World beyond War

World beyond War

World Beyond War is a global nonviolent movement to fully end the institution of war and establish a just and sustainable peace. We seek to achieve these objectives by establishing partnerships with individuals and organizations in a global campaign of education, lobbying, and nonviolent direct action. www.worldbeyondwar.org

21.01.2019

Photo Essay: The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

Photo Essay: The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

By Pat Elder Aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, leaches into the ground at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan. PFAS found in drinking water near Battle Creek National Guard Base. America is experiencing one of the greatest public health crises in its… »

08.01.2019

Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange for Nobel Peace Prize

Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange for Nobel Peace Prize

Mairead Maguire, has today written to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo to nominate Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks, for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. In her letter to the Nobel Peace Committee, Ms. Maguire said: “Julian Assange and his colleagues in Wikileaks have shown on numerous occasions that… »

28.11.2018

Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders

Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, over 100 U.S. scholars, intellectuals, and activists published the open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders below and invited others to add their names to it. Sanders was working to force a new Senate vote on ending, or at least reducing, U.S. participation in the war… »

30.10.2018

Regulating Apocalypse

Regulating Apocalypse

By David Swanson “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!” “Don’t be such a purist!” “Be strategic!” “Do what’s possible!” “You can’t deny reality / human nature / religious text.” The phrases used to oppose proposals for major change haven’t changed much for… »

11.07.2018

Peace Activists Gather in Brussels to say No to War – No to NATO

Peace Activists Gather in Brussels to say No to War – No to NATO

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War The weekend of July 7th and 8th witnessed the European peace movement come together in Brussels, Belgium to send a clear message to the world community, “No to war – No to NATO!” The mass demonstration on Saturday and the No-to… »

08.07.2018

Watch Out World: Peace May be Breaking Out!!

Watch Out World: Peace May be Breaking Out!!

By Alice Slater, World BEYOND War Less than a week or so before Donald Trump’s groundbreaking meeting planned with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, to take place after the NATO summit in mid-July, the new Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons celebrated its first birthday on July 7 when 122… »

07.07.2018

Antinuclear Resisters at Büchel Airbase in Germany

Antinuclear Resisters at Büchel Airbase in Germany

By Pat Elder WBW’s Pat Elder is encamped with antinuclear resisters just outside the gate of Büchel Airbase in Germany and he sends us this report. Early in the morning, when I approached this sprawling airbase that employs 2,000 civilians and soldiers, the bucolic setting was reminiscent of the rolling… »

15.06.2018

What Else Canadians Should Be Sorry For — Besides Burning the White House

What Else Canadians Should Be Sorry For — Besides Burning the White House

By David Swanson, Six-years after the British landing at Jamestown, with the settlers struggling to survive and hardly managing to get their own local genocide underway, these new Virginians hired mercenaries to attack Acadia and (fail to) drive the French out of what they considered their continent. The colonies that… »

14.06.2018

Sweden’s Military Madness

Sweden’s Military Madness

The government of Sweden has reinstated the military draft and sent a war propaganda brochure to all Swedes promoting fear, Russophobia, and warlike thinking. While my last name comes from Sweden, I’m writing this in the United States and will no doubt be obliged to acknowledge that the militarist threat from… »

24.05.2018

First-person Shooter Games, the US Military, and Serial Killers

First-person Shooter Games, the US Military, and Serial Killers

By Pat Elder, Both Nik Cruz, the Parkland shooter, and Dimitri Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the Santa Fe shooter, were emotionally distraught because of girls who rejected their advances. They were both outcasts in their respective high schools. They both played video games that simulated war.  In his Facebook bio, Dimitri showed… »

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