Coming Events! Announcing our 2015 Annual State Conference WAR NO MORE, WAR NEVER AGAIN!: PEACE AS POLICY featuring DAVID SWANSON Author and activist David Swanson has written several books, including War Is a Lie (2010), When the World Outlawed War (2011) and War No […]
World Beyond War is a global nonviolent movement to fully end the institution of war and establish a just and sustainable peace.Read more...
Between 1900-2006, campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance were twice as successful as violent campaigns. Erica will talk about her research on the impressive historical record of civil resistance in the 20th century and discuss the promise of unarmed struggle in […]Read more...
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War and other violence cost the world $9.46 trillion in 2012. Direct Expenses: War has a huge direct financial cost, the vast majority of which is in funds spent on the preparation for war — or what’s thought of as […]
W ars do not benefit the people where they are waged, and do not benefit nations that send their militaries abroad to wage wars. Nor do wars help to uphold the rule of law — quite the reverse. Good outcomes […]
Let us know about any event you’re planning. Resources with which to create an event. Calendar of important peace holidays. Events list: 2014 December 10, International Human Rights Day December 25, 100 Years Since the Christmas Truce 2015 Join Cindy […]
A Base Camp, an Authoritarian Regime, and the Future of U.S. Blowback in Africa By Nick Turse, TomDispatch Admit it. You don’t know where Chad is. You know it’s in Africa, of course. But beyond that? Maybe with a map […]
By Robert C. Koehler As the grand jury’s decision on whether nor not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson loomed, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told a TV reporter “he’s preparing for peace and war.” What the governor did, in […]
By Kathy Kelly On November 7, 2014, while visiting Kabul, The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, noted that NATO will soon launch a new chapter, a new non-combat mission in Afghanistan. But it’s difficult to spot new methods as NATO […]
By Bruce K. Gagnon, Coordinator, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space The American revolution was supposed to have happened because of the revulsion our ‘founding fathers’ had with the institution of ‘divine right of kings’ or monarchy. […]
Just as a police officer in a heightened state of panic surrounded by the comfort of impunity will shoot an innocent person, the Governor of Missouri has declared a state of emergency preemptively, thus justifying violence in response to something […]
Here’s FAIR’s excellent report on pro-war bias in the corporate media, and here’s Peter Hart describing it well on Democracy Now: I’d love to see a complete report of all the corporate media coverage for the whole lead-up to Iraq […]
It’s becoming slightly more common in the Western industrialized world to propose radical cultural change away from consumerism and environmental destruction. It’s not hard to find people making the case that in fact nothing else can save us. But we […]
By Patrick T. Hiller Did you notice? Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel just announced plans to massively “upgrade” the US nuclear arsenal. It might have been swallowed by other breaking and ongoing news: ISIS and another beheading, Ebola, Ferguson, or […]