World Beyond War

2020 Oct 24 - 1:57am
Areas where carcinogenic fire-fighting foams were routinely used are shown in red. Fire Training Area (FT-04) is shown at the southeast corner of the runway. Groundwater there was found to contain extremely high levels of PFAS. By Pat Elder, October 23, 2020 From Military Poisons The Air Force has contaminated the groundwater at Joint Base Andrews with 39,700 parts per trillion of PFAS chemicals according to a report released by the Air Force in...
Tags: Close Bases, Environment, North America, whistleblowers
2020 Oct 23 - 9:41pm
By Alan MacLeod, August 12, 2020 From Strategic Culture Foundation A new report published in South African newspaper The Mail and Guardian has shed light on the opaque world of the American military presence in Africa. Last year, elite U.S. Special Operations forces were active in 22 African countries. This accounts for 14 percent of all American commandos deployed overseas, the largest number for any region besides the Middle East. American...
Tags: Africa, Close Bases, Demilitarization
2020 Oct 23 - 9:12pm
By David Swanson, October 22, 2020 As with many wars around the world, the current war between Azerbaijan and Armenia is a war between militaries armed and trained by the United States. And in the view of some experts, the level of weapons purchased by Azerbaijan is a key cause of the war. Before anybody proposes shipping more weapons to Armenia as the ideal solution, there is another possibility. Of course, Azerbaijan has an extremely...
Tags: Asia, Conflict Management, Endangerment, Myth of Justness
2020 Oct 22 - 10:14pm
By Brent Patterson, October 19, 2020 From Rabble.ca As social movements around the world are calling for the removal of controversial statues, the Canadian military is planning a monument to a warplane at its new headquarters on Carling Avenue in Ottawa (unceded Algonquin territory). The CF-18 fighter jet will reportedly be mounted on a concrete pedestal as part of the “branding strategy” for their new headquarters. Along with other...
Tags: Demilitarization, Economic Cost, Environment, Immorality, Myth of Justness, North America
2020 Oct 21 - 10:59am
By Tshepo Phokoje, World BEYOND War, October 21, 2020 Fear Oh, your presence is paralyzing, those multiple mental battles you have won. Your ugly cousin doubt, jubilantly announcing your arrival, but who invited you here? You infiltrate homesteads and nations alike; your roots have dug deep into innocent souls. How long will our people have to endure your bitter fruits? You are the ice-cold behind the feet of a bride-to-be, causing her to flee...
Tags: Africa, Poetry
2020 Oct 20 - 8:33pm
davidcnswanson · Talk Nation Radio: David Vine on the United States of War David Vine is Professor of Anthropology at American University whose books include Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World. David Vine’s latest book is called The United States of War: A Global History of America’s Endless Conflicts, From Columbus to the Islamic State. Find him at https://www.davidvine.net Total run time: 29:00 Host: David...
Tags: Close Bases, Myth of Benefits, Myth of Inevitability, Podcasts, World
2020 Oct 19 - 7:43am
  Armistice / Remembrance Day #103 is November 11, 2020 — 102 years since World War I was ended at a scheduled moment (11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 — killing an extra 11,000 people after the decision to end the war had been reached early in the morning). Find, list, or create an event. Stop the killing. There is no equivalence of blame or anything else here. Read...
Tags: E-Newsletters
2020 Oct 19 - 7:21am
Each month, we share the stories of World BEYOND War volunteers around the world. Want to volunteer with World BEYOND War? Email greta@worldbeyondwar.org. Location: Montréal, Québec and Victoria, Canada How did you get involved with anti-war activism and World BEYOND War (WBW)? I started participating in issues of nuclear disarmament in high school, now three years ago, when I joined my local World BEYOND War chapter. With the active mentorship...
Tags: North America, Volunteer Spotlight
2020 Oct 18 - 8:15pm
By World BEYOND War, October 18, 2020 A billboard like this one in Milwaukee will soon be up in St. Louis: Actually, it will be just across the river from downtown St. Louis and the big arch, at the south side of Interstates 55/70/64 at Collinsville Ave. and Martin Luther King Drive, facing east-bound traffic, from November 2 to November 29, 2020. This is thanks to a generous donation. If you’re in the area, please send us photos, send...
Tags: billboards, North America
2020 Oct 18 - 6:02am
By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, October 17, 2020 Remarks by phone on October 17, 2020, to Indigenous People’s Day event in Washington, D.C., delayed from October 12. There may be no more important place to mark Indigenous People’s Day than Washington, D.C., the center of global weapons dealing, base building, and war making — the leading hub of nuclear weapons production and environmental destruction, the seat of a national and...
Tags: Bigotry, Close Bases, Culture of Peace, Nonviolent Activism, North America, World
2020 Oct 1 - 10:01am
By Timmon Wallis, World BEYOND War, September 30, 2020 Dear Senator Markey, I have written to you on this subject a number of times, but I have so far only received stock responses, crafted no doubt by your staff or interns, which do not address the specific questions I have raised. I am hoping for a more considered response from you, now that your seat is all but secured for another 6 years. I am a member of Massachusetts Peace Action and I...
Tags: Demilitarization, Immorality, North America
2020 Sep 30 - 7:15pm
By Kate Connell and Fred Nadis, September 29, 2020 From Antiwar.com In 2016-17, the U.S. Army visited Santa Maria High School and nearby Pioneer Valley High School in California over 80 times. The Marines visited Ernest Righetti High School in Santa Maria over 60 times that year. One Santa Maria alumnus commented, “It’s as if they, the recruiters, are on staff.” A parent of a high school student at Pioneer Valley commented, “I consider...
Tags: Counter-Recruitment, Myth of Benefits, North America, Peace Education, Youth

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