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Alternatives “A Global Security System: An Alternative to War” – Now available in multiple formats

“A Global Security System: An Alternative to War” – Now available in multiple formats

    “You say you’re against war, but what’s the alternative?”     World Beyond War is pleased to provide the book that everyone has been asking for: A Global Security System: An Alternative to War. It describes the “hardware” […]

Mapping Militarism Mapping Military Madness: 2015 Update

Mapping Military Madness: 2015 Update

By David Swanson Once again this year, the clear winner, in not just women’s soccer and incarceration, but also in militarism, is the United States of America, sweeping nearly every category of military insanity with seemingly effortless ease. Find all […]

Calendar of Peace World Beyond War Peace Almanac

World Beyond War Peace Almanac

This calendar lets you know important steps, progress and setbacks in the movement for peace that have taken place on each day of the year. It is ever a work in progress, so please contribute events that are missing. Good […]

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Is This An Uprising?

The new book This Is An Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century by Mark Engler and Paul Engler is a terrific survey of direct action strategies, bringing out many of the strengths and weaknesses of activist efforts […]

What Obama Did While You Were Watching Elections

What Obama Did While You Were Watching Elections

Pass the popcorn! Wait till I tweet this! Did you see the look on his face? Ain’t elections exciting? We just can’t get enough of them, which could be why we’ve stretched them out to a couple of years each, […]

Joy First, Grandmother Activist, Found Guilty of Trespassing in Juneau County, WI

By Joy First On February 9, 2016 Judge Paul Curran found me guilty of trespass for walking onto the Air National Guard Base at Volk Field in Wisconsin on August 26, 2015.  I joined eight others who wanted to deliver […]

The Theatre of War (What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today)

The Theatre of War (What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today)

 by Bryan Doerries  A Book Review by Hugh O’Neill “The Play’s the thing in which to catch the conscience of the king”- Hamlet, Act II, scene ii. Theatre has long engaged our innermost concerns and is a way of exploring […]

How to Counter Recruitment and De-Militarize Schools

How to Counter Recruitment and De-Militarize Schools

U.S. military recruiters are teaching in public school classrooms, making presentations at school career days, coordinating with JROTC units in high schools and middle schools, volunteering as sports coaches and tutors and lunch buddies in high, middle, and elementary schools, […]

Talk Nation Radio: Elliott Adams on third party non-violent intervention in the West Bank

Talk Nation Radio: Elliott Adams on third party non-violent intervention in the West Bank

  https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-elliott-adams-on-third-party-non-violent-intervention-in-the-west-bank Elliott Adams is a former Army paratrooper in Vietnam, Japan, Korea, and Alaska; and former National President of Veterans For Peace. He has conducted nonviolence and social movement trainings for organizations such as Fellowship Of Reconciliation, School Of […]

If Beyonce ‘Politicized’ the Superbowl, So Did Lady Gaga

By Gar Smith Some people (OK, some older, white Republican men) have been complaining that Beyonce “injected politics into a sports event.” (Actually the message seemed to be less about politics and more about social repression, government indifference and in-your-face […]

The Super Bowl Promotes War

The Super Bowl Promotes War

By David Swanson, teleSUR Super Bowl 50 will be the first National Football League championship to happen since it was reported that much of the pro-military hoopla at football games, the honoring of troops and glorifying of wars that most […]

Dear Enemy

By Frank Goetz Dear Enemy, Are you surprised by my salutation?  Please let me explain. I know that you and I are at war with each other.  As such we shouldn’t really be talking lest someone accuses us of aiding […]

War is Immoral

By Elizabeth Shanklin According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, morality refers to “a set of customs and habits that shape how we think about how we should live or about what is a good human life.”[i] Social and biological scientists […]

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