World Beyond War

2020 Feb 17 - 10:07pm
02.17.20 Deployments are now underway for NATO’s “Defender 20” war games, scheduled for April and May. Defender 20 will involve 20,000 U.S. troops, the largest deployment to Europe in over a quarter of a century. World BEYOND War Organizing Director Greta Zarro released the following statement: “Defender 20 is another example of NATO’s massive war preparations right up on the border of Russia, exacerbating tensions and increasing the risk of an...
Tags: Europe, Nonviolent Activism
2020 Feb 17 - 6:05am
By Joseph Essertier, February 16, 2020 On Friday, the 6th of March, activists in Okinawa will hold a lecture about U.S. bases poisoning the water of Okinawa with PFAS. Okinawa is a region in the south of the archipelago of Japan, and the health of the residents there is at risk due to the PFAS human-caused health crisis. On Saturday, the 7th of March in California, Pat Elder will begin his 20-city tour of California informing people about the...
Tags: Asia, Bases, Bigotry, Endangerment, Environment, Nonviolent Activism
2020 Feb 16 - 2:29am
By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, February 15, 2020 February 15 marks the day, 17 years ago, when global demonstrations against the pending Iraq invasion were so massive that the New York Times called world public opinion “the second superpower.” But the U.S. ignored it and invaded Iraq anyway. So what has become of the momentous hopes of that day? The U.S. military has not won a war since 1945, unless you count recovering the tiny...
Tags: Culture of Peace, Nonviolent Activism, North America, Youth
2020 Feb 15 - 10:38am
By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War Indigenous people in Canada are giving the world a demonstration of the power of nonviolent action. The justness of their cause — defending the land from those who would destroy it for short term profit and the elimination of a habitable climate on earth — combined with their courage and the absence on their part of cruelty or hatred, has the potential to create a much larger...
Tags: Civil Liberties, Environment, Immorality, Nonviolent Activism, North America
2020 Feb 14 - 11:00pm
No one should drink water containing PFAS. By Pat Elder, February 14, 2020 On February 6, 2020 the California State Water Resources Control Board lowered its “Response Level” to 10 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOA and 40 ppt for PFOS. Under a new California law (Assembly Bill 756), if a water system exceeds the response levels for these carcinogens, the system is required to take the water source out of service or provide public...
Tags: Endangerment, North America, whistleblowers
2020 Feb 12 - 11:14pm
Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a former top executive at Raytheon, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, was recognized as a top corporate lobbyist by the Hill newspaper two years in a row. By Lawrence Wilkerson, February 11, 2020 From Responsible Statecraft “The collapse of the Libyan state has had region-wide repercussions, with flows of people and weapons destabilizing other countries throughout North Africa.” This statement came...
Tags: Conflict Management, Demilitarization, Endangerment, Myth of Necessity, North America
2020 Feb 12 - 10:23pm
Jefferson Morley is a Washington author and investigative reporter. Over the last 35 years he has served as Washington correspondent for The Nation and Salon and as editor and reporter at the Washington Post and for 15 years. He is the author of three books of non-fiction history: The Ghost, a biography of legendary CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton; Snow-Storm in August, the untold tale of a white riot that swept Washington...
Tags: Asia, Conflict Management, Myth of Justness, Podcasts
2020 Feb 12 - 2:39am
A U.S. soldier stands guard in March of 2003 next to an oil well at the Rumayla oil fields set ablaze by retreating Iraqi troops. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) By Sarah Lazare, February 10, 2020 From In These Times The 2020s opened with dual crises. In Australia, unprecedented bushfires tore across a total area the size of Virginia, killing at least 29 people and an estimated one billion animals, and destroying 2,000 homes. The news was...
Tags: Conflict Management, Environment, Myth of Benefits
2020 Feb 11 - 12:35am
New Video: Environment and War Martin Sheen has recorded a new video for World BEYOND War on the topic of war and the environment. Watch it! New Billboard Up in Milwaukee This billboard is up at the south-east corner of Wells and James Lovell (7th) Streets, across the street from the Milwaukee Public Museum through the month of February and again for the month of July when the Democratic National Convention will be held nearby. Partnering on...
Tags: E-Newsletters
2020 Feb 10 - 11:34pm
World BEYOND War, February 10, 2020 The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. INVITO AL CONVEGNO DEL 25 APRILE Caro Amico, cara Amica, Dal 1945 ad oggi la guerra non è mai terminata. Al Secondo conflitto mondiale segue la Guerra fredda, quindi una serie ininterrotta di guerre e il ritorno a una situazione analoga a quella della Guerra fredda che accresce il rischio di un catastrofico conflitto nucleare. La guerra, funzionale...
Tags: Europe
2020 Feb 10 - 9:09pm
By Marc Eliot Stein, February 10, 2020 I was recently invited to speak at an Extinction Rebellion gathering in New York City on behalf of World BEYOND War. The event was designed to bring together three action groups: climate change activists, tech workers collectives, and antiwar activists. We began with a stirring personal account from climate change activist Ha Vu, who told the crowd of New Yorkers about an alarming experience few of us ever...
Tags: Divestment, Economic Cost, Environment, Nonviolent Activism, Youth
2020 Feb 10 - 9:09pm
Martin Sheen has recorded this for World BEYOND War on the topic of war and the environment. Learn more at The post New Video: Martin Sheen on War and Environment appeared first on World Beyond War . . ..
Tags: Environment, Uncategorized, VIDEOS