Myth of Benefits

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 […]

We Regret to Inform You

By William Thomas, USNR (Resigned) for Permanent War Department October 11, 2018. CAUTION! THIS LETTER MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION OR LANGUAGE READERS (WITH A CONSCIENCE) SHOULD FIND OBJECTIONABLE Hi!    [print recipient’s full name clearly here] Yes, you guessed correctly. If you […]