Demilitarization

Gorbachev: Time to Revise the Entire Global Agenda

An Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev, World BEYOND War, April 5, 2020 Q: How did you take the news of the pandemic? A: I think I took it the way most people did. Initially, there was hope that it could be […]

A Department of Actual Defense in a Time of Coronavirus

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, April 3, 2020 When a few thousand people were murdered on September 11, 2001, I was actually stupid enough – I kid you not – to imagine that the general public would conclude that […]

Coalition celebrates cancellation of CANSEC; demands permanent ban on weapons shows

By World BEYOND War, April 2, 2020 (En français ci-dessous) In response to the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ (CADSI) March 31 announcement that CANSEC 2020 has been cancelled, World BEYOND War issued the following statement: Finally, only […]

WAIT ‘TIL NEXT YEAR: CANSEC 2020 equipment show cancelled over COVID-19

David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen, published by Ottawa Sun, April 1, 2020 Organized by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries or CADSI, the show had been scheduled for the EY Centre on May 27-28. The military equipment trade show, […]

PBI-Canada welcomes cancellation of CANSEC arms show, seeks peace and health for all

By Brent Patterson, PBI, April 1, 2020 Peace Brigades International-Canada welcomes the announcement by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) that it has cancelled its CANSEC arms show that was to take place on May 27-28 in […]

Global Ceasefire: Running List of Countries Committed

By World BEYOND War, April 2020 Jump Down to the List 1) Sign the petition for a global ceasefire. 2) Contact your nation’s government and get a clear commitment to engaging in the ceasefire (not just urging others to do […]

COVID 19 by state, March 2020

Why Is The U.S. So Exceptionally Vulnerable To COVID-19?

By Nicolas J S Davies, March 27, 2020 The United States has become the new center of the global coronavirus pandemic, with over 80,000 cases, more than China or Italy. More than a thousand Americans have already died, but this is surely only the very beginning of this deadly […]

Dr Strangelove

Doctor Strangelove Takes Care Of Our Health

By Manlio Dinucci, Il Manifesto, March 24, 2020 Faced with Coronavirus “our first concern is to protect the health of our forces and our Allies“- the US European Command declared. It therefore announced it had reduced Defender Europe 20 exercise in number […]

F35 military aircraft loaded with bombs

United Nations Calls For Peace During The Coronavirus Pandemic, But War Production Continues

By Brent Patterson, March 25, 2020 From Peace Brigades International – Canada On March 23, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for “an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.” Guterres highlighted, “Let’s not forget that in war-ravaged countries, health […]

United Nations Chief Calls For Global Ceasefire

From UN News, March 23, 2020 “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war”, he said.  “That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.  It is time to put armed […]