Bases

Must-watch 45- second video showing a massive release of PFAS-laden foam from the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in U.S.-occupied Okinawa on April 10. The base discharged huge, carcinogenic airborne bubbles to settle into residential neighborhoods.

PFAS Release from Marine Base Contaminate Okinawa (Again)

By Pat Elder, April 12, 2020 米軍基地から漏れ出した有害物資を含む泡消火剤 “Foam containing harmful materials leaked from U.S. military base” According to Okinawa-based Toshio TAKAHASHI, The Okinawa Defense Bureau has provided information on the release of foam from Futenma Airfield, which occurred on Friday, […]

The use of fire-fighting foams with PFAS is making us sick.

Pentagon Reports 250 New Sites Are Contaminated with PFAS

By Pat Elder, March 27, 2020 From Military Poisons The Pentagon now admits that 651 military sites are contaminated with per- and poly fluoroalkyl substances, (PFAS), a 62 percent increase from its last count of 401 sites in August, 2017. See the DOD’s  latest […]

Pat Elder protesting pollution at Patuxent River

PFAS Chronicles, Part One: What We Don’t Know May Hurt Us

By Pat Elder, March 24, 2020 This is part one of a seven-part series focusing on a single pollution site: the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, USA. The Navy has contaminated the groundwater at Maryland’s Patuxent (Pax) River […]

99.9 Per Cent of U.S. Citizens Unaware of Largest U.S. War Game in Europe in 25 Years

By Ann Wright, February 27, 2020 99.9 per cent of citizens of the United States have no clue that the new “Cold War” against Russia is manifesting in the largest U.S. military war practice in Europe than in more than […]

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 […]