded the central government take steps toward the revision of the SOFA to make U.S. military personnel subject to Japanese quarantine laws. | KYODO By Tomohiro Osaki, August 3, 2020 From Japan Times Recent outbreaks of the novel coronavirus at U.S. military bases in Okinawa have cast renewed light on what many consider to be extraterritorial...
Tags: Asia, Bases, Endangerment, Myth of Justness
2020 Aug 7 - 10:48pm
Nuclear Hell: Hibakusha Setsuko Thurlow at the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Awards Ceremony, giving her acceptance speech on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Nuclear Hell: Listen to the podcast. Nuclear Hell began 75 years ago with the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  It continues to this day, with the ongoing threat of nuclear detonation.  This week, we honor the messages of two veteran...
Tags: Endangerment, Myth of Inevitability, Nonviolent Activism, Podcasts, World
2020 Aug 6 - 8:40pm
Iranian Nuclear Complex Damaged By Fire in 2020 By William J. Perry and Tom Z. Collina, August 4, 2020 From CNN William J. Perry served as undersecretary of defense for research and engineering in the Carter administration and as secretary of defense in the Clinton administration. He currently directs the non-profit William J. Perry project to educate the public about nuclear threats. Tom Z. Collina is director of policy at Ploughshares Fund, a...
Tags: Demilitarization, Endangerment, Immorality, Myth of Necessity, World
2020 Aug 6 - 8:05pm
Ray McGovern was an infantry/intelligence officer in the early Sixties, and became a CIA analyst.  His duties eventually included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing The President’s Daily Brief. He conducted the one-on-one morning briefings of President Reagan’s five most senior national security officials, including VP Bush, from 1981 to 1985. In retirement Ray co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS...
Tags: Conflict Management, Myth of Justness, North America, Podcasts, whistleblowers
2020 Aug 5 - 7:28pm
By Tamara Lorincz, August 4, 2020 Canadian peace activists have begun to mobilize to stop the Liberal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from spending $19 billion for 88 new fighter jets. On Friday, July 24, we held a National Day of Action Strike for Climate Peace, No New Fighter Jets. There were 22 actions across the country, we stood outside the constituency offices of our Members of Parliament (MP) with signs and delivered...
Tags: Demilitarization, North America
2020 Aug 4 - 2:39am
This week on Talk Nation Radio we’re talking antiwar activism with Ann Wright who was in the U.S. Army/Army Reserves for 29 years and retired as a Colonel but who, by my count, has been a fulltime model antiwar activist for over 17 years, so less than a dozen to go to match the Army career. Ann Wright resigned from the U.S. government in March 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq. She is the co-author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience. Total run...
Tags: Immorality, Nonviolent Activism, whistleblowers
2020 Aug 4 - 2:22am
By Brent Patterson, July 31, 2020 From Peacebuilders International Canada Today, July 31, is the deadline set by the Canadian government for three transnational corporations to submit their bids to manufacture 88 new warplanes for use by the Royal Canadian Air Force. CBC reports: “By all accounts, U.S. defence giants Lockheed Martin and Boeing, and Swedish aircraft-maker Saab, have handed in their proposals.” The Canadian government’s Future...
Tags: Economic Cost, North America
2020 Aug 1 - 1:49am
By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 31, 2020 MY PAINFUL POETRY Its rhymes are of the poverty stripped widows in Liberia. Its symbols are of the slain cops freezing on the mortuary slabs of Gambia Its imagery is of freedom succumbing within bomb cry in Nigeria Its sound is of poverty shriveled breasts of mothers in Eritrea Its surprise is of hunger tortured children in Ethiopia Its echo is of war caused orphans digging for fortunes and...
Tags: Africa, Poetry
2020 Jul 31 - 9:04pm
July 30 2020 webinar with World BEYOND War’s David Swanson and Greta Zarro on how to start and win a campaign to ban militarized policing in your locality, anywhere on earth. We recently did this in Charlottesville, Va., U.S., and are now working with a number of cities to do the same. The post How To Demilitarize Police appeared first on World Beyond War . . ..
Tags: Civil Liberties, Culture of Peace, North America, Resolutions
2020 Jul 29 - 8:19pm
By World BEYOND War & The Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, July 29, 2020 In the Summer of 2020, many prominent Canadian politicians, artists, academics and activists launched a call for a fundamental reassessment of Canadian foreign policy following Canada’s second consecutive defeat for a United Nations Security council seat. Please consider joining World BEYOND War, the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, Greenpeace Canada, 350...
Tags: Demilitarization, North America
2020 Jul 28 - 7:23pm
davidcnswanson · Talk Nation Radio: Marjorie Cohn on Legal Remedies to Federal Troops in the Streets Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and a member of the National Advisory Board of Veterans for Peace. She writes frequent columns about human rights, U.S. foreign policy...
Tags: Civil Liberties, Nonviolent Activism, North America