Counter-Recruitment

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 […]

Peace activist Sally-Alice Thompson

Sally-Alice Thompson: A Life Dedicated To Peace And Justice For All

By Joline Gutierrez Krueger, June 19, 2019 From Albuquerque Journal Sally-Alice Thompson has led a life so full of incredible accomplishments and adventures that it’s hard to know where to start. We could begin with the time she traveled 450 […]

David Swanson Interview: Culture of War, Militarism Behind Mass Shootings

The Friday massacre that stunned the sleepy town of Virginia Beach left 12 victims plus the shooter dead. DeWayne Craddock, a 40-year-old civil engineer and former National Guardsman, went on a shooting rampage at a municipal building where he worked. […]

How We Are Countering Military Recruitment in Seattle’s Schools

By Dan Gilman, World BEYOND War, May 31, 2019 What began in one high school in Seattle, Washington, 17 years ago, is now a full blown military counter-recruiter program in all the major high schools of the Seattle Public Schools. […]

Ross Caputi on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Ross Caputi on the Sacking of Fallujah

Ross Caputi is a PhD student in History at UMass and a coauthor of the critically important new book The Sacking of Fallujah: A People’s History. Ross Caputi’s experience as a U.S. Marine in Fallujah in 2004 compelled him to speak […]

US Army tweet that got unexpected responses

US Army: 0 – Internet: 1

By David Swanson, May 25, 2019 The U.S. Army tweeted a harmless rah-rah tweet and got hit with a burst of reality never encountered on corporate-controlled media. Score one for the internet. The Army asked: “How has serving impacted you?” Here’s […]

Whistleblower: A person who makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing

I’m Julian

By John Jones, Oslo, Norway, May 15, 2019 In an English prison at the time of this writing, a sick Julian Assange is sitting and waiting to be extradited to the United States under a draconian law for war spies from 1917. Forgotten by the press […]

You're welcome for the "service"

Testimony for the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

By David Swanson, April 16, 2019 I was more surprised that your commission contacted me with a kind-of, sort-of invitation to speak than that you ultimately decided not to include me. I thank you for inviting me to submit testimony. You […]

A US Soldier at Uijeongbu

Fewer Americans Want To Serve In The Military. Cue Pentagon Panic.

By William M. Arkin, April 10, 2019 From The Guardian Donald Trump’s three-quarters-of-a-trillion-dollar defense budget request submitted to Congress last month contains a dirty secret, one that should make us all think twice about perpetual war and public support for it. […]

Microsoft is developing advanced "artificial intelligence" visual headsets for the US military

Artificial Morality

By Robert C. Koehler, March 14, 2019 Artificial Intelligence is one thing. Artificial morality is another. It may sound something like this: “First, we believe in the strong defense of the United States and we want the people who defend […]