Demilitarization

The 70th Anniversary of NATO

  From Pandora TV, July 16, 2019 Born from the Bomb, and designed to allow one military force to exploit a position of power over the whole planet with no accountability.

Military Bill Amended for the Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 14, 2019 The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for limitless […]

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Join the CIA: Travel the World Passing Out Nuclear Blueprints

By David Swanson, July 11, 2019 In the year 2000, the CIA gave Iran (slightly and obviously flawed) blueprints for a key component of a nuclear weapon. In 2006 James Risen wrote about this “operation” in his book State of War. […]

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 […]

Desmond Tutu Urges Us to Sign the Peace Pledge

“I’m delighted to support World BEYOND War’s new initiative to build a new movement for the total abolition of war. I join people who have associated themselves with this statement: I understand that wars and militarism make us less safe […]

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

Oregon Becomes Second State in Nation to Support Nuclear Ban Treaty

By Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, June 25, 2019 Today, Oregon’s House of Representatives voted to approve Senate Joint Memorial 5 (SJM 5), which urges congress to lead a global effort to reduce the threat of nuclear war, making it […]

Martin Hellman on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Martin Hellman on Rethinking National Security

Martin E. Hellman is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His work spans cyber security, reducing the risk of a nuclear disaster, and peace. His invention of public key cryptography is at the heart of the secure portion of the […]

Stephen Roblin on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Stephen Roblin on What Moves People Against War

Stephen Roblin is a scholar of U.S. public opinion towards U.S. war and conflict. He is committed to using his research to support activists, NGOs and policymakers working to mitigate and prevent the human costs of war. His research examines […]

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. […]

New Zealand soldier

New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget: Shocking Rise in Military Spending

From Peace Movement Aotearoa, May 31, 2019 While there is much to commend about the shift in government thinking reflected in the Wellbeing Budget’s five priorities [1], the shocking increase in military spending shows the same old thinking about “security” remains […]