Myth of Benefits

"Shoulder to Shoulder" - I will never quit on life

And the Armies That Remained Suffer’d: Veterans, Moral Injury and Suicide

By Matthew Hoh, November 8, 2019 From Counterpunch I was very pleased to see the New York Times editorial on November 1, 2019, Suicide Has Been Deadlier than Combat for the Military. As a combat veteran myself and someone who has struggled with suicidality […]

Trump on a tank

Another Armistice Day With No Trump Weapons Parade

By David Swanson, November 7, 2019 November 11, 2019, is Armistice Day 101 (or 102 if you want to be all mathematically accurate and elitist about it). Anyway, it’s been over a century now since World War I was ended […]

Napoli aereo

4 Novembre, Vedi Napoli E Poi Muori

by Manolo Dinnuci, November 5, 2019 Napoli, e non Roma, è stata il 4 novembre al centro della Giornata delle Forze Armate. Sul Lungomare Caracciolo  sono sfilati 5 battaglioni. Ma il pezzo forte è stata l’area espositiva interforze, che ha richiamato […]

Canadian military helicopter

The Biggest Winner In Canada’s Election Is The Military

By Matthew Behrens, October 17, 2019 From Rabble.ca No matter who takes the reins of Parliament next week, perhaps the biggest winner in Canada’s 2019 federal election will be a conglomerate of military industries and the war department. Indeed, the […]

The Kabul Peace House by Mark Isaacs

Peace in Afghanistan

By David Swanson, October 27, 2019 There were whispers in the village, high up in the mountains of Afghanistan. There was a Stranger here. He had made a friend and been invited to live in a home despite not being […]

US public opinion on military spending

What Does the U.S. Public Think of Its Government Arming and Bombing the World?

By David Swanson, October 22, 2019 Data for Progress for quite a while appeared to be yet another U.S. PEP group (Progressive Except for Peace). They were producing useful polling reports on all sorts of topics as if 96% of […]

Spangdahlem air force base

Deadly for the Environment and Climate: United States Military and War Policy

By Reiner Braun, October 15, 2019 Why do weapon systems threaten people and the environment at the same time? A 2012 report from the US Congress found that the US Military is the largest single consumer of petroleum products in […]

Nuclear aftermath in Japan

No War Should Be Called “Good”

By David Swanson, July 27, 2019 From Kitsapsun The nuclear bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 74 years ago this August 6th and 9th did not save lives. They took lives, possibly 200,000 of them. The United States […]

Protestors at Shannon Airport, Ireland

Two US Veterans Expose Semi-Colonial State of Ireland

By Will Griffin, July 27, 2019 From The Peace Report Neutrality is an easy concept to understand: don’t invade other countries and don’t take sides in other people’s wars. Yet, Irish Neutrality has for decades aiding the U.S. military in […]

Bombs in Laos

Southeast Asia Was Hit By a Record-Breaking Disaster; It Was Called the United States

By David Swanson, July 23, 2019 In my town in the United States — as is not especially unusual — we have big memorials in prominent public places marking some of the most catastrophically immoral actions of the past. Unfortunately, […]