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Rashid reprograms himself for nonviolent peace

Love Letter from Smoky Kabul: Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace in Afghanistan and the World

Dear Friends, “Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts. But, while everyone including Afghans wants peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers and I have observed that the human species appears […]

New York City women protesting for peace during World War One

War Erodes Liberties

By Kirk Johnson, March 19, 2019 Do nations that wage more war provide those within their borders with more freedoms? It’s often stated that correlation does not equal causation when presenting scientific data. Attempting to correlate the idea that countries […]

World Beyond War: A New Podcast

New Podcast Episode: Talking About #NoToNATO With Friends From USA, London, New Zealand

By Marc Eliot Stein, March 15, 2019 We had just uploaded the exciting new second episode of World BEYOND War’s new podcast when the news came in that cast our roundtable in a terrible light. This episode features myself and […]

David Swanson Addresses the 2019 Recipients of the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County

Every year, every high school in Virginia’s Fairfax County is invited to select a student who has worked to promote peace for the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County. David Swanson of World BEYOND War delivered a stirring speech at […]

High School Students and Peace Making

Remarks at Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County, Va., March 10, 2019 By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND War Thank you for inviting me here. I’m honored. And I’m reminded of lots of happy memories of Herndon High School, class […]

Kathy Beckwith: “It’s Time To Abandon War”

Is using war as a means of resolving conflict an outdated premise? Is it time for us to move on from the battlefield? And if so, are there alternatives that actually work? Mediator Kathy Beckwith shares her big idea – […]

World Beyond War: A New Podcast

Five Years of World BEYOND War: A Conversation with David Hartsough, David Swanson and Leah Bolger

By Marc Eliot Stein, January 29, 2019 Five years ago, in January 2014, a few peace activists put into action an idea they’d been talking about: a new antiwar organization devoted to opposing all wars, without exception, and aiming for […]

Regarding the idea that peace is boring ...

Anything War Can Do, Peace Can Do Better

By David Swanson, January 8, 2019 William James’ idea of the need to create a moral equivalent of war first struck me, decades ago, when I read about it, as about as sensible an idea as inventing a new way […]

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James Crossland on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: James Crossland on War Reformers and War Abolishers

James Crossland is Senior Lecturer in International History at Liverpool John Moores University, and a founder member of the Humanitarian Working Histories Group. He is the author of Britain and the International Committee of the Red Cross, 1939-1945, and most recently, War, […]