Video: Divestment 101

By World BEYOND War, April 24, 2020 This kicked off a five-part webinar series by introducing the why, what, and how of divestment. Why do we want to divest from war? What is the war machine? How do we actually […]

The Canada Pension Plan is making a killing on war production

By Brent Patterson, Rabble.ca, April 19, 2020 On April 14, The Guardian reported that BAE Systems sold £15bn (about CAD $26.3 billion) in arms and services to the Saudi military during the last five years. That article quotes Andrew Smith of the U.K.-based Campaign […]

BEA military airplane

Canada Pension Plan Invested In “BAE Systems That Sold £15bn Worth Of Arms To Saudis During Yemen Assault”

By Brent Patterson, April 14, 2020 From Peace Bureau International – Canada On April 14, The Guardian reported that BAE Systems sold £15bn in arms and services to the Saudi military over the five-year period between 2015 and 2019. £15 billion is […]

Entrance to CANSEC weapons show in Ottawa

Canadian Weapons Show Will Proceed Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

By Brent Patterson, March 13, 2020 Amid public health concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, warnings against non-essential travel, new rules around public gatherings of more than 250 people, and the cancellation of awards shows and sports seasons, one thing must […]

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Intersections in Ottawa: World BEYOND War Podcast Featuring Katie Perfitt and Colin Stuart

By Marc Eliot Stein and Greta Zarro, February 28, 2020 The upcoming #NoWar2020 antiwar conference in Ottawa, Canada will be a convergence of indigenous rights movements, urgency for climate change awareness, protest against military profiteering at the CANSEC weapons bazaar, […]

Heading For Extinction meeting in New York City January 30 2020

Climate Change, Tech Workers, Antiwar Activists Working Together

By Marc Eliot Stein, February 10, 2020 I was recently invited to speak at an Extinction Rebellion gathering in New York City on behalf of World BEYOND War. The event was designed to bring together three action groups: climate change […]

Divestment via Public Banking

Divestment via Public Banking

By: Erica Stanojevic, July 18, 2019 Cities and counties hold billions of dollars of public money in Wall Street banks. Legally, these corporate banks own and control this money, which they use to finance harmful industries including: private prisons, immigrant […]

Charlottesville Divests from Weapons and Fossil Fuels

World BEYOND War — June 3, 2019 On the evening of June 3, 2019, the City Council of Charlottesville, Va., voted to divest the funds in its operating budget from weapons dealers and fossil fuel producers. Here’s the resolution as […]

Charlottesville to Vote 6/3 to Divest from Weapons, Fossil Fuels

By David Swanson, Executive Director, World BEYOND War, May 19, 2019 A coalition organized as DivestCville.org is asking the City of Charlottesville, Va., to divest all public money from weapons companies, major war profiteers, and fossil fuel companies. At its […]

Charlottesville Must Divest from Weapons and Fossil Fuels

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 2, 2019 The City of Charlottesville will be considering the question of divestment from weapons and fossil fuels at its meeting on May 6th. For details on the divestment campaign, how to attend […]