Bases

PFAS pollution from military bases is a rising concern in Okinawa

Okinawans Educating People about PFAS Contamination around U.S. Bases

By Joseph Essertier, February 16, 2020 On Friday, the 6th of March, activists in Okinawa will hold a lecture about U.S. bases poisoning the water of Okinawa with PFAS. Okinawa is a region in the south of the archipelago of Japan, […]

Annette Brownlie on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Annette Brownlie: Australia Better Without U.S. Troops

Annette Brownlie is a mother and a life-long peace organiser and activist, arising out of the experiences of her father in WW2 and her own experiences as a teenager opposing the Vietnam war. Annette has had leadership roles in anti-nuclear, […]

US spending chart shows massive military spending

Don’t Mention the US Military Carbon Footprint!

By Caroline Davies, February 4, 2020 Extinction Rebellion (XR) US has four Demands for our governments, local and national, the first of which is “Tell the Truth”. One truth that is not being told or spoken about openly, is the […]

Webinar: How to Shut Down a Military Base

On Monday, January 27, 2020, World BEYOND War hosted a webinar with former U.S. Navy Commander Leah Bolger and activists Robert Rabin and Tom Hastings to talk about the social and environmental impact of military bases, and the strategies and […]

Pleasanton, California

What’s In Your Water, Pleasanton?

By Pat Elder, January 23, 2020 The following article was submitted to the East Bay Express but never received a response. The well water in Pleasanton, California is highly contaminated with PFAS. Where is it coming from?  Brett Simpson’s East […]

Belgian MPs

Belgium Debates Phase-Out Of US Nuclear Weapons On Its Soil

By Alexandra Brzozowski, January 21, 2019 From EURACTIV It’s one of Belgium’s worst kept secrets. Lawmakers on Thursday (16 January) narrowly rejected a resolution asking for the removal of US nuclear weapons stationed in the country and joining the UN Treaty […]

Why We Need Decolonization in 2020

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, January 15, 2020 South Korea cannot choose to make peace with North Korea without the consent of a foreign power that keeps thirty thousand troops in South Korea, makes South Korea […]

Lisa McCrea talks about military base pollution

Talk Nation Radio: Lisa McCrea on How Military Bases Are Poisoning Us

Lisa McCrea is an environmental and human rights activist, and the mother of five. She lived on the former George Air Force Base in California from 1987 to 1991. She found out 30 years after first stepping foot on the […]

Pat Elder with U.S. troops in Croatia in 1996. A soldier in the rear shouts “USA Number 1!”

Defender Europe 20: Preparing For War From German Soil

By Pat Elder, January 2020 24 years ago I remember standing on the banks of the Sava River in Zupanja, Croatia in January of 1996 watching a force of 20,000 US Army soldiers and their vehicles as they crossed the […]

Dry Creek, Reeds Creek, Hutchinson Creek, and Best Slough carry carcinogens recklessly discarded at Beale AFB. The creeks run to the southwest.

Beale Air Force Base: Where Cancer Begins

By Pat Elder, January 2, 2020 Thousands of gallons of per-and poly fluoroalkyl substances, (PFAS) have polluted the groundwater, surface water, soils and the sewer systems in and around Beale Air Force Base, located 50 miles north of Sacramento. The […]