Myths

The Ancient Mythical Rites of Pearl Harbor Day

Last week I spoke at a high school. As I often do, I told them I’d perform a magic trick. I only know one, but I know it will almost always work with no skill required. I scribbled on a […]

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The NYT’s David Sanger, the Boy Who Cried “Nukes”!

By Joseph Essertier, November 23, 2018 From Counterpunch Since the early 1990s the US mass media has consistently portrayed the government of North Korea as a “desperate rogue regime run by a paranoid dictator now threatening the world with nuclear attack,” in […]

I Never Expected To Become A Conscientious Objector

By Matt Malcom, World BEYOND War I never expected to become a conscientious objector. If you would have asked me two years ago to name the first things that came to mind when I heard this title, it would have […]

David Swanson at the International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases, Dublin 2018

David Swanson at the International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases, Dublin 2018

David Swanson, director of World BEYOND War, lays out the many reasons why war can and must be abolished at the International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases, Dublin 2018. “People’s movements are on our side.”

Pat Elder at #No2NATODublin in 2018

Pat Elder at the International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases, Dublin 2018

Pat Elder, 2018 Green Party Congressional Candidate from Maryland and World Beyond War coordinating committee member, delivered hard truths about the US military’s disdain for environmental safety and sanity at the International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases in Dublin, Ireland […]

A Tale of Two Marines

By David Swanson These two young men may have an infinite number of things in common, but the actions they took this week do not. One used a pro-war ceremony at a professional basketball game to reject the celebration of […]

Ian David Long, another military-trained mass shooter in USA

Another Amazing Coincidence: Man Trained to Mass Murder Commits Mass Murder

By David Swanson, November 8, 2018 The suspect in today’s mass shooting (well, the biggest one I’ve heard of thus far this morning; the day is young) is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Another mass shooter in Florida last week […]

King-Crane Report on the Near East

Armistice Day Ended The War To End Wars. The Treaty Of Versailles Gave Us War Without End

By Mike Ferner October 29, 2018 Historians debate to what extent the Treaty of Versailles was responsible for Hitler’s march to World War II, but there can be little doubt that the treaty ending the “War to End All Wars” […]

Regulating Apocalypse

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!” “Don’t be such a purist!” “Be strategic!” “Do what’s possible!” “You can’t deny reality / human nature / religious text.” The phrases used to […]

Pavlov's dog

Classical Conditioning for Peace

By David Swanson, October 22, 2108. According to the analysis of police-murder-instigator Dave Grossman, the reason that only a minority of soldiers attempted to kill in World War II and earlier wars was a general aversion to committing murder. And […]

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