Demilitarization

Gerry Condon of Veterans for Peace at Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC May 8 2019

Humanitarian Aid Blocked from Entering Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C.

By David Swanson, May 9, 2019 Two months ago, I heard a story. You heard it too, if you went anywhere near a television or a newspaper in the United States. The government of Venezuela needed to be overthrown because […]

Max Blumenthal on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Max Blumenthal on the Management of Savagery

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican Gomorrah, Goliath, The Fifty One Day War, and his latest, which we will be discussing, The Management of Savagery. He has produced print articles for an array of publications, […]

Foad Izadi

Talk Nation Radio: Foad Izadi on U.S.-Iranian Relations and Peace Activism in Iran

Foad Izadi is a member of World BEYOND War’s Coordinating Committee based in Iran. His research and teaching interests are inter-disciplinary and focus on United States-Iran relations and U.S. public diplomacy. His book, United States Public Diplomacy Towards Iran, discusses the […]

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How U.S. Presidential Candidates Answer 20 Basic Questions

1. What would you like the U.S. discretionary budget to look like? With 60% now going to militarism, what percentage would you like that to be? Mike Gravel: Cut military spending by 50%. Howie Hawkins: Cut military spending by 50%. Bernie Sanders: […]

You're welcome for the "service"

Testimony for the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

By David Swanson, April 16, 2019 I was more surprised that your commission contacted me with a kind-of, sort-of invitation to speak than that you ultimately decided not to include me. I thank you for inviting me to submit testimony. You […]

Pentagon in Washington DC

A $350 Billion Defense Department Would Keep Us Safer Than a $700 Billion War Machine

By Nicolas J S Davies, April 15, 2019 The U.S. Congress has begun debate on the FY2020 military budget. The FY2019 budget for the U.S. Department of Defense is $695 billion dollars. President Trump’s budget request for FY 2020 would […]

Patrick J. Hiller

Why Refusing To Label Iran’s Revolutionary Guard As A Terror Organization Keeps Us Out Of War

By Patrick J. Hiller, April 11, 2019 A “Twitter-stamp” by Secretary of State Pompeo made it official. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is now designated as a foreign terrorist organization. “We must help the people of Iran get back their […]

US Military Spending

If You Want to Be President, Show Us Your Budget

By David Swanson, March 28, 2019 Trump wants to leave 31% of discretionary spending for all things non-military, while Bernie wants to move some unspecified amount of money from militarism to human needs, and Elizabeth Warren believes a budget is a statement of values. Yet, […]

Ten peace positions for US presidential candidates

War, Peace and Presidential Candidates

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, March 27, 2019 Forty-five years after Congress passed the War Powers Act in the wake of the Vietnam War, it has finally used it for the first time, to try to end […]

Yes to Peace, No to NATO

Five Benefits of Life Without NATO

By David Swanson, March 20, 2019 This week, war industry employee Hans Binnendijk claimed in the weapons-advertisement conveyance Defense News that we all get five big benefits from NATO: Russia refrains from seizing Eastern Europe. The United States gets to have bases in Europe […]