Myth of Benefits

NATO’s 1999 bombing of Belgrade are still visible in the Serbian city today.

‘Surrounded by the Fire of War’: Remembering NATO’s 1999 Aggression in Yugoslavia

By Greta Zarro, March 21, 2019 From The Progressive “The burning city was abandoned by those who had means,” writes Ana Maria Gower. “Alone on the empty street, surrounded by the fire of war, I felt that death is seconds away. I […]

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 […]

Iranian Sanctions: Iraq Redux?

Iranian Sanctions: Iraq Redux?

By Alan Knight with Shahrzad Khayatian, February 8, 2019 Sanctions kill. And like most weapons of modern warfare, they kill indiscriminately and without conscience. In the dozen years between the two Bush wars (Bush I, 1991 and Bush II, 2003), the sanctions […]

Pro-government supporters attend a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump in Caracas, Venezuela in 2018. (Photo: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

Venezuela: The U.S.’s 68th Regime Change Disaster

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, February 4, 2019 From Common Dreams In his masterpiece, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II, William Blum, who died in December 2018, wrote chapter-length accounts of 55 U.S. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Struggling With What He Has Done

By Tom Violett I will leave this facebook post anonymous for now, this young man is a member of the Green Party of New Jersey. I met him about a year ago. He is a very passionate young man, struggling […]

Fear, Hate and Violence: The Human Cost of US Sanctions on Iran

Fear, Hate and Violence: The Human Cost of US Sanctions on Iran

By Alan Knight with with Shahrzad Khayatian, October 13, 2018 On August 23, 2018 the street price of 1 US$ in Iran was 110,000 Rial. Three months earlier the street price was 30,000 Rial.  In other words, the oranges you paid […]