World Beyond War

2019 Dec 7 - 11:33pm
By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, December 7, 2019 West Point Professor Tim Bakken’s new book The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military traces a path of corruption, barbarism, violence, and unaccountability that makes its way from the United States’ military academies (West Point, Annapolis, Colorado Springs) to the top ranks of the U.S. military and U.S. governmental policy, and from there into a...
Tags: Bigotry, Civil Liberties, Counter-Recruitment, Culture of Peace, Demilitarization, Economic Cost
2019 Dec 6 - 12:30am
We’re planning a new and improved War Abolition 101 Online Course. Learn more and register here. Here’s what past students tell us: “The course filled me with hope that we can abolish war. I was amazed that we have historical evidence of the development of alternatives to other violent institutions (e.g., trial by ordeal and combat, dueling) that we can draw on and that we have examples of the successful use of nonviolent...
Tags: Culture of Peace, Education, World, Youth
2019 Dec 5 - 3:17am
Chemists at Naval Research Lab Search for a Safer Fire Supressant Foam By Pat Elder, December 3, 2019 Military researches environmentally friendly firefighting foams while viable alternatives exist – and are used world-wide. A recent Department of Defense propaganda piece, Naval Research Lab Chemists Search for PFAS-Free Firefighting Foam continues to perpetuate the Pentagon’s false narrative that fluorine-free foams currently available on...
Tags: Bases, Environment, whistleblowers
2019 Dec 4 - 9:52pm
Belmarsh Prison, where Julian Assange is currently imprisoned. By Fredrik S. Heffermehl, December 2, 2019 From Transcend.org Assange: The law of power or the power of the law? To: The Government of the United Kingdom Cc: The Governments of Ecuador, Iceland, Sweden, United States 2 Dec 2019 – The ongoing proceedings against Australian citizen Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, presently held in Belmarsh Prison near London, display a grave...
Tags: Europe, Law, whistleblowers
2019 Dec 4 (All day)
David Gibbs is a Professor of History at the University of Arizona and has published widely on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and NATO. His publications have appeared in both academic and popular venues, such as the London Guardian, Los Angeles Times, and Le Monde Diplomatique. He also recently debated the topic of humanitarian intervention at the Oxford Union Society in the UK. Professor Gibbs is...
Tags: Europe, Myth of Benefits, Myth of Necessity
2019 Dec 2 - 11:57pm
Giving Tuesday is Tomorrow! Giving Tuesday is tomorrow! It’s a global day of giving back to support the causes that are most dear to us. With membership in 175 countries worldwide, World BEYOND War is the leading global grassroots network calling for war abolition. Here’s a recap of what we’ve accomplished in 2019: Our book won the Educator’s Challenge Award from the Global Challenges Foundation, and we translated an abridged...
Tags: E-Newsletters
2019 Dec 2 - 11:39pm
By Peter Harris, December 1, 2019 From The National Interest While Donald Trump has used his time in the Oval Office to slash U.S. participation in international organizations and turn back the tide of trade liberalization, he has nevertheless been more than eager to keep in place the most expensive, visible, and important aspect of America’s global role: its worldwide military presence and near-constant use of lethal force. Mark Esper has a...
Tags: Conflict Management, Demilitarization, Myths, North America
2019 Dec 2 - 10:28pm
By Medea Benjamin, December 2, 2019 The three smartest words that Donald Trump uttered during his presidential campaign are “NATO is obsolete.” His adversary, Hillary Clinton, retorted that NATO was “the strongest military alliance in the history of the world.” Now that Trump has been in power, the White House parrots the same worn line that NATO is “the most successful Alliance in history, guaranteeing the security, prosperity, and freedom of...
Tags: Demilitarization, Europe, North America
2019 Dec 2 - 1:38am
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 greta@worldbeyondwar.org. Location: The Villages, Florida, USA How did you get involved with World BEYOND War (WBW)? I had been very active in our local Pax Christi group and heard about World BEYOND War from one of the Pax Christi activists. So, I picked up a copy of WBW Co-Founder David Hartsough...
Tags: Volunteer Spotlight
2019 Nov 29 - 10:08pm
By Nicolas J S Davies, World BEYOND War, November 29, 2019 As Americans sat down to Thanksgiving dinner, Iraqis were mourning 40 protesters killed by police and soldiers on Thursday in Baghdad, Najaf and Nasiriyah. Nearly 400 protesters have been killed since hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets at the beginning of October. Human rights groups have described the crisis in Iraq as a “bloodbath,” Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi has...
Tags: Asia, Myth of Benefits, Myth of Justness, North America
2019 Nov 28 - 7:08am
Content hosted by iono.fmFrom the Voice of the Cape, November 26, 2019 South Africa is blocking arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE in an inspection dispute, endangering billions of dollars of business and thousands of jobs in the struggling defence sector. Will this promote and safeguard human rights for countries that have been target of military assault for Saudi Arabia? Online is World Beyond War campaigner Terry...
Tags: Africa, Asia, Demilitarization
2019 Nov 24 - 10:40pm
“They’re killing us like dogs” – A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help By Medea Benjamin, November 22, 2019 I am writing from Bolivia just days after witnessing the November 19 military massacre at the Senkata gas plant in the indigenous city of El Alto, and the tear-gassing of a peaceful funeral procession on November 21 to commemorate the dead. These are examples, unfortunately, of the modus operandi of the de facto government that seized...
Tags: Bigotry, Endangerment, Immorality, south america

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