Counter-Recruitment

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 […]

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 […]