Demilitarization

War casualties in Afghanistan

Afghan Troops Say Taliban Are Brothers And War Is “Not Really Our Fight.”

By Nicolas J S Davies, February 18, 2020 The world is waiting anxiously to see whether the U.S. and Afghan governments and the Taliban will agree to a one-week truce that could set the stage for a “permanent and comprehensive” ceasefire and […]

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a former top executive at Raytheon, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, was recognized as a top corporate lobbyist by the Hill newspaper two years in a row.

Endless War Is A Disastrous (But Profitable) Enterprise

By Lawrence Wilkerson, February 11, 2020 From Responsible Statecraft “The collapse of the Libyan state has had region-wide repercussions, with flows of people and weapons destabilizing other countries throughout North Africa.” This statement came from the Soufan Group’s recent Intelbrief, […]

US spending chart shows massive military spending

Don’t Mention the US Military Carbon Footprint!

By Caroline Davies, February 4, 2020 Extinction Rebellion (XR) US has four Demands for our governments, local and national, the first of which is “Tell the Truth”. One truth that is not being told or spoken about openly, is the […]

Hornet military airplanes

The Military’s Carbon Bootprint

By Joyce Nelson, January 30, 2020 From Watershed Sentinel There is no question that, across the planet, the biggest user of fossil fuels is the military. All those fighter jets, tanks, naval vessels, air transport vehicles, Jeeps, helicopters, humvees, and […]

New York City Takes Action on Nukes

Photo by Jackie Rudin By Alice Slater, World BEYOND War, January 31, 2020 The New York City Council held a mind-blowing and historic open hearing yesterday, on legislation that would require the City of New York to divest its pensions […]

Fouling Our Own Nest & Draining Our Wallets: It’s Time to Divest from Endless Wars

By Greta Zarro, January 29, 2020 Just one month into a new decade, we face an ever-increasing risk of nuclear apocalypse. The U.S. government’s assassination of Iranian General Soleimani on January 3 intensified the very real threat of another all-out […]

unexploded bombs found in Dortmund, Germany

Twelve Thousand Residents Must Immediately Leave Their Homes!

By Victor Grossman, January 28, 2020 ”ALARM! Twelve thousand residents must immediately leave their homes! All hospital clinics must be evacuated! No exceptions! Hasten! “ Not in burning Australia nor a besieged town in Syria or Afghanistan, but on January […]

Belgian MPs

Belgium Debates Phase-Out Of US Nuclear Weapons On Its Soil

By Alexandra Brzozowski, January 21, 2019 From EURACTIV It’s one of Belgium’s worst kept secrets. Lawmakers on Thursday (16 January) narrowly rejected a resolution asking for the removal of US nuclear weapons stationed in the country and joining the UN Treaty […]

Why We Need Decolonization in 2020

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, January 15, 2020 South Korea cannot choose to make peace with North Korea without the consent of a foreign power that keeps thirty thousand troops in South Korea, makes South Korea […]

#NoWarWithIran protest in New York City

10 Ways Trump’s Actions Against Iran Hurt Americans and the Region

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, January 10, 2020 The U.S. assassination of General Qassem Soleimani has not yet plunged us into a full-scale war with Iran thanks to the Iranian government’s measured response, which demonstrated its capabilities […]