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Statement to the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service from World BEYOND War

By World BEYOND War, November 12, 2019 World BEYOND War opposes compulsory draft registration for people of all genders. World BEYOND War believes the then-Secretary of the Army was right in 2016 to suggest ending draft registration.[1] World BEYOND War […]

"Shoulder to Shoulder" - I will never quit on life

And the Armies That Remained Suffer’d: Veterans, Moral Injury and Suicide

By Matthew Hoh, November 8, 2019 From Counterpunch I was very pleased to see the New York Times editorial on November 1, 2019, Suicide Has Been Deadlier than Combat for the Military. As a combat veteran myself and someone who has struggled with suicidality […]

Trump on a tank

Another Armistice Day With No Trump Weapons Parade

By David Swanson, November 7, 2019 November 11, 2019, is Armistice Day 101 (or 102 if you want to be all mathematically accurate and elitist about it). Anyway, it’s been over a century now since World War I was ended […]

Napoli aereo

4 Novembre, Vedi Napoli E Poi Muori

by Manolo Dinnuci, November 5, 2019 Napoli, e non Roma, è stata il 4 novembre al centro della Giornata delle Forze Armate. Sul Lungomare Caracciolo  sono sfilati 5 battaglioni. Ma il pezzo forte è stata l’area espositiva interforze, che ha richiamato […]

Jeffrey Sterling at Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower, on What He Now Thinks Was the Purpose of Operation Merlin

Jeffrey Sterling is a former CIA case officer who was convicted of violating the Espionage Act and was in federal prison in Colorado. Prior to this program, as far as we know, Sterling had not been asked whether he believes […]

Protestors in New Zealand

Defence Forum Abandons Military Expo as ‘Aggressive Protestors’ Claim Success

By Thomas Manch, September 30, 2019 From Stuff A controversial military expo has been scrapped by organisers and protesters are claiming success in shutting down down the war industry. The New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) has decided not to hold […]

Ken Mayers and Tarek Kauff

Putting Boots On The Ground For Peace

By Charlie McBride, September 12, 2019 From The Galway Advertiser On St Patrick’s Day this year, two US army veterans, Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff, aged 82 and 77 respectively, were arrested at Shannon Airport for protesting its continued use […]

Pentagon in Washington DC

Want to Tackle Unemployment? Reduce Military Spending

By Nia Harris, Cassandra Stimpson and Ben Freeman, August 8, 2019 From The Nation A Marilyn has once again seduced a president. This time, though, it’s not a movie star; it’s Marillyn Hewson, the head of Lockheed Martin, the nation’s top […]

Bombs in Laos

Southeast Asia Was Hit By a Record-Breaking Disaster; It Was Called the United States

By David Swanson, July 23, 2019 In my town in the United States — as is not especially unusual — we have big memorials in prominent public places marking some of the most catastrophically immoral actions of the past. Unfortunately, […]

Tanks Roll into Washington D.C. to Celebrate Independence Day

  July 4, 2019 Washington DC may feel like an authoritarian military parade this July 4, drawing millions from Parks Department and military budgets. Meanwhile, demonstrators plan to float the “Baby Trump” balloon. David Swanson talks to the Real News […]