militarism

The EU Is Playing a Dangerous Game in Ukraine

An interview with Irish member of the European Parliament Clare Daly This June, the European Parliament overwhelmingly voted to approve Ukraine’s candidacy for membership in the European Union. Only days before, the EU- and NATO- member state Lithuania enacted a…

Militarism and antimilitarism

By Pierre Jasmin*, translation by Michel Duguay** Summary Oil colonialism is dragging Russia and NATO member countries into Syrian and other wars. The military-industrial-media-academic-humanitarian complex imposes its (outlaw) iron law, to which the majority of Western countries comply by their…

Why Green New Deal advocates must address militarism

Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in green infrastructure? by Medea Benjamin, Alice Slater for Common Dreams. In the spirit of a new…

Pentagon Recruiting Playbook Revealed

By Pat Elder Ominous developments in three states this summer – Oregon, Texas, New Jersey, and one city – Chicago, provide a glimpse into the Pentagon’s new playbook to recruit soldiers from high schools across the country. In brief, the…

50 years after Martin Luther King: #No54BillionforWar

Today, April 4th, marks 50 years after Martin Luther King’s profound speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence,” ,” a speech that recognized the urgent need to end militarism and war. Dr. King called for a revolution of values, and with…

IPB 2016, Reiner Braun: “We need more activities for Peace all over the world”

At the end of the International Peace Bureau World Congress in Berlin we asked Reiner Braun, Co-President of IPB, to give us some final comments. Here below you can find his video interview

International Union for the Conservation of Nature ignores impact of militarism

U.S. Military Forgets to Mention Its Fuel Consumption, Carbon Footprint, Destruction of Nature During Presentations at World Conservation Congress. By Ann Wright http://warisacrime.org/content/international-union-conservation-nature-ignores-impact-militarism The worldwide, prestigious World Conservation Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was…

Protests of national anthem restore my faith in humanity

Speaking out against racism is one thing — and a wonderful and admirable thing it is — but choosing to do so by sitting out the U.S. national anthem, and then having others join in, or “come out” as routine…

Arms companies are making money by taking over UK schools

By Andrew Smith 2 June 2015 for openDemocracy Europe’s largest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, has applied to sponsor the failing Furness Academy. The reason is profit. Corporations have already established a growing foothold in many UK schools, but the idea…

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