Bases

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 […]

Statement to Those Marking the 2000th Day of the Sit-In at the Camp Schwab Gate in Henoko

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, December 24, 2019 I think every U.S. student should be required to spend a year as an exchange student living in another country with a family that lives outside of but […]

The Naval Research Lab - Chesapeake Beach Detachment (NRL-CBD) sits atop a 100’ high bluff overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

The Survey Monkey and the Dog and Pony Show

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War, December 18, 2019 Last week I disrupted the initial Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting for citizens of Chesapeake Beach who live close to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory – Chesapeake Bay Detachment, or  NRL-CBD […]

Trump and Merkel

Germans In Favor Of ‘Reducing Reliance’ On US

From DW Akadamie A majority of Germans are in favor of reducing Germany’s reliance on the United States militarily, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by the German news agency DPA. According to the poll, 55% of Germans believe that […]

Fire Fighting Foam Types

Toxic Fire-Fighting Foams: Seeking Solutions That Already Exist

By Pat Elder, December 3, 2019 Military researches environmentally friendly firefighting foams while viable alternatives exist – and are used world-wide. A recent Department of Defense propaganda piece, Naval Research Lab Chemists Search for PFAS-Free Firefighting Foam continues to perpetuate […]

Chagossian military base protestors

Experts’ Letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Donald J. Trump Supporting the Exiled Chagossian People

November 22, 2019 Dear Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Donald J. Trump,  We are a group of scholars, military and international relations analysts, and other experts who are writing in support of the exiled Chagossian people. As you know, […]

Protestors at Camp Schwab in Okinawa

Henoko-Oura Bay Coastal Waters: Japan’s First Hope Spot

By Hideki Yoshikawa, Director of Okinawa Environmental Justice Project, November 22, 2019 Amidst the Japanese government’s relentless push to build a new U.S. military base at Henoko-Oura Bay in Okinawa Island, Japan, Mission Blue’s designation of the Henoko Oura Bay Coastal Waters […]

Castle Black from Game of Thrones

Winter Is Coming: Castle Black, the Syrian Withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases

By Nick Turse, November 5, 2019 From TomDispatch They called it Castle Black, an obvious homage to the famed frozen citadel from the HBO series Game of Thrones. In the fantasy world of GoT, it’s the stronghold of the Night’s Watch, the French […]

Israeli military arrest Palestinian children. Mintpress.com

The Settler-Colonial Strategy: Militarization of Diplomacy, Domestic Law Enforcement, Jails, Prisons and the Border

By Ann Wright, November 15, 2019 The settler-colonial history of the United States is not discussed by those in the U.S. government. However, in the lexicon of American studies, settler-colonialism is a major topic, and particularly for historians in the […]