Demilitarization

Time to Build a Movement to Cut Runaway Military Spending

By U.S. Peace Council, August 3, 2020 For many decades, the US antiwar movement has been calling on Congress to cut the Pentagon budget, now officially at $740 billion. These demands were almost always ignored by Congress where the great […]

Iranian Nuclear Complex Damaged By Fire in 2020

Why Do We Still Have The Bomb?

By William J. Perry and Tom Z. Collina, August 4, 2020 From CNN William J. Perry served as undersecretary of defense for research and engineering in the Carter administration and as secretary of defense in the Clinton administration. He currently […]

Canadians launch campaign to cancel fighter jet procurement with National Day of Action for #ClimatePeace

By Tamara Lorincz, August 4, 2020 Canadian peace activists have begun to mobilize to stop the Liberal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from spending $19 billion for 88 new fighter jets. On Friday, July 24, we held a National […]

It’s Time for a Fundamental Reassessment of Canadian Foreign Policy

By World BEYOND War & The Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, July 29, 2020 In the Summer of 2020, many prominent Canadian politicians, artists, academics and activists launched a call for a fundamental reassessment of Canadian foreign policy following Canada’s second […]

The Pentagon’s Apples

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 26, 2020 This video is from this year’s Peacestock:

Aldergrove resident Marilyn Konstapel is co-organizing a Langley protest against the federal government’s planned procurement of 88 new fighter jets for around $19 million. (Marilyn Konstapel/Special to the Star)

‘Medicine Not Missiles’: Langley Protestors Call On Federal Government To Cancel $19B Fighter Jet Procurement

By Sarah Growchowski, July 23, 2020 From Aldergrove Star Concerned residents of Langley, British Columbia, Canada plan to protest in front of Langley-Aldergrove MP Tako van Popta’s constituency office on Friday – demanding that the federal government cancel its costly […]

The Man Behind The Petition To De-Militarize Charlottesville Police

July 23, 2020 NewsRadio WINA · The Man Behind the Petition to De-Militarize Charlottesville Police Les Sinclair talks with David Swanson, executive director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org and the man whose petition was turned into a resolution […]

David Swanson on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: All Questions Answered

July 21, 2020 davidcnswanson · Talk Nation Radio: All Questions Answered This week on Talk Nation Radio: Where’s our money? Why so many wars? A bill to put the Pentagon on the flag? Is everything we’ve been told a lie? […]

Charlottesville Va. Bans Militarized Policing — Your City Can Too

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 20, 2020 By unanimous vote, the City Council of Charlottesville, Va., on Monday evening voted to ban militarized policing. Specifically, the City Council resolved that “the Charlottesville Police Department shall not acquire weaponry […]

Billboard in Seattle

Seattle Area Billboards Inform Citizens Of Nuclear Weapons Stockpiled In Their Back Yard

July 17, 2020 From Ground Zero Center for Nuclear Action On July 13, and continuing for four weeks, four billboards will display the following paid advertisement: Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor…  Base with largest concentration of deployed nuclear weapons in the U.S., Remembering […]