Culture of Peace

Letter to Julian Assange from NoWar2019

By World BEYOND War, October 8, 2019 The fourth annual conference of World BEYOND War, which was held on October 4th and 5th in Limerick, Ireland, produced this letter, which is being delivered to Julian Assange. We are grateful to […]

Hope in a Time Like Ours: remarks by Brian Terrell at #NoWar2019, Limerick, Ireland, October 5, 2019

By Brian Terrell, October 5, 2019 I am honored and humbled to be addressing this gathering at this perilous moment, especially as I am here in place of Kathy Kelly, who sends her love and her regrets that she can’t […]

Pathways to Peace: Mairead Maguire’s remarks at #NoWar2019

By Mairead Maguire Remarks on October 4, 2019 at NoWar2019 I am very happy to be with you all at this conference. I would like to thank David Swanson and World Beyond War for organizing this important event and also […]

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 […]

Kathy Kelly on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Kathy Kelly on Peace, Afghanistan, Yemen, Ireland, and the United States

By David Swanson, September 22, 2019 Kathy Kelly has traveled to war zones and lived alongside ordinary people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza, and Lebanon. She and her companions in Voices for Creative Nonviolence believe the U.S. should end all U.S. […]

World Beyond War: Citizen Diplomats Visit Kungur, Russia

This video is about a citizens diplomacy visit to Kungur, Russia as part of a delegation from Center for Citizen Initiatives (CCISF.org). Leah Bolger of World BEYOND War is one of the featured speakers.

Peace activists in South Sudan

Lessons On War And Peace In South Sudan

By John Reuwer, September 20, 2019 This past winter and spring I had the privilege to serve as an “International Protection Officer” in South Sudan for 4 months with the Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP), one of the largest organizations in the […]

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 […]