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Program 1033, the transfer of US military equipment to police

End The Transfer of US Military Equipment To Police (DOD 1033 Program)

June 30, 2020 Dear House Armed Services Committee Members: The undersigned civil, human rights, faith, and government accountability organizations, representing millions of our members across the country, write in support of ending the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program and associated […]

Bernie Sanders speaking about NDAA, June 2020

Cut The Bloated War Budget: An Open Letter to US Senators

June 29, 2020 Sixty-one organizations (including World BEYOND War) have come together to send an open letter to every member of the US Senate on behalf of Amendment 1788, introduced by Senators Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey. The amendment would […]

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Battleground States

By Kathy Kelly, June 27, 2020 The time for manufacturing of weapons of war has passed as a viable industry for our nation, despite the way some of our political leadership clings to economies of the past.—Lisa Savage, U.S. Senate […]

Rendering of proposed military radar base in Hawaii

Homeland Defense Radar Will Not Protect Hawaii

By Lynda Williams, June 20, 2020 From Honolulu Civil Beat After more than a year of meetings with neighborhood boards and local Native Hawaiian groups, the Missile Defense Agency effectively cancelled the proposed Homeland Defense Radar for Hawaii by not […]

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Let’s Defund The Military Too

From The Intercept, June 18, 2020 This is a transcript of an episode of the Deconstructed Podcast featuring Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy advisor Matt Duss with Mehdi Hasan. THE UNITED STATES has by far the world’s largest military budget, accounting for […]

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Let Them Eat Weapons: Trump’s Bizarre Arms Race

By Lawrence Wittner, June 15, 2020 From War Is A Crime In late May of this year, President Donald Trump’s special envoy for arms control bragged before a Washington think tank that the U.S. government was prepared to outspend Russia and China […]

Draft Women? Hell No!

May 26, 2020 A bill introduced to Congress is trying to expand draft registration to women … but a network of peace activists, experienced draft resisters, antiwar feminists, and draft-age youth are working to not only stop it, but to […]

Oil fields are battlefields

Wait, What If War Isn’t Humanitarian?

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 26, 2020 Dan Kovalik’s new book, No More War: How the West Violates International Law by Using “Humanitarian” Intervention to Advance Economic and Strategic Interests — which I am adding to my list […]

Ambassador of the United States of America to Poland, Georgetta Mosbacher, speak to Polish troops in Nowy Glinnik, Poland, 05 December 2018. [EPA-EFE/GRZEGORZ MICHALOWSKI]

B-61 Tactical Nuclear Weapons In Poland: A Really Bad Idea

An Open Letter to Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Moraviecki, Foreign Minister of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz and Defence Minister of Poland, Antoni Macierewicz By John Hallam, May 22, 2020 Dear Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Defence Minister of Poland, Dear […]

Billboard: One B-21 Bomber or 10 Million COVID-19 Tests

One B-21 Bomber or 10 Million COVID-19 Tests

May 25, 2020 From Peace Wins The United States’ newest bomber program, the B-21,  will cost $97 billion, with a history of cost overruns.  Meanwhile, experts warn that the U.S. needs a comprehensive testing program to combat COVID-19 and safely reopen our economy. […]