Culture of Peace

Emanuel Pastreich and David Swanson on StrikeDC, Climate, War and Nonviolence

For more info about this protest event, see Strike DC or join World BEYOND War’s affinity group.

Smedley Butler letter fragment

Smedley Butler’s Speech Against War in Charlottesville in 1937

By David Swanson, September 13, 2019 I didn’t know until recently that Smedley Butler had ever been to my town. Then I heard that he’d spoken at the University of Virginia here in Charlottesville in 1937. The University of Virginia […]

Maria Emelyanova and Ann Wright

“Our Planet Is So Small That We Must Live In Peace”: Traveling to Yakutsk in Far East Russia

By Ann Wright, September 13, 2019 “Our planet is so small that we must live in peace” said the head of the organization for mothers of military veterans in Yakutsk, Siberia, Far East Russia and called for “mothers to unite […]

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 […]

Tarek Kauff and Ken Mayers on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff on Protesting War in Ireland

Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff are out on bail and forbidden to leave Ireland. They attempted to inspect a U.S. plane for weapons in supposedly neutral Ireland. They will be taking part in #NoWar2019. Ken Mayers was born in New […]

War is a Racket - protest sign

Should We Feed Hungry Children, Or The War Machine?

By Medea Benjamin, September 4, 2019 From OpenDemocracy On August 21, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, put out a heartbreaking call for nations to make good on their pledges to send humanitarian aid to feed destitute families in war-torn […]

#StrikeDC

Nonviolence Denial Is As Dangerous As Climate Denial

By David Swanson, September 3, 2019 Persistent willful ignorance of necessary knowledge can be deadly. This is true of denial of climate collapse. It is also true of denial of the tools and power of nonviolent action. As evidence and […]

Clare Daly on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Clare Daly on Ireland, Peace, and War

Clare Daly is an Irish politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament from Ireland since July. She is a member of Independents 4 Change, part of the European United Left–Nordic Green Left. She served as a Teachta […]

Members of Black Alliance for Peace

Black Alliance for Peace Call to Make War and Militarism Central Topics of 2020 Elections

From Black Alliance for Peace, September 1, 2019 The specific positions we are calling on all elected officials to take at every level of government are that they: Support efforts to cut the military budget by 50% as a first step […]

Ken Mayers, Edward Horgan, Tarak Kauff/photo by Ellen Davidson

US Military Veterans Walk Through Ireland To Promote Peace

August 28, 2019 Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff, both U.S. military veterans, were arrested at Shannon Airport on St. Patrick’s Day for attempting to inspect an Omni International aircraft they believed were carrying U.S. troops and weapons in direct violation of […]