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How We End War

Here are numerous ways to get involved in the project of ending all war. What part do you want to play?

Online Actions

Online Actions

Send this message to your local, state or provincial, and national government officials: The world has had enough of war, and that includes me. Government officials everywhere are being asked to join with the people of the world in signing […]

Alternatives
A Global Security System: An Alternative to War

A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (2018-19 Edition)

“You say you’re against war, but what’s the alternative?”     The 2018-19 edition of A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (AGSS) is now available!  AGSS is World BEYOND War’s blueprint for an alternative security system – one in […]

Chapters & Affiliates

Find or Create a Chapter or Affiliate

World BEYOND War works with volunteers to organize World BEYOND War chapters around the world. If there isn’t an existing chapter in your area, click here to learn more about starting a chapter near you! We also invite existing organizations […]

Recent Posts

DRIVE FOR FIVE: How We Build a Bigger Movement

The Drive for Five campaign is a way for you to help grow WBW and it won’t cost you a dime. Here’s how to get started: 1. Email everyone you can, asking them to sign here and to enter your […]

Rob Kajiwara

Talk Nation Radio: Rob Kajiwara on U.S. Bases on Okinawa

Rob Kajiwara is an Okinawan-Hawaian singer-songwriter and visual artist. In 2017, he was made a cultural ambassador for his ancestral village of Nakagusuku, Okinawa. In 2018 he was also made a cultural ambassador / special envoy for Ke Aupuni o […]

History of NATO

Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO

By David Swanson, January 15, 2018 The New York Times loves NATO, but should you? Judging by comments in social media and the real world, millions of people in the United States have gone from having little or no opinion on NATO, or […]

WBW News: Five people can change the world

Join our Drive for Five! Happy birthday to us! World BEYOND War got its start five years ago by asking people to sign on to the WBW Declaration of Peace: I understand that wars and militarism make us less safe […]

Major News in Japan: Event in U.S. Opposing Bases in Okinawa

A major story across Japanese media (links below) is an event that occurred in Washington D.C. on Monday, January 7th at 11 a.m. Opponents of military base construction in Okinawa gathered in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., […]

Regarding the idea that peace is boring ...

Anything War Can Do, Peace Can Do Better

By David Swanson, January 8, 2019 William James’ idea of the need to create a moral equivalent of war first struck me, decades ago, when I read about it, as about as sensible an idea as inventing a new way […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands for Green New Deal

The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace

By Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater, January 8, 2019 A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their […]

U.S. Bases in Okinawa Are a Threat to Freedom

By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND War Remarks at Rally outside White House, January 7, 2019. There are a number of problems with the idea that maintaining and expanding giant military bases in other people’s countries protects freedom in the […]

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 […]

Protesters on canoes display placard as construction workers dumped a truckload of sediment on the ground and bulldozed it into the sea at Henoko on Okinawa’s east coast to build a runway for a Marine Corps base, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Japan's central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)

Henoko: The Latest Sacrifice Zone of the US-Japan Military Alliance

By Joseph Essertier, January 6, 2019 From ZNet “The capacity to write off large segments of humanity as Other, as disposable, as less than human and therefore worthy of sacrifice, has been utterly integral to the very fact of powering our […]