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24.10.2019

Climate, migrants, Rojava: a turn

Climate, migrants, Rojava: a turn

Wars are waged to get hold of oil reserves and then that oil is used to carry out other wars (world emissions from military equipment amount to 15% of total emissions, but are not accounted for in the Paris Agreement). Wars produce refugees and in order to push back the… »

17.01.2019

Human Beings are Destroying Life on Earth but Deluding Ourselves that We are Not

Human Beings are Destroying Life on Earth but Deluding Ourselves that We are Not

It is easy to identify the ongoing and endless violence being inflicted on life on Earth. This ranges from the vast multiplicity of assaults inflicted on our children and the biosphere to the endless wars and other military violence as well as the grotesque exploitation of many… »

30.09.2018

Gandhi’s Despair and the Struggle for Truth and Love

Gandhi’s Despair and the Struggle for Truth and Love

‘When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it – always.’ M.K. Gandhi As we remember Gandhi… »

08.05.2018

How the arms trade is used to secure access to oil

How the arms trade is used to secure access to oil

Vincenzo Bove, University of Warwick for The Conversation UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia increased by 175% in the first nine months of 2017 according to an investigation by the Campaign Against Arms Trade. Similarly, France and the US are major exporters of arms to the… »

17.04.2018

Corbyn v Corker: UK wants representation, US royalty

Corbyn v Corker: UK wants representation, US royalty

By David Swanson Five years ago, the British Parliament said no to an attack on Syria that its prime minister wanted to join the U.S. president in launching. That action, combined with public pressure, was instrumental in getting the U.S. Congress to make clear that it would say no as… »

03.04.2018

Disembodied Americans and the Crucifixion of the World

Disembodied Americans and the Crucifixion of the World

By Edward Curtin, “The existent, the body, disappears.  We live within a spectacle of empty clothes and unworn masks….Nobodies and no Necessity – for Necessity is the condition of the existent.  It is what makes reality real.” – John Berger, “Steps Toward a Small Theory of the Visible” “The real… »

21.03.2018

The Global Elite is Insane Revisited

The Global Elite is Insane Revisited

In 2014 I wrote an article titled ‘The Global Elite is Insane’. I want to elaborate what I explained in the earlier article so that people have a clearer sense of what we are up against in our struggle… »

14.12.2017

“Preemptive war could risk millions of casualties. But….”

“Preemptive war could risk millions of casualties. But….”

By David Swanson According to the Washington Post, “Preemptive war could risk millions of casualties. But . . . .” Is that a statement that should ever be followed by a “but”? I contend that it isn’t. There isn’t something that can outweigh risking millions of casualties. The Washington… »

25.09.2017

Stones to Drones: A Short History of War on Earth

Stones to Drones: A Short History of War on Earth

By Gar Smith / World Beyond War #NoWar2017 Conference, September 22-24 at American University in Washington, DC. http://worldbeyondwar.org/stones-drones-short-history-war-earth/ War is humanity’s deadliest activity. From 500 BC to AD 2000 history records more than 1000 [1,022] major documented wars. In the 20th… »

19.09.2017

The Best Speech Yet From Any U.S. President

The Best Speech Yet From Any U.S. President

By David Swanson In planning an upcoming conference aimed at challenging the institution of war, to be held at American University September 22-24, I can’t help but be drawn to the speech a U.S. president gave at American University a little more than 50 years ago. Whether or not… »

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