Counter-Recruitment

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 […]

David Swanson Addresses the 2019 Recipients of the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County

Every year, every high school in Virginia’s Fairfax County is invited to select a student who has worked to promote peace for the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County. David Swanson of World BEYOND War delivered a stirring speech at […]

Draft Registration Will Be Either Ended or Imposed on Women

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War A choice must now be made. It is officially unconstitutional to discriminate against 18-year-old women by not forcing them to sign up to be forced against their will to kill and die for Venezuela’s […]

The Shutdown Government Is Busy Figuring Out New Ways to Recruit Soldiers

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War Shutdown or no shutdown, not a single war, base-construction project, or war ship has been halted in its course, and the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service released its “interim report” on […]

Regarding the idea that peace is boring ...

Anything War Can Do, Peace Can Do Better

By David Swanson, January 8, 2019 William James’ idea of the need to create a moral equivalent of war first struck me, decades ago, when I read about it, as about as sensible an idea as inventing a new way […]

I Never Expected To Become A Conscientious Objector

By Matt Malcom, World BEYOND War I never expected to become a conscientious objector. If you would have asked me two years ago to name the first things that came to mind when I heard this title, it would have […]